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22nd Jan '17 8:31:38 PM Willbyr
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* Bec Hollcraft, also known as Becca, is a pop-rock singer from Oregon. Although she's not so well-known in the States (outside of the Portland area, anyway), she was discovered by an agent for Sony Music's Japanese branch and became quite the celebrity in Japan. Most Americans who do know of her probably discovered her via ''BlackButler''.

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* Bec Hollcraft, also known as Becca, is a pop-rock singer from Oregon. Although she's not so well-known in the States (outside of the Portland area, anyway), she was discovered by an agent for Sony Music's Japanese branch and became quite the celebrity in Japan. Most Americans who do know of her probably discovered her via ''BlackButler''.''Manga/BlackButler''.
21st Jan '17 12:17:22 AM supernintendo128
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* Music/BlueOysterCult has remained perennially popular in Japan largely thanks to their song about ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' from ''Music/{{Spectres}}'', whereas in the US the group has largely faded into obscurity. The divide is illustrated by their 1999 tour, wherein they sold out sports arenas and stadiums in Japan, then came back to America to play casinos and state fairs. They probably get [[Series/SaturdayNightLive more cowbell]] at the fairs though.

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* Music/BlueOysterCult has remained perennially popular in Japan largely thanks to their song about ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' from ''Music/{{Spectres}}'', whereas in the US [[OneHitWonder the group is only known for their song "Don't Fear The Reaper"]] and has otherwise largely faded into obscurity. The divide is illustrated by their 1999 tour, wherein they sold out sports arenas and stadiums in Japan, then came back to America to play casinos and state fairs. They probably get [[Series/SaturdayNightLive more cowbell]] at the fairs though.
20th Jan '17 8:28:09 PM Tenebrae3
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** It's worth noting that this really only seems to be the case with more melodic styles of metal. While MelodicDeathMetal and PowerMetal are huge there, BlackMetal and the more brutal styles of DeathMetal remain even more underground in Japan than they are in the West aside from a select few bands, namely Music/{{Aborted}}, who have a sizable Japanese following and tour there on a frequent basis.

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** It's worth noting that this really only seems to be the case with more melodic styles of metal. While MelodicDeathMetal and PowerMetal are huge there, BlackMetal and the more brutal non-melodic styles of DeathMetal remain even more underground in Japan than they are in the West aside from a select few bands, namely Music/{{Aborted}}, who have a sizable Japanese following and tour there on a frequent basis.
20th Jan '17 5:15:22 PM Tenebrae3
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* This is very common in the Death Metal genre. Bands like Arch Enemy, while somewhat popular in their native Europe, are just plain massive in Japan.

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* This is very common in the Death Metal genre.genre (MelodicDeathMetal to be specific). Bands like Arch Enemy, while somewhat popular in their native Europe, are just plain massive in Japan.



** Metal in general is huge in Japan. It seems that while it's largely marginalized in North America and somewhat tolerated in in Europe (with some exceptions, like Finland, who recently had a metal singer win their national Idol contest), it's regarded as no more dangerous than any other style of music in Japan. It's no surprise that before they got even remotely popular in the west, In Flames and Music/ChildrenOfBodom had recorded live concerts in Tokyo with wildly enthusiastic crowds.

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** Metal in general is huge in Japan. It seems that while it's largely somewhat marginalized in North America and somewhat tolerated in in Europe (with some exceptions, like Finland, who recently had a metal singer win their national Idol contest), it's regarded as no more dangerous than any other style of music in Japan. It's no surprise that before they got even remotely popular in the west, In Flames and Music/ChildrenOfBodom had recorded live concerts in Tokyo with wildly enthusiastic crowds.
19th Jan '17 4:17:00 PM onionmaster
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* FleetwoodMac, during their Bob Welch era, were much more popular in the US than in the UK. Whilst their prior Peter Green era had been popular in the UK, they had gradually slipped from popularity. Whilst Welch was American, the band was UK based until their last album with him (Heroes Are Hard To Find). The album "Bare Trees" and single "Hypnotized" are regarded as classics in the US, whilst almost unknown in the UK. Fleetwood Mac's popularity was worldwide from their self-titled album onwards, and by Rumours, were one of the biggest bands in the world. To this day, however, you will hear Americans speak enthusiastically about Welch-era material to UK people who have never heard it.
2nd Jan '17 10:11:20 AM wuggles
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** In Jamaica, Celine Dion was still breaking ticket sales records as late as 2012. In general, Jamaica and other countries in the Caribbean have an unusual fondness for easy listening artists that are considered corny or dated. Additionally, songs that barely charted elsewhere often become huge hits in the Caribbean.
2nd Jan '17 1:16:42 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Australian pop-rock "boy band" 5 Seconds of Summer became an out-of-nowhere success in the United States after opening for One Direction on two of their tours. How rare is it for a foreign boy band to make it big in the States? Only one group has ever done it before; the same one that catapulted 5SOS to superstardom!

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* Australian pop-rock "boy band" 5 Seconds of Summer Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer became an out-of-nowhere success in the United States after opening for One Direction on two of their tours. How rare is it for a foreign boy band to make it big in the States? Only one group has ever done it before; the same one that catapulted 5SOS to superstardom!



** As you can expect, "Royals" became quite popular with baseball fans in Kansas City in 2014 (whose baseball team is known as, well, the Royals), when the Kansas City Royals finally went to the World Series again for the first time since 1985.

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** As you can expect, On a more local level, "Royals" became quite popular with baseball fans in Kansas City UsefulNotes/KansasCity in 2014 (whose 2014, when their baseball team is known as, well, the Royals), when team, the Kansas City Royals Royals, finally went to the World Series again for the first time since 1985.1985. It probably helps that the title of the song was [[http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/lorde-hit-song-royals-inspired-kansas-city-baseball-022130607--mlb.html inspired]] by a photo Lorde saw of one of their players signing baseballs. On the other hand, around that time, at least two stations in the UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Bay Area [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6289128/lorde-royals-banned-san-francisco-world-series temporarily boycotted the song]] for the exact same reason -- namely, they were playing the Royals in the World Series.
31st Dec '16 7:06:39 PM nombretomado
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* Though they've grown more popular in their home-country since then (thanks to their joke song "Gay Bar"), Detroit rock band ElectricSix was originally poorly-known in America but a huge hit in Britain.

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* Though they've grown more popular in their home-country since then (thanks to their joke song "Gay Bar"), Detroit rock band ElectricSix Music/ElectricSix was originally poorly-known in America but a huge hit in Britain.



* The EurovisionSongContest began in 1956, with some West European countries participating. Today, these countries still participate, but regard the contest as a joke [[labelnote:*]]and an expensive one for the winning country's state broadcaster, which then has to host the contest the following year - Ireland's RTÉ was nearly bankrupted after they won three contests in a row during the 1990s, largely because Eurovision's "must be in the country's native language" rule meant only the UK and Ireland could use English.[[/labelnote]], and send largely unknown artists. The Nordic and East European countries, which joined the contest later, take it seriously, and send their top artists. (see: Music/{{ABBA}}, who had their big break at Eurovision)

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* The EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest began in 1956, with some West European countries participating. Today, these countries still participate, but regard the contest as a joke [[labelnote:*]]and an expensive one for the winning country's state broadcaster, which then has to host the contest the following year - Ireland's RTÉ was nearly bankrupted after they won three contests in a row during the 1990s, largely because Eurovision's "must be in the country's native language" rule meant only the UK and Ireland could use English.[[/labelnote]], and send largely unknown artists. The Nordic and East European countries, which joined the contest later, take it seriously, and send their top artists. (see: Music/{{ABBA}}, who had their big break at Eurovision)



* CountryMusic is quite popular in Germany, too, and had a particular heyday in [[TheSeventies the 70s]] and [[TheEighties 80s]]. In the south with its many American forces, people would tune in to AFN instead of German public radio stations because AFN had better music. There is quite a number of German country musicians and bands, too, particularly from the Hamburg area up north, home of Truck Stop (singing German), Gunther Gabriel (singing German) and more recently Texas Lightning of EurovisionSongContest fame (with a Texan singer singing English). Being one of the largest European nations and a transit country, Germany has a lot of long-distance truck traffic and cultivated a somewhat romantic image of truckers in the 70s, linked with country music. One of Truck Stop's first hits shows this phenomenon: The singer is a trucker who would love to listen to Dave Dudley (the master of trucker country), Hank Snow and Charlie Pride, but he can't receive AFN where he currently is.

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* CountryMusic is quite popular in Germany, too, and had a particular heyday in [[TheSeventies the 70s]] and [[TheEighties 80s]]. In the south with its many American forces, people would tune in to AFN instead of German public radio stations because AFN had better music. There is quite a number of German country musicians and bands, too, particularly from the Hamburg area up north, home of Truck Stop (singing German), Gunther Gabriel (singing German) and more recently Texas Lightning of EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest fame (with a Texan singer singing English). Being one of the largest European nations and a transit country, Germany has a lot of long-distance truck traffic and cultivated a somewhat romantic image of truckers in the 70s, linked with country music. One of Truck Stop's first hits shows this phenomenon: The singer is a trucker who would love to listen to Dave Dudley (the master of trucker country), Hank Snow and Charlie Pride, but he can't receive AFN where he currently is.
31st Dec '16 2:39:29 AM YetAnotherAutist
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* ItaloBrother's song "Stamp on the Ground" had quite the Scandinavian sucsess.

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* ItaloBrother's Italo Brothers' song "Stamp on the Ground" had quite the Scandinavian sucsess.
31st Dec '16 2:38:52 AM YetAnotherAutist
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* ItaloBrother's song "Stamp on the Ground" had quite the Scandinavian sucsess.
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