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Old 10-05-2013, 21:26
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Adele only became famous because of Susan Boyle... So SuBo's fans are saying.
It was when Susan did the audition on BGT opened the doors in the US for singers like Adele, Florence and other female artists from the UK to succeed there.

I know it's not about Subo, she's just a karaoke singer at best and nothing more.

So why are British artists selling well there?
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Old 10-05-2013, 21:29
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Subo ''fans''

What demographic are they and where is this being said! lol

If any female British artist opened doors in the mid 00s for our gals in the States it was a certain Ms Winehouse. Though I think Adele's talent, not only as a singer but a song writer too, sells itself.
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Old 10-05-2013, 21:30
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wasn't adele out before boyle came on the scene?
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Old 10-05-2013, 21:30
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I thought it was Amy Winehouse that started the British invasion...
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Old 10-05-2013, 21:32
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Adele became famous because of who?

This might be a long shot, but I'd guess that Adele became famous because of herself.
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Old 10-05-2013, 21:33
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What a silly thread. That is all.
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Old 10-05-2013, 21:35
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Adele became famous because she was at the right place, at the right time, with the right style and music.

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Old 10-05-2013, 21:38
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Don't take any notice of the Susan looney fans, they have no clue at all
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Old 10-05-2013, 21:48
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Adele became famous because she was at the right place, at the right time, with the right style and music.

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This.

Sometimes there are trends and attempts to cash in on the latest thing, but I really don't think you can apply this to someone like Adele. She's a juggernaut of her own making.

I also think Susan Boyle is a far better singer than your average glorified karaoke singer, even though I don't think she's as groundbreaking as others do.
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Old 10-05-2013, 21:58
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I think Adele is just an anomaly. I like her music but artistically it isn't exceptional or unique, I just think it was a combination of relateability in her songs and hype.

Have to hand it to her. The curvy girl from Tottenham brought nothing else but her voice and some break up songs and slayed EVERYONE.
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Old 10-05-2013, 21:58
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Adele became famous because she was at the right place, at the right time, with the right style and music.

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I'd agree with this. Let's be honest, Adele is a music machine. She went from peak to peak by herself. She didn't need rent-a-rapper or any of that stupid stuff, she succeeded because she had the talent to back it up.

I don't get where Susan Boyle comes into the equation with Adele and the states? As far as I'm aware, people like Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield etc. were already making waves in the states for British females at that time.
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Old 10-05-2013, 22:00
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This.

Sometimes there are trends and attempts to cash in on the latest thing, but I really don't think you can apply this to someone like Adele. She's a juggernaut of her own making.

I also think Susan Boyle is a far better singer than your average glorified karaoke singer, even though I don't think she's as groundbreaking as others do.
If Boyle was a young,thin girl with big boobs she would not have sold like she did.
Adele sold on talent and great songs
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Old 10-05-2013, 22:04
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Old 10-05-2013, 22:05
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I thought it was common knowledge and assumed it was the success of Amy Winehouse that brought about the resurgence in vintage sounding solo females. Plus the brits 2011 more than helped to elevate and transcend what was already a successful campaign to a phenomena.
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Old 10-05-2013, 22:09
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I thought it was common knowledge and assumed it was the success of Amy Winehouse that brought about the resurgence in vintage sounding solo females. Plus the brits 2011 more than helped to elevate and transcend what was already a successful campaign to a phenomena.

The Brits are about as influential in the US as SNL is in the UK (i.e not at all). Adele's Brits performance helped her become even more successful in the UK, not the US.
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Old 10-05-2013, 22:30
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Adele's success definitely followed from the earlier success of Amy Winehouse....
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Old 10-05-2013, 22:37
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I thought it was Amy Winehouse that started the British invasion...
This. Susan Boyle can just f#ck off and enjoy her anal bum party.
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Old 10-05-2013, 22:39
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The Brits are about as influential in the US as SNL is in the UK (i.e not at all). Adele's Brits performance helped her become even more successful in the UK, not the US.
Yes but that success translated there was such a hype surrounding it it had a ripple effect outward and definitely helped her on her way I'm not saying she would have not been successful but perhaps not on such a scale.

But also on another matter we are all forgetting Adele had cracked the states and win two Grammys before Subo was a shiny pound sign in Cowells eyes
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Old 11-05-2013, 00:08
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Yes but that success translated there was such a hype surrounding it it had a ripple effect outward and definitely helped her on her way I'm not saying she would have not been successful but perhaps not on such a scale.

But also on another matter we are all forgetting Adele had cracked the states and win two Grammys before Subo was a shiny pound sign in Cowells eyes
The premise of this whole thread is idiotic. No Susan Boyle fan that I know of has ever suggested she paved the way for Adele. Think the OP made it up.

Adele caught a wave, because she has a good voice and sang well written ballads with a beat that appealed to young and old people. Plus, Columbia's marketing plan for her in the US was brilliant and the whole thing became a phenomenon.

Susan Boyle led the world in sales once in 2009. That and sales in 2010 made her a multi-multi millionaire. She's now settled into her traditional ballads niche and her records earn her a tidy sum every year. She's not in competition with anyone. She has a happy life.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:46
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oh what jealous twatterage is this???
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:07
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I believe Amy Winehouse did it first...followed by Leona Lewis, Duffy, Estelle and Adele - they all conquered the US charts back in 2008 before Susan Boyle was even heard of. Yes Adele wasn't as huge as she is now back then but she was still doing really well back in 2008 too...was nominated for a couple of Grammy's I'm sure...
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:36
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I believe Amy Winehouse did it first...followed by Leona Lewis, Duffy, Estelle and Adele - they all conquered the US charts back in 2008 before Susan Boyle was even heard of. Yes Adele wasn't as huge as she is now back then but she was still doing really well back in 2008 too...was nominated for a couple of Grammy's I'm sure...
She won Best New Artist at the Grammys over Duffy.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:13
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I believe Amy Winehouse did it first...followed by Leona Lewis, Duffy, Estelle and Adele - they all conquered the US charts back in 2008 before Susan Boyle was even heard of. Yes Adele wasn't as huge as she is now back then but she was still doing really well back in 2008 too...was nominated for a couple of Grammy's I'm sure...
Don't forget Corinne bailey Rae
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:26
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Everyone knows that Adele owes her success to Gamu!
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:04
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Well there's some truth in that inasmuch as Adele probably owes some of her meteoric success thanks to the likes of talent shows like X Factor and BGT. Adele came along as an old-fashioned pop star - one who could sing, play an instrument and write her own songs as opposed to the fame-hungry manufactured pop muppets who are little more than industry puppets.

I think Adele is nothing special - if she'd been around 30 years ago she would have had moderate success and would have been lumped alongside artists like Alison Moyet and Kirsty MacColl - but in the late 00's she stuck out as something more or less unique in British pop music due to the dearth of proper talent in the charts.

I would agree that Amy was probably her nearest contemporary.
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