Analysis: ‘The next Taylor Swift’ is not what the world needs

That’s why there are a lots of film follows up and TELEVISION restarts galore. Since if something earns money, why would not you wish to duplicate that?

Following that pattern in the music market is not constantly as simple.

That’s why I frequently laugh whenever I hear somebody described as “the next (fill in the blank).”

Music is so individual that it’s essentially difficult to produce a carbon copy of an artist, even if the vocalist seems like the artist.

When it comes to Taylor Swift, it’s a bit more complex.

Swift’s confessional tunes, some influenced by her prominent love, musicality, girl-next-door-ness and connection to her fan base, have actually resulted in the type of royalties — and royal treatment — any aiming singer-songwriter would wish to duplicate.

Here are simply a few of the brand-new artists who have actually been compared to her:

Olivia Rodrigo attends the premiere of the Disney+ show "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" in Burbank, California, in 2019.

Olivia Rodrigo: The Disney star utilized to be best understood for her starring function in “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” however the 17-year-old has actually broadened her resume.

Her current launching tune, “Drivers License,” has actually been burning up the charts and breaking Spotify records.

The Taylor Swift contrast entered into play due to the fact that lots of fans think that Rodrigo’s tune of heartbreak (which she co-wrote with manufacturer Dan Nigro) has to do with her co-star and hypothesized previous sweetheart, Joshua Bassett.

Penning a cathartic tune about an ex is peak Swift.

Grace VanderWaal attends the premiere of Disney's "Stargirl" on March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles.

Grace VanderWaal: When VanderWaal auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” in 2016, judge Simon Cowell stated her “the next Taylor Swift.”

It made good sense. The then-tween was lovable as she played the ukulele and sang a tune she had actually composed herself.

Her efficiencies kept impressing the audience along with the judges, and the 12-year-old was crowned the winner of the program’s 11th season.

Now 17, and an experienced entertainer with both an album and a starring function in the Disney+ movie “Stargirl,” VanderWaal is living the dream.

However she’d rather you not compare her to Swift, according to a 2016 report in Teenager Style.
Priscilla Block was named one of CMT's "Next Women of Country" class of 2021.

Priscilla Block: One singer-songwriter who most likely would not at all mind a Swift contrast is Block.

The up-and-coming artist has long appreciated the musical super star — a lot so that Block moved from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a profession in c and w. In a twist of fate, she encountered her good example in 2014 while using a t-shirt from Swift’s Red Trip.

“As I’m leaving work, I hear honking and see waving! Who is it? Taylor Swift herself,” Block composed in a Facebook post. “She pulls her car over … and says, ‘I love your shirt!'”

The set talked and took selfies. “This girl has been my idol since I started writing music, and I think that today was a wink in the right direction!” Block composed.

Thanks to TikTok, Block is well on her method with tunes such as “PMS,” and her body-positive anthem “Thick Thighs,” which recorded the attention of record labels.

Eventually, there is and just ever will be one Taylor Swift. And offered just how much music she has actually currently offered us and will ideally continue to, there does not seem the requirement to have another.

For your weekend

3 things to enjoy:

‘Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer’

Retired Sgt. Frank Salerno, formerly a Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective, is featured in "Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer."

Do not enjoy this if you are house alone.

The Netflix documentary about the case of Richard Ramirez, who scared California throughout the summer season of 1985, is both well done and frightening as hell. The true-crime series concentrates on the work of murder investigators Frank Salerno and Gil Carrillo.

I completely enjoyed it and my CNN associate Chloe Melas stated, “I wasn’t expecting much more than a crime doc. I was wrong. This is what I’ve been craving since the network’s ‘Making a Murderer.’ It’s terrifying, binge-worthy content that kept me up all night. And oh yeah, lock your doors, y’all.”

“Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” is presently streaming.

‘Wendy Williams: The Film’

Ciera Payton stars in "Wendy Williams: The Movie."

The radio host turned talk program queen executive produced her own biopic.

“Wendy Williams: The Movie” is billed as “a revealing look at Wendy’s journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show. Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive.”

The TELEVISION film starring Ciera Payton debuts Saturday on Life time.

‘Saturday Night Live’

John Krasinski is set to host "SNL" when it returns this weekend.

We have a brand-new United States President and vice president now, so it nearly seems like we need to enjoy “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.

The late-night sketch reveal returns Saturday with John Krasinski hosting and Gatling gun Kelly making his “SNL” launching as a musical visitor.

I can’t wait to see what the cast does with recent existing occasions!

2 things to listen to:

Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs during the Rock in Rio festival at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro on September 28, 2019.

The rock band Weezer type of lucked out with its brand-new album, “OK Human.”

“This is probably the best possible time for this album,” the band’s frontman, Rivers Cuomo, informed NME. “It’s about feeling isolated and alienated and secluded, so it’s the perfect album for now.”

It was initially arranged to be launched after the prepared “Van Weezer” album, however like with whatever else, the pandemic altered all that.

“OK Human” drops Friday.

Jazmine Sullivan sings onstage during the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative "Place for Peace" gala at New York's Gotham Hall on September 27, 2019.

With a title like “Heaux Tales,” you understand Jazmine Sullivan’s most current album is raw and genuine.

The R&B vocalist wrings every bit of feeling from her tunes of sexual flexibility, love and love lost. This time around, she has a help from fellow artists consisting of Anderson .Paak, H.E.R. and Ari Lennox.

“Heaux Tales” is out now.

Something to discuss:

Phoebe Dynevor (left) and Regé-Jean Page (right) are shown in a scene from "Bridgerton," which has been a huge hit for Netflix.

Was this a blooper or a clever marketing tactic?

Some eagle-eyed audiences of the Regency-era Netflix series “Bridgerton” captured a historic mistake in the program, which is advising folks of the “Game of Thrones” water bottle and coffee cup oopsies.

Social network was abuzz after an audience published they “spotted a single yellow line and a telecoms manhole cover” in a since-deleted tweet.

Ends Up those weren’t around in the 19th century, when the series is set.

The cynic in me can’t assist however question if the gaffe was deliberate to even more assist the program go viral — not that it requires it.

Something to drink on

Justin Timberlake (left) and Jessica Biel (right) attend the season three premiere of USA Network's "The Sinner," February 3, 2020, in West Hollywood, California.

Parenting can be difficult in typical situations, so my hat is off to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel for attempting to stabilize their requirement for personal privacy with the general public’s desire to understand.

Timberlake, who along with his starlet other half just recently invited their 2nd boy, talked with Dax Shepard on Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast about the level of direct exposure they desire their 2 kids to need to popularity.

“I try to be conscious of making sure we can live a life where we’re not weirdly private but we’re conscious of making sure they can be kids for as long as possible,” Timberlake stated. “And not have the weight of somebody else treating them differently because of something that their parents do.”

As much as we frequently appreciate stars for their popularity and wealth, envision if whatever you did — excellent or bad — was fodder for others to take in?

The compromise for sharing their art with the world isn’t always permitting the world all access to these superstars’ lives.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.