Monday, May 9, 2011

Britney Spears vs Lady Gaga : Is It Relevant?

" Am I the only one who doesn't understand how people can even begin to compare Britney Spears with Lady Gaga??

They say that Gaga is breaking all of Brit's records, when in fact she hasn't at all.

Since Gaga has only put out two records, it is only fair to compare them to Britney's career at the time of her first two records.

Britney's first Album debuted at #1 and went on to sell 10,000,000 copies in it's first year in the U.S.

Gaga's first Album debuted at #17 (and never went to #1) and went on to sell 3,000,000 copies in its first year in the U.S.

Britney's second Album debuted at #1 and sold 500,000 copies in it's first day of release in the U.s., 1.4 million copies in it's first week in the U.S., (stayed at the #2 spot for 14 weeks) and went on to sell 8 million copies in it's first year in the U.S.

Gaga's second Album debuted at #5 (and never went to #1) and went on to sell 1.4 million copies within it's first year in the U.S.

Okay, so from the first 2 albums from both artists we have Britney at 18 million in the U.S. to Gaga's 4.4 million in the U.S.

Britney's first 2 albums both debuted at number one, and both stayed on the Top 200 album list for a combined 185 weeks (which is about 20 weeks shy of 4 years)

Gaga's first 2 albums debuted at number 17, and 5 respectively.

Gaga is in no way, shape, or form on the same level as Britney Spears.

Sure Gaga has gained popularity and will probably have a few #1 albums.... but when an artist takes time to gain popularity- it can usually fade over time too.

Britney has been HUGE and obsessed over from the word go... and if she has lasted 12 years... people need to realize that her star power isn't fading any time soon

You cannot compare their facebook fans, or twitter fans or video views and then call Gaga the queen of pop. Let me tell you a little secret, the biggest majority of Britney's fanbase aren't big internet users.

Britney has made 30 music videos, been on 8 tours, sold 100 million copies world wide, has released 30 singles, 6 albums, 5 of them number one albums, 3 compilation albums, 3 video albums

Britney has performed with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Madonna wanted to Record a song with Britney, so they did....

If anyone is the Queen of Pop, it is Britney, hands down.

Gaga goes to the studio and wears outlandish costumes and there might be 25 articles written about her.

Britney goes to the studio and wears jeans and a shirt and there will be hundreds of articles written about her.

In ten years- if Gaga is still one of the most talked about Celebrities and is pulling in 60 million dollars a year (like britney is now), can put out singles and albums that go to #1 without ANY interviews or promotion OR performances on TV of any kind... and has had the sort of career Britney has had, then I will gladly welcome the discussion of Gaga being the reigning Queen of pop.

Until then... I am TIRED of seeing the comparisons. It is just foolish " 
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  1. Wow!!! I am a big fan for both of them. I don't think we should compare their capabilities in this music industries. They're two different person, different in music, etc. Britney is a legend!! Soon will be Gaga (who knows). I don't want to hate them, we should enjoy their music now and ever!!! Peace no C.O.M.P.A.R.E.Y(^_^)Y

  2. agreed....
    i love both of them..
    but i like Britney more..hehe..
    both of them completely diff..

  3. Britney wins that mother monster.

  4. It is rather unfair to compare album sales 10 years ago to album sales nowadays. I would say that Gaga is now the most popular thing now, just as Britney was 10 years ago. In terms who is better, you can't really compare. I prefer Britney because I grow up with her and I really like her old songs, but if you ask the younger generation, they probably like autotune music and Gaga more. As for now, it's too soon to tell whether Gaga has the stamina to stay relevant after 13 years later.

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