It's all fine to say an artist is only popular because of promotion and money, but at the end of the week when they tabulate the sales numbers only 40 make the list. What the list never mentions is the other 40000 artists that had money behind them and failed to make that top 40. Marketing and name recognition helps, but if the public doesn't like the product all the money in the world will not force anyone to listen and spread the word.Dude, it's like she's got russian bots driving her social media. I did some research on her based on a video posted on here awhile back. She's been groomed for this since she was 12 or 13 and her team's ability to work the angles on every media platform is nothing short of scary. Remember how certain taste maker DJ's could be bought back in the day, to push an artist? This is next level and i'm not even suggesting it's crooked. I don't know enough about it. I just know the synergy between youtube, instagram, twitter, snapchat etc. seems to be exploitable to staggering results by those in the know. I'm old.