31 December 2004

Britney premieres “Mona Lisa” on KIIS FM

Britney appeared on KIIS FM in the USA to premiere a brand new song, which she says will be the first single to be taken from her new album, “Original Doll,” to be released this fall or earlier. She said the album is half completed already, and she hopes to finish it shortly. “Mona Lisa” features some of Britney’s best vocals on record to date against a cabaret style R&B/strings instrumentation, with personal lyrics.
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27 December 2004

Britney named Google’s most-searched for in 2004

“Britney Spears” was the most searched for term on Google in 2004, according to the report issued by the company late last week, with “Paris Hilton” and “Christina Aguilera” coming in second and third places.

22 December 2004

“Do Somethin'” UK video premiere confirmed

MTV UK have informed us that the video for “Do Somethin'” will be premiered in the UK on MTV “TRL” on 7th January 2004, with it expected to air for the first time ever on central European channels in the week before.

17 December 2004

Curious will hit the UK in Spring 2005

Britney’s first fragrance with Elizabeth Arden, “Curious,” one of the biggest selling fragrances in the US this year, will officially hit Europe in Spring 2005, having already launched in Australia.

16 December 2004

“Do Somethin'” video completed

The video for “Do Somethin'” has been filmed and completed, but looks likely to be an international-only release, with no plans to release the track to TV or radio in the USA. The video is expected to premiere in the UK in January for a late February commercial release, but it is unknown if Britney will make any promotional appearances for the track.

15 December 2004

Britney’s homework goes to auction

A childhood book review written by an eight year old Britney – about children’s book Raymond’s Run – is up for auction at Christie’s in New York on 17th December, expected to sell for nearly £600 ($1000). The review contains missed out words and grammatical errors, with a decidedly unimpressed teacher having written ‘proof-read’, ‘messy’ and ‘don’t write on the back’ on the essay, plastering question marks all over it.

14 December 2004

Britney rehearsing for “Do Somethin'” video

After saying at her recent appearance at the Billboard Music Awards, that she was “half and half” on a career break, it appears Britney is shooting/has shot a second music video for a new single from her “Greatest Hits: My Prerogative” album, “Do Somethin’.” “People” magazine USA reported that Britney had been spotted arriving and leaving a dance studio, having started rehearsals for the music video.

9 December 2004

“Toxic” earns Grammy nomination

“Toxic” has been nominated in the Grammy Awards, in the Best Dance Recording category. Britney is up against “Slow” by Kylie Minogue, the Scissor Sisters, Basement Jaxx and the Chemical Brothers.

3 December 2004

Britney to appear at the Billboard awards

Britney will be making a special appearance at the 2004 Billboard awards on 8th December 2004, having received two award nominations. This will be Britney’s first televised public appearance since her knee injury earlier in the year.