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The K-Pop Group BTS visits The Empire State Building on May 21, 2019 Steven Ferdman/Getty Images for ESB hide caption

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The 2010s: The Globalization Of Music

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Drake performing at the 2015 OVO Festival at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada. His now legendary beef that year with the rapper Meek Mill was waged over social media, fed in part by memes made by super fans or stans. George Pimentel/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

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Nicki Minaj has cancelled her performance in Saudi Arabia due to pressure from human rights activists. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Arabia Performance, Citing Human Rights Concerns

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Nicki Minaj performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Photo Illustration: Ethan Miller/Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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A Conversation On The Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+

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Nicki Minaj (left) and Madonna perform during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in February. In a song from Madonna's new album, MDNA, the two singers each play with traditionally feminine and masculine gender roles. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyonce as her onstage alter ego Sasha Fierce at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009. Christopher Polk / Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Personae: Why Do Some Women Perform In Character?

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