FOR THE RECORD: THE SING OFF (9)

an f-bi sent me an email with an interesting idea for a challenge.
i felt this would truly get the discussion flowing.
i know my boys make me proud.

we like to compare the singers who are out today.
we pick them apart by talent,
record sales,
even stage presence.
but who is really the winner?
today’s round:

POP…GOES THE DIVAS?

BEYONCE

ALBUMS

DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE
B’DAY
I AM… SASHA FIERCE
4

VIDEOS

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViwtNLUqkMY]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ9BWndKEgs]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMoRFvY]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U]

PERFORMANCES

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVRA6bzQflo]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF9DQiNRQ3E]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCStGvdc6YI]

TOUR PERFORMANCE

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li7BAC8n850]

vs

JANET

ALBUMS

JANET JACKSON
DREAM STREET
CONTROL
RHYTHM NATION 1814
JANET
THE VELVET ROPE
ALL FOR YOU
DAMITA JO
20 Y.O.
DISCIPLINE

VIDEOS

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gu1KETjVY]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAwaNWGLM0c]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcG_5Fav-pk&w=560&h=315]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU0ucfoBcXM]

PERFORMANCES

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz8R1TjWI0U]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjn3EGyjTZA]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD32JG3pHbQ]

TOUR PERFORMANCE

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBOPiC2rNO0]

vs

MADONNA

ALBUMS

MADONNA
LIKE A VIRGIN
TRUE BLUE
LIKE A PRAYER
EROTICA
BEDTIME STORIES
RAY OF LIGHTMUSIC
AMERICAN LIFE
CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR
HARD CANDY
MDNA

VIDEOS

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s__rX_WL100]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyhdvRWEWRw]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS088Opj9o0]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDwb9jOVRtU]

PERFORMANCES

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pehMBaHgpWE]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esl2DPhlCjk]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J76dnuoXbM]

TOUR PERFORMANCE

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z8nZV7WlJI]

FOR YOUR RECORD…

WHO WINS THIS ROUND?

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

24 thoughts on “FOR THE RECORD: THE SING OFF (9)

  1. Janet with a close runner up of Madonna. Janet’s albums, concerts, videos and performances are notoriously entertaining and I can put Janet’s Control album on and still get goose bumps listening to the songs 20 years later. I loved Madonna also until she turned British and Khbballah-ish(then she just became cooky). Plus something about her now just seems evil(weird), like Angelina Jolie. But her music still stands 20 years later. Beyonce, I guess time will tell how much of an impression her lyrics/music leaves us 20 years into the future.

  2. Janet. She has been in the game for a long time, and she’s put out plenty good music over the years. Beyonce hasn’t been in the game long enough for me to even consider her.

      1. She is a legend, but she has only put out four albums. I love Bey and I’m one of stans in the beyhive lol, but I can’t put her in the same category as people who have been in the game longer and have put out more music.

      2. I second “The Man”s comment. I also love Bey but she needs more timeless music and we won’t know what is or isn’t until she has been doing this 10 albums in like a true icon and legend.

  3. If Janet had a voice, I would have chosen her. I would have to say that the winner of this round is Beyonce. She meets the criteria.

  4. Janet is the Queen at the end of the day, 170 million in records 5 Grammys and A OSCAR NOMINATION, not to mention she is the best female dancer. She wins this round

  5. madonna is a super beast.
    one thing i respect about madonna is her longevity in this game.
    her music is pretty dope too.
    she drops hints about life in her songs.
    sometimes you need to decode the content for the message.
    i love that ray of light album.

    in all honesty,
    beyonce needs more time.
    she is at her prime.
    we will see how this new record is this year.
    her fans make you almost sick of her.
    so this is a toss up between madonna and janet.

    i’ll give it to janet.
    but madonna makes it in a close second.
    madonna knows how to reinvent herself and her music.
    something janet was never able to do.
    beyonce is still the same artist from her start.
    but i like janet’s music better.

    1. I do agree with you, after the all for you era Janet had trouble reinventing herself. But before that she was a beast. After Damita Jo I don’t know what the hell happened

  6. we can count beyonce when she was a member of destiny’s child.
    she pretty much was the driving force.
    which means in total,
    beyonce has sold 118 million records LOL
    55 million solo.

  7. Janet is an ICON and one of the best to ever do it in the music industry! She was able to separate herself from her brother Michael, and develop her on style of dance and image (which says a whole lot!). She has a wonderful spirit and just oozes talent. She’s respected by her peers as well.
    Madonna set a new bar for future entertainers who would want to sing and dance. She’s still going on world tours, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. I respect her for her talent and longevity.
    Beyonce hasn’t has enough years in the music industry to be called a “legend” or “icon”. I can’t knock her though; she can perform with the best of them! I think some people should wait until she has more credentials to put her in the same category as these two. But once again she’s talented though. Anyone who can share a stage with Tina Turner, has to be great at what they do!
    Overall though, I’ll give it to my baby Janet! 🙂

  8. Not a big Beyonce fan at all, one reason is that she seems to have some type of hypnotic spell on today’s gay young men being that they act like zombies and knock you down trying to get on the dance floor when one of her songs come on, and her stans are something not of this world when you dare express an opinion about their dear High Priestess that they dont agree with. With that being said, with only 4 albums under her wing. I am going to declare her the winner, even though she borrowed heavily from both Madonna and Janet,(some will say she downright stole their every career move) as far as a Pop Diva goes she is without peer. Her voice and vocals leave a lot to be desired in the R&B realm, but not for Pop. With her overall performance and stage presence, I have to begrudgingly give it to this chick, she works her ass off and IMO she is better. I know I will be roasted on a open flame for this blasphemy against the iconic Janet and Madonna, but she is a more well rounded singer and entertainer than these two, and I am old enough to remember when both of these ladies were in their hit making prime.

  9. Janet was (maybe still is) a great dancer but her vocals have never been up to par. And let’s face it, for as great as she is, if her last name wasn’t Jackson and her brother wasn’t Michael, she would be a footnote in music history. It’s simply because she comes from that Jackson Family name/bloodline, why she’s even considered a legend.

    For Beyonce, I do agree that she need a bit more individual success to win this contest. But her vocals are amazing and her dancing (tho mostly choreographed) is above average. Let’s not discount her success with Destiny’s Child which I still attribute most of it to her, because let’s face it w/o her Destiny’s Child would’ve been nothing.

    And thusly, I dread saying this because I’m a Lamb, I give this round to The Indisputable Queen of Pop, Madonna. Why? Well she’s Madonna. Her dancing is stellar and her vocal are dope for the type of music she creates. (She’s not an R&B singer so I don’t expect her vocals to be Whitney Houston-ish). And Madonna has broken so much ground in Pop music. She’s an innovator, something the other two ladies can’t say…yet.

    To justify my point, ask yourself this question, “Without *insert diva here* would *insert respective genre here* be what it is today?”
    Madonna is Madonna, she is Female Pop to this day and until she retires she probably will be.

  10. I’ve never really seen it for Janet, aside from the Pleasure Principle video and I can’t name two Madonna songs if my life depended on it sooo….

  11. i’m not a fan of Beyonce at all, but this one isn’t ever close…nor is it fair. At 15 she was a better singer than both of them will ever be.

  12. I know Beyonce is “hot” right now and it is def a machine and the gay youth that pushes her appeal and forces her down our throats, but what is groundbreaking and revolutionary about any of her songs, lyrics or messages that she delivers? Yes she can sing and entertain and has the better voice, but she is one dimensional to me. Just looking for something a little bit deeper from Beyonce.

  13. Beyonce takes this. For the last 20 years B has been on the top. No she doesn’t have 20 albums or “classic” hits yet. But even at the age of 31 Madonna and Janet werent doing half of the things B is now. Her endorsement deals, her tours, HER ACTUAL LIVE PERFORMANCES. Or did you all forget that Janet lip syncs with the best of them and Madonna has never had a voice. Janet had the Jackson name behind her and Madonna was always overly sexual. . .Janet nor Madonna will EVER sing the national anthem ANYWHERE. . .or have 16 Grammys. . .or Perforom at the presidents inauguration. . .why? Because they both have limited vocals. . .yea I know it’s pop music. B takes this tho. . .Now good competition for B is Britney Spears. THe real Queen of pop.Beyonce is the King of music in general.

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