The power of pop stars.

The last place I want to hear Rihanna squealing her lastest single is while contemplating the fenestration on the Duomo, but in Florence American music is the sound of the city.

The prevalence of American pop music is astounding. This was something I wasn't expecting in the least. As an example we were entertained by Shania Twain, The Bee Gees, and I think Busta Rhymes while eating in a quaint little snack bar today for lunch. I never realized the power that these pop stars hold, especially if the entire world is listening to their work. Is it a shame, or a benefit?