2016 m. rugpjūčio 24 d., trečiadienis
Savo Instagram profilyje laidos "The Ellen Show" vedėja Ellen pasidalino šmaikščia nuotrauka kartu su Britney iš jos naujojo albumo "GLORY" fotosesijos. Šaltinis teigia, kad reklamuojant naujausią albumą atlikėja pasirodys šioje laidoje. Laukiame daugiau informacijos.
"Actor Colton Haynes (ARROW) visited Britney Spears backstage at BRITNEY: PIECE OF ME at Axis at Planet Hollywood. During her concert, she dragged him onstage to be the victim during “Freakshow.” Britney is here through Sept. 10 and returns Oct. 21. First, though, she opens Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York."
The road to Glory is paved with gold. Over the weekend, Britney Spears’ ninth studio album, set to officially release this Friday (Aug. 26, 2016), leaked. It was the latest unfortunate event in a string of unfortunate events that, together, become The (Mildly-Disastrous) Glory Album Rollout Campaign. So it was with a mix of excitement and fear — and I will admit to feeling more of the latter than the former — that I pressed play. Here are my resulting thoughts.
"The superstar was on holiday in Hawaii when she got dragged under water by “six-foot waves” which had her frantically fighting for life.
She said: “I went out and I thought it was like a wave pool, and I was like, ‘This is so nice and refreshing and just beautiful.’
“But the thing I didn’t think about is when you come back, the waves really come in hard.
“I got sucked under for like five minutes. I almost drowned. And I’m like, ‘Where is my security? They’re just going to let me die here’.
And then I came in again and another wave took me under.”
With her long-awaited ninth album Glory released this Friday, Britney said the one bit of advice she would give her younger self would be to avoid both her 55-hour first marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander and her three-year romance with second husband KEVIN FEDERLINE.
She said: “Never get married, number one. That’s probably the best advice I could give myself.”
Britney is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time. Glory is 12 tracks long and features her amazing new single, Make Me . . . featuring rapper G-EAZY.
But don’t expect any other collaborations, as she claims most other singers’ egos make it too difficult to work together.
In an interview with SCOTT MILLS — which you can hear on his Radio 1 show from 1pm to 4pm today — she said: “A lot of the people in the entertainment business, if you try to work with them or set up projects, a lot of times people just don’t show up.
“A lot of people are divas in this industry. It’s hard.”
But one person she does respect is JUSTIN BIEBER — even though she had no idea who he was when they were introduced six years ago when he was a teenager.
She said: “He walked into my hotel room and he was like a kid. Literally he looked like he was 13 years old but he was 16. “And I was like, ‘Who is this kid in my hotel?’
“And my sister was like, ‘This is Justin Bieber and his mother’. And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I cannot believe this’. He’s very unassuming. He’s a very, very nice, kind boy.
Britney is now the bookies’ favourite to headline the 2017 Super Bowl half-time show, after I revealed that ADELE had turned it down.
She said: “Yes. I would probably do that. I would have to have a little support group, another artist of course. I don’t think you would ever do the Super Bowl alone. That would be kind of scary.”
If she does it, it will be an incredible way to celebrate her illustrious career on the 20th anniversary of her album deal with Jive Records in 1997.
Britney is the ultimate pop star and after almost three years of her Las Vegas residency, she would be bound to put on a show that no one could forget."
2016 m. rugpjūčio 23 d., antradienis
"Let’s be real: Britney Spears could have disappeared from the pop cultural landscape long ago.
After dominating the turn-of-the-millennium teen pop boom with her albums … Baby One More Time, Oops! I Did It Again, Britney, and In the Zone, she hit a breaking point. Following a spectacular public meltdown, she appeared completely dazed during a performance of her song “Gimme More” at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, forgetting to lip sync and looking like a distracting prop hurled about by her backup dancers. She struggled to maintain custody of her two children with ex-husband Kevin Federline after months of erratic public behavior in 2007. And in an extraordinary development for any adult — much less a famous multi-millionaire — she was placed under the legal guardianship of her father, Jamie Spears, a situation that so far remains.
For a minute, it seemed like her epic unraveling might end up defining her. It was, after all, an iconic meltdown: the image of her publicly shaving her head is as burned in our brains as the more triumphant image of her dancing with a python at the 2001 VMAs. But she has returned, again and again, always in search of that elusive comeback. Nearly a decade later, we’re still watching for a total return to form, wondering if Britney Spears is relevant in the age of Beyoncé and Adele.
We may finally be getting it this week with the release of Spears’ ninth album, titled Glory for good reason. With every released and leaked track, from the breathy falsettos of “Make Me…” to the guttural alto of “Private Show” to the all-French (!) “Coupre Electrique,” we’ve heard a Spears whose confident vocals convey that it doesn’t matter how much music snobs sneer at her voice. She knows she has one of the most recognized voices on the planet, and 33.4 million albums sold in the United States alone (per Nielsen Music) say that we like what we hear.
Perhaps that’s because Spears is as suited to 2016 as she was to the early aughts. Her successful Las Vegas residency Piece of Me — now at three years and counting — made Sin City cool for pop stars with younger fans who appreciate something with a beat. (Since then, Vegas has morphed from Celine Dion territory into the place to be forJennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, and the Backstreet Boys.)
To her credit, the EDM-infused pop Spears helped pioneer with Blackout — a brilliant product of her terrible 2007 — has come to dominate top 40 stations. The era of Instagram has allowed her to finally show off the disparate bits of her personality, with an addictive mix of mom-friendly aphorisms; pictures of her kids; hints at interest in math, painting, and Albert Einstein; drool-worthy fitspiration; and sexy dance moves. After years of making us wonder who she really is, she seems to have finally found an image that feels authentic: the sexiest mom on the block.
It’s all come together after years of struggling to return to pre-2007-meltdown form, with her last album, 2013’s Britney Jean, touted as her “most personal” — but in reality, it was a messy imitation of her previous work (aside from the perfection that is “Work Bitch”). Last year, she teamed up with Iggy Azalea for the lackluster, regressive “Pretty Girls.” (Please, Britney, no more team-ups with rappers. You don’t need them. In fact, what are the chances we could get a G-Eazy-free version of “Make Me”?)
By now, Spears has built more than half of her career on the quintessentially American appeal of the comeback. Not all of them succeeded: That disastrous appearance at the 2007 VMAs came across like an attempt to prove Britney the Pop Star had recovered — but the problem was, Britney the Human wasn’t there yet.
In 2008, her album Circus did mark a return to form in some ways, as did 2011’s Femme Fatale, sort-of. But with every appearance, every song, we were watching: Was she in the spectacular physical shape that made her famous? (The answer was usually: Almost. Then again, she wasn’t 17 anymore.) Could she still dance the way that made her famous? If she could, she wasn’t choosing to, often appearing to just barely go through the motions and let her backup dancers do the heavy lifting. Were the songs good? Mostly. As good as “Baby One More Time,” “Toxic,” and “I’m a Slave 4 U”? Well, that’s a high bar.
We were rooting for her, looking for signs of her return. We had knocked her so far off her pedestal, to such devastatingly obvious results, that all we wanted was to see her come back. And yet, all the while, something was missing. The Britney we first fell in love with, the one with the all-too-knowing eyes in the “… Baby One More Time” video, the one who confidently commanded you to watch her every move on stage, had left us in 2007. Maybe we didn’t deserve her. We had proven we couldn’t be trusted with her.
Now, Spears appears ready to give us her all again. Glory represents something better than a return to form; it is, at long last, a step forward for the 34 year old. She’s using her voice in new ways — on “Make Me,” it actually sounds pretty, a word rarely used to describe her singing, even in her heyday. She has reclaimed her standout talent, a distinctive dance style that combines cheerleader precision with slinky bits of burlesque. (Please see: Her Billboard Music Awards performance this year.) She showcased her appealing goofy side by pranking Jimmy Kimmel on his show earlier this month. She will, presumably, sing live in an upcoming segment of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke,” giving naysayers a listen to her voice without studio help. She’s returning to the VMAs on Sunday. She’s even getting closer to total autonomy, according to a recent New York Times story: She could soon finally be released from her father’s conservatorship.
That’s all great news for Britney Spears the Human. But how does Britney Spears the Pop Star fit into the Beyoncé Era? She’s markedly apolitical. She doesn’t profess feminism like Taylor Swift, Lorde, or Miley Cyrus. She doesn’t even spout vaguely empowering messages like Katy Perry.
She’s something else. She’s a survivor in a way not even her grand forebear, Madonna, is. She was actually destroyed by the media machine and has come back again and again, and maybe even for good this time. We may not all love her music, but we all want her to triumph. And in 2016, who else unites us so?
"Britney Spears’ new album Glory is shaping up to be completely different from anything she’s ever released. Expect similar surprises when it comes to her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, where she’s slated to sing the lead single off Glory, “Make Me…” with G-Eazy.
She’s not one to do the same thing she’s done in the past,” executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic tells EW. “It’s going to be something you’ve not seen her do before. It’s going to separate her from other performances.
That’s no small feat considering the other stars slated to appear: this year’s VMAs will also feature a career-spanning medley from Rihanna as she accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. (Spears accepted the award in 2011.)
Spears, of course, has a long history with the VMAs, from her iconic costume change in 2000 to the snake dance in 2001 to the infamous Madonna kiss in 2003. “She grew up on MTV,” Ignjatovic says. “She’s so connected to the network, and I know back when I worked on the channel in the ‘90s she was the darling of MTV.”
The last time Spears actually performed at the VMAs, however, was in 2007, and, well, we all know how that went. Ignjatovic says fans have nothing to worry about this year: “It’s amazing [to have her back],” he says. “To have her in such great form with a huge hit, she’s super relevant and current—I think the young people watching MTV now are as connected to her as they were back in the TRL days."
4 days until #Glory & this is the 4th song I released from the album. So happy we added it to #PieceOfMe 💜💚A video posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on