8 May 2013

Britney confirms Las Vegas residency in “Shape” magazine

Britney has been rumoured to be taking on a Las Vegas residency for the past few months and she has confirmed that the rumours are true in her “Shape” magazine interview, saying that she’s been upping her weekly yoga and cardio sessions in anticipation of the residency.

“The Vegas performances won’t be simple – they’ll be a massive party from start to finish! And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed.” Earlier this week, rumours circulated that Planet Hollywood will serve as the location, with Caesars Entertainment expected to unveil the full details and initial dates by the end of this month.

1 May 2013

will.i.am to executive produce 8th album

will.i.am has confirmed that he will be the executive producer of Britney’s forthcoming eighth album. “After I did a song on Femme Fatale, and then we did ‘Scream & Shout,’ she really liked the way we worked because of my approach. So they asked me to be involved in, not producing and writing every song, but to be an executive producer on the songs.”

Britney “really likes Diplo” and will.i.am told her management “I was like, ‘OK, look, guys, me and Britney need to have lunch four times a month for three months before I even try to go in the studio with her. Because we need to talk. We need to talk about what she’s excited about in life. I gotta talk about the things that hurt her. I gotta talk about the things that make her concerned – she’s a mother. I gotta talk to her about all the things that her fans want to talk to her about. I gotta be the vehicle between her and her fans. We can’t do another song about going on the dance floor. Really? Didn’t we see a bunch of Britney doing that already? Don’t we want to see something that comes from her heart?”

will.i.am added that he and Britney have now had almost three months’ worth of lunches and they had a session yesterday that he found “amazing.” Although he was unable to offer any sense of a timeline on the album’s release, he suggested that the production on his end is moving along fairly quickly.