Pop's Leading Ladies of 2015: BABYMETAL
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:30:00
Now is an exciting time to be a female singer in the pop music realm. The charts and the airplay are regularly dominated by Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and Lady Gaga, to name a few. But there is a new crop of pop leading ladies who are trailing the aforementioned talents and repping the new breed.
From the vocal divas of Fifth Harmony to Meg Mac to Meg Myers—how cute, the "Megs!"—there are plenty of women on the rise in the pop music world. These 15 acts are about to make pop music their bitch. Don't say we didn't warn you. Proceed to familiarize yourself with them now so you are already a fan and a member of the faithful as these ladies and their stars further ascend.
Don't let the name fool you. BABYMETAL are the Japanese, all-girl "Kawaii Metal" act, which means they mix J-Pop and metal. They are a trio of teenagers, backed by a four-piece band, which is where the "metal" thing comes from. They dance and they are super cute, and that is part of their appeal.
On paper, you might be scratching that head of yours, wondering how pop and metal commingle in BABYMETAL. But don't question it. Don't ask too many questions. Don't overthink it. Just accept that it works and enjoy it. So give yourself up and hand yourself over to these teenyboppers who just might cause you to do a little moshing. While it might be easy to dismiss BABYMETAL as a novelty or as a jailbait-style marketing ploy, check those preconceived notions at the door. Life. Love. BABYMETAL. This is the future.
The ladies of pop are coming for you!
Also on our Leading Ladies of Pop for 2015 list:
Natalie La Rose
Mandy Lee of MisterWives
Rich White Ladies
Who's on your list?
BABYMETAL's 'self-titled album' will be issued this spring by Ral/Sony Music.