Oh and not to mention her little venture into Spanish music and Christmas album before doing a sophomore album was a huge mistake and loss of momentum while
britney and others were raking in with albums and tours.
I think Xtina is so much smarter than Britney. I like both, but Xtina made sure to show everybody she can take her carreer in any direction, while
Britney only took it to one level. That's fine with me, but I admire Xtina more.
Also, I don't think someone has to stick to one style for years. Xtina (and Madonna) are true to theirselves. If I look at my cd's there are soooo many
different kinds of music I like: gospel, country, retro, soul, r 'n' b, pop, etc. If I were a singer I would follow my heart and make different kinds
of music. Lots of singers stick to one thing because they are succesful with it, not because they don't like other styles...
I love it when a singer shows his/her creative site and does what he/she loves to do at that moment in time. Making music with lots of stars is more about
"what is a hit, what sells, what does the public want to hear" than "this is what I love right now".