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Confirmed: Britney Spears working on new album

Jul 16, 2008, 10:00 AM | by Shirley Halperin

Categories: In the studio, Music, Music Biz

Spears_lBritney Spears is attempting yet another comeback: Reps have confirmed that she is at work on the follow-up to 2007’s Blackout. A statement from Jive Records and Spears' manager Larry Rudolph says that “Britney Spears is spending her summer in the recording studio, working with a team of top-notch producers and songwriters. We’re very excited about what she’s accomplished so far.” So is Sean Garrett, who happens to be one of those producers. “We’re trying to take her stuff to the next level,” he tells EW.com. “I’m going to come up with something crazy for her.” Spears has sold 83 million albums worldwide in her career, but Blackout only went platinum in the U.S., likely due to declining CD sales and her status as last year’s most permanent tabloid fixture. But Garrett — who’s also worked with Usher, Beyoncé, and Chris Brown — welcomes the challenge. “I like to work on an artist when they count them out...and bring them back.”

foul Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 09:04 PM EST

how about "lurnin" to spell donner you dumb f*ck.
Go britney, shes beautiful and a great artist

irene taylor Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 11:43 PM EST

how is it possible that britney has sold over 83 million records. i don't believe it for one second. and now she is nominated for a vma which she will probably snatch from a much more deserving nominee! oh! the dirrty politics of show business.

irene taylor Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 11:43 PM EST

how is it possible that britney has sold over 83 million records. i don't believe it for one second. and now she is nominated for a vma which she will probably snatch from a much more deserving nominee! oh! the dirrty politics of show business.

BritneyFan4Life Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 09:35 PM EST

I can't wait for the new album.Britney is really trying hard to make a great comback ! Go Britney!!!

Andy Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 02:30 AM EST

OMG i love her new single that just leaked and cant wait for her album. its really cool that shes making a comeback and i think this is gonna be what her fans have been waiting for and to see her open for the vma's

Katrin Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:05 AM EST

Clearly she's being trying to make an effort recently. I love her, I have since the beginning and I was really disappointed by all her problems. She was at the top and the only way to go was down. Now she's at the bottom, where's she going to go now? Back to the top. Good luck Britney. You still have many fans.

nush Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 06:09 AM EST

i think this is fantastic that she is releasing another album so soon...blackout was brillant and although she could have release more tracks of that which would have done great, im so pleased she is making a new one!!! i wonder when it will be out to buy!!!

daniel dylan gunderson yur #1 fan Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 02:46 PM EST

u go gurl fuku donner

jessie exclusive Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 01:26 AM EST

can wait for it i will be the first one to buy

google jessie exclusive

anonymous Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 12:51 PM EST

She could easily stay around for years. She needs to go on tour, but before that she needs to get her performances back on track. She's the next madonna. We'll be seeing her for the next decade.

donner Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 07:29 PM EST

please, britney, you cow...go the hell away.... for a long time.....................................how about back to Lousyana where yer kin folk'l welcum ya back...yeehaw and hit the road...

Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 12:04 AM EST

i don t care about anything she can sing ;;;;

Classy Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 11:12 PM EST

I'm completely stoked about Britney making a new cd! "Blackout" was the best dance pop album in years. And hey, "only platinum" isn't bad when you have no manager or publicist and do no interviews to promote your album. She sold as many albums as, say, Rihanna, without even trying. If she can put out another killer album, shimmy her way through a decent performance and sit through an interview or two-the world will be kising her feet again. Hell, the only music award show that didn't completely tank was the MTV awards-and we all know that was thanks to Britney. In fact, hers is just about the only performance I can remember from the past year or so. Who are we kidding? While there are other talented singers in the world, this whole era of pop is banal and forgettable without Spears. She's pure entertainment. If she doesn't make a successful comeback, it's our loss.

Lyctha Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 07:15 PM EST

Just can't wait, I like the idea to come with a new album, fresh, clean, ready to kill the others blonde fake.

Just can't wait, I just want that she record the song Immune 2 Game produced by Frescha (Heaven On Earth), the song is awesome.

She has to promote this new album overseas, she has to go to a lot of TV program and then tour around thw world.

She has to be thin again, of course.

Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 03:02 PM EST

i know she s glamorizing trailer trash on the pics with kevin back then so what
i think
she s trying to clean up
and she s talented

i don t care if kevin is trailer thrash she s not

Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 02:46 PM EST

just take your meds ;;;;
please no more trailer thrash this country is
screaming 4 new levels
i hope she can keep up with the real world

RayT Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 08:59 PM EST

While Britney will never be able to regain her pop princess crown unless she can learn to perform live again (75% of her past success can be attributed to her outfits, choreography, and (previously) incredible body), I think she'll still be able to sell a decent amount of records by doing what she's been doing since the the "Britney" album: handing over complete creative control of her music to the best dance and hip-hop producers and song-writers in the business and then just showing up in the studio for a few days to breathe heavily in the microphone. I, for one, will be buying her new CD the day it comes out! There's just something about the drama and theatrics of her story that keeps me and a lot of people who were her early fans committed.

Forget it Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 08:51 PM EST

Disappear already!!!

nunya Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 06:51 PM EST

i thinks she's over. she can't even perform live adequately anymore.

jaime Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 05:06 PM EST

I AGREE BLACKOUT IS AN AWESOME CD GREAT!

THEY SHOULD WORK ON GIVING LEGS TO THIS CD AND BRING IT TO #1!

mark Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 01:32 PM EST

I agree, blackout was a great cd, the best songs from the cd were not released, toy soldier and get naked. It is a shame and I hope someone at Jive records will listen again and release another song, I may be dramatic but what a injustice.

Jimi Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 01:03 PM EST

another vote for Blackout being an awesome album. I almost venture to say it was the best britney album ever.. i like pretty much EVERY song on Blackout as opposed to a few here and there on all her previous albums.

graeme Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:50 AM EST

yeah, Blackout was AWESOME. I hope this rushed album lives up to it. If not, it's a shame they didn't just keep going with singles from Blackout like "Toy Soldier", "Get Naked (I Got A Plan)", and "Freakshow".

Michael Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:26 AM EST

Blackout was a pop-music masterwork, unfortunately overlooked my many because of the constant cloud of paparazzi and front-page headlines. If this album is anything like it, I can't wait.

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