22 December 2005

Britney’s Christmas letter to fans

The holidays are here once again. I just wanted to write you a short note thanking you all for your continued love and support. I have been blessed with so much this year, I hope each of you gets everything you wish for, and more importantly are able to spend time with your family and loved ones.

We are spending Christmas at my house and I am so excited for my mum and Jamie Lynn to get here! Please rememeber to keep all of our brave troops who are away from home (and those who are able to be home with their families) in your heart and prayers too!

17 December 2005

Fifth album rumours commence

Reports are abounding this week with regards to Britney’s forthcoming fifth studio album, due sometime next year, with it being reported that Britney is working with long-time collaborators, Bloodshy And Avant (“Toxic,” “Do Somethin’,” “My Prerogative”), as well as fellow Swedish writers, Anders Bagge and Peer Astrom, who co-wrote “Get Together” on Madonna’s “Confessions On A Dance Floor,” as well as tracks with Samantha Mumba, Robyn, Jennifer Lopez & 98Degrees. Other confirmed collaborators on potential album tracks include Guy Sigsworth (“Everytime,” “Over To You Now”), Track Starz (Nelly, Chingy) and Cathy Dennis (“Toxic,” Kylie, Rachel Stevens). It has been speculated that collaborators on the critically-acclaimed Annie LP, “Anniemal,” including Richard X, have also been approached.

30 November 2005

“B In The Mix” debuts on USA Billboard Chart

“B In The Mix – The Remixes” debuts in this week’s official Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #134 selling 14,077 copies (it sold 214 copies last week due to street date violations). The project was deliberately not promoted, using word-of-mouth to spread the word about the release, and the disc was also not stocked by many retail outlets.

28 November 2005

“B In The Mix: The Remixes” out now in the UK

“B In The Mix – The Remixes ” is out now in the UK and Europe! The UK edition features 2 bonus tracks not found on the USA or Eurpe release, and is available from all large outlets, including HMV, or online via Amazon!

23 November 2005

“People” magazine introduce Sean Preston

Forget the turkey; when Britney Spears and Kevin Federline prepared to host their families at their Malibu home for what the singer calls “a pretty traditional Thanksgiving dinner” this year, the star attraction was bound to be the couple’s own little butterball, 11-week-old Sean Preston. Britney’s plan for her first Thanksgiving as a mom? Plenty of resting. “We will probably watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade on TV in the morning,” says Spears, “and then spend the afternoon hanging out with family – and eating, of course!”
Full story ““People” magazine introduce Sean Preston”

22 November 2005

Britney and Kevin introduce Sean Preston in “People”

Britney and Kevin have signed an exclusive magazine deal with “People” to publish the exclusive first posed photos of them with their son, Sean Preston. In the accompanying interview, Britney talks about her Thanksgiving plans – the family will watch the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and decorate their seaside home for Christmas. The magazine will be on the newstands in time for Thanksgiving (5th December issue) – “OK” are expected to run the shoot in the UK.

10 November 2005

UK version of “B In The Mix” to have bonus tracks

Britney’s remix album, “B In The Mix,” will be released in the UK on 28th November 2005, featuring two bonus remixes not featured on the USA version of the album; the Mac Quayle Mixshow edit of “Stronger” and the Metro remix of “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman.”

6 November 2005

Channel 4 countdown best selling artists

Britney Spears came 27th in the Channel 4 countdown of the best selling artists of the century in the UK, based on album sales from January 2000 to October 2005 inclusive (minus sales of greatest hits and live albums). Christina Aguilera appeared at #33, Justin Timberlake appeared at #34, Madonna at #24 & P!nk at #12.

“Britney and Kevin: Chaotic… The DVD & More” out now in the UK

“Britney & Kevin: Chaotic… The DVD & More” is now available to purchase in the UK, featuring a bonus CD of exclusive tracks, including “Over To You Now” (UK bonus track), “Chaotic,” “Mona Lisa” and “Someday (I Will Understand)”! You can buy the DVD/CD set in Woolworths (for £12.97), WHSmith and other high street and online retailers.

29 October 2005

“Remixed” to be titled “Just Be: The Remixes”

According to Amazon international, the forthcoming Britney Spears remix collection, to be released on 22nd November in the USA, and 28th November internationally, will be entitled “Just Be: The Remixes.”

17 October 2005

“Remixed” tracklist confirmed

Jive Records USA have confirmed the tracklisting for Britney’s forthcoming remix album, entitled “Remixed.” The set includes previously unreleased remixes from their respective eras as well as new remixes specially commissioned for the set, including the Junkie XL remix of “And Then We Kiss,” a track which was originally written for “In The Zone.”
Full story ““Remixed” tracklist confirmed”

14 October 2005

2006 calendar release cancelled

As has been widely reported, Danilo UK are not publishing an official 2006 Britney Spears calendar in the UK or Europe; it was previously reported that there would be one, licensed by Britney Brands Inc. however, it has now been cancelled.

11 October 2005

“Britney and Kevin: Chaotic” UK DVD news

“Britney & Kevin: Chaotic… The DVD & More” will be released in the UK on 31st October 2005, featuring all 5 episodes of the show and special features as on the internationally-released DVD. The bonus CD will include the 5 tracks from the “Someday (I Will Understand)” Japanese CD release, including the Robyn, Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth co-write, “Over To You Now.”

6 October 2005

“And Then We Kiss” and “Remixed” details

“And Then We Kiss,” the first single to be lifted from Britney’s forthcoming “Remixed” collection, was written by Britney Spears with Barry Paul Michael and Mark Taylor, who have worked with Enrique Iglesias on songs such as “Bailamos” and “Hero,” and Cher, on songs for her “Living Proof” album. It was written and recorded for the “In The Zone” album at the same time as “Breathe On Me.”

A promo 12″ vinyl has been sent out in the USA to promote “Remixed,” featuring the Bill Hamel 12″ remix of “Touch Of My Hand,” the Justice Extended mix of “Me Against The Music,” Peter Rauhofer’s Reconstruction mix of “Toxic” and the Thin White Duke mix of “Breathe On Me.”

4 October 2005

Britney auctions items for charity

The Britney Spears Foundation announced a huge charity auction today, with over 300 genuine Britney items being auctioned off for the charity, helping those affected by Hurricane Katrina. The items include a white stone bra, the “I Have The Golden Ticket!” T-shirt (as worn to the “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” movie premiere), a signed burgundy replica, furniture, wristbands, jewellery, caps, flip-flops and more.

29 September 2005

Remix collection confirmed by Jive Records

Britney Spears will release a new “Remixed” collection on 7th November through Jive, with a brand new song, remixed by Junkie XL (Elvis, Sarah McLachlan), entitled “And Then We Kiss,” serving as the first single and theme song for the ad campaign behind Britney’s new Elizabeth Arden fragrance, “Fantasy.”

Although the full track list has yet to be revealed, “Remixed” will include Peter Rauhofer’s mix of “Toxic,” Jacques Lu Cont’s remix of “Breathe On Me,” Hex Hector’s remix of “Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know,” Bill Hamel’s remix of “Touch Of My Hand” and a Davidson Ospina mix of “…Baby One More Time,” as well as other new remixes by artists such as Dave Aude.

27 September 2005

“In The Zone” DualDisc out in the UK and Europe

“In The Zone” DualDisc has been released in the UK and Europe, featuring the 13-track US album tracklisting and a PAL version of the DVD flip-side, complete with 5.1 Surround Sound and the videos to “Me Against The Music” and “Toxic.”

26 September 2005

“Britney and Kevin: Chaotic” release date changed

The “Britney & Kevin: Chaotic” DVD release date has changed for all European territories to 10th October 2005. “Britney & Kevin: Chaotic… The DVD & More” features all 6 episodes of the show, alongside bonus footage, including the music videos for “Do Somethin'” and “Someday (I Will Understand),” as well as a bonus CD featuring “Chaotic,” “Someday (I Will Understand),” “Mona Lisa” and the Hi-Bias remix of “Someday (I Will Understand)” (Europe only). The USA and Canada release date is still scheduled to be tomorrow, 27th September 2005.