It seems as though popular music from other cultures is much about tradition, deep meanings, and their culture. In America, popular music is mostly about making money. ♪ ♫ ♪ Some artists in America use their music to talk about their opinions, or about changing the world. However, it doesn’t seem like there is the same feeling of belonging as there is with music from other cultures. The music of other cultures seems to define who they are more than ours does. American popular music appears controversial, or edgy, but it doesn’t seem to really be associated with our culture like it is in other countries, and other cultures. 10,11 Because singers and artists are trying to sell their brand, regardless of where they are, it is interesting to see how popular artists from other cultures portray gender, sexuality, social class, drug use, and race. ♪ ♫ ♪ Below is a slideshow of artists from different countries meant to showcase how differently they represent themselves.