As some have been mentioning, the battle of the pop princesses is coming to an end, and a clear winner is emerging, and that winner is Britney Spears. Lets compare 2004, a great year for Britney in terms of breaking records, selling millions of albums and having 3 world wide hit singles and a hit fragrance. Christina Aguilera? Nothing but complete and utter disaster. Even with the blatant failure of everything Christina Aguilera has done, her fives and tens of remaining fans left in the world are still convinced that Christina will last. Sorry to burst your bubble, but Christina may have won some battles, but Britney is winning the war.
2002, the era in which everyone thought Christina will last, who would have thought now she is struggling to sell anything? She can’t even have hit singles. Her current disaster ‘Tilt Your Head Back’ is at its second week and has failed to make it to the top 30 of the world chart, and if that’s not embarrassing enough Britney Spears’ ‘ My Prerogative’ is still in the top 5 after several weeks, something her other disaster ‘Carwash’ could not achieve. For someone who is supposed to last longer than Britney, that is awful. If that isn’t bad enough, then look at her horrific performance on the Australian DVD chart. Britney is at #4, she has managed to stay in the top 5 for weeks, but Christina? She fell from #6 to #17. OUCH!:
B TW LW TI HP Title Artist Accred. Company Cat. No.
1 1 201 1 HELL FREEZES OVER Eagles
15 WARNER 8573830902
2 2 2 2 ULTIMATE KYLIE – DVD Kylie Minogue
2 FMR 338378
3 7 55 1 WHAT WE DID LAST SUMMER – LIVE AT KNEBWORTH Robbie Williams
6 CAP/EMI 5992089
4 3 4 1 MY PREROGATIVE: GREATEST HITS Britney Spears
5 4 3 3 SO FRESH: 2004 VOLUME 2 DVD Various JV/UMA 9825825
6 5 6 1 RIGHT! RIGHT! RIGHT! Jet
2 CAP/EMI 5443249
7 15 16 1 CONCERT FOR SLIM Various
2 CAP/EMI 5999409
8 11 151 1 LIVE AT THE ALBERT Robbie Williams
4 CAP/EMI 4926859
9 – NEW 9 WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION Xzibit COL/SBME 5179173000
10 10 5 2 LIVE AID Various
11 8 10 1 THESE DAYS: POWDERFINGER LIVE IN CONCERT Powderfinger
2 UMA 9821471
12 9 3 4 ANYWHERE BUT HOME Evanescence
13 13 5 10 QUEEN ON FIRE – LIVE AT THE BOWL Queen
14 23 86 5 NEIL DIAMOND’S GREATEST HITS LIVE Neil Diamond
4 COL/SBME CVD49014
15 18 48 1 DELTA Delta Goodrem
12 EPI/SBME 202227.9
16 19 50 1 #1’s Michael Jackson
5 EPI/SBME 202250.9
17 6 4 4 STRIPPED: LIVE IN THE UK Christina Aguilera RCA/SBME 82876580009
This DVD has not even been certified, that is how much of a failure it is. Look at the people outselling her. Neil Diamond? Powderfinger? Jet? They aren’t even promoting their album and even they can outsell Christina.
Some fans of Christina have been ( incorrectly) claiming that Christina is the next Madonna. The reason Madonna is the Queen of Pop is not because she changed her looks several times, not entirely. What made Madonna the Queen of pop was her amazing album sales. For 20 years she has managed to make hit singles and sell albums. Christina on the other hand has only been here for 5 years and her career is already going down the toilet. Madonna has managed to sell 115 million albums, with the amount of popularity Christina is loosing it will take her 2 life times to sell 40 million albums, let alone 115 million albums. Out of all the other female artists of this generation, Britney is the closest to Madonna, with her album sales of 66 million.
It is not just album sales that will make Britney the next Madonna, but one the ability to effortlessly gain attention. This is something that comes naturally to Britney and Madonna, but something Christina has yet to master the art of doing. Christina Aguilera is in India, scarcely anyone cares. Not the media, not the public. Nobody is talking about Christina. Christina could be in the middle of Baghdad and she will still get zero press attention. But look at Britney Spears, she easily stole the show at the Billboard award with just her mere attendance:
Britney Thrilled 2004 Billboard Awards Audience
Britney Spears thrilled the audience at last night’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, by making her first public appearance as a married woman.
The pop superstar took to the stage to present Kanye West with the first of his four honors of the night, Rap Artist of The Year. Wearing a tight-fitting lacy mini-dress, the new Mrs. Federline drew cheers of approval from the MGM Grand crowd.
Spears was celebrating after being handed the year’s Dance Single Sales of The Year award before the ceremony.
6 years on, Britney still has the world wrapped round her little finger. She is winning awards, getting Grammy nominations, selling 4 million copies of her Greatest Hits album in FOUR weeks and has had some of the biggest hits this year.
On the other hand Christina has had a string of flops this year. This only marks the decline of her significance in the music world. Even experts know that Britney is STILL more significant in the music world than Christina. In Q Magazine Britney was 4 of the only females to be in the top 40 of their music icon pole. Here is what they said about her:
“Teen pop’s biggest icon since Madonna in the early 80’s, Britney’s impact on music and the wider world of celebrity remains phenomenal. How she sounds, how she looks, who she’s marrying…”
Fans of Christina Aguilera keep on referring back to the Stripped era to prove Christina’s long stay in the music business. Well newsflash, Stripped was 2 years ago and now her career is in TATTERS. She is struggling to have hit singles, her DVD is not selling, her tour bombed.
When Christina releases her new album in 2005, this will put the final nail in the coffin for her career. Does this girl ever learn? If your 20’s and 30’s inspired tour flops, your two 20’3 and 30’s inspired singles bomb, then SURELY her next album (which is also going to be 20’s and 30’s inspired) is going to flop. She is in India now to get ‘inspiration’. Oh great, even worse. 20’s and 30’s inspired Indian music album. Just watch that album fly off the shelves. Sarcasm by the way.
Several times Christina Aguilera fans have argued that sales do not matter. Sale DO in fact matter. If an artist’s career is failing, then this means that the public is not interested, therefore they will not be here for years. We have already seen this with Christina. In England her popularity has decreased so radically, with her two singles selling miserable amounts. Her DVD is falling down the charts. More interest is being paid to Britney. Her Greatest Hits album recently became the fastest selling Greatest Hits album for a female artist in UK chart history ever. In Australia people are growing tired of Christina. Everyone is tired of Christina. She has become a pain in the arse, like a cancer of the music world. Christina Aguilera is becoming boring. She was interesting before, but now nothing she does is of any interest. She can turn up at an award show, douse herself in lighter fluid and set herself alight and she still wont steal the show.
Christina is to the music world what Cindy Lauper was back in the 80’s. Insignificant. While Britney ( Like Q Magazine correctly said) is like Madonna.
RIP Christina Aguilera’s’ career: 1999-2004.
I can’t say that I am not excited for her next album to be released though. I will be carefully observe the failure of this album sitting back with a bucket of popcorn watching her next album fail to hit the one million mare WORLD WIDE.
Oh, and by the way, how’s Xposed doing?