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There are 7 comments on What Makes Taylor Swift the Pop Icon She Is?

  1. Amazing! Congratulations!
    The article exploring Taylor Swift’s rise to pop icon status is an enthralling testament to her unwavering impact across generations. Delving into what sets her apart in the realms of music, business, and audience engagement, this piece is an insightful analysis by Boston University, supported by the diverse expertise of musicology, marketing, and law professors. It magnificently dissects Swift’s multifaceted genius, outlining her achievements and how she connects with fans. Notably, the article portrays the depth of her influence, not only in her music but also her strategic business moves, empowering women in the industry and inspiring a range of audiences. Swift’s musical prowess, her business acumen, and her far-reaching influence exemplify her status as a contemporary cultural icon. The article does a remarkable job in shedding light on the multifaceted brilliance of Taylor Swift through the lenses of industry experts. Kudos to the author and the insightful team at Boston University for this comprehensive study.

  2. Enough of the hyperbolic Taylor fawning. Seriously. It is way over the top. I’ve almost never seen this type of intense fawning by the media. It is definitely paid for. Let’s not pretend otherwise. Her PR team is second to none. I’m not saying she isn’t talented, or hugely successful, but a part of the success is her fawning, over the top, saturating media coverage. MJ received that. Elvis and Madonna did not. It is falsely remembered that Madonna received this type of coverage. Madonna never received this type of positive, fawning, over the top
    coverage. Not even close. The media had their knives out for Madonna because she provoked them. Had she received it, Madonna’s star would likely have burned even white hotter which seems impossible, but it was very possible. Is Taylor as talented as MJ, Elvis, or Madonna? Probably a step down. As far as females, she has eclipsed every one except Madonna. I don’t think she will ever truly reach Madonna’s deep, encompassing success. She is the female who has come closest to reaching Madonna’s level.

  3. Taylor Swift is certainly wildly popular, but to put her talent with the likes of innovators like The Beatles and Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Elvis? That’s a wild overstatement. Only time will tell for sure if her music has the longevity that their music does, but I don’t think it’ll hold up.

  4. I disagree. She does not have a like thriller, hilter skelter, or like a virgin song that i can get behind. My kids do not listen to her. America has a habit of picking a female blone hair musician every generation to represent their country. Madonna, Brittany spear, Jessica Simpson and now this Taylor swift. Barbie the movie backs this up. Madonna being the only exception is iconic. For pushing boundaries with her music. Clubs in general will not be and do not play her music.

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