Countdown To #PrettyGirls: Iggy’s Best Collabs

Photo courtesy of BreatheHeavy.com

Photo courtesy of BreatheHeavy.com

Less than a month from now the world will be graced with the newest single from Britney Spears featuring Iggy Azalea – “Pretty Girls”.

Spears and Azalea were spotted on the set of the song’s new music video in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Working totally 80’s fashions and hairstyles, the two mounted the back of a red convertible as they were driven down Sunset Blvd. singing the song’s lyrics.

This isn’t either of the musicians first time collaborating with another artist. It is, however, the first time Azalea has directed another artist’s video.

Azalea has collaborated with more than a hand full of musicians from Ariana Grande to T.I., so we counted down her top 5 collaborations based on YouTube.com views.

5. “Murder Business” ft. T.I.

Rapper T.I. has been credited with the discovery of Azalea since she first began to strut her way onto the music scene in 2011. The song itself is your run-of-the-mill rap song that has an infectious beat complimented by catchy lyrics. However, what sets this song apart is the video which pokes fun at child beauty pageants and shows such as “Toddlers and Tiaras”.

Total Views: 17,903,229

4. “Beg For It” ft. M0

Though the official video for this song was scrapped due to it “not needing to be done” according to Azalea, the song itself still saw much success on radio airways. The song peaked at No. 3 on the US Hot Dance Club Chart. Azalea brought aboard new artist M0 who delivers the chorus of this track.

Total Views: 23,722,761

3. “Black Widow” ft. Rita Ora

Azalea followed up the massive success of “Fancy” (see below) for another collaboration. This time with British pop singer Rita Ora. The video for the song pays homage to Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill. The two women are dressed in outfits similar to that worn by Uma Thurman in the film and fight in a similar fashion. “Black Widow” peaked at No. 1 on multiple Billboard charts. The song is now one of Azalea’s signature tracks.

Total Views: 273,716,597

2. “Problem” ft Ariana Grande

Okay, so this song isn’t headlined by Azalea herself, but it is no denying that Ariana Grande helped usher Azalea into a  whole new level of super stardom. Her feature on this track helped the song hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and No. 1 on the US Rhythmic Chart. It is no doubt that without Azalea this track would not be the same.

Total Views: 484,518,093

1. “Fancy” ft. Charlie XCX

The breakout hit from Azalea has got to be without a doubt “Fancy”. Until releasing this song, Azalea struggled to find success with her previous singles. However, the song’s dancefloor beats and catchy lyrics paved the way for Azalea’s chart takeover. Not to mention she took advantage of the recent revival of 90’s fashion with the video that perfectly pays homage to the iconic 1995 film Clueless. The song hit No.1 on almost every US Billboard Chart and was named the 2014 “song of the summer” by Rolling Stone Magazine. It is Azalea’s defining song.

Total Views: 519,418,721

Azalea’s latest collaboration with Spears is set to be released on May 5.

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Countdown To Vegas: 6 Memorable Britney Performances

Britney-Spears-Snake-900-600Only six days left until we are in Las Vegas, NV. for Britney SpearsBritney: Piece of Me show. To coincide with the countdown we put together a list of the icon’s most memorable performances of her career… so far!

Since bursting onto the scene in 1998 with her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 debut single “…Baby One More Time“, Britney Spears has delivered some of the most iconic and memorable stage performances our generation has seen. From show stopping classroom dance battles to a sexy snake charming routine, Britney has a dominating stage presence that is only rivaled by the likes Madonna and Janet Jackson.

6. …Baby One More Time LIVE at the 1999 VMAs

In 1999, a young-faced Britney stormed out from behind a set of lockers and struck a pose that would be forever ingrained into the minds of fans across the globe. This performance was just a taste of what Britney planned on bringing to the MTV Video Music Awards in years to come. But, for the time, the performance kept fans more than satisfied. Oh yeah, not to mention after her part of the performance boy band N*Sync took the stage. But, feel free to skip the ending.

5. I Can’t Get No Satisfaction/Oops!…I Did It Again Live at the 2000 VMAs

Fast forward one year later to the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. It was this year that Britney stole the show. She did so with this show stopping strip tease that was packed full of high energy dancing, great vocals and a level of fierceness that could not have been delivered to the VMA stage by anyone else but Britney. Take a look!

4. The Way You Make Me Feel LIVE at the 30th Anniversary Michael Jackson Special

Some of Britney’s biggest fans aren’t even just regular people like you and I. They are in fact big named celebrities like the late King of Pop Michael Jackson. In 2002, Jackson asked Britney to join him on stage for a special rendition of The Way You Make Me Feel” – one of Jackson’s biggest hits. The performance was one that brought generations together to dance and celebrate the two musicians. Enjoy!

3. Gimme More Live at the 2007 VMAs

“Not every performance can be a good performance. You will have some amazing performances and then you’ll also have some okay ones,” Britney said in her 2008 documentary Britney: For the Record of her 2007 performance of her song “Gimme More”. After shaving her head, beating up a car with an umbrella and basically going a-wall, Britney agreed to open the show. The performance would go down in history as one of the biggest flop performances of not only her career, but in VMA history. Many saw this as a turning point in the world of Britney. And it became one of the most publicized and talked about performances ever. The show saw a 53% jump in viewership from the year before. Behold the power of Britney – even at her worst she still was iconic.

2.Like a Virgin/Hollywood LIVE at the 2003 VMAs

There has only been one artist who has had the privilege to perform alongside both Michael Jackson and Madonna – Britney Spears. Not only did Britney get the chance to perform with Madonna, but she also KISSED her in what would become one of the most talked about female to female kisses of all time. The media frenzy that erupted after THE KISS was unprecedented. Controversy has always surrounded Britney, but the kiss took her to a whole new level of syndication. Oh yeah, Christina Aguilera was there too, but no one cared and still doesn’t. #SorryChristina

1. I’m a Slave 4 U LIVE at the 2001 VMAs

Despite her controversial 2000 VMA striptease, Britney was still struggling with separating herself with the “good innocent girl next door” image she had built up for herself with her first two albums. However, her 2001 debut performance of her hit song “I’m a Slave 4 U” would do just that. The performance was a perfect representation of everything that makes Britney Spears one of the greatest performers of our time – high energy dance moves, great visuals and sexy costumes. But, perhaps the most iconic and memorable moment of the performance was when Spears strutted across the stage wearing a live yellow boa constrictor named Banana. The image of her singing and dancing across the stage with the snake has been used and redone many times in popular culture since. Behold, the best of Spears with her 2001 MTV Video Music Awards performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U”.

Countdown to Vegas: One Week Til Britney!

Photo courtesy of RCA Records.

Photo courtesy of RCA Records.

It was just over a year ago that pop queen and Starbucks enthusiast Briney Spears embarked on her Britney: Piece Of Me Las Vegas residency. Since, the show has received glowing reviews from critics and fans alike. Now, the show continues to steam on as we countdown the days till we see the show for ourselves for the first time on March 4.

In the days leading up to the show AHA!Pop will be featuring a countdown that will highlight the best moments of the icon’s career.

Join us as we celebrate Britney Spears and her wildly successful career.

The countdown will include her most memorable performances, outfits, publicized moments and more.

The countdown will end with a full review and examination of the show from a first person point of view. Follow site admin Alex on Twitter to keep up to date with everything happening the night of the show.

Let the countdown begin!

It’s Britney, Bitch.

Britney Watch: 3 New Songs Registered on BMI

photo courtesy of BritneySpears.com

On Feb. 14 Britney Spears fan-site BritneyGalaxy.com announced that there has been three new Britney songs registered on BMI.com.

BMI is a webpage that dedicates itself to the archiving of every song ever written, recorded and finalized by artists and musicians across the globe.

More importantly, the site has been known to publish the names of unreleased songs before they are released to the general public for purchase.

These three new songs were added to the official Britney Spears page on Valentine’s Day as an almost gift to the #BritneyArmy.

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1.FATHERS EYES

Writers:

  • Birgisson Arnthor
  • Wroldsen Ina Christine

2. Forgiven

Writers:

  • Shelly Peiken

3.Just Let Me Go

Writers:

  • J.R. Rotem
  • Evan “E. Kidd” Bogart

Spears has worked with these writers before on past projects. An interesting tidbit about “Father’s Eyes” is that it has already been recorded and released by an artist named Ask Embla.

Spears has taken a relatively unknown song and recorded it for herself before. Her 2008 album Circus included the track “Out From Under” which was originally recorded by another artist and then re-recorded by Spears for official release.

The three new registered songs are just the first glimpse into the new era of music that follows Spears’ 2013 effort and certified flop Britney Jean.

Spears said in an interview late last year that she had begun recording for the new album and that she hopes for it to have an “artsy-fartsy” feel to it.

Well, in the meantime, all of us eagerly await to hear the new jams.

Photo in the post is courtesy of BritneySpears.com