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29th Apr '16 2:10:13 PM LaptopGuy
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* As the picture above demonstrates, most people seem to think Music/{{Macklemore}} is a solo artist, and not part of a duo. Ryan Lewis is the producer, but most people aren't sure what he does, and few people aside from Macklemore's biggest fans really know anything about him other than his name. The fact that Macklemore is the face of most of the music videos, often the only one present (if Lewis is present, he's mainly in the background), further proves this.

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* As the picture above demonstrates, most people seem to think Music/{{Macklemore}} is a solo artist, and not part of a duo. Ryan Lewis is the producer, but most people aren't sure what he does, and few people aside from Macklemore's biggest fans really know anything about him other than his name. The fact that Macklemore is the face of most of the music videos, often the only one present (if Lewis is present, he's mainly in the background), further proves this. The cover for the "Downtown" single even puts Macklemore's front and center; Lewis is crammed in with the many credited guest artists.



** Electronic producers like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Zedd have largely averted this by being credited on all of their hits.

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** Electronic producers like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Zedd have largely averted this by being credited on all of their hits. Avicii in particular has avoided high profile guest vocalists, to the point of not even crediting the vocalists he does work with.



* Jermaine Jackson and Kelly Rowland both found success as solo artists following the dissolution of their [[Music/TheJacksonFive respective]] [[Music/DestinysChild groups]] only to be completely overshadowed by a [[Music/MichaelJackson fellow]] [[Music/Beyonce ex-bandmate]]. In fact, while Michael and Beyoncé are more recognized for their solo work than as part of a group, Jermaine and Rowland are famous in the exact opposite way.
* NuMetal was often seen as the most commercially profitable genre of metal during it's prime, with numerous acts gaining massive commercial success. In reality, this only applied to a handful of bands. Namely Music/{{Korn}}, Music/{{Deftones}}, Music/LimpBizkit, Music/{{Slipknot}}, Music/{{Disturbed}}, Music/{{Godsmack}}, Music/LinkinPark, Music/PapaRoach, and Music/{{Evanescence}} (and Music/SystemOfADown, if you consider them nu metal). Music/{{Sevendust}}, Saliva, P.O.D., and Music/DrowningPool also had success, but not to the same extent. Compare this to the glut of acts who failed to have that same success such as Coal Chamber, 36 Crazyfists, Alien Ant Farm, Martyr AD, Guano Apes, Crazy Town, Stereomud, Ultraspank, Spineshank, Systematic, Injected, Skrape, Nonpoint, Mushroomhead, Shuvel, Twisted Method, Skindred, Static-X, Flaw, Cold, Dry Kill Logic, Kittie, Machine Head, hed (p.e.), Ra, Trapt, Lifer, Otep...

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* Jermaine Jackson and Kelly Rowland both found success as solo artists following the dissolution of their [[Music/TheJacksonFive respective]] [[Music/DestinysChild groups]] only to be completely overshadowed by a [[Music/MichaelJackson fellow]] [[Music/Beyonce [[Music/{{Beyonce}} ex-bandmate]]. In fact, while Michael and Beyoncé are more recognized for their solo work than as part of a group, Jermaine and Rowland are famous in the exact opposite way.
* NuMetal was often seen as the most commercially profitable genre of metal during it's prime, with numerous acts gaining massive commercial success. In reality, this only applied to a handful of bands. Namely Music/{{Korn}}, Music/{{Deftones}}, Music/LimpBizkit, Music/{{Slipknot}}, Music/{{Disturbed}}, Music/{{Godsmack}}, Music/LinkinPark, Music/PapaRoach, and Music/{{Evanescence}} (and Music/SystemOfADown, if you consider them nu metal). Music/{{Sevendust}}, Trapt, Saliva, P.O.D., and Music/DrowningPool also had success, but not to the same extent. Compare this to the glut of acts who failed to have that same success such as Coal Chamber, 36 Crazyfists, Alien Ant Farm, Martyr AD, Guano Apes, Crazy Town, Stereomud, Ultraspank, Spineshank, Systematic, Injected, Skrape, Nonpoint, Mushroomhead, Shuvel, Twisted Method, Skindred, Static-X, Flaw, Cold, Dry Kill Logic, Kittie, Machine Head, hed (p.e.), Ra, Trapt, Lifer, Otep...



* 2015 saw a trend of completely unknown rappers scoring surprise hits thanks to exposure through Vine. Specifically, they were Fetty Wap ("Trap Queen"), T-Wayne ("Nasty Freestyle"), Silento ("Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"), and [=IHeartMemphis=] ("Hit the Quan"). Of the four however, only Fetty Wap has had any success afterwards, becoming a rap superstar. [[OneHitWonder None of the latter three rappers ever had another hit]], Of the songs, only "Trap Queen" and "Watch Me" stayed remembered after their popularity died down.

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* 2015 saw a trend of completely unknown rappers scoring surprise hits thanks to exposure through Vine. Specifically, they were Fetty Wap ("Trap Queen"), T-Wayne ("Nasty Freestyle"), Silento ("Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"), and [=IHeartMemphis=] [=iHeartMemphis=]/[=iLoveMemphis=] ("Hit the Quan"). Of the four however, only Fetty Wap has had any success afterwards, becoming a rap superstar. [[OneHitWonder None of the latter three rappers ever had another hit]], hit]]. Of the songs, only "Trap Queen" and "Watch Me" stayed remembered after their popularity died down.
29th Apr '16 3:46:14 AM aye_amber
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* Art Garfunkel of SimonAndGarfunkel, to the point of being the former TropeNamer for LesserStar. It was renamed to keep RealLife examples off the page, but it's just as well because Garfunkel wasn't actually an example of that trope, but rather this one--and, even then, mostly by virtue of PaulSimon's BreakupBreakout.

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* Art Garfunkel of SimonAndGarfunkel, Music/SimonAndGarfunkel, to the point of being the former TropeNamer for LesserStar. It was renamed to keep RealLife examples off the page, but it's just as well because Garfunkel wasn't actually an example of that trope, but rather this one--and, even then, mostly by virtue of PaulSimon's BreakupBreakout.
16th Apr '16 6:06:46 PM LaptopGuy
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* Muppets babies got overshadow by Rugrats.

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* Muppets babies got overshadow by Rugrats.



* Male American professional soccer players are hit by this ''hard''. On the home front, they're almost completely overshadowed by the women, especially after their enormous rise in popularity following their victory in the 2015 World Cup. When it's strictly men's soccer being discussed, the American players are barely a blip on the radar compared to some of the South American and European superstars like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi. In fact, while most people, American or not, who aren't die-hard soccer fans will be hard-pressed to name even ''one'' male soccer star from the States, there are inversely little=to=no well known U.S.-known international soccer stars on the female side. This lack of American male success is probably why soccer is generally considered to be "[[AmericansHateTingle hated]]" [[SoccerHatingAmericans in America]].

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* Male American professional soccer players are hit by this ''hard''. On the home front, they're almost completely overshadowed by the women, especially after their enormous rise in popularity following their victory in the 2015 World Cup. When it's strictly men's soccer being discussed, the American players are barely a blip on the radar compared to some of the South American and European superstars like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi. In fact, while most people, American or not, who aren't die-hard soccer fans will be hard-pressed to name even ''one'' male soccer star from the States, there are inversely little=to=no little-to-no well known U.S.-known international soccer stars on the female side. This lack of American male success is probably why soccer is generally considered to be "[[AmericansHateTingle hated]]" [[SoccerHatingAmericans in America]].




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* John Boyega's breakout performance as Finn in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' was by no means a failure; in fact, his performance was one of the most widely praised of the year. It's just that Boyega's hype was all but drowned out by that of his costar Daisy Ridley, who played Rey. While it's clear she's being set up to be the main character, it's doubtful that Lucasfilm were trying to get search interest in Ridley to be ''five times'' as big as that in Boyega. This may have to do with the fact that white female celebrities like Ridley tend to attract the general public to a much greater degree than black male stars like Boyega do, or also, unlike the cult star that Boyega was due to ''Film/AttackTheBlock'', Ridley was a complete unknown beforehand, meaning people wanted to know more about her. Nevertheless, Boyega was the first to land a major non-Star Wars role afterwards, as he is set to appear in the sci-fi film ''The Circle'' with Creator/TomHanks and Creator/EmmaWatson; Ridley's only upcoming project outside her Star Wars work is a dub of an old Studio Ghibli film.
16th Apr '16 5:35:55 PM StatuesqueRangale
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\n* Muppets babies got overshadow by Rugrats.
12th Apr '16 3:49:21 PM Ecgwynn
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* Three Tenors have sometimes been referred to as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Carreras "that other guy"]].

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* Three Tenors have sometimes been referred to as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Carreras org/wiki/José_Carreras "that other guy"]].
6th Apr '16 10:17:43 AM aye_amber
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* Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert of NewOrder. Not as well known as front-man Bernard Sumner or Bassist Peter Hook, they even called their spin-off band "The Other Two."

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* Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert of NewOrder.Music/NewOrder. Not as well known as front-man Bernard Sumner or Bassist Peter Hook, they even called their spin-off band "The Other Two."
19th Mar '16 9:57:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'' is a little weird about this. Ask anyone who the star is, and most will say it's Banjo, even though the titles of three out of five games also include his partner Kazooie. The second game, ''Banjo Tooie'', opts for a silly title pun instead of recognizing the second lead's name (it's even lampshaded by Kazooie herself at the end of the first game), and ''Banjo Kazooie Grunty's Revenge'' mentions her name although she isn't in it for the first few worlds. Indeed, in the first two games, Kazooie's the one doing the majority of attacking and acrobatics when the two are teamed up, with Banjo mostly just doing the walking around and (in the first game) the Claw Swipe and Roll (the second game replaced the Claw Swipe with another attack by Kazooie and had Kazooie assist with the Roll).

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* ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'' ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' is a little weird about this. Ask anyone who the star is, and most will say it's Banjo, even though the titles of three out of five games also include his partner Kazooie. The second game, ''Banjo Tooie'', opts for a silly title pun instead of recognizing the second lead's name (it's even lampshaded by Kazooie herself at the end of the first game), and ''Banjo Kazooie Grunty's Revenge'' mentions her name although she isn't in it for the first few worlds. Indeed, in the first two games, Kazooie's the one doing the majority of attacking and acrobatics when the two are teamed up, with Banjo mostly just doing the walking around and (in the first game) the Claw Swipe and Roll (the second game replaced the Claw Swipe with another attack by Kazooie and had Kazooie assist with the Roll).
8th Mar '16 4:48:24 PM AwkwardNinja
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* On a more macro level, there's are entire swaths of musicians that aren't talked about. Who plays the instruments during a BackstreetBoys concert? Who wrote CelineDion's hits? Who records, mixes, engineers KatyPerry and uses AutoTune to make people believe she can sing? What ''is'' a RecordProducer? These people provide contributions to the music industry that are absolutely vital, but it's an easy bet that the average troper reading this entry hasn't once spared them a thought.

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* On a more macro level, there's are entire swaths of musicians that aren't talked about. Who plays the instruments during a BackstreetBoys concert? Who wrote CelineDion's hits? Who records, mixes, engineers KatyPerry and uses AutoTune to make people believe she can sing? KatyPerry? What ''is'' a RecordProducer? These people provide contributions to the music industry that are absolutely vital, but it's an easy bet that the average troper reading this entry hasn't once spared them a thought.
4th Mar '16 8:25:57 PM BigBertha
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* Male American professional soccer players are hit by this ''hard''. On the home front, they're almost completely overshadowed by the women, especially after their enormous rise in popularity following their victory in the 2015 World Cup. When it's strictly men's soccer being discussed, the American players are barely a blimp on the radar compared to some of the South American and European superstars like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi. In fact, while most people, American or not, who aren't die-hard soccer fans will be hard-pressed to name even ''one'' male soccer star from the States, there are inversely little=to=no well known U.S.-known international soccer stars on the female side. This lack of American male success is probably why soccer is generally considered to be "[[AmericansHateTingle hated]]" in America.

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* Male American professional soccer players are hit by this ''hard''. On the home front, they're almost completely overshadowed by the women, especially after their enormous rise in popularity following their victory in the 2015 World Cup. When it's strictly men's soccer being discussed, the American players are barely a blimp blip on the radar compared to some of the South American and European superstars like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi. In fact, while most people, American or not, who aren't die-hard soccer fans will be hard-pressed to name even ''one'' male soccer star from the States, there are inversely little=to=no well known U.S.-known international soccer stars on the female side. This lack of American male success is probably why soccer is generally considered to be "[[AmericansHateTingle hated]]" [[SoccerHatingAmericans in America.America]].
4th Mar '16 6:38:14 PM LaptopGuy
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* Male American professional soccer players are hit by this ''hard''. On the home front, they're almost completely overshadowed by the women, especially after their enormous rise in popularity following their victory in the 2015 World Cup. When it's strictly men's soccer being discussed, the American players are barely a blimp on the radar compared to some of the South American and European superstars like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi. In fact, while most people, American or not, who aren't die-hard soccer fans will be hard-pressed to name even ''one'' male soccer star from the States, there are inversely little=to=no well known U.S.-known international soccer stars on the female side. This lack of American male success is probably why soccer is generally considered to be "[[AmericansHateTingle hated]]" in America.
* After Creator/RondaRousey took [[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC]] by storm in 2015, she has all but overshadowed the entire industry of mixed-martial-arts in the eyes of non-fans. Very few people outside the UFC fan base (or at least target demographic) will likely be able to name any other MMA fighter -- with the only one coming close being Holly Holm, for being the one to end her streak.
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