I didn’t even read all of that response because I knew it would be full on nonsense. Just like I skip most of these essays on popdirt.
I am no Christina Aguilera fan. I’m not a Britney fan either, but it’s just bizarre to me how each set of fans submit all these one-sided essays and think they are proving something.
Britney Spears sells records. She also sells out tours. It what she does. You can’t take that away from her by saying she only succeeds because her fans are “dumb”. That’s ignorant. But on the hand, Christina Aguilera wins Grammy’s and has the respect of the reocrding industry. She has credibility. So, both artists are successful in their own ways. Saying Christina’s CD is a flop is equivalent to saying that Britney’s voice is a flop. Where one seems to falter, the other excels.
And also, if you honestly think Stripped is a flop, you don’t know much about the recording industry. Most CDs that are released don’t even go gold. Actually I think the percentage of CDs that fail all together is like in the 90th percentile. So, if you think going multiplatinum 3 times, you’re sorely mistaken.
Yes, Stripped doesn’t have the numbers that Britney does, but few artists do pull in those amazing numbers. But Britney has yet to receive encouragement from the industry as a whole. Christina has long been favored as the “talent” and brought home countless awards, which Britney hasn’t. Sales aren’t the only criterion to measure success. I know I’d rather have a shelf of Grammy’s than to purely sell a large amount of CDs with no validation from my peers. But Britney does her thing and does it well. She works hard–as does Christina.
So, I don’t think you should set the barometer of music industry success on whether a CD sells as much as Britney; that’s foolish. I think some of you should get your facts straight before you submit “news” to popdirt.