20 Hugely Popular Musicians Who Haven't Gotten Famous in America (Yet)

Superstars abroad, these artists haven't made much of a dent in the USA

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Paul Williams

Like Rodriguez, Paul Williams never really got his due in the United States; it took a collaboration with Daft Punk on Random Access Memories to bring Williams back into the spotlight in his American homeland. While Williams was a well-known personality and songwriter in the Seventies – he penned "Rainbow Connection – his popularity waned enough in the U.S. that a documentary about his life was titled Paul Williams Still Alive, just to let people know he wasn't dead. However, in the 2011 film, Williams visits the Philippines for a series of concerts… and the 73-year-old singer is worshipped there like he's Justin Bieber

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