biscuits wrote: aaliyahman wrote:
biscuits wrote:But if race was a factor, then why did millions of people vote for her to win 'The X Factor' and why did 800,000 people buy 'Overcome'?
Because she was immensely talented throughout; even that can't be taken away from her. Once the X Factor machine ended and the media started in (arrogant, gobby etc etc) and the radio started to snub her, where and why did those people go?
That's the important question, and we will all just keep going round in circles. Some may say it's racism, others will say her new material simply isn't good enough to be popular.
Personally, I don't think race is a factor. But I also don't think her new music is to blame, as it is actually better than her first album. I think it all comes down to her not being charismatic or likeable (again, nothing to do with race OR her music).
Elephant was number 3... so clearly the public likes her stuff..
Yes, but let's be honest - the follow up sounded too similar to Elephant. Artist has a go at 'dance', great. They have a go at dance pt.II = boring. Coupled with her unlike-ability, that's why she's not done well.
Again, if you're going to do dance, do it properly. Her best bet was probably to go down the soul route (it's currently rising from the dead), or if dub-step (SO many people are getting onto dub-step right now). Pop/dance is very 2010 - she's massively late on this bandwagon.