This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total.
This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total.
1. Teen idols – The Teen Idols were a pop punk band originally from Nashville, Tennessee. They were formed in 1992 by Phillip Hill and originally broke up in 2003, the band reunited in 2008 in Chicago, Illinois with a retooled lineup before breaking up again in 2010. The band was formed in 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee and quickly gained popularity while playing at venues such as Lucys Record Shop. During the mid-90s, they released several EPs under the indie label. In 1996, the Nashville Music Association nominated the band for their Independent Artist of the Year award, a year later, the Teen Idols released their first full-length album under the indie label Honest Dons Records. They released two albums under the Honest Dons label before signing to Fueled by Ramen in early 2003. Around that time, Keith left the band and Kevin took over the vocals, shortly thereafter, the band released the album Nothing to Prove in July,2003, but broke up during the subsequent tour. During their heyday, the Teen Idols headlined many tours in the U. S. and played support with other bands such as NOFX, Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake. After the breakup of the Teen Idols, Heather, Matt Yonker, the band released one album, Drink Positive, and supported Lagwagon and Lawrence Arms on US legs as well as Less Than Jake on their 2006 European tour. Matt has gone on to play with The Queers, Ben Weasel, The Methadones, Phillip has done duty with many bands including The Queers, Screeching Weasel, and Even in Blackouts. In December 2008, the Teen Idols announced that they had decided to out of retirement and would soon be making new records. In early 2009, the Teen Idols announced an agreement to sign with Fat Wreck Chords. Later that year, guitar player Phillip Hill was hospitalized with four broken ribs, because he lacked health insurance, an account was set up to help raise money for his medical bills. The band broke up again in June 2010. M
2. Teen idol – A teen idol is a celebrity with a large teenage fan-base. Teen idols are generally young but not necessarily teenaged, often teen idols are actors or singers, but some sports figures and even political figures also have an appeal to teenagers. Some teen idols began their careers as actors, like Leif Garrett, Lindsay Lohan, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Raven-Symoné, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Hilary Duff. The idols popularity may be limited to teens, or may extend to all age groups, many teen idols are targeted for adults for nostalgia purposes. With the advent of television, teen idols were also promoted through programs such as American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show, todays teen idols have spawned an entire industry of gossip magazines, television shows, YouTube, and whole television channels such as E. Many American teen idols achieve cross-over success internationally, however, this list is not limited to American artists alone with some such as Japanese popstar Kusumi Koharu. Ha^Ash and RBD in the 2000s and 2010s, in Spain, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Miguel Bose, Mecano and Hombres G all enjoyed teen-idol status. Even in the music field, a British-Chinese violinist Vanessa-Mae became the first teen idol in that category. The kind of idolizing following Liszt drew in Europe would not be followed for several decades, geraldine Farrar, American opera singer, had a large following of young women nicknamed Gerry-flappers in the early 20th century. However, he claims that many males were also at his sold-out concerts. He was also possibly the first popular singer to have a vehicle created for him. Frank Sinatra, whose career is often linked to his appeal to bobby soxers, is also regarded as having been amongst the first teen idols. Even crooners like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra were still considered idols, actors Edd Byrnes and Troy Donahue and other artists deliberately cultivated a idol image, like Paul Anka. Anka initially modelled himself on a generic type, the teen idol carried on the process. Of changing the image of male youth, from wild to mild, by providing a cleaner, more wholesome image of masculinity than that of the previous eras rebellious rockabilly heroes. Post-war teens were able to buy relatively inexpensive phonographs — including portable models that could be carried to friends houses —, rock music played on 45s became the soundtrack to the 1960s as people bought what they heard on the radio. Their parents worried about their attraction to artists who were edgy, faces on magazines fed fans, fans buy records, see films, watch TV and buy fashions. Marketing of the teen idol generally focuses on the image, the teen idol is structured to appeal to the pre-teen and young teen female pop audience member and children in general
3. Greg Evigan – Gregory Ralph Greg Evigan is an American actor known for the television series B. J. and the Bear, My Two Dads, P. S. Evigan was born in South Amboy, New Jersey, the son of Barbara Elizabeth, a homemaker, and Ralph Milan Evigan and he grew up in Sayreville, New Jersey, and attended Sayreville War Memorial High School, graduating in 1971. In 2007 he was inducted into the schools Alumni Hall of Fame for his contributions to the arts, Evigan is married to dancer Pamela C. His youngest daughter Briana is the actress in Step Up 2, The Streets and Step Up. Another daughter is actress Vanessa Lee Evigan, Vanessa was in the Christmas movie Holiday in Handcuffs, with Mario Lopez and Melissa Joan Hart. Evigans son Jason is the front man of an LA-based band called After Midnight Project, Evigan was a teen idol during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He auditioned for and landed roles in Jesus Christ Superstar and Grease, however, Evigan appeared in other productions as well. It was with B. J. and the Bear that Evigan reached pop-star status, in 1980 he posed bare-chested for a pin-up wall poster. A Year at the Top B. J. and the Bear as Billie Joe B. J. S, I Luv U as Cody Powell/Joey Paciorek Columbo, A Bird in the Hand as Harold McCain Melrose Place as Dr. Die
4. Junior idol – In Japan, a junior idol, alternatively chidol or low teen idol, is primarily defined as a child or early teenager pursuing a career as a photographic model. Generally, this means gravure, or cheesecake, fully clothed shots, but, junior idols can, Child actors, musicians, and J-pop singers can also be considered junior idols and are often featured in photobooks and image DVDs. Female fashion models also begin their careers typically at age 13–15, Child models, whose careers are usually over by their early teenage years, are also not usually considered junior idols. Though sources indicate revenue is low for photographic models, a number of idols see this activity as a gateway to more mainstream media roles. Conversely, some aspiring idols eventually find themselves pursuing less and less mainstream work, the trend of junior idols dates back to the mid-1990s, a period marked by significant increase in the number of child models and works involving individuals in that age range. The term chidol, a neologism of the child and idol, was coined by columnist Akio Nakamori to describe this new phenomena. Eventually, this fell out of use and was replaced by Junior Idol. Compared to chidol, the junior idol plays down the association with age. Some services providers, such as Imouto Club —a subscription-based website—also feature short radio and movie dramas, available for download, the junior idol industry is a highly contentious one in Japan. Many Japanese criticise such depictions of underaged girls, including some Japanese politicians, despite such disapproval, stores selling junior idol-related materials proliferate in prominent areas such as Oimoya, an area located in Japans well-known Akihabara shopping district. Internationally, the junior idol trend has been harshly criticised, in 2008, the United Nations Childrens Fund launched a Say NO to Child Pornography campaign in Japan. As part of the campaign, four major internet portal site providers in Japan removed junior idol-related content from their services, Junior idol materials stand on legally ambiguous ground in Japan. Regulation of such materials comes under the Japanese Anti-child prostitution and pornography law, or the depiction of a pose of a child who is naked totally or partially in order to arouse or stimulate the viewers sexual desire. The prolonged filming of the girls genitalia was in violation of Japanese law, following the incident, the release date of several photobooks and DVDs originally slated for publication in November 2007 was postponed and idol events cancelled. Gravure idol Child modeling Child erotica Teen idol Lolicon
5. Korean pop idol – Korean pop idol, or K-pop idol, is a South Korean musical artist signed under a mainstream entertainment agency. In South Korea, potential idols are commonly cast by agencies via auditions or street casting in order to become trainees, hundreds of candidates each day attend the global auditions held by Korean entertainment agencies to perform for the chance of becoming a trainee. Others are street-casted or scouted without auditioning, based on looks or potential talent and those who successfully pass this audition stage are offered long-term contracts with the entertainment company. There are no age limits to becoming a trainee, thus is not uncommon for trainees, in 2012, The Wall Street Journal reported that the cost of training one member of Girls Generation under S. M. The K-pop trainee system was popularised by Lee Soo-man, the founder of S. M, Entertainment, as part of a concept labelled cultural technology. As a unique process, the Korean idol trainee system has been criticised by Western media outlets, there are also negative connotations of idols within independent and underground Korean music scenes. According to the South Korean National Tax Service, the annual earnings for a K-pop idol in 2013 were KR₩46.74 million. This was more than double the 2010 figure of KR₩26.97 million, some of the highest-earning K-pop idols, for example G-Dragon, receive multimillion-dollar annual incomes in album and concert sales. On June 25,2015, SBSs Midnight TV Entertainment revealed that G-Dragon earned an annual KR₩790 million from songwriting royalties alone, idols can also earn revenues from endorsements, merchandise, corporate sponsorship deals and commercials. According to The Korea Herald, once a K-pop music video attracts more than a million views, it will generate a meaningful revenue big enough to dole out profits to members of a K-pop group. The Korean Wave has led to a rise in interest in K-Pop idols, along with other aspects of Korean culture including Korean films. Some idols have experienced extreme invasions of privacy from obsessive fans as a result of their career in the public eye, alleged invasions of idols private lives include stalking, hidden cameras in idols dorms, fans attending personal events such as relatives weddings, and physical assault. Japanese idol K-Pop List of South Korean idol groups Teen idol
6. Youth subculture – A youth subculture is a youth-based subculture with distinct styles, behaviors, and interests. Youth subcultures offer participants an identity outside of that ascribed by social institutions such as family, work, home, youth subcultures that show a systematic hostility to the dominant culture are sometimes described as countercultures. Youth music genres are associated with many subcultures, such as punks, emos, ravers, Juggalos, metalheads. Socioeconomic class, gender, intelligence, conformity, morality, the term scene can refer to an exclusive subculture or faction. Scenes are distinguished from the culture through either fashion, identification with specific musical genres or political perspectives. The term can be used to describe geographic subsets of a subculture, such as the Detroit drum, early studies in youth culture were mainly produced by functionalist sociologists, and focus on youth as a single form of culture. In explaining the development of the culture, they utilized the concept of anomie, talcott Parsons argued that as we move from the family and corresponding values to another sphere with differing values, we would experience an anomie situation. The generalizations involved in this theory ignore the existence of subcultures, marxist theories account for some diversity, because they focus on classes and class-fractions rather than youth as a whole. Conversely, Marxists of the Frankfurt School of social studies argue that culture is inherently consumerist. They argue that it creates generation gaps and pits groups of youths against each other, post-structuralist theories of subculture utilize many of the ideas from these other theories, including hegemony and the role of the media. In his book, Subculture, The Meaning of Style, Dick Hebdige describes subcultures as a reaction of subordinated groups that challenge the hegemony of the dominant culture and this theory accounts for factors such as gender, ethnicity and age. Youth can be seen as a group in relation to the dominant. Historical theorist Steven Mintz claims that until about 1955, youth subculture as such did not exist, children aspired to adulthood as fast as their physical development allowed. This is further supported by P. Lewis, who claims that youth culture did not originate until the 1950s, with the development of rock, however, other historians have claimed that youth culture may have developed earlier, particularly in the inter-war period. There were examples of new youth subcultures emerging throughout that period, subcultures may also be seen as extensions of crowds, subcultures that emerge within a specific school. Certain crowds are found in many, even most, high schools across the United States, most of these can be found in other western countries as well, with the exception of jocks