Yes, Hiss, I've often wondered about that too - being so talented. I am "entertaining", I like to think, but this is so much more. And not just singing either. Stage presence, the ability to convey emotion, and yes, appearance matters too.
I have great sympathy for the really talented people who become "stars", all of a sudden the rules are totally different for them. Privacy becomes a bad joke. As Shakira says, "your family gets bigger now they think you are rich", and "Once you become a star, you've got no right to bitch". Many singer/songwriters write about how hard it is to be them, but few people seem to notice or care.
Anything that makes you stand out in a crowd has got to involve a lot of hard work and isolation, I think.