As it turns out, “on a chair” is an incredibly sexy place to dance. Who would have thought that such a commonplace, household object, could inspire such passionate, lusty movement? With Britney Spears as its ultimate proponent (you’ll see), the chair dance is a ubiquitous part of music video choreography.
The year was 1999. It was the final 365 days before the Millennium and with the fear of Y2K before us, it felt like anything could happen. Maybe it was the fear that the world was going to end or just a certain amount of “carpe diem” creeping into the system but it seemed like music tastes were all over the place. Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys led the pop charge and dominated the TRL era. Latin music exploded thanks to Ricky Martin. Meanwhile, punk decided to go punk, rap decided to go rock and R&B decided to kick men to the curb. It was a year all onto itself and these are the biggest moments turning 15 as we roll into 2014.
A few days ago we gave you our list of the sexiest music videos of 2013. We thought it turned out pretty well, but after thinking on it some more we realized that we couldn’t possibly forget all of the super hot cover art from this past year! From album art to single sleeves, we’ve taken a look at some of the very steamiest that the music biz has to offer, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll be pleased with the results…
Britney Spears called Britney Jean her most personal album ever, so she could take its sales folly very personally. In this week’s SoundScanner, we’re looking at Spears’ sales, as well as Garth Brooks‘ return to the top of the sales heap and the annual Christmas music bonanza. Let’s go, we’ve got work to do:
It’s Britney, bitch. And she’s back with a new album (Britney Jean) and a Las Vegas residency to close out 2013. Leave it to the singer to make us work all year just to hear some new music. But that’s okay, because there’s so much Britney to enjoy. After 15 years in the music business, Spears has left us with a number of memories and a few not-so-easy-to-forget moments. We thought this would be a great time to break down the singer’s career from A to Z.