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Britney promotes her performance at the iHeart Radio Music Festival

Watch down below a new video of Brit talking about her upcoming performance at the iHeart Radio Music Festival.

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Britney on the cover of NME Magazine

Britney’s on the cover of the September issue of NME Magazine! You can buy your copy now.

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On the secret to her longevity: “I try not to analyse it too much. I love what I do and I think that helps because it speaks for itself when I perform.”

On another career path: “Seeing other artists continue to do this kind of thing inspires me too. Because sometimes I’m like, ‘What am I doing?’ Like, I could be a teacher. But then I see other people doing it too and I’m like, “Well, you know, it’s probably all they’ve known for so long, so it just kind of makes sense.”

On her creative input with Glory: “Honestly, this is the first project where I’ve really been hands-on. I was really specific about who I worked with and I’ve been learning to say no. I’m a people-pleaser, so that’s hard for me – even if I don’t like something, I’ll do it just to make a person happy. I made sure this album was everything I wanted it to be. I was really selfish with it.”

Being nicknamed Godney and The Holy Spearit: “That’s just how the fans are – and I don’t want to let them down. At the end of the day, we’re all human and we all make mistakes. It’s really flattering, but I don’t know if I can set my bar that high. I’m sure a lot of them have almost felt like they’ve grown up with me.”

On Beyonce’s latest album Lemonade: “I’m a little late on that, but it’s good, really angry, a really hardcore album. Most of the time it almost feels like a therapy album. I respect that. She’s an artist and that’s what she needs to touch on at this moment in her life.”

On Glory: “The beginning of the project was actually not that great. The songs that were coming in were not very good. So we got a new A&R girl, and we totally turned it around, gave it a profound new direction. I wanted to use my voice more. I did different stuff with my voice – more bluesy and urban stuff, and played around with different things.”

 

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Britney on Flaunt Magazine: Photoshoot + Full Interview

As we told you a couple days ago, Brit’s on the cover of the latest issue of Flaunt Magazine and we finally have the full photoshoot and interview. Plus, a new magazine cover. SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!!!

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“Is it safe?”— Laurence Olivier, Marathon Man (1976)

It is a day without shadows, it is hot, and Los Angeles is ugly.

An elderly woman emerges into the bright light cautiously, hunched beneath a cheap umbrella. In her wake, she drags a handcart filled with groceries and clothing. Oblivious to the discarded chewing gum made soft again by the sun, her orthopedic shoes airlift sugary pink strings from the curb’s surface. As she shuffles past the marquee of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, it’s not that difficult to pretend she is just an upside-down puppet reporting for work.

Up the block, inside an air-conditioned trailer, Britney Spears leans her face into a flame. With a Marlboro Menthol dangling from her pursed lips, she moves the cigarette into the fire until the tip of it turns orange. She leans back and exhales a minty, snow-white cloud that drifts over to the miniature kitchen and vanishes somewhere behind the unused microwave.

And her hand is shaking.

“Oh, I’m so weird,” she says. “I get nervous in a lot of situations. Parties, clubs. When there are a lot of people around, I’m a weird, anxiety-ridden person.”

I make her nervous. I am a stranger. I know next to nothing about her ninth studio album, Glory. To date, every inquiry sent to her management about album details is left unanswered, or rejected outright. It is recommended I reach out to her label’s president for a comment. Three questions are sent; a single response arrives via email. It manages to be both polite and meaningless.

“Britney spent time crafting and perfecting the music for this album to create something special for her fans,” writes RCA President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Corson. “Glory is truly a special album and reflects where she is in her career and her life right now. The reception has been very strong for the music and we expect that enthusiasm to increase when the album drops.”

The struggle to breach the micromanaged insulation of one of the world’s best-known pop stars is not to be mistaken for a list of petty gripes, or even complaints. It is entirely understandable why Spears would be cautious, especially now, when cameras hide snugly in every pocket and purse. The paparazzi is everyone. Every question I am not allowed to ask hovers somewhere, invisibly, in the space between us. In this fragment of time, I begin to realize Spears is not playing defense. She’s on offense. And it’s working.

“I don’t understand your question.”
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Larry Rudolph on Make Me Original video: “It’s really simple. The video just didn’t work”

Finally, Britney’s team spoke about what happened with the original video for Make Me directed by David LaChapelle. Well, we wish they didn’t… As always, nothing happened. We are just creating stories.

And we still don’t understand why we ended up getting the cheapest video ever who looked like a Lizzie McGuire’s nonsense video.

Anyway, here’s the full interview of her team with Los Angeles Time.

At the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, there was one pop star with more at stake than any other that night: Britney Spears.

Her last appearance — in 2007 — was a disaster, with the singer famously stumbling through her performance.

Not so this year, when Spears — long since removed from the time when she was a tabloid fixture and late-night punchline, slinked across the stage to her steamy comeback single, “Make Me,” the lead track from her recently released album, “Glory.”

Spears’ much-hyped return to the VMAs last month helped launch her album. “Glory” debuted at No. 3 on this week’s Billboard 200 after selling 111,000 equivalent album copies, according to Nielsen Music.

For “Glory,” her ninth album, the singer opted for tradition at a time when artists such as Frank Ocean, Rihanna and Beyoncé are finding new ways to redefine conventional releases.

“What we didn’t want to do was a secret release in the middle of the night,” RCA President Tom Corson said of her label’s strategy.

“Pop audiences want to hear something. They want to be informed and educated about [an album] to some degree. Before the advent of streaming, we would have eight- to 12-week setup cycles for major superstar acts.”

The lead-up to “Glory” was condensed into a “very reasonably tight window,” with a six-week promotional blitz that culminated with the VMAs, an appearance on James Corden’s wildly popular “The Late Late Show” segment “Carpool Karaoke” and a mini-concert on “Today” that was beamed from Spears’ hit Las Vegas residency, “Piece of Me.”

Work began on the album a year and a half ago.

“I wanted to go after a whole different vibe and try new things,” the singer said via e-mail ahead of a recent Vegas performance.
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Britney performs on Today Show

Earlier today, Britney performed “Make Me” and “Do You Wanna Come Over” on the Today Show (The performances and the interview were recorded the night before). And Natalie Morales caught up with Britney and talked about “her comeback”, and they played with Preston, Jayden and Lexie.

“I don’t really see it as a comeback,” she said. “I think I’ve never really left. I’ve always been here…maybe a reinvention of myself, and just a different time in my life — a really good, glorious time.”

Watch Britney perform “Make Me” below and “Do You Wanna Come Over?” below

 


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Britney’s on the cover of Marie Claire UK!

Surprise! Britne’s on the cover of the October issue of Marie Clarie UK Magazine and we have the first picutres. She talked about Glory, being confident with her body, a very bad date she had and more. Marie Claire’s October issue, out now.

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Say hello to the star of Marie Claire’s October issue, the inimitable Ms Britney Spears.

After a three-year stint in Vegas, Britney makes a storming return to the charts this month with her album Glory (currently bumping the number 1 spot). Speaking to writer Louise Gannon at Marie Claire’s LA cover shoot, Britney said she’s feeling far more comfortable in her skin these days. ‘I moved to Los Angeles when I was very young’ she said, ‘I was so under scrutiny. If a hair was out of place, I’d be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things.’

Britney thinks motherhood has played a big part in helping her to worry less. ‘Becoming a mother and being with my boys [Jayden, 9, Sean Preston, 10] has made me so much more accepting of myself. I’m their mom, whatever. That has been a really big thing for me over these last few years.’

She also revealed that being a multi platinum-selling, international pop star doesn’t make you immune to bad dates. ‘I had a really bad date’, she told us, ‘I mean, it was really bad. I’ve been single for ages and had a date with a guy I liked. I was getting anxious, worrying he wouldn’t like me. In the evening I got on the scales and I had lost six pounds.’ [She continues] ‘We went to the movies, but I could tell right away it wasn’t working. It was sort of awkward. So after the movie I came home and that was it. It just didn’t work […] He just wasn’t that into me. I liked him. He knew that. But he definitely didn’t feel the same. It happens to everybody. Being famous doesn’t make you any different.’

Three years of physically demanding Vegas shows have made Britney feel fitter and stronger than ever, even though her sister tries to stuff as many brownies into her mouth as possible when she sees her. ‘She’s always trying to get me to eat’ says Britney. ‘I never ate sushi until a year or so ago. I thought the idea of raw fish was horrible. Then we had a day in a hotel in Vegas and she ordered up every single bit of sushi they had and we sat there just eating everything. Now I’m hooked.’

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Britney Spears’ iHeartRadio Twitter Takeover

Here’s the full Brit’s Q&A on iHeartRadio’s twitter account.

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Britney’s iHeart Radio Interview With Elvis Duran

In this new interview with Elvis Duran and The Morning Show, Britney opens up about her VMAs performance (even when the interview was recorded before the VMAs lol), the material that didn’t make Glory, Carpool Karaoke and not remembering anything about her 1999 VMAs performance.

Read the highlights and listen to the full interview below:

On her 2016 VMAs performance and collaborating with G-Eazy…

“We wanted to do something kinda different. Something I’d never done before,” she explained. “I got to do some of his song. It just made it more interesting for me. My kids think he’s frickin’ so cool!”

On her Carpool Karaoke episode — and unreleased footage (start the Change.org petitions now)…

“We started out with the dancers. They probably didn’t use that part. Did they show me teaching him how to dance? They didn’t? Oh my God!” she yelped. Paging James Corden!

On Glory, and what didn’t make the cut…

“We actually had about 30 or 40 songs in the end, and just chose the best ones and our favorites. It took a while,” she explained. When asked later on if the scraps were mind-blowing artsy-fartsy brilliance, she didn’t sound too convinced: “It was personally not some of my favorite things, but some other writers have actually listened and want to give it to some of their artists.”
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