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!

 

Britney: Live In Concert (1 Day To Go!)

TOMORROW IS THE DAY!
I CAN’T TAKE IT TAKE IT TAKE NO MORE!
I CANNOT HOLD IT! I CAN NOT CONTROL IT!
I’M SO EXCITED! I’M IN TOO DEEP!
britney-spears-madonna-vmas-2003-kiss-billboard-650Words can’t express how excited I am to attend tomorrow’s concert! June 15, 2017 at the MOA Arena is definitely a historical event! Life-changing in all aspects! Britney, for the first time ever, will perform in front of thousands of Filipinos who have waited for her for almost 2 decades!

I am thrilled to see her perform live! But before tomorrow comes, I want to share to you guys her most iconic and unforgettable live performances, EVER! I personally compiled them and they are personal picks. They may be your choices or not, but in my opinion, these are the greatest!

5. S&M Rhimix (Live at the BBMAs)

SURPRISE! Britney surprised the audience upon explosively entering the stage during the middle part of Rihanna’s S&M persomance at the Billboard Music Awards. They’ve proved together that their chemistry didn’t just remain in the song, but they also showed it on stage! Fierce Britney, feisty Rihanna, what more can you ask for? This is definitely a super performance!

4. Toxic (Live at NRJ Music Awards)

One of my ULTIMATE FAVORITES! When I think of a live performance, this easily comes to mind. Sexy, sultry and fun at the same time. The choreography is very pleasing, Britney’s energy is on top, the moment is just superb! I can say one her unforgettable performances that showcased her sexy persona!

3. Womanizer (Live at X Factor UK)

HER COMEBACK! This was one of the strings of performances she did in Europe way back 2008 to promote her then album, Circus. All of her performances during this period were amazing, but this one stood out! She was on fire! She nailed it! She proved to everyone that despite her rough circumstances, she’s back on track and she’s ready to slay the basic popstars, and that she is the queen, and that she has arrived. I cried while watching this the first time, honestly.

2. Me Against The Music (Live at the AMAs)

Dancing on point, check! Big production, check! Live singing, check check check! Who says she can’t sing live while performing? Well this performance proved the haters wrong! The remix was just perfect, and the performance was just unbelievably classic Britney! She mixed sweet Britney and Sexy Britney in one stage, less Madonna. This is one of my favorites as well and I guess some artists, too, that’s why they copied this production. Ehem *Beyonce* ehem…

1. I’m A Slave 4 U (Live a the VMAs)

THE ULTIMATE BRITNEY LIVE PERFORMANCE. NO OTHER ARTIST TODAY CAN OUTPERFORM THIS LEGENDARY MOMENT! THE LETTERS ARE ON ALL CAPS BECAUSE IT IS INTENSE! SHE WAS ON FIRE! SHE WAS PIERCING THROUGH EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE! SHE WANTED TO KILL THE STAGE! AND SHE DID! SHE DELIVERED! SHE SLAYED! This is truly the standard of live performances these days, and I tell you, NO OTHER ARTIST CAN TOP THIS. They can duplicate, they can imitate, but they can never top this. HANDS DOWN!

Watching all these videos make me more excite in seeing her show tomorrow! Yes she has aged, and she may never be performing with as much energy as these, but the fact that she still keeps on going and making her fans happy makes me happy, and contented. I can never ask for more from Miss Britney Spears. Whatever makes her happy makes me happy. She loves performing, and critics give her flack for it. But she doesn’t care, I don’t care, too. As long as she is happy with what she is doing I will support her. AND MARK MY WORDS, I WILL BE THERE TOMORROW, I WILL SHOUT, JUMP AND CRY WITH HER EVERY PERFORMANCE! Definitely, a dream come true for a regular Britney fan, like me. 🙂

The concert is brought by Wilbros LIVE, presented by Bench and Smart Communications!

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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 BeyoncĂ© 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