Table of contents:
- Tom and Bill Kaulitz
- Marilyn Manson
- Lady Gaga
- Verka Serdiuchka
- Sergey Zverev
- Till Lindemann
They are bright, daring, defiant. Their appearance brought grandmothers from the provinces into a stupor, and their behavior at times went beyond all permissible boundaries of morality. But it was precisely such an extravagant image that was necessary in the 2000s after the dominance of sugary pop stars who had set the teeth on edge. Their crazy, funny, enchanting performances in those days were mega-popular among young people. But the children, have matured, have become respectable uncles and aunts. So how do their idols live now? Did they manage to keep their "flavor" or did they merge with the crowd? We will talk about this in our today's selection.
The career start of Vitaly Grachev, better known under the pseudonym "Vitas", began at the end of 2000. His distinctive feature was his voice - the singer performed works of various genres in falsetto. The very high notes that Vitas easily took were explained by his producer in a banal way - the young man just has such a throat structure. However, there were rumors among journalists that the singer was either castrated or even had fish gills.
Fuel was added to the fire by the popular video for the song "Opera No. 2", which is about an unusual young ichthyander living in an abandoned house in a bathtub filled with water. Nevertheless, Vitas continues to tour even now. He preferred the more extensive Chinese to the Russian market. In Shanghai, a statue was even erected in his honor, and his fan club in the Middle Kingdom has over 1 million fans.
Tom and Bill Kaulitz
Tokio Hotel reached phenomenal popularity in the late 2000s. Teenage girls simply squealed with delight and plastered their rooms with posters of the talented twin brothers Tom and Bill Kaulitz. When the boy band announced their upcoming concert in Russia, their fans sold out tickets to the Olimpiyskiy Sports Complex in just two hours. Slanting bangs, like Bill's, came into vogue. The guys became idols of the emo subculture, which was just popular among teenagers in the mid-2000s. Currently, the twins continue to record albums and tour.
The lack of special vocal data did not interfere with the popularity of the Russian singer Shura. His trick, he chose a frivolous image and the absence of front teeth, which made his pronunciation incredibly lisp. Now it seems like a mockery of the viewer, and at the beginning of the 2000s, a defect in appearance was considered a "highlight". Now Shura has corrected himself and put his teeth in.
Outrageousness begins already with the name: in the pseudonym, the rocker collected the names of Marilyn Monroe and the surname of the serial killer Charles Manson. The logo of the group of the same name was made in the style of horror films - dripping font. And to enhance the emotional effect, the artists from the show arranged a real attraction: sandwiches with peanut butter flew from the stage to the audience, girls crucified in cages floated, fire and naked bodies were used with might and main.
The soloist himself appeared in front of fans in gothic-style costumes, complemented by a crazy hairdo and body painting in the style of kabuki theater. As they say, the singer even got rid of his own teeth in favor of platinum dentures, which made his image even worse. Now Manson continues to perform, act in films and paint with watercolors in the genre of surrealism.
An unusual song style for Russians, as well as incredible charisma and energy made the singer a mega-popular star of the late 90s - early 00s. During her career, the singer managed to sell more than 5 million copies of her albums in Russia alone, and her concerts attracted more than 450 thousand viewers at the same time. However, the greatest peak of popularity of the singer Linda falls on the time of her collaboration with producer and composer Max Fadeev.
Subsequently, she left with her lover, musician and composer Stefanos Korkolis to Greece. As the star says, there she also did what she loved, but upon returning to Russia, she could not repeat her former success.
There is no limit to this lady's imagination. Everyone was shocked when the singer put on a dress made of real meat for the main event of the year in the field of music. This is who was able to realize the most extraordinary thoughts of the famous Salvador Dali! And with the help of the video for the song "Alejandro", made in the Gothic style, the ranks of her fans have replenished with new fans. At the same time, the singer's sexuality and feminine charm, as well as excellent business flair, helped her to take fourth place in the list of the 100 greatest women in music. And even an insect was named after her.
This is who was able to conquer everyone from young to old - they not only danced to her songs at rural discos, but they sounded literally at all weddings and birthdays at that time. At the same time, it would seem that very few people could be surprised by the trick of changing the man's clothes into a woman.
However, Andrey Danilko was professionally able to create the image of a mature woman-conductor, dreaming of her prince at the age of "a little over thirty". This project brought fabulous profits to the creator. At the same time, foreign viewers were able to feel the energy of Verka Serdyuchka - at Eurovision-2007, her song brought second place in Ukraine. Now Andrei Danilko also periodically uses the image of the people's favorite, while clearly dividing where the show is, and where is the real life.
In the era of the zero, who just did not try himself in Russian show business. So a hairdresser from the village of Kultuk, Sergei Zverev, was able to break through to the stage. He relied on a close acquaintance with the Prima Donna and numerous plastic surgeries. The result was a woman-like image of a young man in bright clothes, who, moreover, tried to sing.
As the showman admitted in an interview, during the first concert tour he had to perform the song "Alla" up to 13 times - the whole point is that there were simply no other songs. Now the eminent stylist has become more restrained in the choice of clothing and no longer strives to repeat the vocal experiment.
Before the rise of Lady Gaga's star, the main extravagant woman in pop music was the Icelander Bjork. Her music cannot be confused with any other - she is so original. And the star's outfits are still an icon of stage costumes: for example, the swan dress, in which the singer appeared at the Oscars. One of the journalists spoke of Bjork as a performer who "teaches us the courage to be ourselves." And another critic described her as "the most important and forward-thinking musician of her generation."
If we talk about associations, then for many the main symbols of Germany in the modern world are the beer festival and the Rammstein group, whose leader is Till Lindemann. In the era of the 2000s, this group became famous for brutal music and pyrotechnic shows. Now the vocalist and songwriter continues to work - the group's seventh album was recently released, and in 2020 a concert took place in Moscow.
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