Britney Spears has topped the list of Forbes' highest-paid women in music for 2012, thanks to making a whopping $58 million in May 2011 though May 2012 from endless amounts of hard work — her Elizabeth Arden fragrance line, her platinum-selling Femme Fatale album and massive world tour. Taylor Swift and Rihanna both come in second and third, respectively.
Brit Brit ranks no. 7 overall on Forbes' list of the world's 25 highest-paid musicians for 2012. Congrats, B! xx
Tonight marked the semi-finals for The X Factor with Britney's own Carly Rose Sonenclar competing against Emblem3, Fifth Harmony and Tate Stevens. Both of Carly's performances were show-stoppers, with the talented teen singing "Your Song" by Elton John and "Imagine" by John Lennon. I'm a huge Beatles fan, so I was especially thrilled!
As for dropping from No. 1 to No. 2 on the leader board last week, Carly tells The X Factor, "I think that it's a good place to be right now. If I was at No. 1, where can you go from there?"
Make sure to VOTE for Carly Rose Sonenclar tonight after the show, and let's get her to next week's The X Factor finals where she belongs!
♥ Cast your vote online at TheXFactorUSA.com/Vote.
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♥ Call your vote in to 1-855-843-9302.
Tune in tomorrow to The X Factor at 8/7c on FOX to see who makes the cut and get a LIVE performance from Bruno Mars!
Britney still needs YOUR VOTES to win Favorite Celebrity Judge on the People's Choice Awards! VOTE NOW and vote often — voting ends this Thursday, Dec. 13. You can vote on PeoplesChoice.com, Facebook and Twitter using "Britney Spears #celebrityjudge #PeoplesChoice." Even Brit's pup Hannah Spears is voting! So VOTE VOTE VOTE, Britney Army! xx
And while you're there, vote The X Factor for Best Reality Singing Competition!
Fans can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Jan. 15, 2013. Vote now on PopCrush.com!
Brit Brit stands out at no. one for the most-searched celebrities on the Internet for the past 12 years. Though Kim Kardashian was this year's most sought-after celeb on the 'net, Brit Brit took the top spot for seven of the 12 years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). Like, that's pretty much the amount of time we've been using the Internet anyway, amIright? Britney wins. xx
The stakes are high and competition was fierce during last night's The X Factor with the final six contestants each singing an unplugged song and a Pepsi Challenge Song as chosen by viewers. Two of Britney's Teens are left — Carly Rose Sonenclar and Diamond White. To recap via The X Factor:
Carly Rose Sonenclar: Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me": Hoping to keep that number one spot for a third week in a row, the teen sensation continued to flaunt her vocal abilities. "I love you so much," exclaimed L.A. Demi agreed wholeheartedly saying, "you sang it better than the Justin did." Simon confidently declared, "I am seeing a star emerge," and Britney was proud with a capital "P!"
Brit Brit is No. 1 AGAIN, y'all! will.i.am's hit "Scream & Shout" single feat. Britney Spears is officially at the top of Billboard's Digital Songs chart. This marks Britney's seventh No. 1 on the eight-year-old tally.
The good folks over at MTV News also recently chatted with "Scream & Shout" video director Ben Mor about the video concept and working with Britney: "I mean, she's kind of an enigma. Every generation has their pop queen/icon, and I think she is just that person," Mor told MTV News. "Needless to say, her track record speaks for itself: her albums, her music, her iconic past videos and all the stuff she's done. She's earned her stripes. You're dealing with an institution."
You hear that, y'all? POP QUEEN. ICON. That's all. Nothing more to say.
Oh, except this:
Our favorite Femme Fatale turns 31 years old today!!! In honor of this special day, Brit's team posted several b-day wishes from Britney's Army on her official Facebook page. Check 'em out, and then peruse the below Britney-esque birthday treats from around the interwebs. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRITNEY!!! May all your wishes come true. xx
MTV Buzzworthy — Britney Spears photo retrospective
The insanely sexy music video for will.i.am's hit "Scream & Shout" single feat. Britney Spears premiered last night on The X Factor — give it a watch, below!
And "Scream & Shout" is officially no. 1 on iTunes, exactly where it should be. xx
Don't forget to tune in to the WORLD PREMIERE of will.i.am's "Scream & Shout" music video feat. Britney Spears tonight at 8/7c during The X Factor USA! The video is directed by Ben Mor, who has also worked with the likes of Katy Perry and Black Eyed Peas.
"Scream & Shout" is the first single off will.i.am's new album, #willpower, due out next month and is currently sitting at no. 2 on the iTunes Top Singles chart. Buy "Scream & Shout" on iTunes NOW!
AWH!!! Meet Britney's bitch — a super adorable puppy named Hannah. The little cutie even has its own Twitter! Lucky little bitch. I say that with all the love in the world! ♥
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 26, 2012