The pop music world is crumbling. Pop stars, such as Rihanna, who were once untouchable, are having a very hard time with current singles, albums, and even tours. This week’s biggest losers are Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea.
After their performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, Britney Spears and Iggy’s “Pretty Girls” got a temporary boost on iTunes. It was expected to get a boost on Billboard’s Hot 100 this past week. Unfortunately, the song dropped from No. 30 to No. 38, and it appears to have lost steam. “Pretty Girls” will likely take an even bigger dive next week and will likely delay Britney Spears’ next album.
Luckily, Britney Spears’ Vegas residency is still going strong, but the same can’t be said about Iggy Azalea and her tour. Rolling Stone recently broke the bad news.
“Iggy Azalea’s Great Escape Tour, originally scheduled to kick off this spring before it was postponed to the fall, has now been cancelled entirely. The trek was set to begin on September 18th in San Diego.”
Rolling Stone then goes on to quote Iggy apologizing to her fans and letting them know that she’ll be back out on the road when the next album is done. Many suspect that the real reason Iggy is canceling her tour is because she came down with a case of poor ticket sales.
Like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey is in the middle of a Las Vegas Residency that has received mixed, but mostly favorable reviews. When Mariah released her new album #1 To Infinity, most didn’t expect blockbuster sales since many of the songs have previously appeared on greatest hits albums in the past. However, nobody expected the album to debut as low as No. 29 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Don’t cry for Mariah; she is finally happy again and will do just fine.
Rihanna is having the same problems as Britney and Iggy in that her songs still chart, but they are far from being huge hits. This week, “B***h Better Have My Money” only moves up one spot to No. 24 and “American Oxygen” is completely absent from the charts. Perhaps this is why, after three single releases, the release of R8 still remains a mystery. Meanwhile, Rihanna should be happy about the fact her Christian Dior ads are getting favorable reviews.
Who’s next to fall in the world of pop icons? Some think Madonna is having a bad year, but she is still set to make at least $200 million with her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour. Let’s hope Britney Spears, Rihanna, and all the other fallen pop icons can make a comeback really soon.
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