[enter-talk] THE REASON WHY TAYLOR SWIFT ISN’T POPULAR IN KOREA

Taylor Swift’s competitive advantage as a singer-songwriter is the power of her English lyrics

Of course, Americans have American sentiments. She’s also white and pretty and the public can feel her sentiments through her English lyrics so Taylor’s charms are exploding.

But Koreans don’t understand English lyrics so we cannot feel the power of Taylor’s lyrics

Usually, singers with good voice colors, good singing technique and colorful music genres like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Adel would appeal better to the Korean audience

But as for singers. like Taylor, her singing skills aren’t that outstanding and the beat of her songs are boring and we don’t understand English so… Koreans have a hard time understanding why she’s popular…

Bangtan and BP succeeded overseas because of their visuals, music beat, and rap/vocal/dance skills but in the same way, Korean ballad singers are not really popular overseas

post response:

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1. [+111, -16]

Koreans’ tendency to judge faces even that of a global top singers like Taylor Swift is quite impressivezㅋ There isn’t any other country that’s as obsessed with looks as ours. It’s so strange. Maybe that’s why K-pop groups that plagiarize everything like it’s no big deal are doing so well? Although there are exceptions, of course

2. [+103, -2]

I think that there’s just a specific type of pop songs that Koreans like. Taylor was originally a country singer so even though she switched to pop now, her type of music is quite different that the typical pop sound that Koreans like?

3. [+87, -14]

But even if we only consider Korea, Taylor Swift has more fans than Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, or Ed Sheeran… ㅋㅋ It’s not that she’s unpopular here. Her songs just don’t do as well on the charts. If she were to hold a concert in Korea, she could easily sell out a major stadium for two days straight.

4. [+66, -32]

She probably doesn’t even care if she’s popular or not in Koreaㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ she probably just moves on thinking “that’s just Korea”

5. [+64, -7]

The only country who would judge Taylor’s face and argue about her popularity is Koreaㅋㅋㅋㅋ so you guys think that Ed Sheeran blew up in Korea because of his looks? The fact that you guys are critiquing Taylor’s lack of popularity in Korea by focusing on her face is so Korean of youㅠㅋㅋ

6. [+40, 0]

I can understand if Taylor’s face isn’t your type but her face definitely has demand in Korea? Then are you claiming that Charlie Puth and Ed Sheeran are handsome…?