Contributed by StrippedForever:
The whole Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera comparison is not right. First off, Christina is a credible pop vocalist and Britney is just a pop/music business creation. They may be in the same age group and target the same audience, but that doesn’t mean they’re alike. Compare Britney to Hilary Duff but not to Christina. Christina should be compared to other young artists with more credibility (ie. Pink, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake) who at least try to grow as musicians.
Popularity is also important to sell a whole lot of records. Popularity is everything. NOT! All of you are wrong in thinking that record sales correlates with credibility. Just because Britney has sold more records than Christina or many other great artists, does not make her special nor important (probably to Jive and other merchandising companies who make millions out of her). Record sales are only considered an achievement when there’s great music and creativity behind it. Britney has sold many more records than Christina but she has yet to reach Christina’s artistic level and Britney’s 60 million record sales has not changed that fact.
Christina has the talent and credibility while Britney has the record sales and popularity. But popularity is superficial and it always fades, but real talent does not. People who rely on their popularity to succeed are also doomed. Popularity can vanish as instantly as it appeared. Look at Norah Jones, she is one of the best selling artists of 2003 and she does not need popularity to sell records. She has the talent and credibility and that’s what really counts.
Christina is different from Britney because she always took things to the next level and not stay in the same area that she felt unhappy in. Christina is a real fighter and she will always be remembered as the ‘Little With The Big Voice.’