Why are all these discussions about? When Britney has to go on tour next year to promote her new album SHE WON'T SING LIVE and SHE'LL JUST LYPSINCH because SHE HAS NO VOICE. Everything will have to be pre recorded and let me tell you this: A PERFORMER WHO DOESN'T SING IS NEITHER AN ARTIST, NOR A SINGER, just a performer.
I know many singers sometimes don't sing live SOME of their songs for different reasons, but this girl doesn't sing a single song live, and when she tries (2003 TRL Time Square's Performance) she sings terribly bad.
She was a pop icon as a teenager, but now she's losing it, that's why she had to release a new album. Everybody knows that she can't sing live, and that makes me lose respect for her music.
On her 2004 tour: "The Onyx Hotel Tour", she sang in most (if not all) of her concerts, and obviously she doesn't sound as good as she does on her CDs, but it's not the same singing in an open space than it is in a recording studio, nor singing in front of thousands of people, or singing when you've just danced your a*$ off!
If you want, you can search "Onyx Hotel Tour" in Youtube, and watch any of her performances of that tour. (I recommend for you to watch when she sings "Toxic", because she sings and looks amazing there).
Check out some of these videos to hear Britney sing live: http://youtube.com/watch?v=obxBlxfxWpw http://youtube.com/watch?v=3fM2xxSQCQM http://youtube.com/watch?v=up4lLc8jaTE http://youtube.com/watch?v=up4lLc8jaTE http://youtube.com/watch?v=P7ckX6VmQUA
Britney Spears can sing. Do not put her down without getting your facts straight!
I've just the videos suggested by the people above and I have to inform you guys: IT SHOWS BRITNEY PRE RECORDED THE TRACKS IN A STUDIO AND THEN LYPSINCH ON HER TOUR. It's very obvious, despite the fact that her tone is different to the album versions, IT'S CLEAR SHE'S NOT SINGING LIVE.
She never had "it"...she had looks...now she has nothing.
The pop music industry operates much like the modern political atmosphere. The company hires brilliant PR reps, advertisers, marketers, and of course the best producers, song writers, and sound editors in the world. In the end you have a girl with a good look being promoted as original, talented, and in control of her career. None of which are true...just an illusion to build this imaginary status and image so they can make money. I am quite certain that other than singing small snippets and holding a note here and there in the recording studio (puzzle pieces for sound editors), she has NEVER actually sung anything noteworthy of any recognition....in her entire life. With the exception of dancing (which she can't do anymore) she is truly talentless.
It's all an illusion
My own little conspiracy theory is that the record industry actually picks the next big star based on the baggage they bring along...the one who has the potential to make the most headlines wins.
Its all part of the business, and people will eat it up till the day she dies...then they will eat it up 100 times faster and louder. All the while the record industry will be reading the headlines all the way to the bank.
"She has never actually sung anything noteworthy of any recognition"
You say this as if her fans expect power house, glass shattering vocals from her. I speak for myself when I say "no duh". She was never a vocal talent. She was and is like you said a package of looks, sweet voice, attitude, work ethic and dance ability which she still has, excluding the unexplained high or drunk dance on MTV.
Fans only expect Britney to continue to entertain us, perform and make us feel good. Sounds a little dark and sick, especially when she should be focusing on her personal life (even that is sickly entertaining to some).
So are you not entertained? Not in the least bit amused by Britney Spears, her Musical career, and/or media frenzy around her?
No. Simply. She can not sing! Couldn't stand her from the first note on the first song I heard her vocalize back in the "Oops I Did It Again" days. It was dreadful, a kind of croaking. If she ever had any singing ability, she probably blew it out during her formative years by singing past her instrument...over-singing past her physicality, which seems to be the style and demand of screeching at the Malls and Mickey Mouse Club. But, then pop music loves "chipmunk women" like her and Madonna. And judging from the rabidity of her fans, they simply don't care what she sounds like. No thanks. I've got Ella Fitzgerald and people with REAL vocal chops. Gimme LESS of Britney!!!! What is a shame is to watch yet another person be destroyed by fame. Lets stop putting these people on impossible pedastools. Evidently all the love and devotion fans put into these people just kills them in the end! Sad, no matter what I think of their relative ablilities. Oh, and if you love her, more power to you. What you like is what you like. We're all entitled to our opinions.
Does it really matter? At least everyone knows she does lip synch and it's not like she's Milli Vanilli or Ashlee Simpson. Plus, she is (was?) a good performer and anyone who thinks she can sing is obviously deluded. She has good stage presence and that's what always has worked for her.
I like this album because the songs are entertaining. Are they profound and meaningful? No and if I wanted something deep, I have tons of artists to listen to. But not everything has to follow the perfect formula of music. Her voice leaves much to be desired, the lyrics really don't make sense, and who cares? Somehow it all works.
Also, Britney does sing her slow songs. You can tell because her voice is totally different compared to the obvious tracks she lip synchs to. Whether or not Britney is considered an artist or singer will always be up for debate, the bottom line is that she came out with a CD. And people are buying it.
this is such an old conversation. who actually gives a crap if she sings live or lip synchs? most artists lip synch live especially when they are dancing all over the stage. she can sing obviously or she wouldnt keep making multiplatinum albums. there are obviously many others out there that dont care if she sings live or not. that can be seen with her album sales.
yes i do care if she sangs she gets paid mutimillions for this and she can't even do it some one else with talent should be in her place and for all you stupid fans out there who say we know she can't sing but we love her anyway do you know how crazy you sound she is suppose to be a singer but she can't sing i don't see what the big deal was with milli v. then they pretended to sing the song but at least they had people who could sing. in that case there should be thousands of people like me who can't sing out there tryin' to get a singin contract hey why not britney got one and i could probably get some idotic people to support me.
and no she cannot sing i saw her on snl singing oops i did it again and she dindn't dance much so you can't blame it on that she was standing bent over half the time holding her stomach and trying to force a note out that wasn't come out.
"IT SHOWS BRITNEY PRE RECORDED THE TRACKS IN A STUDIO AND THEN LYPSINCH ON HER TOUR." What? That makes no sense, obviously you did not see videos. Did you not see the clips of Britney with Diane Sawyer? or when she was not even performing in concert? Or did you just criticize to other clips and fail to mention the clips where Britney's voice is good. I am not saying Britney Spears has stellar vocals. No way. What I am saying is just because her vocals are synthesized on her album does not mean that her voice is awful. She has always had decent vocals.
It's seems like the Haters only see and hear what proves their points. I saw the videos and a lot of them showed Britney singing live and (omg) yes holding notes! If Britney is that bad of a singer, she would not have a music career...point blank.
Brook: 1) Britney is a performer and entertainer first and foremost. She is a total package (sings, dance, looks, etc) That's way she was chosen and continues to sell albums. You may not like her, but millions apparently do. I guess they're all just crazy-loons. 2) Milli Vanilli didn't sing any of their songs. That was the problem, not lip syncing. Britney sings her song. That's her voice you hear digitized and echoed. Her voice in the tracks played behind her as she lip syncs. Her voice when she sings live. That's her distinct voice. Milli Vanilli did none of thy above.
if you dont like britney, then why do you waste your time on this page? that is pathetic. you are a very sad sad individual. britney has millions of fans out there...so deal with it. she will continue to sell multiplatinum albums whether you like her or not. she is an excellent performer and artist. if she wasnt, do you think she would continue to sell multiplatinum albums? thank you
She can sing...horribly. I've watched the video where she sings Everytime at Saturday Night Live and I have to accept she's singin live. But read what some people wrote some lines below at that youtube video:
"It's refreshing to hear Britney sing live. I don't mean refreshing in a pleasurable sense...just nice to hear how truly horrid she is. Some truly incredibly out of tune moments...this was extremely pleasant to laugh at. Also, has anyone ever noticed that she sings in a range normally considered to be a good tenor range (primarily Bb below middle C to G above middle C)? These notes should be extremely easy for any female singer, yet she manages to make them labored and difficult."
" I totally love britney but she has to stop singing like that, she sounds fake and not natural, she just doesn´t let her voive out. The falsetto is exagerated and she tries hard to hit the notes and sounds weird. Just look at the performances she gave when she was a child."
"The first time which she sings not with play back"
Velasco: Way to pluck three quotes (text responses) that back up you point on a youtube discussion broad. Bravo! I could've done the same thing!
May this be the help to end the discussion...
Some like her voice. Others hate it. She sings live when she wants to (mostly slower songs with less dancing). She sings on her tracks. I knew she was a tenor (falsetto). To others it sounds good and others sounds bad. Same was said about Janet and Madonna, and yet they still have fans that buy their music. Britney is just among them.
It boils down to one simple question: "Are you not entertained?" To each his or her own. No one is forcing you to like her.
Again, please end this discussion, it ultimately goes no where and no body is won over to the other side.
I totally agree. Britney Spears is a studio creation, there is no real talent there. She cannot sing LIVE, for just one reason, SHE CAN'T SING! Anything that gets fixed in the studio with a computer or with special effects in a video, It's NOT REAL! Take off everything, and lets see what she can do. The Eagles may be old, but who cares?! They are a respected rock band who don't need to take off their clothes and act unproffessional to sell music. They have REAL talent. If they are number ONE, they've earned it.
THAT IS WHAT EVERY ARTIST WITH VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS DO! THEY ARE NOT MUSICIANS...THEY ARE CARNIES THAT WE ALL OVERPAY TO WATCH THEIR POOR DISPLAY OF THEIR LIES AND TWISTED VIEW OF SOMEONE ELSES LIFE. THEY DON'T CARE THE HARM THEY PUT SOMEONE THROUGH! I AM NOT DEFENDING HER FOR LIPSYNCING MIND ME...BUT PLEASE THEY ARE ALL UNDERTALENTED HOES THAT CAN'T FUNCTION WITHOUT HELP. EMINEM LIPSYNCS FOR GOD'S SAKES! THE RAPPERS LIP SYNC! YOU WANNA TALK ABOUT LACK OF TALENT!
THE RAPPERS LIP SYNC...THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS A JOKE...THE ENTERTAINING PART IS WE WASTE MONEY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR FRONT ROW SEATS TO WATCH DRAG QUEENS AND MULTIPLE PERFORMERS POSING AS THE SAME PERSON WHILE THEY LIP SYNC. GO TO A GAY BAR AND WATCH TRASHY DRAG QUEENS...IT IS MORE ENTERTAINING! AT BEST MOST OF THEM LIPSYNC TO LESS STUDIO DONE TRACKS! THEY AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH TO SING THEIR OWN MUSIC. I WENT TO KARAOKE WITH SOME OF THE FAMOUS VOICES...THEY ALL LIPSYNC TO THEIR VOICES PRE RECORDED...EVEN THE VOCALISTS ARE NOT GOOD!