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Posted in: Why do Asian pop stars have a hard time succeeding in the U.S. market? See in context

Its not really about talent or racism. It stems down to how you look in the long run, the most successful asian or half-asians in the Western music industry (Bruno Mars, Enrique Iglesias) are chart toppers and hits, Bruno Mars is half-asian (Filipino) but he looks racially ambiguous. That is due to the fact that the Asian stereotype is the Chinese, Japanese stretched eyed people when in fact, Asian is a very wide range of characterstics. In my opinion, the countries with the best shots at having mainstaying power in the U.S market are the Southeast Asian countries (Especially Philippines) due to the fact that they look nothing like the stereotypical Asian. Most southeast Asian people have African, Spanish and even American heritages so its safe to say that they're Asia's best shot at western international fame.

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