Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Britney Spears all have one huge wish on their Christmas list this year; to have the most popular album. The A group of pop music go head to head to deliver the best sounds of a highly criticized genre. Miley and Katy released their albums last month, #Bangerz and Prism. With Gaga's ARTPOP dropping November 11th and Spears's Britney Jean on December 3rd, who will reign queen of 2013?
Call it the Kanye VS. Jay-Z of pop X 2, these pop princesses have never released brand new albums so close to one another. It's an exciting time for pop fans as fresh, innovative music from four of the most famous female artists on earth collide at once.
When Miley Cyrus released her controversial single, We Can't Stop earlier this year, critics and fans predicted something foreign was erupting inside the former Hannah Montana star. With an over-publicized performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards in August and a jaw-dropping video for Wrecking Ball, clearly Cyrus had an agenda. Her album, #Bangerz has already spawned two number one singles and showcases a unique sound to pop music. It remains in the top ten albums of all genres on iTunes and continues to create buzz all across social media.
Katy Perry has been accused of ripping off Sarah Bareilles's song Brave with her huge hit, ROAR that has been played non-stop across radio stations and commercials alike. While Katy holds the thrown for having the most number one hits (since Michael Jackson) on her last album, Teenage Dream, it doesn't appear she will have much luck on Prism. Most of the album is filled with sappy, depressing love songs that seem lazily produced and flat out boring. Katy needs to stick with what she does best.
We are still waiting on Lady Gaga and Britney Spears's albums to release, although Gaga's ARTPOP leaked early and many fans are not entirely impressed with her new music. With a weak first single and mediocre follow ups already available for purchase, will Gaga amaze as she did with The Fame Monster in 2009? Britney released a risky first single for her upcoming album Britney Jean with Work Bitch, but the slow ballad Perfume released today suggests a highly anticipated raw sound from the former mouseketeer.
So, who will sell the most albums? Who will have the most consistent music that exudes pop greatness? Only time will tell.