Contributed by Jenny:
I was just wondering if you guys see the irony in the pop world that I see. As of now I can only think of two different examples that show my point, but I think you’ll agree with me that they are valid. Fans of these groups, I’m not trying to step on any toes but I’m just being objective.
Case #1: Backstreet Boys Vs. *NSYNC
When the whole boy-band thing came out again in the mid-late 90’s, I think it is safe to say that for a while, the Backstreet Boys were number one. *NSYNC came out shortly after, and still Backstreet remained on top. Then, slowly, *NSYNC started rising to the top, and they just kept rising, while Backstreet continued to fall.
Case #2: Britney Spears Vs. Christina Aguilera
Britney Spears’ first single, ‘Baby One More Time’ was a massive hit everywhere, and that can not be denied. Britney was extremely popular, outstanding record sales, and all. Christina Aguilera made her debut with ‘Genie in a Bottle’ a little while later, and people noticed her of course, but she was just “the next Britney Spears”. And now, a few years later, it’s basically obvious that Christina’s career is continuing to flourish, while Britney reached her peak a while ago, and is becoming a lot less popular.
I just think it’s ironic how the follow-up acts end up taking over.