Britney Spears in Ottawa

So Britney Spears is in Ottawa tonight (Friday).

Britney Spears is the queen of pop.

Britney Spears is the queen of pop.

The show is sold out I believe.

For all the detractors of Britney, and there are a lot of them, I think they have to admit one thing:

She’s definitely the queen of pop.

I remember working at a daily newspaper about 10 years ago when she debuted, and the articles at the time referred to Britney as a bubblegum singer (someone who’s popular right now, but will lose flavour fast and be done with pretty quickly).

But she kept putting out hit records. She kept selling out tour dates. People loved to read about her and see pictures of her.

People thought she went crazy and she cut off her hair and what not. But she came back, and continued to perform and sell records at a pace most other singers can only dream of.

So 10 years after her debut, she’s still selling albums and selling out concerts.

I think it’s time people give her the respect she is due.



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2 responses to “Britney Spears in Ottawa

  1. Graham

    Queen of pop music? Or pop culture? If you’re saying pop culture, then I would agree with you. Otherwise no. Britney’s music sells because of the marketing machine she has become, not because of any superior quality of her music. MJ was the king of pop because of the quality of his music along with the crazy sales. Although in his later years he became more of a freakshow then anything else. Britney’s music is a secondary to her image. It’s the image that sells, not the music.

  2. Steve

    You need to get your facts staright before giving any title to an artist. Britney is not the queen of pop, when it was given to 60’s idol Nancy Sinatra. Princess of pop is possible.

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