20 October 2008

Jive Records confirm tour and “Circus” deluxe edition

Jive Records have confirmed in their official ‘sell sheet’ for “Circus,” a promotional flyer sent to retailers and radio across the USA, that the album will be released in a deluxe edition, and that Britney will be promoting the record across the USA. The sell sheet says there will be a ‘US TV performance blitz leading into release week’, a ‘full scale TV, online and print ad campaign’, and an ‘extensive cutting edge digital and mobile marketing campaign set to launch in November to mobilise her massive global fanbase’. It also mentions the 90minute MTV documentary, “For The Record,” and confirms a US tour for ‘early 2009’.

15 October 2008

“Womanizer” storms to #1 on USA Billboard Hot 100

“Womanizer” has officially become Britney’s second #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA, her first since her debut single “…Baby One More Time” back in 1999, jumping 95 places from last week’s #96. Her chart success is fuelled by first-week digital download sales of 286,000, the biggest opening-week by a female artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital downloads in 2003, beating Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body” by over 200 units.

14 October 2008

Britney signs with AEG for 2009 world tour

Britney Spears has officially announced plans to begin a tour next spring in support of her sixth studio album “Circus,” signing a deal with AEG Live Inc. to take the tour worldwide, hitting arenas globally. The tour will be Britney’s first since 2004’s Onyx Hotel tour, which grossed more than $34milion worldwide.

Wade Robson, who choreographed some of Britney’s earlier tours and performances including 2001’s “I’m A Slave 4 U,” has confirmed he has been asked on the tour, saying “She reached out to me and said she wanted to get the old team back together, so we’ll go into rehearsals in January for a March start.”

11 October 2008

“Womanizer” video premieres

The censored TV version of Britney’s brand new video, “Womanizer,” directed by Joseph Kahn has premiered in the USA. The video features Britney naked in a sauna, writhing around, whilst also serving up breakfast in the kitchen, before taunting a guy in the office, stalking him around and then driving him home.
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9 October 2008

Hidden Fantasy due in December

The seventh Britney Spears fragrance with Elizabeth Arden will be released in December 2008, entitled Hidden Fantasy. The fragrance is a cherry-scented combination of her previous scent, Fantasy, with a red version of the previous Fantasy bottles.

4 October 2008

“Womanizer” video to premiere on “20/20”

ABC have confirmed that the world premiere of the music video for “Womanizer” will be on 10th October 2008 on “20/20” with the UK premiere happening potentially as soon as the next day. According to reports, the video will feature Britney as a sexy waitress, with a dark brown wig, and as a flirtacious secretary, and sex-kitten in satin robe. The track is already on many iTunes Stores worldwide, with it being released in the USA on 7th October and the UK on 17th November.

2 October 2008

Danja speaks about his productions for “Circus’

Danja has spoke to “Remix” magazine about his ‘chunk of work’ on Britney’s forthcoming album “Circus,” which he describes as “way harder than ‘Blackout’.” Danja told the magazine,”I like that cinematic sound. I got a couple of tracks on Britney’s that sound like action sequences from ‘The Mummy 3’ or something, just bits and pieces of horn hits that make it sound dramatic. Long before I even knew what I was doing, I would have women tell me, ‘This is sexy’. I’m in tune with certain chords that make you feel a certain way. I know how to grab your emotions. I know what to play in whatever order to bring those feelings forth. This is a universal language. I’m learning how to capture those feelings and inject them into my music. I’m learning how to make you feel what I feel.”

1 October 2008

Britney presents cheque to Bronx school

Britney Spears visited the John Philip Sousa School 142 in the Bronx on Wednesday, to present a cheque for £5,000 from Elizabeth Arden and Britney’s perfume lines to go towards the school’s year old music program. As she entered the school, she was treated to a performance by the school’s band, the Sousatones, led by director Sal Mazzola, who told Britney “When you’re ready for an opening act, we’re ready!” She replied “You’ll be the first people I call.” She said “it was amazing, I was very impressed” before posing for photographs with the students.