I just want to speak my mind about this, and I’m not expecting everybody to agree since I know some of you are too shallow and obsessive over Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera to know the true facts, but bare with me here.
First of all, to the Britney fans.
YOU GIVE BRITNEY TOO MUCH CREDIT. LEGENDARY? C’MON FOLKS.
What exactly has Britney done in a period of 5 years or so that all of a sudden makes her a legend next to the Beatles, to Tina Turner, to Cher, to Prince, to Jimmi Hendrix, to Ray Charles, or to Etta James. I know what most of you will say, “Oh she got a star walk of fame, she sold more records than Christina, she’s the most popular pop star in the world, she kissed Madonna, everybody talks about her, etc.” Now tell me, if one of those legends I mentioned just did that in their whole career, would they become the legends they are today. And be real, many of you just act so dense minded when it comes to just being honest. Many of you act as if there is no other like Britney. Believe it or not, you can probably find many Britney’s in crowd of a thousand people, and they can be just as good as Britney could or just the same. I would respect most of you that can just say, she’s a “pop icon”, but saying that she’s a “legend” or will become one at this point of her career is just exaggerating too much.
To the Christina fans
I like Christina, and YES, she has powerful vocal chords, she can sing, “Beautiful” was a wonderful song, it touched the emotion, she has proven that she cares about woman empowerment through “Fighter” and “Can’t Hold Us Down”, and can’t forget, she won a Grammy. But c’mon, that doesn’t mean that years and years from now she will be remembered for it. Being a legend is all about LONGEVITY, it’s not about just winning Grammys and selling records and being popular. Some of you don’t seem to understand what being a legend is all about. It’s not something that is just given to an artist for a year, or even for a day, it’s an honor, a lifetime honor of achieving so much and making a difference, and being remembered for decades and decades. If both Britney and Christina’s careers were over, there would be very little for us to remember them by, except nothing more than saying, ‘they were pop icons of the late 90’s and were one of the most popular artists of our day.’ THAT IS ALL. Stop exaggerating on both of them…they are young…they haven’t done anything…it’s too soon and too pointless to predict if they will be legends or not. End of story.