Comebacks of 2016
Now that we've seen Justin Bieber say sorry, Selena Gomez get over his ass, Aaron Carter go back on tour, and both M.I.A. and Frank Ocean put out words of new albums to be released in the fall, I think it's safe to say that 2016 is the year of the epic comebacks. However, none of these are nearly as epic as the two comebacks I'm about to discuss.
Who else remembers this little badass? JoJo came onto the scene in the early 2000's with pop singles that empowered young women while simultaneously making us want to shake it. She was so edgy, evident here with her pink sweatshirt and denim miniskirt with a floral flare. She also acted in Aquamarine, a teen film about two best friends who come across a mermaid (one of the most exciting things to happen to you if you were a thirteen-year-old girl).
So then what happened? JoJo disappeared off the face of the earth, that's what. Gone but never forgotten. But wait--all of our adolescent dreams have come true! JoJo is BACK!
She's recently released hit single "Fuck Apologies" which features Wiz Khalifa and is impossible not to sing along to at the top of your lungs. Along the vein of empowerment that she effortlessly conveyed as a teenage pop star, JoJo's new single is like the grownup version of what she's always been about--doing whatever the hell she wants and not caring what anyone has to say about it.
I know what you're thinking--I mentioned comebacks, as in the plural, right? Well don't you fret, because I saved the best for last: It's Britney, bitch.
Oh yeah. Brit is back in a big way. She's just released her ninth studio album, Glory, and if you haven't listened to it yet...just what exactly are you doing with your life? It's classic Brit: edgy, sexy, playful, with a hint of seriousness, contemplation; it asks the serious questions about life. Okay--no, it doesn't, but it's fun to listen to while shaking your hips and tousling your blonde wig. She recently teased us with a performance at the VMAs, where she looked better than she ever has before. I'm ready for more Britney! Give me more Britney! In fact, here is a call-to-action for my readers: if anyone has Britney Spears concert tickets, I would be happy to be your plus one.
Now, please enjoy some recent photos of the new (yet grounded in their roots) Brit and JoJo, looking amazing and not apologizing about it.