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Personally,  I Love Both.  “Circus” & “Femme Fatale” Are In My Holy Trinity Britney Albums (The Other Album Is “In The Zone”).   The Era’s Are Equally As Dashing, Both Had Their Up’s and Down’s, But Overall, Were Flawless. cf.png.7ab35143dd74af81f42a8af500d45b76.png

We Start With The “Circus” Era: 

“Circus” Era (2008 - 2009) 

“Circus” Opened Up It’s Era With “Womanizer”, A Rhythmic Pop Song That Was An Overall Smash.  Jumping From #96 To #1 In A Single Week, “Womanizer” Became Britney’s 2nd #1 In The U.S.  In The U.K., It Peaked At #3.  It Was A Worldwide Hit,  Selling Over 12 Million Copies To Date.  It Was Nominated For A Grammy For “Best Dance Recording”.  “Womanizer” Was A Legendary Comeback For The Queen.  Following That, Brit Released The Album’s Title Track, “Circus” As It’s Second Single.  This Marked An Other Success For Britney,  Debuting And Peaking At #3, It Marked Her 7th Top 10 Hit In The United States.  Following This Huge Success, She Released Her Highly Anticipated Album, “Circus”,  It Debuted At #1 In The U.S., Selling 505,000 Copies In It’s First Week.  This Marked Britney’s 5th Album To Reach Number 1, Making Her The Youngest Artist To Have Five Number 1 Albums On The Billboard 200.  With This Success Under Her Belt,  She Launched Arguably The Biggest Comeback Tour Of The 2000s, “The Circus Starring: Britney Spears”, In Just 97 Shows The Tour Grossed Over $131.8 Million.  In March Of 2009, Britney Released The 3rd Single From Her Record, “If U Seek Amy”, To Lukewarm Success.   The Track Peaked At #19 On The Billboard Hot 100 & #20 On The U.K. Singles Chart.  Although Not Being A Chart Success Like It’s Predecessor Singles, It Did Become A Fan Favourite.  The Fourth And Final Single Was Released In June Of 2009, “Radar”, Originally Released On 2007s “Blackout”, Was Met With Modest Success, But Remains As One Of Her Best Works.  The Single Peaked At #88 In The U.S. & #46 In The U.K.  To Add To The Excitement Of This Spectacular Era, Britney Released Her Second Greatest Hits Compilation, Titled “The Singles Collection”.  It Spawned One New Single, “3”, The Track Debuted And Peaked At #1 On The U.S. Billboard Hot 100, And #7 On The U.K Official Singles Chart.  “3” Has Sold 4.9 Million Copies To Date.   Overall, “Circus” Marked Brit’s Official Comeback As A Main Pop Girl, And Cemented Her Position As The Queen Of Pop, Yes I Said It, The Queen Of Pop.   Personally, This Era Is Among Her Best, But Not Her Best, It Lacked Togetherness.  There Were So Many Things That Could Have Been Done Different During This Era That Would Have Made It So Much Better.  (7.5/10) For Me Personally.
 

 

Moving On.....

 

Let’s Take A Look At The “Femme Fatale” Era:

”Femme Fatale” Era (2011) 

After The Success That Was The “Circus” Era, Britney Started Her Next LP Project.  “Femme Fatale” Started On January 11th, 2011.  The Albums Lead Single, “Hold It Against Me”,  A Thumping Dance Club Anthem That Was A Record Breaking Smash.  The Single Debuted And Peaked at #1 On The United States Billboard Hot 100, Selling 411,000 Copies In It’s First Week.  The Track Hit #6 In The U.K. And Was A Success In Many Other Territories. The Song Was A Global Smash, Marking Yet Another Triumph For Britney.  Following “Hold It Against Me”, Brit Released “Till The World Ends”.  Arguably The Biggest Hit From The “Femme Fatale” Era.  The Remix (Featuring Nicki Minaj & Kesha) Peaked At #3, And Stayed On The Charts For 24 Weeks.  After Seeing Massive Success With The Singles, Brit Released Her 7th Studio Album.  “Femme Fatale” Debuted At Number 1, Selling 275,000 Copies In It’s First Week.  Marking Britney’s 6th Number 1 Album On The Billboard 200.  Just Days After Her LP Reached Number 1, Brit Teamed Up With Pop Princess Rihanna (Fun Personal Fact: Rihanna Is My Favourite Artist Besides Britney) .  There Remix Of “S&M”, Peaked At #1 On The Billboard Hot 100, Marking Britney’s 5th Number 1 Single.  Her Second Number One Single Of 2011.  Her 3rd Top Ten Of The Year.  The Remix Has Sold 1.8 Million Copies To Date.  Following That, Britney Released Her 3rd Single From “Femme Fatale”, “I Wanna Go” Was Her Biggest Solo Radio Hit Ever.  “I Wanna Go” Peaked At #7 On The Billboard Hot 100.  Then Britney Started Her “Femme Fatale Tour”, Throughout 79 Shows, Which Grossed Over $68 Million, The Fourth And Final Single, Was “Criminal”.  The Song Received Small Success, Peaking At #55.  For Me, “Femme Fatale” Was Spectacular.  This Time Around, It Lacked Britney Herself.  She Clearly Was Not Happy During This Time, But She Did Serve Looks.  I Always Loved Her Looks From The Videos, She Looked Great.  (8/10) For Me Personally. 

 

What Do You Think? Which Era Was Better? Sound Off! 

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Britney looked like Britney in the Circus era so circusney.

Circus era >>>>>>> Also Criminal song is mega hit in Turkey  Almost everyone's phone ring was Criminal. 

Everything in the circus era is better. She moved more on fft but it wasn’t good moving lol

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14 minutes ago, TheySayImCrazy18 said:

Personally,  I Love Both.  “Circus” & “Femme Fatale” Are In My Holy Trinity Britney Albums (The Other Album Is “In The Zone”).   The Era’s Are Equally As Dashing, Both Had Their Up’s and Down’s, But Overall, Were Flawless.   
 

We Start With The “Circus” Era: 

“Circus” Era (2008 - 2009) 

“Circus” Opened Up It’s Era With “Womanizer”, A Rhythmic Pop Song That Was An Overall Smash.  Jumping From #96 To #1 In A Single Week, “Womanizer” Became Britney’s 2nd #1 In The U.S.  In The U.K., It Peaked At #3.  It Was A Worldwide Hit,  Selling Over 12 Million Copies To Date.  It Was Nominated For A Grammy For “Best Dance Recording”.  “Womanizer” Was A Legendary Comeback For The Queen.  Following That, Brit Released The Album’s Title Track, “Circus” As It’s Second Single.  This Marked An Other Success For Britney,  Debuting And Peaking At #3, It Marked Her 7th Top 10 Hit In The United States.  Following This Huge Success, She Released Her Highly Anticipated Album, “Circus”,  It Debuted At #1 In The U.S., Selling 505,000 Copies In It’s First Week.  This Marked Britney’s 5th Album To Reach Number 1, Making Her The Youngest Artist To Have Five Number 1 Albums On The Billboard 200.  With This Success Under Her Belt,  She Launched Arguably The Biggest Comeback Tour Of The 2000s, “The Circus Starring: Britney Spears”, In Just 97 Shows The Tour Grossed Over $131.8 Million.  In March Of 2009, Britney Released The 3rd Single From Her Record, “If U Seek Amy”, To Lukewarm Success.   The Track Peaked At #19 On The Billboard Hot 100 & #20 On The U.K. Singles Chart.  Although Not Being A Chart Success Like It’s Predecessor Singles, It Did Become A Fan Favourite.  The Fourth And Final Single Was Released In June Of 2009, “Radar”, Originally Released On 2007s “Blackout”, Was Met With Modest Success, But Remains As One Of Her Best Works.  The Single Peaked At #88 In The U.S. & #46 In The U.K.  To Add To The Excitement Of This Spectacular Era, Britney Released Her Second Greatest Hits Compilation, Titled “The Singles Collection”.  It Spawned One New Single, “3”, The Track Debuted And Peaked At #1 On The U.S. Billboard Hot 100, And #7 On The U.K Official Singles Chart.  “3” Has Sold 4.9 Million Copies To Date.   Overall, “Circus” Marked Brit’s Official Comeback As A Main Pop Girl, And Cemented Her Position As The Queen Of Pop, Yes I Said It, The Queen Of Pop.   Personally, This Era Is Among Her Best, But Not Her Best, It Lacked Togetherness.  There Were So Many Things That Could Have Been Done Different During This Era That Would Have Made It So Much Better.  (7.5/10) For Me Personally.
 

 

Moving On.....

 

Let’s Take A Look At The “Femme Fatale” Era:

”Femme Fatale” Era (2011) 

After The Success That Was The “Circus” Era, Britney Started Her Next LP Project.  “Femme Fatale” Started On January 11th, 2011.  The Albums Lead Single, “Hold It Against Me”,  A Thumping Dance Club Anthem That Was A Record Breaking Smash.  The Single Debuted And Peaked at #1 On The United States Billboard Hot 100, Selling 411,000 Copies In It’s First Week.  The Track Hit #6 In The U.K. And Was A Success In Many Other Territories. The Song Was A Global Smash, Marking Yet Another Triumph For Britney.  Following “Hold It Against Me”, Brit Released “Till The World Ends”.  Arguably The Biggest Hit From The “Femme Fatale” Era.  The Remix (Featuring Nicki Minaj & Kesha) Peaked At #3, And Stayed On The Charts For 24 Weeks.  After Seeing Massive Success With The Singles, Brit Released Her 7th Studio Album.  “Femme Fatale” Debuted At Number 1, Selling 275,000 Copies In It’s First Week.  Marking Britney’s 6th Number 1 Album On The Billboard 200.  Just Days After Her LP Reached Number 1, Brit Teamed Up With Pop Princess Rihanna (Fun Personal Fact: Rihanna Is My Favourite Artist Besides Britney) .  There Remix Of “S&M”, Peaked At #1 On The Billboard Hot 100, Marking Britney’s 5th Number Single.  Her Second Number One Single Of 2011.  Her 3rd Top Ten Of The Year.  The Remix Has Sold 1.8 Million Copies To Date.  Following That, Britney Released Her 3rd Single From “Femme Fatale”, “I Wanna Go” Was Her Biggest Solo Radio Hit Ever.  “I Wanna Go” Peaked At #7 On The Billboard Hot 100.  Then Britney Started Her “Femme Fatale Tour”, Throughout 79 Shows, Which Grossed Over $68 Million, The Fourth And Final Single, Was “Criminal”.  The Song Received Small Success, Peaking At #55.  What Do You Think? Which Era Was Better? Sound Off! 


 

 

I Lived both eras, but only assisted to the Femme Fatale Tour, For me Circus was iconic in every way...

 

Femme fatale was the best at the moment, but seeing from another angle , it not her best peak, the live show is amazing is like a theatre musical club but the show is not so iconic like circus. 

 

BTW, the purpose of Femme fatale was getting britney on tour with a cheaper show, the production of a circus show is more expensive than femme fatale show, so it just a product created for getting britney on tour, and getting ticket sales with more gross to the record label and involucrates.

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I like both but for me the Circus album is not that memorable as opposed to the Femme fatale album but the circus tour was way better than the femme fatale tour so I don't know. I guess I pick Circus.

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<<<Magic Begins at Midnight>>> 

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Looks: circus era

Music: Circus era - more variety, more Britney penned tracks 

Costumes: Circus era 

Performances: circus era

Tour: circus tour

Promo appearances: circus era (xfactor, GMA, star academy, Japan promo tour) 

 

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They're about equal to me.

The albums: Both great
The singles: Both had 3 great singles and 1 let-down single
The videos: Circus had 3 good videos, FF had 4
The promo: FF had more promo but Circus had FTR
The tour: Circus was the better spectacle but FF had more choreography and great storyline

So for me, there's nothing big that stands out to make either one of them better than the other.

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36 minutes ago, BritneySpurs said:

They're about equal to me.

The albums: Both great
The singles: Both had 3 great singles and 1 let-down single
The videos: Circus had 3 good videos, FF had 4
The promo: FF had more promo but Circus had FTR
The tour: Circus was the better spectacle but FF had more choreography and great storyline

So for me, there's nothing big that stands out to make either one of them better than the other.

But...ff had 4 GOOD videos but the 3 amazing circus era videos>>>>>

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24 minutes ago, Fab britney said:

But...ff had 4 GOOD videos but the 3 amazing circus era videos>>>>>

Haha I know and honestly for that reason FF is a little better imo but Circus is not far behind. Pretty equal to me.

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Femme Fatale had the better album and more successful singles but Circus wins on everything else so sense we are talking about the era overall I'd go with Circus. Though Femme Fatale was the first time I really remember liking Britney and was a precursor to me stanning her now. 

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Circus was literally one of my fav eras as a Britney Stan from the start. It had everything but old Britney. 

 

I feel like Circus always gets hated on because it was our first experience with new Britney. It was shocking. Plus it went back to pure pop (my fav Britney music) but I know a chunk of this fan base prefers more urban. 

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Circus was just a amazing era. It was an era after everyone and the media spited on Britney and thought she would never come back, and she did, stronger than ever. Femme fatale, I loved the album, but I didn’t Britney’s passion and energy like in Circus era. As much as Britney wasn’t really happy in 2011 after her conservatship became permanent and what she wanted femme fatale to be (a hip hop rock influenced mid tempo album) scrapped by her team.

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Young Billie Run Pop :lemmetellu_telling_preaching_yelling_talking_points_finger:

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Femme Fatale is the superior album, partly because Circus is a less hot version of Blackout and some of the better songs were relegated as bonus tracks (I mean Mmm Papi and Tiny Hands over Amnesia, Trouble, Quicksand :chershade:)

but apperance wise, Circusney over FFney :chrissy: although we gotta give it to FFney for holding her own against a year with so a strong competition of pop stars in Katy, Gaga, Rihanna, Adele, Kesha, etc., despite looking distant and being FFney

 

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The production on Femme Fatale was top notch. The songs were all build to be smash hits, Till The World Ends, I Wanna Go, Criminal and Hold It Against Me, then Inside Out which is sickening, Big Fat Bass having a powerful beat, Trip To Your Heart and Drop Dead Beautiful fire.
Too bad she wasn’t in the best place during that time and was a major turn off for her fans. 
 

That’s why I’m choosing the Circus era. She delivered everything - lewks, pop songs, womanizer performances, the tour was phenomenal, for the record, the iconic line “I hate ******* waiting”. Literally when will y’all fave? :queenflopga:

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