Do you have to have talent to be someone well known as a singer or hardwork as in tons of practice?
Haha not these days! Just look at all those auto-tune boy-band "singers"! It started in the 90's with grunge, they had attitude without ability, the attitude was all they needed.
absolutely not, Britney spears for example
in todays society, you need talent but not much, mainly a pretty face.
No...just looks and a greedy record exec. YouTube and these ridiculous TV shows seems to be the easy way out. Take a look at Bieber and 1D...lack of talent and just have looks. I guarantee if they had no looks they would be working at McDonalds.
Talent? At least some. But like other answers state, their appearance seems to be just as important. I'm sure appearance has always mattered.
Apparently not anymore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoMF3TsNWFA
In a world where Justin Beiber is famous, you're actually asking if talent is important?