In the cutthroat world of pop music, you’re only as good and beloved as your latest project, which is why even the most entrenched superstars still feel the need to kick it up a notch with each subsequent release. In 2011, two of pop’s biggest female stars will be releasing new music (likely around the same time) and vying for the singular claim to the throne. Over the weekend, Lady Gaga announced that her new album Born This Way would be dropping in May, with the single of the same name premiering in February. Meanwhile, Britney Spears has a new album that is going to be released some time in early 2011 (possibly March) and will have a new single called “Hold It Against Me” that will hit the universe later this week.
Both new albums will represent big turning points for both Britney and Gaga. For Spears, the new project is something of a second sophomore release, as she experienced a bit of a reinvention with her 2008 album Circus (and the massive world tour that followed). On the other hand, Gaga is following up a gigantic series of singles, a best-selling album and an incredibly well-received world tour with a new batch of songs that could be a big departure for her (especially considering the vibe of “You And I”). There’s a lot at stake for both singers, but there’s only room at the top for one of them.
So we leave you with this question: Which singer will have the bigger 2011? Vote below and let us know your arguments in the comments!