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Stephen Strange, or more popularly known as Doctor Strange is the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has the power to, other than heal patients, control time and show off amazing bright yellow circles. Kidding aside, the latest movie about him is one of the best I’ve seen from Marvel.

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I was hesitant at first to see this film. I felt as if that Doctor Strange was an unnecessary addition to the Avengers and that he wasn’t popular enough for people to crave about him. Before I watched the film, some of my friends already knew who Benedict Cumberbatch was, the actor behind Doctor Strange, and he was already acclaimed with his other works with Sherlock and The Hobbit. In other words, he is a great actor, together with his other co-actors in this Marvel film. He even worked out a lot to be in great shape, such a pro. The hype already got me, especially their marketing and teasers online. What really made me watch the movie is when I saw the behind the scenes, it was already intriguing and exciting. They had a lot of yellow sparkling circles and mind-bending visuals, something I haven’t seen in a regular Marvel film, it really got me hyped. Then I told myself, that’s it, I have to see this film!

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I was waiting for an invite to watch the film; I didn’t want to watch Doctor Strange alone. My co-Marvel fanatic is already in Canada so I was waiting for someone else. Then two of my friends were gonna watch it, so I asked if I could tag along. It was a Wednesday night, and it was a night that my perspective would change about Marvel movies.

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So the movie started with a fight scene between The Ancient One and some thieves. I was already in awe. The fight scene is already jaw-dropping and the visuals were literally mind-bending, something I haven’t seen in a superhero film, a kind of superpower I wanted to have. Also, the back-story of Doctor Stranger got me interested in the character even more, and how his personality developed throughout the film. He was someone I can relate to, actually, or maybe there was this specific connection between me and his character? I don’t know. It’s just that the process of getting his powers and his power itself is something unique, no other superhero in the Marvel Universe got me this excited, not even Vision or Scarlet Witch. Doctor Strange was REALLY powerful. His costume was even surreal! I love how he looked sleek wearing those amazing clothing, he really looked like a mage or a magician, a classy one.  The story isn’t even boring, the humor was there, brilliant acting was there, heart-pumping twists were there, and even a small love story was evident. But Doctor Strange’s story was so relatable I felt we would have the same choices and decision in the entire film.

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I can’t say that this film has topped off Captain America: Civil War, but all I can say is that it exceeded my expectations. His character was really everybody else, someone aspiring to be the best, someone who saw his hard-works come to life and, his life may not be perfect, but he is contented. He may not be the strongest, but he is wise, he knows what he is doing. The only thing I hate about this film is that they featured a Beyonce song, they should’ve selected a Britney song instead. Nevertheless, it is still one of the best films of 2016 and it didn’t disappoint me. It got the kid in me really excited and I am looking forward for more Doctor Strange films, for more mind-bending scenes and for more intense fight scenes. Definitely, this film, Doctor Strange, has changed the game, and the next Marvel films should take notes, they did well this time and they have to exceed this on their next ones, just saying, or else they’ll have to bargain. 😉

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Why Britney Spears Is The New Queen Of Pop.Limitless.

Britney spears deserves her own category for this blog for she is such a legend she has truly inspired me in my life.

Lady Gaga is one of the best breakthrough artists of the past year, Beyonce is one of the best powerbelting singers and performers of her generation, Katy Perry is the modern Pop diva people talk about and Rihanna is known for her catchy music and chants, but Britney Spears, she might not be a powerbelter or the talk of the town, but she has garnered herself the status “LEGENDARY” and “ICONIC“.

If Madonna and Michael Jackson would have a child, it would have been Britney Spears. She has always been levelled with them, in terms of sales, recognitions and popularity. They say Madge is the Queen of Pop, MJ is the King of Pop and Britney Spears is the Princess of Pop. They did not just dub her as the Princess just because she is a female performer but she has strived hard for more than 10 years to deserve to be called a queen. Let’s see the charts:

List of best-selling singles

(Physical Singles)
Britney Spears is not new to this, selling singles, I mean selling physically each song in a CD. Britney never fails to amaze her fans and critics because she proves she can play it along with veteran singers from the ’80s until today.

Partial list:

Bing Crosby

”White Christmas”

50million
Elvis Presley

”It’s Now or Never”

22million
Celine Dion

“My Heart Will Go On”

15million
Whitney Houston

”I will always love you”

12 million
Beatles

”I want to hold your hand”

11million
Mariah Carey

“All I want for Christmas”

10million
Britney Spears

“Baby one more time”

9million
Shakira

”Whenever, wherever”

8million
Beyoncé feat Jay-z

”Crazy in Love

8million
Christina Aguilera

”Genie in a bottle”

7million
Britney Spears

“Oops I Did It Again”

6million
Janet Jackson

“Together again”

6million
Madonna

“Vogue”

6million
Michael Jackson

“Thriller”

6million

(Digital)
And even during the modern era, Britney will never let the newcomers dominate the charts. She still proves she can still hold the crown of being the pop princess in the center of these amazing artists of our generation. She shows that no age or time can stop her in conquering the charts.

Partial List:

Black Eyed Peas “I gotta feeling” 14.6million
Lady Gaga ”Pokerface” 10.75million
Bruno Mars “Grenade” 10.2million
Beyoncé ”Single ladies” 7.47million
Avril Lavigne “Girlfriend” 7.3million
Rihanna “Umbrella” 6.6million
Beyoncé “Irreplaceable” 6.53million
Britney Spears “Toxic” 6.5million
Taylor Swift ”Love story” 6.5million
Justin Bieber “Baby” 6.4million
Rihanna “We found love” 6.3million
Britney Spears “Womanizer” 6million
Beyoncé “Halo” 5.7million
Usher “Love in this club” 5.6million
Britney Spears “Circus” 5.5million
Miley Cyrus ”Party in the USA” 5.38million
One Direction “What makes you beautiful” 5million

The full Official Singles Artists Top 60 Of All Time is as follows:

  1.  THE BEATLES
  2.  ELVIS PRESLEY
  3.  CLIFF RICHARD
  4.  MADONNA
  5.  MICHAEL JACKSON
  6. ELTON JOHN
  7.  QUEEN
  8. ABBA
  9. DAVID BOWIE
  10.  RIHANNA
  11.  PAUL McCARTNEY
  12.  KYLIE MINOGUE
  13.  ROLLING STONES
  14.  ROD STEWART
  15.  TAKE THAT
  16.  STEVIE WONDER
  17.  OASIS
  18.  EMINEM
  19.  WHITNEY HOUSTON
  20.  SPICE GIRLS
  21.  GEORGE MICHAEL
  22.  ROBBIE WILLIAMS
  23.  THE BEE GEES
  24.  U2
  25.  SHAKIN’ STEVENS
  26.  BRITNEY SPEARS
  27.  STATUS QUO
  28.  LADY GAGA
  29.  BOYZONE
  30.  BLONDIE

List of best-selling albums

Britney Spears is also known as an “Album” artist, meaning she might not sell a lot of physical or digital singles, but she can definitely outsell other artists through her albums. And Britney proves that she is liked not just with one song, but because of her entire album.

Partial List:

Michael Jackson ”Thriller” 65million
Whitney Houston “The bodyguard” 45million
Michael Jackson ”Bad” 45million
Eagles “Greatest hits” 42million
Shania Twain “Come on over” 40million
Celine Dion ”Falling into you” 32million
Mariah Carey “Music box” 32million
Backstreet Boys ”Millenium” 30million
Madonna “Immaculate collection” 30million
Backstreet Boys ”Backstreet’s back” 28million
Spice Girls “Spice” 28million
Britney Spears ”Baby one more time” 27million
Madonna ”True blue” 25million
Mariah Carey “Daydream” 25million
Whitney Houston ”Whitney Houston” 25million
Backstreet Boys “Black & blue” 24million
Adele ”21″ 23million
Madonna ”Like a virgin” 21million
Barbara Streisand ”Guilty” 20million
Britney Spears “Oops I Did It Again” 20million
Cher ”Believe” 20million
Madonna “Ray of light” 20million
Tina Turner ”Private dancer” 20million

Best-selling artists of all time
And since Britney Spears has been in the business for more than 10 years, she managed to build her own fan base, a strong and very supportive fan base that no matter what happens, they, I mean we, will always be there no matter what. She has attracted loyal fans and supporters that helped her reach where she is right now, having more than platinum albums, chart topping songs and sold out world tours. No wonder she is the youngest best-selling female artist.

Partial list:

Beatles 1billion
Michael Jackson 750million
Madonna 300million
Abba 300million
Mariah Carey 200million
Celine Dion 200million
Rolling Stones 200million
Whitney Houston 170million
Aerosmith 150million
Stevie Wonder 150million
Barbara Streisand 140million
Backstreet Boys 130million
Britney Spears 100million
Janet Jackson 100million
The Carpenters 100million
Tina Turner 100million
Paul McCartney 100million
Gloria Estefan 90million
Eminem 86million
Rihanna 85million
Barry Manilow 80million
Shania Twain 75million
Beyoncé 75million
Spice Girls 75million
Shakira 70million
Green Day 65million
Usher 65million
Lady Gaga 64million
Alanis Morisette 60million
Ricky Martin 60million
Kylie Minogue 60million
Black Eyes Peas 56million
Taylor Swift 52million
Adele 50 million
Linkin Park 50 million
Christina Aguilera 50 million

Britney said in one of her interviews that she doesn’t have to prove anything anymore. It’s sounds bad but that’s the truth and I agree with that. Britney only had one Grammy Award, best Dance Recording for Toxic, but the Grammys is not the measurement of being the greatest artist. She had a movie but was never given recognition for it, but still she did not stop on guesting in TV shows or having tributes on TV or having cameo roles in some movies. Awards for a movie do not measure the greatness of an artist. Rather, it is measured on how much an artist gives influence to other singers and creating a trend that the new generation will follow and will become a standard. Admit it, Britney Spears is the epitome of breathtaking performances, coming from a jaw-dropping performance of Baby One More Time, an eye-popping performance of Oops I Did It Again, an exhilarating performance of Slave 4 U, a headliner liplock with Madonna to a very explosive Circus show, Britney has reinvented herself, and truly she outdid herself. And being the ultimate artist of the new millennium, artists today tend to level that and be grater, but honestly no artist is better than Britney Spears until today. Britney also popularized or led the trends in the music industry coming from the rebirth Teen Pop with Baby One More Time, dark pop in Gimme More and the dubstep in Hold it Against Me, she proved that in different times she can become a pillar in the industry she’s in. Lady Gaga may have chart topping songs and Beyoncé may have amazing performances, but Britney has already been there and done that, and she is now trying something new to offer new things to her fans, and will definitely be another standard for her competitors out there.

September 2012 is Britney’s month. She may not release an album or a song this year but she has lots of activities to do which proves that artistry does not just rely on singing. She is set to be the cover of Elle Magazine, have guestings at The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, the release of her Fantasy Twist fragrance, the release of her Twister Dance commercial, another Glee Tribute episode and to become a judge at The X Factor USA. Britney deserves all the work, recognition and praise she deserves and from this, all of us Britney stans consider her as our new queen, not just our queen but the New Queen of Pop. Well we believe Madonna already passed the throne as they kissed during the VMAs, and ultimately she deserves to be since she has proven herself worthy, from all the work she has done to the trials that she has passed. She is more than just a queen, she is a fighter inside a royalty that deserves to be praised, still maintaining her humility and silence covering everything with sweetness. Truly, she is the sweetest candy every Britney fan wants, a sweet music to our ears and sweet wonder for our eyes. As a Britney fan, she is the ultimate inspiration, and just like her, we will go through life “like a Karate kid”.

Sources:

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-official-singles-charts-biggest-selling-artists-of-all-time-revealed-1431/

http://www.enotes.com/topic/List_of_best-selling_singles_worldwide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_singles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums

http://www.listal.com/list/top-10-best-selling-albums

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/09/29/us-glee-britney-idUSTRE68S4OX20100929

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_music_artists#cite_note-142