Many pop artists make an appearance into the music industry and then disappear. Talent comes and goes, but for the past few years, many have speculated on who can be titled the “Queen of Pop”: Rihanna or Britney Spears?
They both have different sounds that attract the same audience, but many can argue on who is the better artist. Britney has been around for years, giving her the leg up, but Rihanna has quickly made her way up the charts since her debut single “Pon de Replay.”
Britney Spears is without a doubt a pop culture icon. She has captivated the attention of many since her early years in Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club.” That role was able to lure in a loyal fan base in which are still around today. As she grew so did her fans, who were able to accept her transition from a teen pop star to an adult sex symbol. Some of her earlier hits include “Oops!…I did it again” and “I’m a Slave 4 U.” Although these were released over a decade ago, Spears has still managed to stay in the spotlight and keep on releasing hit singles. During the summer, she debuted “Ooh La La,” a song found on “The Smurfs 2” soundtrack, and has just released her music video for her new single “Work B**ch,” reminding the world that she’s not ready to go anywhere and is going to be around for years to come.
Although Britney has been on the spotlight for decades, Rihanna was able to quickly make her way up the charts, making her one of this decade’s bestselling artist. She has been able to reach a larger fan base because she does not stick to just one genre of music. Although most of her music is pop, she has had collaboration’s with rap artists, such as Eminem in their hit single “I Love the Way you Lie.” Her sound has been influenced by her upbringing around Caribbean music. A lot of her singles are able to capture the essence of reggae, which emphasizes her talent and ability to bring in a larger audience. A lot of her songs capture a story with a deep meaning, such as in her song “Unfaithful.” Although some songs are about a heavy topic, others are just fun to dance to, such as “SOS.”
Britney and Rihanna have been fighting for a spot on the charts for years now. They both release amazing songs that manage to stay on the top 100 chart for weeks. Although many can argue that one artist might be better than the other, no one can deny that they are both talented.
Both pop queens will definitely be around for years to come and there is no doubt about that.