World Music: The Next 10 Artists Poised for U.S. Stardom

Nothing against Psy, but music from beyond the English-speaking world doesn't stop at "Gangnam Style"

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nobonesl
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What may really shock people in the West is discovering what the true strength of Perfume is. Fashion-model looks,

intricate dance moves and colorful high-tech visuals aside, the real power of Perfume is...gasp....THE SONGS. Yes,

it is their playlist of wonderfully catchy and cleverly composed songs by 33-year old Producer, do-it-all

Yasutaka Nakata.  His imaginative and inescapably melodic tunes subtlely evoke past pop masters like McCartney, Bacharach, Wonder and others, without ever actually sounding like ANY of them.

Mno mistake about it, Yasutaka Nakata is a master of pop song composition perhaps without peer, in a world dominated by star-driven 

teen idols and disposable video-pretty faces.

OK, Perfume's ladies are video-pretty too, but there's a difference--A BIG difference: About 30 to 40 high-quality, melodic-hook oriented

AM-format-type songs.

I would dare say, the more sick you are of the Biebers, the latest teen throbs, and the even the Rhihannas, the more you should listen to a few of Perfume's songs.

Perfect car-stereo/daytime drive music, if there ever was any.

ffffyeah
ffffyeah

Shame they can't do a bit of proofreading. JIMI Hendrix. ColOmbian. OndAtropica. It's pretty bad when you misspell the name of the artist you are writing about.

Koesir
Koesir

they deserve what the world should give. nuff said.

gregsolster
gregsolster

Sexy Fi is groooooooooovy! Great all-around band.

vivamm
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great! I love Perfume,too. You remember 3  JPN's alluring girls.

TzmariKe
TzmariKe like.author.displayName 1 Like

These girls are absolutely amazing, I adore them so much. People who will be attending their live shows will be absolutely amazed, they go all out in their live shows and it is very impressive. Best live entertainers i've ever seen.

Love Perfume!

StuartNaylor
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Perfume is a group that really deserves this attention. Starting out in Hiroshima at 11years old with a dream of becoming pop idols in Japan, they have far exceeded those expectations and have become one of the most beloved groups in Japan with fans that span the world. Just go to any of their hundreds of fan sites on the web and you will see what I mean. With concerts that rock but at the same time appeal to everyone including young and old, men and women , girls and boys, Perfume has opened the door to the world with their Asia tour (going on right now) and will hopefully come to the USA at some point after the completion of their scheduled concert dates. They sold out every arena in Japan last winter and spring during their JPN tour, and had to schedule additional concert dates, selling out the Budokan arena, in Tokyo , for three consecutive nights. They sold out the Tokyo Dome (50,000 seats) in 3 minutes for their 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 concert in Nov. 2011.  These girls are the role models we want for our children and grandchildren. They have dynamic, mind blowing , special effects that coincide with the great music performed in a manner that only Perfume can do. I'm a fan and I hope more and more people from around the world ,and especially from the USA, will join me .... Madison Square Garden !!! Please!!

LinhLìLợm
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i ♥ Perfume, i think jpop is better than kpop and Perfume is the best girlgroup in Asia nowand Sexy Fi, Alex Anwandter are so great!!!

clavinord
clavinord

@sato_sucrose 名前触れられこそすれ紹介されなかったK-POPざまあ、って。ただ向こうではjpopよりkpopのが知名度あるってことですね。残念だなぁ

sato_sucrose
sato_sucrose

@clavinord (ちょっとまえにつべでF5連打の影響でMVの再生回数が四億越えて話題になったから名前が出てきただけだと思ってた)

clavinord
clavinord

@sato_sucrose k-popて名前が自然に出てきてたんで、ひょっとしたらそれ以外のところでも知名度をえたんじゃないかな、って。いい意味で、とは限りませんが。

RégisSilveira
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For those who want more information about the group from accessing my site www.perfume-br.com

RégisSilveira
RégisSilveira like.author.displayName 1 Like

Para quem quiser mais informações sobre o grupo acessem meu site www.perfume-br.com

Manmansmooch
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I'm so proud Perfume comes to this list, they are my favourite group ever and they deserve all the love in the world cause of their tireless spirit and big effort. Also happy about Alex Anwandter from my country Chile !! i really like his techno-funky style

juanp
juanp

It's called Ondatrópica,  not ONDOTROPICA.

Ep_1904
Ep_1904

@nantakwang สุขสันต์วันเกิดนะพี่เกี๊ยง

arielshtraed
arielshtraed

Love Alex Anwandter! he's an excelent musician

alftirado
alftirado

Really sick group of artists. Downloading their albums as I type this.