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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