|A Grammy (Photo by Ya'akov)|
Ever wonder what makes a star a star? Is it in the stars? The genes? The jeans?
Since others are also wondering, MSN Entertainment made it a point to present "Aha" moments of today's music celebrities.
Chuck D of Public Enemy advises living in the moment. He describes his focus as being akin to the "pivot foot in basketball," which "can move forward and still have one foot connected to the past."
Rapper Antwan "Big Boi" Patton believes that "reinvention" is the key to success. He nevertheless cautions that this process should not entail a sacrificing of "artistic integrity."
Songwriter Keith Urban warns that being "really unique" can be "your biggest curse, until it becomes your greatest blessing." He therefore suggests remaining true to yourself during the "curse" phase because the blessings will ultimately surface.
Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls is a pragmatist. He urges would-be professionals to do "their homework" regarding legal contracts. He also wisely states, "Don't worry so much about being a rock star, and most importantly, don't ever act like one."
R & B artist Ne-Yo is careful to remember that music is "supposed to be" public service. He therefore recommends staying close to the audiences - and emphasizes: What you're doing is for them.
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