Why can’t the headline be “Women rule the music charts” or “Great new music in August.” The fact that in the last couple years women have all but totally dominated the music scene has been all but ignored. One could argue that the Top 5 Most famous musicians right now are Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. (The only person Rihanna’s battling is Chris Brown, but that’s a whole other post) It’s sad that female success doesn’t grab attention unless it’s at the expense of someone else.
So to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, I say congratulations on your new songs and all your amazing success. Speaking for the fans, we support you both. I mean… let’s be honest, it’s pretty much the same fan base for both ladies: gay men and teen girls.
On a side note, I thought this would be a good time for a mini pop culture history lesson. Woman vs woman is nothing new. Gaga and Perry are just another example in a long history of examples where one female singer is pitted against another. Let’s take a stroll back through the headlines.
Brandy vs Monica:
Mariah vs Whitney:
Gaga vs Katy Perry:
Britney vs Christina:
Nicki Minaj vs Lil Kim:
Taylor Swift vs Carrie Underwood:
Madonna vs (everyone) Cyndi Lauper, Janet Jackson, Kylie, Beyonce (Super Bowl Halftime show ratings):