UK producer Shahid Khan, better known as Naughty Boy (famous for working extensively with Emeli Sandé), has revealed that a single from Britney’s new album could be with us sooner than we think. “It was William Orbit who approached me to work on it and he is involved in the album. I’m just really excited about working with him as well as Britney. It’s not out for another couple of weeks, but we’ve just started working on tracks for her until the studio session. Britney is one of the only few who can really change the pop scene with what she does. Those are the things that excite me; what can you do with popular culture?”
Britney has scored her 30th UK Top 75 single this week as “Ooh La La” enters the UK chart at #72; her last two solo singles “I Wanna Go” and “Criminal” both failed to reach the top 75.
Sony Music have announced that a new compilation utilising Britney’s back catalogue will be released on 20th August 2013, following the ‘Playlist’ compilation that was released earlier this year. “The Essential Britney Spears” is a near-complete run of her USA single releases from “…Baby One More Time” through to “Scream and Shout,” missing out only “Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know.”