We all know that popular groups are called 'talentless' and undeserving of their popularity by someone on a daily basis, but can we all just admit that popularity is not just about 'talent' but also about 'star power' which in itself I consider a talent. But what do you guys would qualify as 'star power'? I personally think there are 6 main qualities: 1. Being able to make others feel attached to you and your music and content and be able to make others want to see you succeed. 2. Being hard to imitate and stand out visually among other groups 3. Being expressive without seeming fake or tryhard and being a good communicator even without using words 4. Being relatable 5. Strong chemistry and dynamic between the members + many different personalities 6. Being changeable while still keeping your core identity However, those groups' music and content and overall talent is still the main thing to make them blow up, in my opinion. Let's put it that way - e.g you can replace BTS with anyone else that is supposedly more handsome, more talented, hits higher notes, has half of the above qualities, etc., but if that group never had a title track like Run, I wouldn't really look twice at them. So popular groups are not less talented than others per se, they just have the advantage of knowing how to play the popularity game and obtain long-term stans better than others.