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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Soda Stereo
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Soda Stereo

Looking back, it's strange that Argentinean new wave band Soda Stereo didn't break through in the U.S. in the 1980s. All the pieces were in place: They had a cool band name, a catchy sound and a positive critical reputation. While the band never did end up achieving much success in North America, they managed to do what no other band had ever done: Unify South American countries' taste in music. From Chile to Ecuador, Soda Stereo packed stadiums and sold boatloads before splitting up in 1997. They went out with a bang though: Their final LP, 1995's Sueño Stereo, was deemed the 4th best Latin Rock album ever by Rolling Stone in 2012. Soda Stereo briefly reunited in 2007 for a sold-out tour before again parting ways. 

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