Authenticity in pop music: Examining #representations from today – (Web Skeleton)

Intro/Thesis:

Throughout history, pop stars and pop singers have been known to be eccentric, over-the-top and extremely different from regular, everyday people. However, there has been a recent trend where many pop stars are going against this typical image and #representing themselves as authentic and real, which has been generally well-received by the public, as shown by these singers’ popularity and success.

My definition of represent: To symbolize or portray a certain idea with a choice of dress or mode of expression

Example 1: Miley Cyrus’ rejection of traditional femininity

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Source: http://forums.superiorpics.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/4417952/Miley_Cyrus_Bangerz_Concert_Me

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Source: http://www.j-14.com/posts/miley-cyrus-fake-teeth-sell-out-online-45559

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Source: https://screen.yahoo.com/miley-cyrus-licks-sledgehammer-wrecking-214414085.html

Example 2: Demi Lovato’s no makeup selfies

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Source: instagram.com/ddlovato

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Source: instagram.com/ddlovato

Example 3: Katy Perry’s “street” style

Katy Perry dresses up as a Cheetoh at Kate Hudson's Party

Source: http://www.celebuzz.com/2014-10-31/katy-perry-halloween-cheeto-costume/

Katy Perry causes chaos as she visits the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Source: http://www.splashnewsonline.com/2014-08-06/katy-perry-rocks-a-pepperoni-pizza-onesie/

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Source: http://fotpforums.com/topic/99188-shark-onesie-made-a-debut-in-spain/

Example 4: Tove Lo’s performance style and rejection of conspicuous consumption

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Source: http://wmucradio.tumblr.com

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Source: http://www.picksysticks.com/2014/08/kiesza-tove-lo-and-echosmith-featured.html

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