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Divas and Anti-Divas

Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 22 January 2013

ACCORDING TO the Nielsen SoundScan, the bestselling album of 2012 was Adele's 21, which sold 4.4 million copies, followed by Taylor Swift's Red, which sold 3.1 million. I find this very good news, not only because I admire both albums but also because their commercial triumph might end the reign of the divas. For nothing has damaged pop music more over the past 20 years than the cult of diva singing.

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