To be honest, I am completely shocked that I’ve beat fellow writer Kyle to this article. After all of the voting and online speculation, he let us know that in a twist of decision, Britney Spears would release the mid-tempo track Criminal as her fourth single from her Femme Fatale album. To be honest, it wouldn’t be even close to my first choice for her next single but even though it isn’t the dub stepped Inside Out, I’m glad that Britney’s camp has decided to slow it down a little bit.
For the single artwork, we have Britney seeing police red and blue with a looming criminal looming ahead of her. While I appreciate the effort, I’m not super impressed by it either. Maybe the artwork is a reflection of the forthcoming music video by which it may win me over. Until then, I’m only feeling medium about the selection. Do you like the artwork and the single choice? Sound off below after you listen to the track.
This is one of those things that you know, but unless you stop and think about it, you don’t actually realize how much Britney Spears sings the words “Crazy” and “Baby“. Well, a guy named Adam Goldman (who apparently has a lot of time on his hands) decided to compile every single time anyone says the words “crazy” or “baby” in any of her songs (in chronological order) into one long “crazy baby” song. The result is pure hilarity.
There are 5 minutes and ten seconds of crazy baby and Tyrell and I listened to the whole thing. Just when you think it’s done – it’s not. It’s enough to drive you “crazy” for sure, but it’s also a good laugh.
Does this sexy Puerto Rican look familiar? If you’re a big fan of Britney Spears then you’ve probably seen him in her videos and on her tours. He first danced for Britney in her Slave 4 U video which lead to his first world tour with the pop princess. He also jumped onboard for the Onyx Hotel tour and kissed Britney every night during her sexy track, Breathe On Me. What a lucky bi-otch.
Leo Moctezuma was pretty prominently featured in the early beginnings of Britney’s Femme Fatale release but later had to depart from the project and the upcoming tour because of another exciting project with Cirque du Soleil he already had in the works, (more on that below.)
Now, Leo is embarking on a exciting new adventure by jumping into music, a secret passion of his for a long time. Patrick first introduced us to his debut single Unconditional which featured some pretty amazing dance cameos. His next single 2 Da Left is a hot little number with a video to be released shortly. I had a chance to chat with Leo about all of his goings on. There is no doubt that Leo has the knowledge, talent tenacity to make it the business. He’s proved it over and over again. Check out our interview below.
After some young dancers killed some Britney choreography at the VMA’s on Sunday, it didn’t stop fans (including myself) from being a little disappointed in the Britney tribute that wasn’t. After all of the hype of expected performances from Selena Gomez, Janet Jackson and an appearance from Madonna, it was a major let down to only experience the little dance routine. Despite my disappointment, I have to admit, those kids slayed.
If you feel like you were robbed of a tribute, have no fear. Britney’s Femme Fatale tour dancers have created their own little tribute and it’s pretty awesome. The group came together and filmed the video in under three hours. Gotta love that efficiency. The group performs their rendition of Me Against The Music and it’s pretty awesome. It’s no epic collaboration of stars but it’ll do. Check out the video tribute below.
Color me shocked! As we reported last week, there has been a lot of debate over Britney Spear’s fourth single. From “Inside Out” to “Trouble for Me“, the rumors kept flying in every direction. Last night during a post-VMA interview, Britney let it slip that the next single off of Femme Fatale is…”Criminal“!
Though this is completely random, considering everything I’ve read recently, I am so excited. “Criminal” is considerably different from the Britney sound that we all know and love. For lack of a better word, it’s a very “chill” song. The lyrics tell the story about a girl who is in love with a guy for all the wrong reasons – I mean, who can’t relate to that?
Also in the interview, Britney lets us in a little about the video, saying that she’s come up with a very “cool concept”.
Check out the interview AND the song below!
I have preface this article by saying that I was the most excited for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, better known as the VMA’s. Not only was I looking forward to the performances and the awards, but ultimately, I was looking forward to the epic Britney Spears tribute. Imagine my SHOCK when the tribute was only a 2 minute dance-a-thon with little female dancers dressed up in all of Britney’s costumes from her videos and performances. What happened to the original idea? UGH! I digress.
The entire show for me as a whole was a little flat. I think the one major element lacking this year was a host. MTV’s decision not to have one was complete fail. Without one, the show lacked cohesion and flow. Every presenter and and performance seemed random. However, nothing was more random than the interlude performances, courtesy of Jessie J.
My favorite performance of the evening hands down goes to Adele who showed everyone that you don’t need lights, dancers or lip syncing to have an entertaining performance. She shut the place down with her rendition of Someone Like You. Just her and a piano. Brilliant. Beyoncé also gave a stellar performance although I’m 100% positive she was lip syncing.
What was great about her performance was the the finale piece where she dropped her mic, unbuttoned her vest and revealed to the world that her and Jay-Z were pregnant. YES! So exciting. And, I cannot complete my quick little recap without giving kudos to Lady Gaga who stayed in character as her alter ego Jo Calderone all night long. Amazing. Alright, check out the complete list of winners below.
Ever since “Hold It Against Me” was released as Britney Spears’ lead single off of her latest album, Femme Fatale, the bar has been set pretty high. Following with “Til’ the World Ends” and then the commercialized (thanks to Bravo) “I Wanna Go“, Britney’s team has made some solid choices when it comes to what will get radio time. Lucky for us, the time has come to choose Britney’s next single. The three songs up for debate are: “(Drop Dead) Beautiful“, “Trouble for Me” and “Inside Out“.
I’m a little bias about “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” because I played the hell out of it when Femme Fatale was first released. It’s a fun, catchy song that would definitely please Britney’s mainstream audience. According to a source at Clear Channel, it’s said that they have this track in their system, which leads many to believe it’s the front-runner. Brit’s collaborator on the track, Sabi, has said recently in interviews that she has no idea if her track will be used.
On Wednesday night, I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Britney Spears, Femme Fatale concert. Being the die-hard Britney fan that I am and having gone to two of her previous concerts, my expectations were very high. Since the tour began, I’ve been watching the Youtube concert videos obsessively with anticipation. It brings me much pain to say that I was less than impressed by the experience.
I’ll begin with the venue. I attended the Femme Fatale concert at the Van Andel arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s not the largest arena, by any means, but it can definitely accommodate a large-scale show such as Britney’s. The first thing I noticed was the absence of her usual catwalk. Nothing brings me more pleasure than seeing Brit Brit strut her stuff up and down (or down and up) the stage. For those of you who haven’t seen the show, this next part may be a bit of a spoiler. During the final song, “Til the World Ends”, Britney flies across the catwalk and into the crowd on a lift equipped with wings. Due to the lack of a catwalk, during my show she just rose above the stage and stayed there until the end of the song. Though still a sight to see, I was expecting much more. Honestly though, I believe that if you’re going to bring a tour to a smaller venue, corners should never be cut.