Here's the LATEST on Britney Spears' Glory... (8/26)
Britney's Glory, her ninth studio album, has officially arrived! Stream all the tracks here.
Scroll down for everything else we know about the album including collaborators, featured artists and more.
March 13, 2015: Britney revealed in a Billboard Magazine interview that a new album wasn’t on her mind: “There’s a lot going on with my kids and schools and adding new sports. I’m going to try to do my best to do an amazing album. But it’s not my full priority right now.”
March 19, 2015: Iggy met with Britney Spears at a Toys “R” Us ahead of their “Pretty Girls” collaboration. She told Associated Press during SXSW:
"I love Britney. She's super sweet and I just want to hang out with her all the time. I saw her at Toys 'R' Us randomly; she lives right down the street from me. Since I've met her now we keep bumping into each other in the street."
April 24, 2015: The singer paired up with disco and electronic legend Giorgio Moroder for a cover of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” on his Déjà Vu album (released in June 2015).
May 13, 2015: The kitschy, ‘80s-inspired video for “Pretty Girls” is released.
May 26, 2015: In an interview with The Sun, British girl group Little Mix explain why they didn’t take “Pretty Girls" as their first Black Magic single. "We wrote it with Maegan Cottone, who we’ve written a lot of this album with. We loved the song but it wasn’t really for us so we put it out there and, lo and behold, Britney wanted it," Jade said.
June 28, 2015: Iggy called out Britney on—where else?—Twitter for not promoting “Pretty Girls” enough. “Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured…," she said. She followed up with, "@ThePopZone my comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans asshole 24/7 to be her friend, do i? bye girls."
July 2, 2015: Canadian Songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk posted an Instagram photo
of her and Britney in the studio with the caption, “Song sounds killer…Thank you @britneyspears – such an honor and an honour.” Chantal is behind songs like Gwen Stefani’s “Rich Girls,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Walk Away” and Drake’s “Over My Dead Body.”
July 5, 2015: DJ Mustard hit up the studio with the singer. In an interview with ThisIsMax, he said “I haven’t told nobody yet, but I’ve been in the studio with Britney Spears. It’s harder than hard—it’s a movie.”
September 10, 2015: Brit Brit adds two more years to her successful Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood. She excitedly announces the news during one of her shows.
October 30, 2015: Britney shared this tweet: “JUST finished recording some vox. LOVE
this song. It makes ME smile, and I hope it will make you smile too... #B9” The #B9 hashtag makes it seem like the new album is imminent!
November 3, 2015: Britney gives fans another update on what’s going on with the ninth album. She captions a photo alongside Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels in the studio with, "Working hard and hardly working...new album...wheeeee!"
March 1, 2016: Britney solidifies her pop princess status when she lands the 100th cover of V magazine. Inside the issue, she claims the new album is “the best thing I’ve done in a long time":
“Honestly, I’m just particular with this record. It’s my baby, and so I really want it done right. I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. But I just know that the direction I’m going in is so good. It’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I’m proud of the work, and it’s very different; it’s not what you would think at all. But I’m not rushing anything. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it.”
April 11, 2016: Reports surface that Spears’ new single, “Make Me (Oooh),” will arrive in May. That does not happen. Way to get our hopes up with misinformation, Robin Leach! He claims this tidbit in the Las Vegas Sun,
“’The single and the video will thrill fans because it’s all new, totally different and somewhat unexpected. It’s different; it’s a turn. She’s gone from pretty straight-forward pop to a really interesting vibe with a lot of really cool stuff."
May 11, 2016: During Billboard’s Chart Beat podcast, RCA Records Executive VP Joe Riccitelli confirms there will be smashes on the new album. “I’ve heard about four or five songs that I think are just going to be big hits for her. She’s found a really great groove, and she’s working with some new, young producers," he says.
May 16, 2016: Songwriter/producer Jason Evigan (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Madonna) reveals at this year’s BMI Awards that he worked on a song with Britney, reportedly called “Man on the Moon.”
May 23, 2016: Britney opens the 2016 Billboard Music Awards with a hits-filled medley that comes hand-in-hand with her reception of the ceremony’s Millennium Award. It isn’t clear if the appearance was promo for her Las Vegas residency or her actual album, but based on the singer’s onstage excitement, we’ll just go with the latter.
July 13, 2016: The singer gave the first taste of a new song titled "Private Show" that will be featured in the ad campaign of a new perfume of the same name. Entertainment Tonight gave the first preview of the song Britney described as "innevitably sexy."
Aug. 3, 2016: Britney unveiled the album cover and release date of her ninth album—Glory. Fans who preorder it tonight at 12 p.m. EST will receive "Private Show" as an instant download. Look out for Glory on Aug. 26.
Aug. 5, 2016: The singer called in for an On Air With Ryan Seacrest interview, where she discussed her love for the upcoming Glory record. "It's kind of like my baby and I took it very seriously," she said. "There were some parts where it was just kind of hard because I wanted things to be so good and it's like, when you're writing, sometimes you just have days where you suck." Britney also revealed the major (and urban) influence found on the LP:
"It took a lot of time but I think we brought it to a level where I was really, really happy with what I had. It's cool, it's really different. I think this is probably the most hip-hop album. Not most—there are like two or three songs that go in the direction of more urban that I've wanted to do for a long time now, and I just haven't really done that...It's a really good record, and I'm very, very proud of it."
Aug. 16, 2016: It's the return of Britney at the MTV VMAs, bitch! The pop star announced she will be performing at the awards show for the first time in almost a decade.
Aug. 18: Britney dropped the sassy "Do You Wanna Come Over?" buzz track.
G-Eazy: The rapper is on the singer’s “Make Me (Oooh)” single.
Justin Tranter: The Semi-Precious Weapons lead singer was in the studio with Britney last November.
Julia Michaels: See above.
Will.i.am: The Black Eyed Peas frontman worked on both Femme Fatale and Britney Jean (and also the horrid “Scream & Shout”), so it won’t be a surprise if he’s also a part of B9. But let’s be honest here, it’s probably not a good a idea.
DJ Mustard: He was in the studio with Britney last year, but we’ll have to find out if the track will make the album cut.
Chantal Kreviazuk: See above.
BURNS: See above.
Mischke Butler: See above.
Jason Evigan: See above.
First single: "Make Me (Ooh)" featuring G-Eazy
The pop star revealed its sultry video on Aug. 5, which caused a lot of controversy with her fans due to being completely different from a previously leaked version.
In an ad for new perfume Private Show, Brit previews a new song by the same name. We got our first listen of the song thanks to a preview from Entertainment Tonight on July 13 who note that "sources say the song will be on Britney's ninth studio album."
"'Private Show' is innevitably a sexy song," the superstar told the outlet. It was revealed in full on August 4 along with pre-order for Glory.
The naughty tune about smashing all over a bedroom was released as a buzz track on Aug. 11.
"Do You Wanna Come Over?"
This is the latest and incredibly fun teaser from Glory, which finds Britney owning her sassy persona that will remind fans of the Circus and Femme Fatale eras. It was released on Aug. 18.
“Man on the Moon”
Songwriter Jason Evigan reportedly worked with Britney on the track.
2. "Make Me..." (featuring G-Eazy)
3. "Private Show"
4. "Man on the Moon"
5. "Just Luv Me"
7. "Do You Wanna Come Over?"
8. "Slumber Party"
9. "Just Like Me"
10. "Love Me Down"
11. "Hard to Forget Ya"
12. "What You Need"
14. "Change Your Mind (No Sea Cortes)
16. "If I'm Dancing"
17. "Coupure Électrique"
August 26, 2016
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