Conversely, Taylor Swift is one of the few women of today’s music generation to walk to the beat of her own drummer. The young singer has managed to reach superstardom by loving up her fans, keeping her music interesting and ensuring that her look remained true to who she was. Yes there are the high-waisted hot pants. However there have mostly been midi-skirts, 50s style polka dots, pedal pushers, crisp cotton blouses, ballet flats and simple pastel purses. Her doing this has presumably inspired a generation of young women to allow themselves to be inspired by looks from an era when modesty was respected as opposed to being perceived as lame or boring.
Therefore in the case of all three of these music pioneers, from Janet in the 80s to Taylor Swift today, it just goes to show that sometimes it’s worth it to just work hard, be good at what you do, focus on the artistry of music and leave the bedazzled pasties and fishnet bodysuits at home.
There’s always a point in a female pop star’s career, be it the beginning, middle point or end of it, where she begins to feel the need to retain her relevance in the highly-volatile North Americanmusic industry. Singers, regardless of whether or not they actually possess the ability to sing well by hitting the highest, most soaring notes, are expected to do whatever they have to in order to remain on the pedestal they have been placed upon by fans. Some rely on gimmickry and others choose to allow their stars to fade and opt to try new ventures in the “real world”, however there are some who simply choose to stay in the public eye by putting their God-given talent on the backburner and dressing provocatively in hopes of keeping their loyal fans interested. “Raunchy”, “inappropriate”, “shock tactics”, “press”, “paparazzi”, “selfie”, “belfie” and “topless” are terms that are often used when such celebrities are discussed in entertainment news.
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