Originally Posted by motojt
I'd have to disagree. These big sensations have been around, but we just don't see it, much like those who didn't see it with the Beatles or Michael Jackson. When you watch the videos of kids crying over The Beatles and MJ, you can always catch a glimpse of some middle aged or older people in the background giving those kids dirty looks. ;p Lady Gaga is the craze right now. It seems like all the young folk love her. From my 2 year-old to my wife's cousins who are in college. We're just the old people in the background this time around. Also, it doesn't take talent. It never really did. Just the right sound, image, whatever at the right time and overall media support.
True, Lady Gaga is hot right now.
But per the RIAA, her albums have gone 3 times platinum. Which is a lot of sales, and most artists would cut off their right arm to have 3 million in sales.
But compared to Micheal Jackson or the Beatles, 3 million in sales is a drop in the bucket. The average Aerosmith album sells more copies.