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Is being No. 1 on top of a chart more important to singers than communicating to the world through their music?

  • This appears to be true for some modern musicians

    While there are numerous genuine musicians whose music speaks to people deeply, there are also many who simply want the prestige of a No. 1 spot. This often leads to a detriment in the quality or message of music. This is becoming apparent with many modern artists and is a saddening development in music.

  • Being number one on a music chart is more important to singers then communicating to the world through their music

    Being number one on a music chart is more important to singers then communicating to the world through their music. Face it, people don't get into the music business for altruistic reasons. They get into the business because they want to make money. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

  • In some cases, yes. However, many artists get to communicate their message even without this recognition.

    Being number one on the charts. Winning a Grammy. For many artists, this public validation of their talent is a lifelong dream come true. However, for many artists, especially independent artists, breaking into the mainstream and seeing their music leap to the top of the charts is either far-fetched at the most, or downright impossible at the least. Yet even without this distinction, many artists can still earn recognition from a loyal fan-base that hears their message and responds positively to it.

  • No, being number one in the charts isn't the most important to true musicians.

    Perhaps some entertainers are most concerned with being at the top of the music charts. Perhaps some "singers" are most concerned with sales. But true musicians are more concerned with how they relate to their fans, and how well they express what they feel through their music. IT is a well-known fact that most people in the music business won't soar to the top of the pop charts. Though fame is quite obviously one of the many perks hoped for in the music business, chart-topping sales aren't the number one concern for the musicians themselves.


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