Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea, And Rihanna Lead Another Bad Week For Pop Stars

Pop music’s hottest stars, especially Iggy Azalea, aren’t so hot anymore. Along with duet partner Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea’s new single has dropped all the way to No. 52 after only a little bit more than a month. Britney Spears will survive with her highly acclaimed Las Vegas gig, but the same can’t be said about Azalea. Just Jared explains Iggy’s latest PR disaster.

“The 25-year-old Australian rapper announced that she was cancelling her Pittsburgh Pride performance after receiving some backlash from the LGBT community for her past tweets, which they considered were homophobic.”

Britney Spears may want to avoid recording with Iggy in the future. Spears also may want to avoid a duet with Rihanna, who the Inquisitr reported is completely dropping her R8 album for a different sound.

“Apparently, RiRi has scrapped her previous R8 album, which she claimed she worked on for almost two years. She wants to go in a different direction, yet again! The performer is desperately searching for musicians and producers to work with.”

Rihanna’s R8 album was headed into becoming one of the biggest flops by a female artist over the past ten years. After a string of successful singles, Rihanna’s “B***h Better Have My Money” barely peaked inside the Top 20 on Billboard‘s Hot 100. To make matters worse, her follow-up single, “American Oxygen,” only peaked at No. 78. That number would be good for older female artists such as Madonna or Mariah Carey, both of whom radio stations won’t play because of their age. For Rihanna, this is a disaster.

Besides Rihanna, Britney Spears, and Iggy, Meghan Trainor looks to be joining the 2015 Pop Star Hall of Shame. After the top-five success of her first two singles “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin,” her latest single, “Dear Future Husband,” continues to fall down the charts. It peaked at No. 14 and is now No. 26. The song has been under a lot of criticism from those who think the song and (especially) video are sexist. Trainor told MTV she was surprised at the controversy.

“Just surprised the random places people are asking me if I was being sexist. But no, I don’t believe I was. I think I was just writing my song to my future husband out there, wherever he is. He’s chilling right now, taking a minute getting ready for me.”

It remains to be seen whether Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, and Meghan Trainor can revive their careers with so many music listeners turning up their noses at their new music. Britney Spears has nothing to worry about since her bread and butter pretty much relies on live performances. Why do you think Rihanna, Iggy, and Co. are having such a difficult time?

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