Staying Power Or Flavor Of The Month, Will These Stars Be Around 10 Years From Now?

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December 27, 2012 ‐ By M A
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Will the stars of today be the icons of tomorrow? Some of them will be, sure, but the majority of today’s biggest names … well, get ready to say your goodbyes. We took a cold, hard look at today’s reigning kings and queens of pop culture and sized up which ones could have a bright future ahead of them and which ones are racing the clock and coming up on that cherished fifteenth minute of fame. Do you agree with our predictions?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/vashalice Vashalice Olivia Howard

    Kendrick Lamar, I feel is really gonna bring back good hip hop :)

    • keesha

      Yeah, I don’t get why people think he won’t be around for a long time.

  • Kaori

    With the exception of Adele, Bruno Mars, and Lady Gaga, everyone else on this list can only be as popular as people allow them to be until they get tired and move onto to something else that is catchy.

  • Love_Sexy

    I think most of the people listed on here will disappear or career will go no further than what it has. I only see a couple with true staying power regardless if people feel they have true talent or not. Remember Hollywood seem to only back people who they feel is marketable and that does not always mean they have to have true talent.

  • heyheynow

    Ok first of you just had another article with rih and chris booed up so how could you claim that are on outs right now…but she might be around for ten years since shes been on the scene since like 05 and how are you gonna say 2chainz 15mins of fame he has been rapping since luda which was like 8 years ago and he had way more hits than that

  • KJ23

    At first when you mentioned The Weeknd and how all of his songs sound the same, I was like: “No! He’s so talented,” and then I started singing the songs and was able to move seamlessly between 3 different songs I began to realize that you might have a point there…

  • Just saying!!

    I honestly think Rihanna can stick around if she chooses to. Heck she’s already been out quite a while considering she can’t even sing. But she does have star quality and she also knows how to reinvent herself…and that’s why she’s been relevant so long. I think if her personal life doesn’t get in the way she will still be around. She’s a real workaholic anyway lol.

  • CeCe

    Rhianna is the modern Grace Jones

  • ThaVoiceoftheVoiceless

    IMO Lady Gaga is ultra talented, but her gimmick overshadows it.

  • pickneychile

    Some of these people I haven’t actually listened to their music and I don’t plan to, but a majority of them I definitely thought would be one hit wonders. I’m surprised they’ve even lasted this long!

  • Loop

    And Justin beebread has an owl on his arm because? I can’t. The answer is no!

  • kb

    Rihanna has that “it” factor but Rihanna is living on borrowed time. Where before her a woman pop performer was either strong dancer (Janet) or strong singer (Beyonce), she is neither, even Britney can dance. I don’t think she writes any of her songs as well. She manages to be popular because her voice blends in w/almost every style, also she has is pretty in racially ambiguous way.

    • Nope

      ” I don’t think she writes any of her songs as well.”

      Actually very few recording artists write their own songs but your other points are valid. Of the other artists you mentioned she probably relies on her looks the most because she doesn’t have much discernable talent.

      • kb

        The pt was like you said she doesn’t have a strong talent. Not to be picky but , Mariah, Beyonce ,Gaga Keri Hilson ( who would like to pop star) even Madonna and Ashanti do write their own songs,tho. I guess I meant it to say she couldn’t even fall back on songrwriting once her performing career is done.

  • Ay

    I disagree about Kim Kardashian. If she doesn’t lock down Yeezy with a baby then she will be Paris Hilton by 2014.

    • Nope

      Paris Hilton went into self imposed seclusion to get that inheritance $$$$$.

      • Ay

        Well she can’t get anybody to care about her these days can she? Hence her cancelled reality show…..Same will happen to Kim IMO

        • Love_Sexy

          Yep!…I forgot about Paris myself

        • Nope

          Kim K. became famous because of her sex tape, Paris was famous and rich with or without her sex tape. The point is that Paris never needed the cameras to maintain her $$$.

          • Ay

            We aren’t talking about money were talking about fame/relevance. Paris is rich but no one cares.

    • Love_Sexy

      I agree with you. I think she will be around for alittle bit longer and then she will fade away. Kim was able to do what Paris could not and that is why she has been able to be around for awhile. I do not see Kim becoming some kind of icon in the future.

    • Kaori

      So, what you are implying is that Kim Kardashian will only remain a popular public figure as long as she is tied to a man in some way?

      • Ay

        Um, yeah. People only care about who she’s dating at the moment. Otherwise she’s not interesting at ALL.

  • Nope

    Rihanna will be around. She’s kind of like a Madonna for the younger generation.

    • Ay

      Not hardly.

      • Ay

        To clarify, I believe Rihanna will be around, but she’s not the new Madonna.

        • Nope

          Rihanna has the dance/club/techno scene, loyal gay fan base, etc. R&B isn’t Rihanna’s bread and butter. Hell, Rihanna borrowed her whole swag from Madonna. Same thing to a different extent with Nicki Minaj.

  • ieshapatterson

    I agree with most of this list,but i think biber will stick around.he might be this generation of j.timberlake.oh! And adle.she can sing and other hits will probably be made.

    • Ay

      Bieber is nowhere near as talented as Justin Timberlake. He will go the way of Aaron Carter.