Well, if Facebook fans were to be the only indication of popularity, then the answer would be “Yes”. Avril Lavigne recently surpassed a whopping 20 million fans on Facebook (the number is now just under 21 million). She has almost double the amount of Facebook fans than Britney Spears, who has 11.3 million fans. I only compare the two because you’d think that Britney would be more popular, given the constant buzz around her music and her life, but evidently that is not the case on Facebook. I guess people “Like” Avril more.
Lavigne, whose latest single is called “Smile,” certainly has a lot to smile about with a fan following like that. To thank her fans, the green haired Canadian export posted a video on her Facebook/YouTube accounts thanking everyone for their continued support – while wearing a bikini. You can check it out later in the post.
So how does Avril compare in Facebook popularity with some of the other big name musical artists of today? I took the time to compile a little list for you of some of the big names that come to mind…
Brit Brit isn’t probably used to hearing the word “no“, but that’s exactly what one Twilight hottie told her recently. Spears sought out this actor to appear as her boyfriend in her new music video, “I Wanna Go” which she’s filming soon.
According to E! Online, he politely declined the role to play her love interest. It would’ve involved very little choreography and shown him rescuing Spears from the paparazzi before making out. So which Twilight star passed on the opportunity to make out with the “Femme Fatale“? Find out below.
Last night, the Billboard Music Awards had Vegas all shook up at the MGM Grand with performances by the chart toppers of the last year. No doubt about it, Vegas knows how to party and who better to host a party in Vegas than Hangover 2 star Ken Jeong. He introduced himself with a great little musical cabaret number featuring Nicki Minaj and the lead singer of Train. Truly entertaining and the lyrics were hilarious.
The night was littered with performances very heavy on the pop/dance genre. We were treated to a little S&M from Rihanna who was then joined by Britney to round off the performance. Side note: Britney’s bod is looking real good. Cee-Lo’s performance was outstanding while Ke$ha brought the party as per usual with a herd of men dressed as red horses. Nicki Minaj returned to the stage to perform her new single Superbass and was joined by Ms. Spears who
sang lip synced Till The World Ends.
The performance of the night for me definitely goes to the epic multimedia performance from Beyoncé who was the recipient of the Millennium Award. Prior to her performance she was honored in a video montage from Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and more. After building her nation on a giant white screen behind her, she was joined by an army of women who followed their leader with military dance move precision. By the way, did anyone else catch Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s little smooch?
It seems as though Britney is catching herself in another dueling battle this week. First, Donovan brought us both Britney and Gaga’s latest magazine covers asking you who’s magazine dished out the better goods. The votes were so close but by 5 votes only (at the time of writing this article), Britney Spears took the win in her Harper’s Bazaar spread.
This time, Britney is pitting herself against the queen of reality TV, Kim Kardashian. Even though they were on opposite sides of the US, these two ladies both somehow found themselves wearing the same patterned mini. Britney really shows off her new fit bod while Kim’s wear really shows her curves. Both ladies opted for different footwear. Kim pulled off ultra high heels while Britney rocked some black boots. But ultimately, we just want to know who you think wore it better.
Not only are Britney Spears and Lady Gaga going head to head on the Billboard charts, but they’re also taking their battle to the magazine stands. Arguably, two of today’s biggest pop stars, they are facing off in two very different magazine covers this month. Stylistically speaking, they couldn’t be any further from each other. Brit Brit gets glamorous for Harper’s Bazaar while Gaga becomes a three-headed monster for hers.
At 29-years-old, Britney has officially outgrown her “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” mantra. She looks sophisticated, sexy and self-assured in her latest cover and photo spread for the fashion magazine. In her interview she talks her upcoming tour, motherhood, past fashion mistakes and much more. Photographer Alexi Lubormirski snapped the “Femme Fatale” singer for the pictorial.
YES! They’re back! Last year, I wrote about the Boys Of Boston and their parody of Kesha’s “Take It Off.” I also included their parody in my Top 10 Gay Parodies Of 2010 list. Now, they’re back with a new video for Britney Spears‘ new “Drop Dead Beautiful” track from her Femme Fatale album.
The video starts out with a bunch of hot shirtless guys playing basketball outside. Random spectators gawk over the hotties and after a while, they just can’t help themselves and decide to step onto the court and tell these guys what they think of them – that they’re Drop Dead Beautiful. Of course, they decide to express their lustful thoughts through dance. Later on at the bar, the studs return the favor with their own choreographed dance. After a few drinks, one thing leads to another and the video heats up, turning into what I’d think would be the prequel to their Kesha “Take It Off” parody. Watch both videos below and you’ll see what I mean.
Between the two parodies, I think their first one was better, but I did like the concept of this one and of course some of the guys were really hot. Personally, I think Britney Spears’ “I Wanna Go” would have been a better choice for these guys. Hopefully they’ll consider it for their next one!
I, among many are real excited about the upcoming summer Britney tour with Nicki Minaj. I was fortunate enough to be able to see Britney’s Circus Tour in North Dakota two summers ago and despite many critics being tough on her, I had a blast and really enjoyed Ms. Spears’ performance. In the show I attended, she seemed really into it and was loving on the crowd. Apparently at others shows, that wasn’t the case. So now with this tour coming up, there is speculation once again if Britney will go full out or will fall out.
In a recently released video of Britney rehearsing for her tour, it looks like Britney may be going full out if she doesn’t fall out of her moving vehicle on stage. (After the video, you’ll understand what I mean). All I have to say in the words of Patrick are: “Man, Britney really loves her moving objects on tour… she just loves to be pushed around.” Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Britney show where her dancers haven’t moved her around on something. This rehearsal of How I Roll looks super campy and fun and is sure to bring Britney’s personality to the foreground.
Hell yeah! Britney Spears has apparently co-written three of the tracks for Selena Gomez that will be on Justin Bieber’s GF’s upcoming album – is set to be released on Tuesday, June 28th. Can’t wait to download it! BreatheHeavy.com broke the story today.
One of the songs is called “Whiplash,” a song that didn’t make the cut on Brit’s “Femme Fatale” album. Judging by the name of the track, as well as how good the songs (and bonus songs) are on Femme Fatale, it’s gonna be a hit. Dr. Luke and Kevin Rudolph have even confirmed the news. When asked about Whiplash, Rudolph told Billboard Brazil, “The lyrics are like a drug, so catchy! They’re easy, fast and really sexy!”