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Britney Spears Featured RX

Britney Spears: The Crucified Pop Star

Millions of people flock around a woman, all screaming one name.

Thousands of cameras are flashing as a fragile 5 foot 4 inch woman emerges amidst the chaos in large sunglasses and a messy updo. She forces a smile as large, muscular bodyguard ****** her to a black car. Legions of Paparazzi barricade her car as flashes of light blind her while she struggles to make an escape from this swarm of strangers. She treks through life day to day like this, masking all the hurt and pain inside her petite, barbie like frame. She manages to put a smile on her face, and despite how jaded someone in her position could be, she exudes a gentleness and patience like no other. She is perhaps one of the greatest female entertainers of this time, Britney Spears. Once just an ordinary American girl with a big dream and an innocent heart, she slowly climbed into international fame, selling over 83 million records worldwide in just one decade. Though some may argue it was a seamless effort, it was not until the pinnacle of her fame that the seams began to show and Spears garnered more attention for her distressed personal life than her music career. The humanity of the girl underneath the perfect blonde hair and tight bedazzled costumes started to became a topic of both ridicule and constant criticism. Spears must possess a complex personality with underlying layers that even the magnifying glass of the media can not see. With the facilitation of Carl Jung and Alfred Adler’s personality models, I will explore the personality of Ms. Britney Spears.

Listen to the “Crucify Me” demo submitted for Blackout then continue reading…

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Featured Madonna RX This Day In Pop

This Day In Pop: Madonna Releases ‘Truth Or Dare’ Documentary

‘Truth or Dare’ sheds light on Madonna’s most loyal fanbase: the queer community.

This Day In Pop is a reoccurring RX piece, where BreatheHeavy examines a monumental anniversary in pop music. Whether it be a blockbuster release, game-changing performance, live mishap, or something in between, we’re here to dig through the archives and highlight some of the biggest moments in pop music history.

Truth Or Dare debuted ‎May 10, 1991.

Celebrity access comes in abundance these days. Pick up your phone, open Instagram and scroll down your feed to see the latest happenings with your favorite stars. Still, a lot of that easy access is executed with a strong level of curation, particularly from the major pop acts. Filters. Double takes. Edits. To that effect, we’ve grown to love certain feeds for their more authentic portrayal of stars. Cue Cardi B’s rise to fame. On the other end, Madonna is still seemingly working on navigating Instagram, but even if she does conquer the platform one day, it’ll never offer the same unprecedented pass to her celebrity as she did in in 1991 with the release of her very first concert/doc film. For our inaugural installment of This Day In Pop, BreatheHeavy decided to kick off our series with one of the most important documentaries in pop music: Madonna: Truth or Dare (also known as In Bed With Madonna).