29-year-old Beyonce and 30-year-old Christina Aguilera share W Magazine’s top honors this month. The duo appear for the July 2011 issue with their dual covers. Why have one when you can have two. It’s sorta fitting considering Bey’s upcoming “4” album might mirror Aguilera’s bombastic “Bionic” sales and reviews. Queen B’s first two singles haven’t done well on any of the charts, and her latest attempt, “Best Thing I Never Had“, is only being picked up by urban radio so far and not Top 40 stations. OUCH.
Xtina pretty much suffered a similar fate when none of her singles made any ripples when promoting her last CD. After “Bionic” bombed, Christina generated more bad press thanks to her foray into movies, “Burlesque“, and her debacle at the Super Bowl. Thankfully, she recovered shortly thereafter thanks to her appearance on “The Voice”. Can a similar move be on the horizon for Beyonce, should “4″ follow in the same footsteps as “Bionic”? Watch out J. Lo! Llooks like we might have a replacement lined up just in case you leave.
Only the upcoming months will tell if Mrs. Jay-Z suffers the same embarrassment. In the meantime, take a look at their respective W Magazine covers and photo spread and let us know who you think did a better job. I like both, but leaning towards Christina just because she takes a break from her usual over-the-top orangy Twisted Sister-type look. Love the roses strategically placed by her special no-no place. with regards to Beyonce, I feel like we’ve seen this before from her. That being said, she still looks fierce.
Her thought process on the feel of a video as she sings a song
“When I sing a song, I definitely have the image for the video in my mind. I kind of hear the choreography that will be in the video, and I can see how I’ll look, even before anyone – the record company, the director – has heard the song.”
Thoughts on wanting to move out of her comfort zone on her upcoming album “4″
“I wanted this record to come from a raw place. Playing Etta James in the movie Cadillac Records really changed me. It was a darker character, and I realized that if anything is too comfortable, I want to run from it. It’s no fun being safe.”
Addressing rumored affairs by her and her ex-husband
“At one time or another, we were both not angels. It got to a point where my life at home was reminding me of my own childhood. I will not have my son grow up in a tension-filled home…”
On her Super Bowl debacle
“Everything on the field at the Super Bowl was vividly bright, and I was having a moment. I got lost in the emotion of being there and I messed up the lyrics to the song…I went to dinner after the Super Bowl with Matt and I laughed at how I’d made myself into a Trivial Pursuit question…”
To check out more of Beyonce’s interview and photo spread, head over to W Magazine.
To check out more of Christina’s interview and photo spread, head over to W Magazine.