From the day a child is born, she is already exposed to music. One is welcomed into the world by the gentle voice of her mother singing lullabies, and as the years go by, one continues to be exposed to the lyrics and melodies of different songs. Everywhere one goes one can hear music playing, whether it be in the mall, on TV, online, etc. Once one reaches her teenage years, it is as though her earphones never leave her ears. Music has become very popular among the younger generations, particularly the millenials. But who are the millenials?
“Millennials consist, depending on whom you ask, of people born from 1980 to 2000. […] the group is made up mostly of teens and 20-somethings. At 80 million strong, they are the biggest age grouping in
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These music artists, throughout the years, have created big fan bases. A few examples of these fan bases are the fan base of Lady Gaga which she named “little monsters” and the One Direction fan base who call themselves “directioners.” Many of these celebrities highly value their relationship with their fans. Taylor Swift, after winning several awards at the Billboard Music Awards, thanked her fans for all their support. She admitted that her relationship with her fans is the longest relationship she’s ever had and expressed her gratitude to her fans for allowing her and her music to become a part of their lives (Rogers 24).
Music artists, like numerous other celebrities, have majority of their lives exposed on the internet, on TV, etc. due to several interviews they have done and information about them spread throughout the internet. Millenials, upon reading about the lives of these music artists, begin to admire them more and relate with their personal experiences.
A few years ago, Demi Lovato opened up about her depression and eating disorder. Upon sharing these experiences, she aimed to send a message to her fans to stay strong and have hope. She inspired her fans to be proud of who they are, whether they were going through the same experience or not. Lady Gaga, in past interviews, also shared her experience of bullying which caused several of her “little monsters” to connect with her and get inspired by her story.