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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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“Glory” set to debut at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 200

Billboard won’t release the chart until Sunday, but a report from Hits Daily Double confirms the news… Britney’s latest album “Glory” will debut at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 200 Album chart with 91,903 pure album sales (115,922 sales plus streaming).

Her album Britney Jean (2013) debuted at No.4 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 107,000 copies, giving Britney her lowest-peaking record in the U.S. ever.

In terms of pure physical sales, Glory is Britney’s lowest-selling album to the date, but time have changed a lot and now streaming is really important.

Britney’s is behind Barbra Streisand (No 1 with 151,116 in sales plus streaming) and Florida Georgia Line (No 2 with 148,175 sales plus streaming)

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Poll: What song should be the next single of “Glory”?

PopCrush is asking what song should be the next single of “Glory”. So vote now!

It’s a Glory-ous time to be alive.

With The Legendary Miss Britney Spears in full-on #GloryPromo mode — from Carpool Karaoke to TODAY to getting Haute Coutureney in Marie Claire — there truly hasn’t been a Spearitual era more eventful and fulfilling in well over a decade.

And while “Make Me… (feat. G-Eazy)” continues to enjoy a post-MTV VMAs bump, it’s never too early to start looking ahead at what’s next.

But choosing a second single from Glory is a not-so-obvious call — she’s got plenty of viable options to keep her oooh-ing.

Is Brit’s best bet to continue down the vibe-y path with something like “Just Luv Me”? Or maybe grab the pillows for a “Slumber Party”? Maybe it’s time to up the BPM and go for something more hard-edged, like “Love Me Down”? Perhaps we’ll get a starry-eyed “Man On The Moon” moment? Does not-that-innocent instant grat “Do You Wanna Come Over?” deserve the full single treatment? Or should B’s team align their chakras and follow the tell-tale sign of the memes and go with “If I’m Dancing”? Or, should she just go ahead and slay the French market with “Coupure “Électrique”?

It’s time to decide. Don’t change your mind, and no seas cortés either. Vote below — yes or no, but no maybes.

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Glory debut chart (Full list)

Here are all the chart updates of Glory on the albums charts.

  • #1 Ireland
  • #1 Taiwan
  • #1 Italy
  • #2 UK
  • #3 Belgium
  • #3 Germany
  • #3 Korea (Non-Korea Artist)
  • #4 Russia
  • #6 France ( 6,339 copies sold )
  • #8 New Zealand
  • #8 Netherlands
  • #10 Hungary
  • #12 Sweden
  • #26 Korea

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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