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At the forefront of Spears’ takeover was an intriguing personal duality; she had a commanding, tantalizing presence, yet charmed audiences with her Southern sweetness and sass the moment she stepped off stage. It’s no coincidence that this magnetism mirrored one of herinspirations, Janet Jackson, who she’d “looked up to since [she] was a little girl.” Much like Jackson, Spears’ on-stage abilities and influence on the generation of pop stars since her prime has transcended race. Given Brit’s hold on pop culture during her heyday, there was no escaping the gifts she had to offer: Even if you couldn’t connect with her, you’d be lying if you said you couldn’t see a star.

 

Thanks to a cutting-edge assist from The Neptunes (who would quickly establish their own lane as a defining sound in early-'00s pop, as well as in the era's hip-hop), Spears essentially became the poster child for this good-girl-gone-grown pivot in the Digital Age. Not only did her female contemporaries at the time try to keep up with her about-face -- most notably Christina Aguilera during her “Dirrty” era in 2002, in which she also enlisted hip-hop acts Redman and Lil Kim -- but in the 2010s, when a then-new wave of fresh-faced talent followed Spears’ lead.

 

Full article:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9552095/how-britney-spears-im-a-slave-4-u-shifted-her-career-and-pops-direction/

 

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allforyou

Here for the Britney praise :clap3: but I don't agree with them saying that Xtina tried to keep up with her with Dirrty

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Well deserved for her best single ever :clap3:

 

Loved this little bit too:

 

 

Bumpin’ beats weren’t the only things Britney borrowed during this integral era; Spears was also a 21st century pioneer in dismantling the “good girl” routine in pop music, taking after two of her musical icons. Her collaborator Madonna’s fifth studio album Erotica was at the center of one of her most iconic eras, demonstrating the performer’s exploration of more controversial topics such as homophobia and the then-taboo AIDS crisis. The visual representation of her 1992 LP was materialized in Sex, the coffee table book featuring raw, sexualized imagery, which has been helmed a post-feminist triumph. Janet Jackson’s Control also signaled a stark departure from being seen as the baby of the Jackson family. The 1986 project found Ms. Jackson (if you’re nasty) claiming autonomy over herself and her image, while ushering in a sound and style all her own over funkified Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis beats. 

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So many girls tried to recreate Slave. This song, video and the performance are really legendary.

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Nothing but facts :clap3:

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5 minutes ago, Hector said:

Well deserved for her best single ever :clap3:

 

Loved this little bit too:

 

 

Bumpin’ beats weren’t the only things Britney borrowed during this integral era; Spears was also a 21st century pioneer in dismantling the “good girl” routine in pop music, taking after two of her musical icons. Her collaborator Madonna’s fifth studio album Erotica was at the center of one of her most iconic eras, demonstrating the performer’s exploration of more controversial topics such as homophobia and the then-taboo AIDS crisis. The visual representation of her 1992 LP was materialized in Sex, the coffee table book featuring raw, sexualized imagery, which has been helmed a post-feminist triumph. Janet Jackson’s Control also signaled a stark departure from being seen as the baby of the Jackson family. The 1986 project found Ms. Jackson (if you’re nasty) claiming autonomy over herself and her image, while ushering in a sound and style all her own over funkified Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis beats. 

Well, I don't think erotica is that iconic anymore, it created huge backlash and conversion back then but it got overshadowed with time and had really bad reccuent streams and the album is pretty forggoten, her 80's material+ hung up and 4 minutes are way more iconic

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What an iconic era. :clap3:

Slave is truly her best lead single and the Britney album is one of her best! I’m glad it’s getting some recognition. :clap3:

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The fact that this song still sounds fresh after 20 years... I-

 

Pharrellney did that.

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Whew they really did what they had to do with "Slave 4 U." It hasn't aged a god damn day.

 

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32 minutes ago, allforyou said:

Here for the Britney praise :clap3: but I don't agree with them saying that Xtina tried to keep up with her with Dirrty

It sure came off that way

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facts. britney herself shifted pop music's direction let’s not lie. she’s the blueprint for all the pop girlies that came after her 

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 Not only did her female contemporaries at the time try to keep up with her about-face -- most notably Christina Aguilera during her “Dirrty” era in 2002,

 

No lies :nicole:

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58 minutes ago, allforyou said:

Here for the Britney praise :clap3: but I don't agree with them saying that Xtina tried to keep up with her with Dirrty

Yeah the part about Xtina was a complete lie especially since Billboard published another article also today where it’s talked about what Lady Marmalade did in having women push and embrace their true sexuality
 

 


And it’s not just a Billboard opinion since it’s actually Christina, Mya, Baz Lurhman talking about it too

 

And as we know Lady Marmalade came before that Britney song, so if anyone was keeping up, it was Britney 

 

 

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the blueprint. we love to see it.

 

britney was blacklisted at this time too. that's impact.

 

clear channel was blocking this song from the radio because she signed with another tour management agency.

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13 minutes ago, brainmaniac said:

Yeah the part about Xtina was a complete lie especially since Billboard published another article also today where it’s talked about what Lady Marmalade did in having women push and embrace their true sexuality
 

 


And it’s not just a Billboard opinion since it’s actually Christina, Mya, Baz Lurhman talking about it too

 

And as we know Lady Marmalade came before that Britney song, so if anyone was keeping up, it was Britney 

 

 

This was a cover though, for a soundtrack for a movie about a cabaret.

 

Plus Slave 4 U isn't remotely similar to Lady Marmalade, not musically or visually, while Dirrty is closer visually and urban oriented even tho Slave and Dirrty do sound different.

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Xtina was stuck singing ****ty Spanish versions of her bubblegum pop hits when I'm a Slave 4 U came out. Nobody cites Lady Marmalade as an influence while Britney is THE blueprint. Take it up with Billboard. :sorry:

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7 minutes ago, yonsé said:

the blueprint. we love to see it.

 

britney was blacklisted at this time too. that's impact.

 

clear channel was blocking this song from the radio because she signed with another tour management agency.

Exactly, and she still sold over 5 million albums in the US alone even with 0 radio support. Impact. :clap3:

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7 minutes ago, Trash said:

Dirrty is closer visually and urban oriented even tho Slave and Dirrty do sound different.

There is NOTHING similar about theses songs or videos. 
 

Let this go! 

8 minutes ago, Trash said:

This was a cover though, for a soundtrack for a movie about a cabaret.

Yes Xtina knew what she was signing up for and STILL went along with it just because it’s a cover doesn’t change anything it was still her image that she chose to put out or be part of :ace:

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1 minute ago, Trash said:

This was a cover though, for a soundtrack for a movie about a cabaret.

 

Plus Slave 4 U isn't remotely similar to Lady Marmalade, not musically or visually, while Dirrty is closer visually and urban oriented even tho Slave and Dirrty do sound different.

Lady Marmalade being a cover doesn’t negate the impact it had though 
 

And how is Lady Marmalade not urban oriented? It’s literally a cover of a classic R&B song and the song was produced by Missy Elliott and Rockwilder, a hip hop artist/producer and hip hop producer

 

Lady Marmalade charted much higher on the R&B charts than Slave and Lady Marmalade actually charted on Urban radio unlike Slave. It doesn’t get more urban oriented than that 

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Breathe On Moi

Britney will forever be that bitch and her references will never stop :allears:

 

kitty kitty kitty 

YEAHhhh

kitty kitty kitty kitty 

YEAhhhHhhhHh

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Lmfao, the xtina fans mad because their fave was once again trailing behind the blueprint.  :clap3:

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8 minutes ago, RULES said:

There is NOTHING similar about theses songs or videos. 
 

Let this go! 

Yes Xtina knew what she was signing up for and STILL went along with it just because it’s a cover doesn’t change anything it was still her image that she chose to put out or be part of :ace:

Both videos are literally them being sexy looking sweaty on underground clubs dancing while singing racy lyrics, if you don't see the similarity in aesthetic or theme then :skull:

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1998 before Britney

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1999 after Britney

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2001 before I'm a Slave 4 U

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2002 after Britney

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Britney even wore the chaps first :dies:

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It's okay to admit it. She been a fan. :heart2: 

 

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2 hours ago, Anticipating said:

At the forefront of Spears’ takeover was an intriguing personal duality; she had a commanding, tantalizing presence, yet charmed audiences with her Southern sweetness and sass the moment she stepped off stage. It’s no coincidence that this magnetism mirrored one of herinspirations, Janet Jackson, who she’d “looked up to since [she] was a little girl.” Much like Jackson, Spears’ on-stage abilities and influence on the generation of pop stars since her prime has transcended race. Given Brit’s hold on pop culture during her heyday, there was no escaping the gifts she had to offer: Even if you couldn’t connect with her, you’d be lying if you said you couldn’t see a star.

 

Thanks to a cutting-edge assist from The Neptunes (who would quickly establish their own lane as a defining sound in early-'00s pop, as well as in the era's hip-hop), Spears essentially became the poster child for this good-girl-gone-grown pivot in the Digital Age. Not only did her female contemporaries at the time try to keep up with her about-face -- most notably Christina Aguilera during her “Dirrty” era in 2002, in which she also enlisted hip-hop acts Redman and Lil Kim -- but in the 2010s, when a then-new wave of fresh-faced talent followed Spears’ lead.

 

Full article:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9552095/how-britney-spears-im-a-slave-4-u-shifted-her-career-and-pops-direction/

 

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2020s is the decade in which all of my essays tea are coming to good use.

 

The Britney era was game changing because it was the first time a teen pop female artist was able to create a transition album and because of this the likes of Xtina, Jessica, Miley, Demi, Ariana, Selena gomez, taylor and rihanna had their transition albums leading into hit adult eras.

 

But only 3 technically 4 were able to make it multiplatinum

8 (eligible) but 4- britney

7-Taylor and Rihanna

4-Miley and Hannah montana.

 

britney made it possible to capture the teen audience and keep them into adulthood.

 

The power...

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13 minutes ago, Anticipating said:

1998 before Britney

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1999 after Britney

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2001 before I'm a Slave 4 U

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2002 after Britney

MV5BNTc5YWIyNmUtNDdhYi00NzJkLWFjY2YtYjA1Yjc3ZDM2YmQ0XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDg4MjkzNDk@._V1_.jpg02_top10controversialmusicvideos.jpg?w=350&h=350&crop=1

 

Britney even wore the chaps first :dies:

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It's okay to admit it. She been a fan. :heart2: 

 

I mean Britney and Stripped era single line up were similar at least for the first 4 singles:

1. urban pop leads (Slave/Dirty)

2. coming of age ballads( Not a girl/Beautiful)

3. Pop rock teen angst (Overprotected/Fighter)

4. Urban sexually charged statements (Boys/Can't hold us down)

5. Xtina had the voice within (one of my faves from her) if Britney released a introspective closer it would have been Let me be/Cinderella

 

 

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