Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Beyonce Knowles have all been successful, controversial, and most importantly relevant in pop. They have all proven the test of time by lasting in the music business for at least 7 years. They all have smash singles, albums, dozens of lucrative endorsement deals and sold-out concerts! They are bona fide superstars but who would make the biggest impact when they return to the music scene?
Case 1: Will the Princess of Pop ‘spearhead’ the competition?
Artist: Britney Spears
Albums: Studio (4) Compilations (2)
Record Sales: 85 million sold (IFPI) – 120 million sold (Discography)
5th Studio Album: tentative title ‘Original Doll’ (late 2006/early 2007)
Current Projects: Fantasy Tour for perfume launch in Europe.
Britney is the undisputed pop juggernaut of the 21st century plans. Will she solidify her lead with a planned 2006/2007 release of a new album? This album is said to showcase Britney’s true voice & a follow-up to previous successes ‘In The Zone’ & ‘Greatest Hits: My Prerogative’. The tracks are rumored to be a blend of blues, dance and R & B. Expected collaborators for her upcoming album are Wyclef Jean & Bloodshy & Avant.
Case 2: Will the ‘booty-shaking’ diva fulfill her destiny?
Artist: Beyonce Knowles
Albums: Studio (1) Live (1)
Record Sales: Solo (20 million sold); Destiny’s Child (70 million sold)
2nd Studio Album: no title yet but is expected to (mid-late 2006)
Current Projects: Filming for ‘Dreamgirls’; penning new album singles.
Beyonce is an undeniable musical force in both the R & B and Pop worlds. Will she dominate this year with her 2nd studio album release? Beyonce isn’t expected to deviate from her booty-shaking ways very soon. So far ‘Check On It’ is the longest running #1 in the Billboard singles chart this year so expect the anticipation to rise before her new material is released. There is no word on expected collaborators for her album yet.
Case 3: Will this ‘dirrty’ diva’s jazz bring her back to the top?
Artist: Christina Aguilera
Albums: English Studio (2) Spanish Studio (2) Compilations (1) Unofficial (1)
Record Sales: 40 million sold (IFPI) – 70 million sold (Discography)
3rd Studio Album: official album title is ‘Back To Basics’ (Spring 2006)
Current Projects: Recording for her upcoming album.
Christina is the pop rebel of this century much as Madonna was last century. Will her rebellious ways in music propel her to iconic success similar to the likes of perennial pop icon Madonna? Her next album is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed best-seller ‘Stripped’ & will feature a jazz sound typical of the 1920s & 1930s. Notable contributors include Linda Perry who has also written songs for Christina’s 2002 smash album ‘Stripped’ .
Who among these returning top divas would make the biggest impact?