International Pop Acts Doomed To Fail Again In U.S.

Our previous poll asking which international pop act has the best chance for success in 2005 with their U.S. debut albums saw a majority of 58.2% say they all will fail. If someone does find success, Natasha Bedingfield, who has a big money U.S. label contract with Jive, seems to be the best bet, getting 21.2%. Far behind Natasha was former S Club star Rachel Stevens, who got 7.7%, then with 6.1%, former star with 4.2%, and Missy Higgins with 2.7%.

Rachel Stevens Chats With Something Jewish

October 27, 2004 – caught up with Jewish pop princess Rachel for a Q&A and asked the former S Club star about being on ‘The Princess Diaries 2 – Royal Engagement’ soundtrack, filming her role in the upcoming ‘Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo’, and her upcoming plans. Check out the interview transcript here.

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9 thoughts on “International Pop Acts Doomed To Fail Again In U.S.

  1. Clara106 says:

    no offense to any of the non-Americans here but, who are these people? seriously, I have never heard of them. I have seen no promotion, videos, or interviews for them. and I haven’t heard any of their songs on the radio. I think that is their big problem. I’m sure, they are good singers, musicians, etc. but, I think they need to work a little harder on their promotion. a lot of non-American singers have done great here, so its not the audience. I just don’t see how we are expected to buy something that we don’t even know exists.

  2. hellahooked says:

    Obviously the Americans would think these acts will fail.. It’s typical. Anyways, I reckon Natasha Bedingfield and Missy Higgins have a chance to break into the American market. Both talented artists, love their music.

  3. paristoUsa says:

    They’ll ALL fail ! I don’t even know who they are !!!! when I saw this question, I was just lost ! before I understand….. lol they are pop artists from an other world, so far from us, so far from our beautiful pop singer : Jessica, Britney or BSB ! so I wanna said that again : they ‘ll all fail, if they want to success in our country, they should change their names, I though it was football player

    really ? Which singer non American succeed here ??? can you give me their name please ? the only “other singers” I know are “the french guy in baywatch” lol, I heard that he sings in france. and victoria beckam. oh I forgot Jlo

  4. hellahooked says:

    Of course you wouldn’t know who these people are, you know, because they’re not Americans. It seems that majority of the Americans only care about America (and their people) and don’t give a damn about any other country.. How sad. All the pop “acts” mentioned are British except for ‘Missy Higgins’. She is Australian.

  5. paristoUsa says:

    no I do care about other country, I love Monaco and Cannes in France ( my father own 3 flat over there), I also love Israel and Cambodia ( all my origins) so don’t tell me I am ignorant, coz I know every Japon island, I know the best shop in Israel , in south of France and Tokyo.

  6. JLOVER101 says:

    That’s not it at all. Americans are just more forgiving in terms of Americans that’, ‘make non-quality music. International acts that don’t make excellent music get the boot. Look at the success that Kylie had when she followed the trends and released “Can’t Get You Out of my Head”, we can be accepting as long as the music conforms to the standards.

  7. Cabati says:

    See, everyone is going to come in here and flip crap about how “ignorant” Americans are for not eating up all these crappy pop bands. You guys insult American pop acts all the time and nobody jumps on you for being a bigot. Just face facts, we have enough pop trash in our country as it is! I know I can’t speak for everyone, but I personally can’t stomach all the generic knock-offs that come out with an album every 30 seconds in the US, I’m not about to turn around and be like YES! More crap from overseas!!! I even downloaded a bunch of the bands to give them a chance and, let me tell you, they sucked big time. It’s not because they’re British, because there’s a lot of really great Brit Rock, but these bands are just really, really cheesy and bad. Sorry.

  8. manwithaplan94 says:

    They fail over here because they have no promotion I mean you can’t expect people to buy a singer they know nothing about. If they wanna break into this market in a big way they have to have good promotional campaigns. We like to feel like we know our artists here in America we like to know where they were born know their musical influences etc so if they want to succeed in the American music market they need to properly introduce themselves to us. For example when Shakira released her English debut record she went on TRL many times, countless promotional ads,lots of radio play and she did a lot of interviews that’s how you sale your CD to the American audience.

  9. Clara106 says:

    mainly because of the promotion. as I’ve said already, most non-American acts get little to no promotion over here yet, we are expected to run out and buy their albums. that makes no sense but, American musicians always get a lot of promotion in other places such as England, and that’s why our singers do well over there. honestly, have you heard of any of these people? I mean, besides from on this site. I haven’t, and I listen to the radio a lot, and try to tune into to MTV time to time. no videos, no airplay. how else are we supposed to know who they are? the internet is the only way and who knows, they may be pretty good but, we would have to download bits of their stuff to know if we really want to buy it or not.

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