Top 10 Things that are Essential for Being a Popular Musician Nowadays

We live in a crappy world where these things can get you to be a popular musician.

The Top Ten

1 Look Pretty And/Or Handsome

This is legit all you need for becoming a famous musician. Nowadays, people only like musicians for their looks instead of their talent. - NikBrusk

Haha, that's why I listen to non-popular metal bands. They don't pay much attention to their looks, don't write simple songs about sex and partying, and don't use autotune. - Metal_Treasure

Not all popular musicians are like this! But I guess everyone focuses on the mainstream of the mainstream...

That's why I put this at Number One. All the kids care about in Music nowadays isn't their talent, but their looks. - NikBrusk

@DSP Didn't you make a list saying how great Jacob Sartorius is, now you're changing your mind?

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2 Make Generic Songs About Love And Partying And Money

Nowadays all the songs are about these things only - 0744rose

You find a million love songs already. My say is stop making new songs and spoiling what music really is and listen to the existing songs

3 Have A Big Butt (for girls)

Why would I care about their butt? If I want to go see Nightwish in concert or something, I will be listening to the amazing music, not looking at Floor's posterior. - Merilille

Melanie Martinez and Tori Kelly nevertheless had a big butt. - DynastiSugarPop

4 Follow The Trends

We get it. Whip, nae nae, dab, etc.

5 Use Generic Computer Noises

Autotune and sound effects to the max! - Music_Lover123

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6 Have No Talent

You got it! You nailed it! You just said all that needs be said about mass-produced, corporately manufactured "artists" who've been ruining music since at least the early 90s. You could eliminate every other item, because you said it all perfectly in only three words.

7 Make Songs About Sex

Ew! I'm too young to sing songs about those forms of ghastly things people have! - DynastiSugarPop

8 Make Simple Repetitive Songs

Especially that repeat the same thing over and over again and the same instrumentals. - Metal2003

9 Use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. And Make Unreadable Tweets

Yup - 0744rose

For example: Jacob Saggytits. - DynastiSugarPop

10 Use Massive Amounts of Autotune

No, no. Popular music should never ever use autotune ever. - NuMetalManiak

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The Contenders

11 Feature Another Artist In All Of Your Songs

Meek Mill, Cassie, Justin Bieber, Drake, Beyonce... yes, I am talking about Nicki Minaj. - Metal2003

12 Be Yourself

The only semi-good thing on this list. - Metal2003

13 Lipsync
14 Twerk a Lot

Nicki Minaj especially. In her video Anaconda she only talks about her rear end and having retarded lyrics. - Metal2003

15 Make a Remix of an Already Popular Song

It wasn't that bad.

16 Having Stubborn Fans

Older music tends to have stubborn fans too but now popular music artists fans take the cake. They sometimes send you death threats! - Metal2003

17 Ruin a good song from the 80s-2010s and such by covering and stealing the lyrics

This is called covering. What's worse? Daya covering "What a Wonderful World"?

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1. Look Pretty And/Or Handsome
2. Make Generic Songs About Love And Partying And Money
3. Make Simple Repetitive Songs
1. Look Pretty And/Or Handsome
2. Use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. And Make Unreadable Tweets
3. Make Simple Repetitive Songs
1. Look Pretty And/Or Handsome
2. Make Generic Songs About Love And Partying And Money
3. Have No Talent

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