I was thinking about which artists of the new generation have that real “star quality” and what are the factors that play into it and how someone in 2020 can make an impact that lasts long into the future.
Sometimes I think that the most iconic artists are sometimes the most misunderstood but that can only play into their iconography.
So old school artists that I think classify as iconic are: Madonna, Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Nina Simone (Please can y’all add to this list?)
Current iconic artists: Rihanna, Cardi B, Kanye, Gaga, Beyonce, Britney Spears (Please can y’all add to this list?)
Future iconic: Doja Cat, Bree Runway, NEO 10Y, FKA Twigs, Lil Nas, slowthai (any additions?)