Britney: Live In Concert (TODAY!)

THIS IS IT! TODAY IS THE DAY!

18921856_10154755959321376_8506128519610422165_nTODAY MARKS ANOTHER HISTORICAL EVENT, NOT JUST FOR THE PHILIPPINES BUT FOR THE WHOLE BRITNEY ARMY!
Today, June 15, 2017, at the MOA Arena, marks Britney Spears’ first concert in the Philippines. Not just her first concert, by the way, but her first time walking on the lands of our majestic country! She has mentioned our country, the Philippines, in her 2007 hit “Piece Of Me”, where she said she will “sneak away into the Philippines”, and indeed, it has happened. And may I just say, THE QUEEN HAS ARRIVED!

I have been a fan since 1998, I was 8 years old. But I wasn’t a hardcore fan then, I was just a casual one. I just know her song, “…Baby One More Time”, but I don’t know her, nor her name. Kids will normally sing catchy tunes, you know, it’s innate to children. 1And kids will normally sing this song of hers or (You Drive Me) Crazy, teen girls will then sing Sometimes or Born To Make You Happy. She became an institution, an emerging pop culture to teenagers by the end of the 90s. I grew up knowing her and following her acts. We weren’t rich so MTV wasn’t always my option. The channel Vid-ok (Araw Gabi, Sing-along Party), the predecessor of Myx, was my go-to channel to watch Britney videos as they always have her in their countdown. All her videos are always number one, the music was boring when she isn’t featured.

Untitled2000 was a turning point for her and for me as a fan. Her fame was bigger than ever, hits after hits. Then 2001 VMAs came, she was draped with a snake. I fell more in love with her. She was beautiful, talented and fierce. No one understood me. When you are a Britney fan, people tagged you as gay, corny, baduy or no taste. People started to dislike her because she turned to have a sexy image at a young age. But I didn’t stop, because she is very very interesting. The first CD that I had was her “Oops!… I Did It Again” album, but when we moved it got lost. So my mom bought me another, her 3rd album “Britney”, but a pirated version, since this era had a rampant issue on piracy. I would play this CD all day and never got tired of it.

10734194_952736874755659_4948894766860639126_nYears passed, then Toxic came out. People loved her again as it had a very out of this world video, the music was ahead of its time and it was Britney Spears like no one has seen her before. She was edgy, she was on point, she was on fire! Her music and her face was all over the world again and she was stapled to be a household name. Around 2004-2005, I remember my mom wanted me to work for her, for a summer job, at her Travel Agency office and she will pay me. And guess what, I bought original Britney CDs when I got the money! A DVD, VCD and cassettes, and that’s not all, I wanted to complete all her albums so I bought “…Baby One More Time”, “Oops!… I Did it Again”, “B in the Mix: The Remixes” and “In The Zone”. I was a happy kid. It was a perfect moment for me.

2007 was a different story, though. It was the toughest. People started judging her, hating her, again. They called her names. But I was defending her. I felt her pain, that she wanted to break free. Everyday was scary because I thought we were gonna lose her. But 5she was tough. Despite all the challenges, she chose to release an album and the singles “Gimme More”, “Piece of me” and “Break the Ice”. That’s when she sang “sneak away into the Philippines”, and that’s when I had hope for her. I saw that she wanted to make more music, and in 2008, she made a proper comeback with her album “Circus”. She promoted first in Europe and I saw that fire again in her eyes. I cried while she was performing “Womanizer” in X Factor UK. THE BRITNEY I GREW UP WITH IS BACK. I saw again a future of her staying relevant across many generations, as an inspiration and as a performer.

Untitled1As a Britney fan, I felt I was the only one loving her, the only one who followed her. Then I stumbled upon a group of people in PinoyExchange.com who have similar interests with me, Britney Spears! The camaraderie grew and we formed “Pinoys Heart Britney”, a group of Filipino Britney fans who devoted themselves to Britney, and wished she would sneak away into the Philippines! It was fun! Every year. we would gather and 7bcelebrate the icon that is Britney. We would share to everyone our collection, our frustrations about her and our wishes of seeing her performing live. When I was in hard times and had to sell my Collection due to financial problems, PHB helped me and some members bought my CDs, I know they went to good hands. We were not just friends, we’re a family. And from PHB came two more Britney groups, Team Britney Philippines and Britney Philippines.

Untitled3Britney also taught me to watch shows and movies that are unfamiliar, but because of her name, I can somehow say, they became relevant. Ranging from the movies like Austin Powers: Goldmemeber to tv shows like Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother, Jane9c The Virgin and Glee, I never knew any of these, and I only watched Britney’s parts. But hey, thanks to Britney, she gave them their highest ratings. She also managed to be a judge at X Factor US, a reality talent show, and she became the highest paid judge of all time, for a reality talent search! She was also featured countless times here in the TV shows of my country, such as ASAP, Party Pilipinas, and most recently, Your Face Sounds Familiar where celebrities will become a certain artist and perform like them. She was featured 3 times in this show and was really exciting! Truly a legend!

9In 2011, our first grand event for Britney happened here in the Philippines, the release of her 7th album, “Femme Fatale”! It happened in SM Megamall, and I was one of the ushers. I was so excited. It was a gathering of Britney fans around the country! We felt like it was a mini Britney concert, less Britney. We had fun and we were hopeful that in our next events, Britney would come or rather, will be performing live. And it didn’t stop there. in 2013, when she released her 8th album, “Britney Jean”, we didn’t want to miss this and had another gathering, this time in TriNoma, and we were featured in a TV show in TV5. Another milestone for the Pinoy Britney fans! In October 2016, we also had a gathering for the relese of her most recent album “Glory”.

10639692_920023378027009_3072851205729193784_nI’ve come a long way, and we Britney fans, at last, are seeing her perform live. We never thought that this day will come, we thought that we will remain just part of her song, but now she is here, she has sneaked away to the Philippines and will perform for us. People will say it is a waste of money, that she will just lip, that she is a has-been. People will always call her names, We’ve been through that for years and we don’t care. We love her not just as a performer but, also, as a person. The fact that she is here, still performing, is already a dream come true. Tonight, at the MOA arena, there will be a lot of shouting and dancing to her songs, definitely there will be crying, too, we will be seizing the moment, it may not happen again, we never know, but we will make sure we will make the most out of this once in a lifetime event.

I’ve heard she arrived today by noon, and I am stoked! I am very very excited. Seeing her Untitled4here in my country just brings tears in my eyes. I’m very happy and I can not contain the excitement and the emotions I have now. I’ve waited for years and now it is happening. I may say it over and over, but I will never get tired of it. I am excited, and can’t wait to see her. This is a historical day, totally should be marked the BRITNEY DAY of the Philippines! As she always say, “never ever lose your passion to dream”, because who knows, it might come true one day!

 

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Britney: Live In Concert (2 Days To Go!)

britney-spears-reuters-640x480On June 15, 2017, at the MOA Arena, Britney Spears will, at last, perform in front of the Filipino crowd, for the first time ever! And I’m very much excited I keep on talking about her for the past few days! I still can’t believe it, the announcement was just made months ago and now, I’m just two days away from her concert! Forgive me, but I am just so much thrilled and overwhelmed!

To celebrate her upcoming concert, I have listed some Britney-related stuff below that I personally picked. Ranging from my most favorite Britney Album, videos and collaborations, to the worst ones. These are just my personal choices and doesn’t mean it has to be yours, too. :p

Top 5 least favorite Albums:

  1. Blackout
  2. Britney Jean
  3. Oops!… I Did It Again
  4. Britney
  5. Glory

Top 5 Favorite Albums

  1. In The Zone
  2. Femme Fatale
  3. Circus
  4. …Baby One More Time
  5. Glory

Britney has only had 9 studio albums so far, so her recent album, Glory, is the midpoint of all her albums, for me. Blackout is really a good album, I just don’t get why a lot of people love it. Yes, it is a game-changer but it doesn’t necessarily mean it is the greatest. In The Zone is the best for me since it has one of her best collaborations with Madonna and the Ying Yang Twins. The music is also perfection, for me In The Zone showed Britney’s identity and edge above all the other artists, and the songs are very ahead of its time, very innovative! With the top 5 albums that I chose, I don’t have any song that I can skip to, but the least 5 ones, I always have some songs to skip.

Top 5 least favorite Videos

  1. Make Me
  2. Gimme More
  3. Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know
  4. Sometimes
  5. I Wanna Go

Top 5 favorite Videos

  1. Me Against The Music
  2. Circus
  3. Till The World Ends
  4. I’m A Slave 4 U
  5. Work B*tch

The Britney Army knows Make Me is one of the worst videos, since we were expecting an iconic one from David LaChapelle but we were given an audition video instead. Same with Gimme More, I was expecting “more” from it. Britney Spears is known for her huge dance moves and group choreography, it made me her fan and the top 5 videos I chose perfectly symbolize what a perfect “Britney” video is; lots of dancers, jaw-dropping dance breaks, chilling dance beats, amazing production. It’s not about just moving your hips or banging your head or whatever, these videos show REAL CHOREOGRAPHY that no other artist could! On the other hand, I Wanna Go is a mess, very much overrated, and the other two doesn’t fit her image very very well, very forgettable.

Top 5 Collaborations

  1. Me Against The Music feat. Madonna
  2. S&M Rhimix with Rihanna
  3. Slumber Party feat. Tinashe
  4. Boys (Co-ed Remix) feat. Pharrell Williams
  5. Scream & Shout with will.i.am

Since she only has few collaborations, I listed the top 5 I like the most. I’m not really a huge fan of Scream & Shout but thanks to this song, and will.i.am, it helped Britney maintain her relevance among her target audience. Boys is a classic bop! It isn’t a fan favorite but for me, the longer I listen to it, the more I’m liking it; it’s a grower! Slumber Party and S&M is classic Britney! Girl power at its finest with sexy vocals and dancing, REAL DANCING. However, Me Against The Music is the ultimate collaboration with the queen herself, Madonna! How can you turn down such song, amazing beat, awesome melody, it is definitely a perfect song!

Well, I am not asking you all to agree with me, as mentioned, these are personal choices, but maybe this list may help you change your preferences hehe :p. It is definitely advisable to listen to these amazing music as her concert is nearing to feel more excited and ecstatic! Personally, I haven’t listened to any other artist since I bought her concert ticket. I have this playlist in my phone called “THE ULTIMATE BRITNEY PLAYLIST” including all her songs from her catalog, remixes that I have and unreleased stuff that I have, as well. Nostalgic and overwhelming at the same time, this is really recommended to all the fans seeing her this Thursday! Try it and fill yourself with “Britney-energy” before the concert starts!

For more information about the concert:

https://smtickets.com/events/view/5586

Filipino Britney Pages to follow:

https://www.facebook.com/pinoysheartbritney/

https://www.facebook.com/TeamBritneyPhilippines/

https://www.facebook.com/BritneySpearsPHL/

 

Life Of A Britney Spears Fan.Limitless.

This is the reason why we are a Britney Fan, Britney is just so cute and sweet that we can’t get enough of her. It’s her funny and sweet side that made us stick to her up until today. And as along as she is like this we will continue to stay. It’s always fun to see Britney in moods like this. We have seen her during her darkest times, we loved her even so, and up until to this happy moments, we never ceased to get amazed to that wonderful smile and charm that only Ms. Spears has.

So how does a typical Britney Fan live?  It begins of having dreams and fantasies about Britney, waking up to an alarm with the sound of Womanizer or maybe Oops I Did It Again, eating breakfast and listening to Gimme More, then going to school or work and still listens to more Britney music on the way, at work or at school you still talk about and think of Britney Spears, visit Breatheheavy.com as you go home and listening to Everytime before going to bed and dream of her again, and the cycle starts over again, and you never get tired of being in that cycle because for a Britney fan, Britney Spears is life.

Most Britney fans started to be addicted to her, as fans call it, The Baby One More Time era. We actually subdivide her career by her album and her first album we consider as her first era. The era where she dominated the world and all eyes were on her. She began singing “Oh baby baby…”  and everybody sang along. She hasn’t proven anything yet but then she became the darling of the crowd and everyone got charmed to her innocent beauty and astonishing talent. Most of her fans during this era are teenagers, and some are children, not knowing her name but just by being familiar with her songs. As early as her first year she became the princess of the media and continued to be as she released her second album and the beginning of the Oops era where she released her smash single Oops! I Did It Again she claimed that she has done it again. Yes she did and her fans continued to follow her and get addicted to her. At this point she made a mark in the industry. She was then considered as a total performer, a teen sensation, an idol and the Pop Princess. She has given so much impact to her fans that she became a huge influence to her fans, every word she says is listened, every appearance and performance are followed and every song is requested. She became the most wanted, the ultimate fantasy of the world. Fans got crazy and wanted to catch her on every tour, tv show, radio station and even on promotional spots. Totally, it’s a Britney fan’s wish come true to see Britney everywhere.

The hype continued as Britney changed her image on becoming a vixen in her third album, the Britney era. Some thought it was a risky move but Britney proved that this is the next stepping stone for a better carrer. Britney released songs that were different from her previous work and showed people that an image change is also a level up in her performances where she had the fan-favorite Dream Within A Dream Tour, an unforgettable tour that made all wishes of a Britney Fan come to life starting from a breathtaking performance of Oops, to the wonderful mix of Lucky, Born To Make You Happy and Sometimes to the very sexy performance of Slave 4 U, Britney showed that herself is her best rival and she kept improving herself more. As the 4th album came, the In The Zone era, many things has changed especially in her musical style, she showed 100% sexiness in this album with the release of her hit Toxic. Fans continued to grow hungry as she teases all her fans with her sexy videos, music, appearances, performances even her Onyx Hotel tour that gave a different offering to her fans. For me this tour is actually her best, sadly this is her last before she went into a breakdown.

Her life changed as she got married. As fans, we continued to support her. She released a greatest hits album, a remix album, even her perfume line. We did not leave her until she got divorced and hospitalized, it’s when most of us fans realized that this is too much, and Britney deserves to have a break but she still managed to bring to life the Blackout era, reflecting her darkest days, which is the most favorited album of her fans in her career. What we like about this album is she managed to create beautiful music in spite of her breakdown, she showed she can do it on her own and she doesn’t need someone to control her. She also proved that to make an era succesful, you don’t need colorful promotions or too much controversy to attract the success, she just needed pure music and that’s what we received from her. After this, the Circus era has come to life, bringing along the Circus Tour and the ‘comeback’ single Womanizer. Personally, I cried seeing her perform at the X Factor UK, I saw the fire that the old Britney had and she is back to show people that she is in good form and that she can showcase more and better music. People kept on comparing her to her old self, blaming her ex-husband for her losing the drive to perform, then I realized this is a new Britney offering us new stuff and we should just be thankful she is still performing for us. She received a lot of endorsements this era and more supporters arose and she became the talk of the town again. She continued with her latest album Femme Fatale and had a worldwide tour together with it. As I always say, she had a chance to take a break but she remained to show how grateful she is to her fans. Now what we are excited about is her upcoming judging stint at the X Factor USA, it’s something new to her and something that she deserves to be in since she has been in the industry, she is a pro and she definitely knows how to mentor newcomers. She is a perfect fit for this and will mark her not just as a performer but also an a genuine artist.

Her music is also what makes us fans stay. She has her own sound, a sound that no other artist can imitate or have. A sound very sexy yet sweet and mysterious at the same time. No wonder why Baby One More Time was so irresistible, that up until now us Britney fans still listen to it, as well as with Oops! I Did It Again. She managed to create love songs that we could relate to like Born To Make You Happy, Everytime, When I Found You and Unusual You, songs that Britney sang from the heart that make us Britney fans cry everytime we listen to it as we need it. She also has a collection of songs we fans dance to from (You Drive Me) Crazy, Slave 4 U to Till The World Ends. She managed to create songs with amazing people, with Madonna in Me Against The Music, Pharell Williams in Boys Coed Remix, Rihanna in S&M Rhimix, Kesha and Nicki Minaj in Till The World Ends Remix, will.i.am in Big Fat Bass and Shania Twain in Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know. And she never fails to make the release of her songs to be very festive making it a trend and always offering a new sound to the public that makes it a big influence to the music industry with the likes of the Grammy’s best dance recording awardee Toxic, the true dark pop genius Gimme More, the pure pop Womanizer and especially the dubstep in Hold It Against Me. Britney never fails to release music that will mark in her every fans and makes it a bond that never breaks that keep her fans together.

Lastly, the best thing about being a Britney Fan is the Britney community itself. From Chris Crocker’s famous Leave Britney Alone to Breatheheavy.com’s most interactive Britney forum Exhale, Britney fans proved that no matter how much argument we have, we are one in Britney’s presence and we are united by her music. There might be divisions in terms of locations, race, language and even in understanding but we all have one language we speak that we understand, it’s Britney’s music and her life is our support in everything we are going through. As fans we always compare what Britney experienced to what we experience personally and we see ourselves as Britney, too. Britney is not just a musician, she is more than an inspiration that keeps every fan stand up and be more inspired to continue to life. Personally I thought I am the only Britney Fan standing in this world, I have been mocked and laughed at  being a Britney fan. I proved them wrong and took pride that Britney is my favorite artist, then I saw Breatheheavy.com that unites Britney Fans worldwide and Pinoys Heart Britney that unites Britney fans in the Philippines, and I say, I am not alone, rather we are one huge multitude that loved Britney and will support her no matter what. And one thing is for sure Britney taught us one lesson, Go through life like a Karate Kid, – no matter what people say prove them wrong and stand up with what you can do, always show the  world what you’ve got.

As a Britney fan, one day is not enough to show love to Britney Spears. One fan can listen to Britney music all day, put it on repeat and never get tired, or probably watch Crossroads the whole day or Glee’s Britney Episode or How I Met Your Mother Episodes with Britney throughout the day, with her commercials, documentaries and music videos, a Britney fan can never get tired. We even complete her CDs and merchandise even if it is hard to find, or even buy products that she endorses even if we don’t use them.Because having all these, they are like our rechargers giving us more fuel and energy to listen and see more of her. We will always have that crave to have more of Britney Spears. As fans we will never get used to her, she is already a part of our lives, our system, and a day is incomplete without even one Britney moment. A day without a Britney Spears news is boring that’s why we Britney Spears fans never get used of viewing fansites like Breatheheavy.com because they offer forums that gather Britney fans and share thoughts with each other. Some Britney fan pages in Facebook like Pinoys Heart Britney of the Philippines also gather Filipino fans, and I’m sure other countries have something like this, too, that does fan gatherings, flashmobs, music videos and contests. In twitter where Britney is always a trending topic, it’s the Britney community there that makes her trend just like @UrABritneyFanIf and other fanpages there. She has been the most searched in Yahoo search engine multiple times and it is because of the craving of Britney Fans. She has definitely marked a big spot into our hearts and she will never be replaced. Yes, better artists might be emerging today, but no one can ever defeat the greatness of Britney Spears. She doesn’t have to prove anything now since she has proven herself worthy to be proclaimed a legend, a legend that brings a mixture of mystery and sweetness into our lives, influencing us to be tough and at the same time to show love. Britney is truly an Icon, and because of us fans, her legacy will live forever.

Britney Fan Portal:

Official site: http://www.britneyspears.com/

Visit: http://breatheheavy.com/

Like: https://www.facebook.com/pinoysheartbritney

Follow: https://twitter.com/UrABritneyFanIf

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