Dionne Warwick not convinced that Beyonce is a classic or iconic artist with a classic catalogue

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    She’s baaaack! Dionne Warwick, the songstress who has given us 58 years of chart-topping classics such as “What The World Needs Now” and “Say A Little Prayer,” ain’t done yet. The singer has returned with a new album, aptly titled, She’s Back.

    The album is filled with timeless tunes that remind you of Warwick’s stellar and solid career. The singer tells ESSENCE she’s proud of building a musical career that’s based on music that have “a beginning, a middle and an end.”

    When asked if today’s music also has classics, Warwick laughed and said, firmly, “Not yet.”

    “I don’t know if 10 years from now, anybody can actually sing the songs of our babies today. That’s not, as you guys say, ‘throwing shade,’ it’s looking at it with reality,” she explained.

    And while Warwick is a fan of Beyoncé (and a possible Bey-hive member), she’s not convinced that Bey’s a classic or iconic artist.

    “I love her to death and can appreciate her talent. But that iconic status, it’s a long road [ahead],” Warwick said.

    Dionne Warwick Says There's No More Classic Or Iconic Artists - Essence
     
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    She's right.

    I can listen to a Dionne Warwick song from the 60s and it still bangs tell me a song from the last 10 years we'll be doing the same for in 6 yrs let alone 40 yrs.
    I mean people see Beyonce as 'iconic' with no iconic songs. Beyonce is the emperors new clothes of music artists.

    I've said it once and I'll say it again Rihanna is a better artist than Beyonce. (keyword artist not singer) With a better catalogue of songs.

    Music is more disposable than ever now. I guess thats the speed of life these days but it means there is no longevity for a lot of these artists coming up.
     
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    Shes right. Just because millenials tweet Kweeen and Slay doesnt mean her music is classic material
     
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    It's the truth...:ehh:
     
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    Be careful guys, its too easy and too early to dismiss her.

    Many artists that were considered "pop" and "trash" or "lacking substance" became viewed as icons by later generations. Beetles are a perfect example. At the time, music reviewers refered to them as talentless and an abomination to music.

    Im not a Beyonce fan, but i would not be nearly as shocked as some of yall woukd be if the next generation or 2 shows her music love or watch her performances in awe
     
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    Let me gone and get it out the way
     
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    She’s right... Beyoncé doesn’t have a classic album

    Big songs that are hot at the time but outside of Single Ladies, what’s Beyoncé’s definitive timeless hit? She really has none. Certainly true for her albums.
     
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    Beyonces catalog is ass. She is a great performer though
     
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    Great performer but her solo songs aren't iconic. They are just ok, nothing to fuss about.

    The destiny child catalogue is still more memorable and a lot of the tracks have asterisk labels put on them cause of the lyrics of many of those songs.
     
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    All im saying is that we cant really say with any certainty how later generations will view her music.

    We can say how we feel today, but thats really all
     
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    Her lens is off though. People who heard her songs growing up can still sing them. Kids not exposed to them, do not know her music like that :usure:

    But kids in this era, can sing "Say My Name" "Bills Bills Bills" "Survivor" and can definitely sing "Independent woman" "Bootylicious" (:dame:) and countless others when the songs come on, and those songs are 15-20 years old already

    Crazy in Love still gets spun at most weddings and that came out in 2003
    Single Ladies gets burn and it came out in 2008

    etc. etc.

    You can't hate on Beyonce just because she's not old, yet. That's silly



    What also needs to be acknowledged is that there were far fewer acts getting play, and far fewer things to do in general in the past. Shyt in the 1970s...kids would literally spend hours just sitting and listening to the radio. Music as a medium has changed. Beyonce is as timeless as we are going to get in 2000s microwave attention span generation :manny:
     
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