Britney Spears (2012)
Spears most recent albums have flopped on the charts, leaving her owing her record label Sony money for expensive songs, music videos and marketing that did not pan out in the sales department. As her concert sales began to decline as well, Spears took up a residency in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Spears is obsessing over her career and changing looks, as she is showing the signs of aging. Spears has aged fast as the stress of the wild life she was living in her twenties, which entailed illegal narcotics, alcoholism and wild partying took its toll. The combination of 10 pharmaceutical drugs to keep her severe mental illness under control also aided in aging the star's appearance.
Spears has turned to plastic surgery to help her with her body. However, she did not want excessive procedures done to her face, which is showing the signs of aging more than others her age for the aforementioned reasons. In the pop music world, this is a dilemma, as through marketing practices, labels have trained consumers to believe only youth is buyable. This is traditionally how pop music has worked, unlike R&B and rock, where artists' ages do not take precedence over the quality of the music.
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