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  1. First of all, I know that Adele's commercial peak is bigger than Britney considering the sales climate. Here I'm talking about CULTURAL peak. Gaga came close during 2009-2011 period. But no one has ever been such a phenomenon like Britney was from 1999 to 2004. My guess: Britney's peak happened when there was no social media and the Internet was in its infancy, people knew less about non-famous singers. Nowadays, everyone can become famous by being a Vlogger or reality star. Back in 2000, Britney and Xtina ruled the music industry. Plus, pop stars nowadays do not take risks like the previous generation? We haven't seen Ariana or Dua having music videos like Dirrty or I'm a slave 4U.
    17 points
  2. When I couldn’t dislike this generation anymore. Everything is offensive, cancel everything, you’re hurting my feelings, the white guilt.
    14 points
  3. So I have noticed that nobody has talked about this but not only did Billboard update her sales for the 20th anniversary for OIDIA, but her all time record sales. Now, Britney has sold 257 million records WW pure She has also sold 150 million pure albums in total . Combined with TSPC, CSPC, SEA, Total streams...Britney has sold over 500 million records . So congratulations to Britney!she has sold around 375 million albums with TSPC, CSPC, SEA, Total streamsEven tho, she is mentioned as the 4th best selling artist, the author forgot to put Rihanna in the top 5 (riti has sold 300 million records)so I have edited the title And taylor swift fans have the nerves to compare Britney
    13 points
  4. I think more than anybody becoming famous, I think it's more about we being more desensitized to anything new. It's like, we have access to so many other things, that nothing is as outstanding or memorable. Even the biggest hit, it's like, a few weeks later people just completely moved on to another thing, because of so many things we have access to. I think all these new artists even though have much more exposure than Britney and her peers back in the day, if any of them went on a hiatus of 2-5 years, they would be over. That would be it for them, because in that period of time a thousand more people would've come up, and it's not that they have to be more famous in terms of sales or streams, just enough to distract the public from the absence of whoever was the biggest thing two years ago. If someone released a video like Oops nowadays, no one would bat an eye, but back in the day it was amazing, because we had less options, less diversity, and something like that or the snake performance would obviously get ingrained in the minds of everyone that witnessed that, and that's why artists like Britney will always be remembered. But nowadays there's just so many of everything, that unless you stumble upon one of those Buzzfeed rewind articles, you'll hardly remember anything that happened in the last decade, like, unless it's something you really like.
    13 points
  5. But her music is pop. She doesn’t have a leg to stand on here, sorry. NOW, on the OTHER hand, let’s discuss how Rihanna’s earlier albums were always nominated for R&B awards at the Grammys just because she’s black...yet they were 100% pop (her only r&b album is anti). I love Billie, but I feel like the best new artist curse is going to come for her. I hope not though
    12 points
  6. I think there’s just something about Britney that really touched on something in people’s unconscious. It was the same sort of thing with Marilyn Monroe, she represented some sort of archetype that people responded very viscerally to. Same thing with Princess Diana. All three have (or had in the case of MM and Diana) something special about them, an undefinable “it” quality that made them into these absolute icons. They captured and reflected a cultural moment and they just did it naturally. It’s a rare thing, probably only once in a generation.
    11 points
  7. Bless whoever literally had to write out her whole speech lol
    9 points
  8. This, nowadays you have artists putting out singles basically on a monthly basis like they're periods or something. People's attention span are much shorter now, and with all these streaming services, the way eras are handled now is like the 90s/2000s on s t e r o i d s (apparently that's a censored word if put together ). Singles back in the day would last about 4 months or so. Even lead singles would be released like 2 months before the actual album came out and it was still a hit.
    9 points
  9. Nooooo.... The real history of Neyde Spears:
    8 points
  10. 8 points
  11. I know the forum is generally Katy-phobic but please keep it nice and positive
    8 points
  12. We fans all love Britneys music and probably always will. We all desire something new, a different genre of music, something more instrumental, an indie album, dark pop maybe. After the 2007 era the general public hasn't really bought into anything from her. The hiatus between albums is getting longer so the general public forget her. The last song i heard in the club's was Till The World Ends other than that nothing new is hanging around. We try to help our girl out by shining a light on her new music to the general public, wanting her music to be charting again, we stream, and share songs that we think will get the general public to listen. Unless Britney does something really strong and really different, or some film maker uses her music in a film I'm not sure the general public are going to tune in. Britney has her loyal fans here. We tried to get the general public to be interested with pushing Mood Ring, it didn't work. What I am saying is if we want Britney to be charting again the general public need to like it. If Britney is to make something that isn't pop us fans have got to be okay with that, she is the artist and should be able to create any form of music. If fans are complaining when Britney detours from pop then you're forcing her into that horrible pop music industry stereotype. The industry that tears artist up the copy and paste pop. The industry that only thinks of the artist as a product on a shelf. People keep expecting Britneys music to stay the same why is an artist not allow to grow and change. Some fans make it seem that if Britney steps outside the pop bubble one toe they'll unsubscribe from her, but tear her down while they leave. One last thing it's okay to not like a Britney song, I don't like Radar. Its okay to like other artists. There is no tier of fans. Some fans act like if Britney found out your lack of loyalty because they didn't like one song off with your head. In fact some fans really need to tone down their over obsessed loyalty, your obsession is why Britney seems afraid at meet and greets. The phrase "Easy Lennie" comes to mind. Please be kind and mindful to Britney, she's human just like you, her job is to make music, her job isn't to be famous, and its not to fit in some mold, she's not perfect, no one is, she makes mistakes and that's okay, everyone does. So talk about her music but tone down your obsession and be kind. Dont become a toxic fandom.
    7 points
  13. Everyone wants to get away from the ‘pop’ label nowadays and it’s stupid. you are pop, deal with it
    7 points
  14. Not only is she an excellent singer and dancer, she's also an excellent reader, go awwwf B
    7 points
  15. "After the 2007 era the general public hasn't really bought into anything from her" It's almost like you weren't around during the Circus and Femme Fatale eras. They were hits among both fans and the gp. Womanizer was everywhere. Femme Fatale was huge when it came to growing the Britney Army. I feel like that's when most younger fans started stanning. It's one of the main reasons Britney still has younger fans.
    7 points
  16. This is it but I can't find the candids
    7 points
  17. The woman was speaking of strictly biological inherited ***. And also the AUDACITY of anyone who dares drag a woman who lost a billionaire status because she donated hundreds of millions to good causes worldwide. And that includes lgbtqi and black lives causes as well. What have ya'll Internet fighters done to help out the world lately? Miss me with your fake bs tbh, internet has become so toxic its unhealthy having an account anywhere.
    7 points
  18. She’s been complaining about it since the Britney era, she was saying how crazy the schedules are. she talked about it in her blog years ago how gratifying she felt to finally sleep in and not have to wake up in the red eye to fly to another country, perform then to go the hotel to sleep for mere hours to get up on another red eye flight to another country. I can totally see why musicians hate touring as I did an over night gig like that myself and it sucks. Especially for her to keep a positive attitude like that, Queen.
    7 points
  19. Not sure, I've never liked stadium concerts, they feel less personal. The Circus and DWAD were already big enough for her to be walking from side to side on every song. Imagine with a stage for stadiums, her show would have been a whole treadmill
    7 points
  20. Wait does she really think she belongs in the “rap” category?? Her music is pop music period. She should take a seat or two
    6 points
  21. So, I'm not a huge Billie fan and maybe have never even listened to one of her songs all the way through (shocking, I know) but I really think she meant to put more emphasis on how "pop" is white and "R&B" is black. Which is true and racist af. Like you guys have been saying Rihanna has been pop af for years and was always classified as "R&B" because of her skin color. I mean, "Umbrella" was written for Britney and would be considered pure pop if it weren't for the fact Rihanna was on it instead. And if Rihanna had performed "Hold It Against Me" it would all of the sudden be and "R&B" song despite being essentially the same song. I'm going to give Billie the benefit of the doubt and say she was just throwing out and example but doesn't truly think she's a rapper. Or is she? IDK. Never listened.
    6 points
  22. Drake talked about this too: Idk, I'd say Billie makes pop music. I mean, it's alternative pop / dream pop / bedroom pop / whatever pop, but at it's core it's still pop, isn't it?!
    6 points
  23. They didn't say anything about Britney being the 4th (or 5th) bigest selling female artist. If she has sold 34 million albums in the US, there's no way she has sold 150M albums WW like you said. Sorry but this thread is a mess. I can't believe it's even mainpaged.
    6 points
  24. I totally agree. Even as a little kid i had a glimpse of the world before social media and internet took over. I'm living in the Philippines, a third-world country. The 2000s were like the extension of the 90s. Our family did not even have a personal computer until 2008! (Imagine?) I remembered the hype of Britney around 2002 because back then, there was no choice but radio, TV, CDs and cassettes only. You actually have to buy posters and physical magazines on stores. It was different, people were not busy with their phones 24/7. You will really crave for Britney music because you'll only hear them when you switch on the actual media players.
    6 points
  25. 6 points
  26. Faaaaaaake. Fans need to stop reaching to find moments of Britney singing along. She used to when she was younger. This started getting phased out during Circus (ummm when she screamed on stage when a guy jumped in front of her, proving her mic was totally off). She doesn't care anymore. She legit lip-synchs, they keep her mic ON so she can have those random moments between songs of speaking. Don't you wonder why she doesn't do her "woo's" and stuff anymore like she used to when she would try and sing with track (ie. DWAD). Her voice is NOT strong enough to support the endurance of an entire show, even at 50% singing 50% track. She's a studio singer. She cannot dance and sing at the same time. Nor does she want to... If she went back to vocal lessons and practiced she could get it back, but she enjoys dancing and working out. Don't you think during lockdown she would be working on her voice if it was a passion of hers? Music is just the form for her to perform, she does not care about singing anymore. I don't want to pull the "I know people" card, but I have friends that dance with her, they say she doesn't sing... Once during Slave 4 U they said at the end she ACTUALLY said "Like that" and they all freaked out - proving how rarely she does anything live, even speaking bits. The last efforts we had from Britney as a vocalist died after DWAD Tour. Once you start lip-synching to ballads when you have no excuse not to sing (Everytime - Onyx) your passion as a singer is dead.
    6 points
  27. Non binary and trans are two different things. I don’t think she was being insensitive to the trans community. I think she was referencing the various new terms people are identifying with. It’s a new wave and some people don’t understand fully.
    6 points
  28. ...what? What is the discussion here? Have we really gotten to a point where we have to go the extra mile to define what a man and a woman is? ...BIOLOGICALLY speaking?
    6 points
  29. Even before I read this I was gonna y’all about social media. You can literally become tiktok famous by being a mediocre dancer so what’s the reason to be an actual good dancer and an actual good performer?
    6 points
  30. I agree with her about categorizing people’s music based on race being wrong, but rap Billie Ray? Rap? You’re not rap though
    5 points
  31. Good job for the person who wrote her speech.This is a team that cares for, values , and respects her client/boss. Sometimes it is really necessary for people in the industry to talk about social movements but she is just that, an industry person. Let's not put her or anyone on pedestals.
    5 points
  32. Exactly! Britney basically had a re-peak in 2008-2012 are we just going to casually forget that?
    5 points
  33. Basically everything we talk about the c-ship even now, in 2020. Same topics, same questions... Britney behavior nowadays shows signs of fear, like she's constantly afraid of something. Her anxiety issues are getting worse, and her team allowed meet & greets for years. I heard some stuff from brazilians, one of them went to m&g from last tour... Britney almost cried and couldn't look to him, she was shaking. Robin saw this and did nothing. I have no doubt Britney mental health isn't a priority for them.
    5 points
  34. Yeah but don't all these types of people have to be born female to menstruate? I don't get the problem with what she said lol ... fine people can be non binary or nonconforming but you can't just erase the idea that genetically born "male" and "female" exist, like some of these people are doing.
    5 points
  35. And just to put things into perspective, there's people who also want to erase the differences between SPECIES. As in, we're just like any other animal.
    5 points
  36. Remember when Miley had a meltdown and complained that Larry was pushing her too hard? Same kind of ****.
    5 points
  37. 5 points
  38. I recently discovered that Spotify has put together a playlist titled "Black, Queer, and Proud" which contains music from out black LGBTQ+ artists. In a time of great pain and frustration for the black community and of awareness for pride month, I was inspired by the playlist. I thought this would be a great time to reflect on black queer artists that are helping to inspire and pave the way for the black and LGBTQ+ communities. I'm going to highlight black queer artists below that are either some of my favorites or that I find particularly notable. Feel free to share your own favorite black queer artists or music as well! Frank Ocean Frank Ocean first experienced musical success by writing for pop artists such as Justin Bieber and John Legend. Ocean then joined a hip-hop group titled Odd Future which also included Tyler, the Creator. Frank Ocean released his first mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, in February 2011, which included collaborations with Kanye West and Jay-Z. Ocean wrote and recorded more with these rappers on their collaborative album, Watch the Throne. Frank’s first big hit was a song titled Thinkin Bout You, which has gone platinum in the U.S., received critical acclaim, peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #7 on the Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Rolling Stone and Complex named the track the 4th best song of 2012. In a Tumblr post, Frank revealed that the song was about a relationship he had with a man, his first love, while also noting his relationships with women. Frank then became known as the first out rap/hip-hop/R&B artist. Frank’s first album, Channel Orange, won him 4 Grammy nominations and 1 award and was the most critically acclaimed albums of 2012, receiving a whopping 92/100 score on Metacritic. The list of accolades for the album goes on and on. Frank largely went MIA for the 4 years between Channel Orange and his next 2 albums which were released in 2016. Endless, a visual album, was released first on Apple Music as a way to finish his contract with his record label and go independent for his next album, Blonde, which was released the day after Endless was released. Both albums, once again, received critical acclaim, with Blonde, in particular, being named as one of the best albums of the year and decade on many lists. Blonde is personally my favorite album of all time from any artist. Since 2016, Frank has released multiple one-off singles, including Chanel, the gender role-breaking song that has become his most streamed song on Spotify. The songs starts with the lines, “My guy pretty like a girl, and he got fight stories to tell. I see both sides, like Chanel.” Frank Ocean has come to be known as one of the most critically acclaimed artists of our time. He has truly become a gold standard role model for the LGBTQ+ community, the black community, and the music community. Azealia Banks Azealia Banks has unfortunately recently become more known for her controversy, Twitter fights, and witchiness, but none of those things reduces her incredible artistry and success. She first came on the scene with her single 212, which has gone platinum in the UK, received critical acclaim, and was listed on many “Best Songs of 2011” lists. Banks became known for her genre-bending music, which blend hardcore hip-hop, indie pop, and dance, along with her vulgar and aggressive lyrics and vocals. This unique combination gave Banks an innovative genre completely of her own. Banks has come out as bisexual, but has claimed she doesn’t want to be known as the “bisexual, lesbian rapper.” She followed that she didn’t want to live on other people’s terms. She has also been vocal about civil rights issues and cultural appropriation in the music industry. Despite her shortcomings, Azealia Banks has become a queer icon and a true testament to what can be achieved through rugged individualism, creativity, and being yourself. More Black Queer Artists Here are some other notable black queer artists that you may listen to or know of: Janelle Monáe Tyler, the Creator Kehlani RuPaul Keiynan Lonsdale Mykki Blanco Big Freedia Lil Nas X iLoveMakonnen Jaden Smith Willow Smith These artists are all worthy of their own recognition, but I don’t feel knowledgable or qualified enough to write portraits of them. The Spotify Playlist Feel free to share your favorite queer black artists, music, or thoughts on any of those artists below!
    4 points
  39. Sam L is no threat in 2020. Is this a Team C-Ship strategy?
    4 points
  40. What’s wrong with being a pop artist? Girl you stanned Britney who is the epitome of pop. Ugh I hate that pop is getting soooo serious nowadays.
    4 points
  41. Her discography is iconic: Everyone complained about the Britney's Glory cover but let's complain about Neyde's In The Zone cover please...
    4 points
  42. Neyde is the living legend. Also I found older photo from late 90s.
    4 points
  43. What an amazing time for pop music, teenage dream is for sure one of the most important pop albums ever I do like this song.
    4 points
  44. Can I just talk about how ANNOYING and WHINY dance monkey is for sure her voice is unique, but what the hell was she doing in that horrendous song
    4 points
  45. Trying to make her look like a Halsey with such a pop-dance-Latino audience behind her was a serious mistake
    4 points
  46. Every mashup with Gimme More is an iconic hit
    4 points
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