Lidl UK have officially launched Britney’s haircare range, Britney Spears Professional Haircare, today, with a range of products including:
– hairdryer £9.99
– hair straighteners £9.99
– mini hair straighteners £4.99
– hairbrushes £1.99 each
– hot air styler £9.99
– multi-function styler £11.99 each
All of the products come with a three year guarantee.
Iggy Azalea has confirmed that Britney’s new single will be out early next year, during an interview at Kiss 108’s Jingle Ball. Although Iggy has recorded a rap for the track, she has never met Britney and will be going to Vegas to watch the Piece Of Me show over the new year; “We have a song that’s going to be her first single coming out next year, it’s awesome – she said she would like to work with me in an interview and they kind of reached out and we recorded a few different things and one of those just ended up just being I think undeniably great. Hopefully everybody will get to hear it the beginning of next year.” Britney’s guest feature for Giorgio Moroder’s album will be also be released in early 2015, having already been played to select journalists, currently slated for March.
Synth-pop pioneer Giorgio Moroder is returning with his first original artist album in 30 years. “74 Is The New 24” is due out in Spring 2015 featuring contributions from Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Mikky Ekko, Foxes and Matthew Koma, among others.
Moroder is responsible for dozens of iconic hits from the past four decades including Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love.”
Britney spoke about her Vegas show and how nervous she gets when celebrities come to see her Piece Of Me show, saying, “I think Jennifer Lopez came to one of the shows a couple of weeks ago and I was extremely nervous.”
Jennifer is rumoured to be headlining a similar residency at Planet Hollywood during Britney’s off weeks; Britney said: “I would say it’s an ideal situation to be here in Vegas and have a show. It’s like a breath of fresh air. It’s like a dream come true for me, seriously. I’m in one location. I get to go back and forth. It’s amazing and it’s good for the kids too.”
Earlier this week, industry insiders said sales reports indicated that Taylor Swift’s new album, “1989,” would outsell Britney’s “Oops!… I Did It Again” in its first week to become the fastest selling album in the USA. Official sales reports have declared that “1989,” executive produced by Max Martin, who also wrote and produced most of Britney’s 2000 album, has sold 1.287million copies in the first week, failing to break Britney’s 1.31million and therefore Britney continues to hold the record that she has held for 14 years. “1989” is only the 19th album to sell more than a million copies in a week since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991.
When Britney found out she said, “I had no idea that that was even the case, so that’s really cool! It’s really phenomenal!. I’ll just have to toot my own horn!”
Las Vegas celebrated #BritneyDay yesterday, 5th November, with an elaborate event at the LINQ Promenade. At the event, Britney was presented with a ‘Key to the City of Las Vegas’ iconic Strip’, a rare and prestigious honour. The event kicked off with a dozen showgirls elaborately dressed dancing to “Toxic,” as they winded down to reveal Britney from a cluster of large feathers.
Britney said: “Thank you Commissioner Sisolak for that amazing introduction and thank you Las Vegas for welcoming me with open arms and being so supportive of me and the show. I’m honoured to receive the ‘Key to the City’s iconic Strip’, and I’m thrilled that today has been declared #BritneyDay.
Most importantly, I want to thank my fans who have been with me every step of the way. A special shoutout to all the ‘Britney’s’ for coming out and celebrating with me today. This is our day and I consider this city my second home and want to give back to it, so I’m teaming up with Zappos and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation to help the children and families of Las Vegas.”
“The Essential Britney Spears” will be released in the UK and Europe on 30th October 2014; the two disc set features 32 of Britney’s USA hit singles, including “From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart” instead of “Born To Make You Happy,” and was originally released in August 2013, before being immediately deleted due to the impending release of “Britney Jean” and reprinted and reissued earlier this year.
The UK edition features a revised front cover, fitting in with all European ‘The Essential’ artwork, but the same tracklist as the USA edition.
Bill spoke to Britney, whilst she was promoting The Intimate Britney Spears in Germany about music, fashion, her future aspirations and more.
Which do you prefer to make: music or fashion?
Music, but I have a shopping addiction – I buy so much I should commit to a shopping rehab, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that!
Do you regret anything from your past?
I feel good, regardless of the past. I have been here 33 years and have two wonderful children. I am now more aware of my actions and decisions; I have become more cautious compared to the past.
Do you ever look at photo albums from when you were a child?
Sometimes – my mom keeps a photo album of when I was a child.
How do you explain your career to your children?
I tell them that mommy is a singer, a pop star who wants to entertain people and make them happy. If my kids want to do something more straightforward, then they should do this. I would recommend that they become doctors or lawyers – my job is difficult, with negative people, so I am not sure I’d recommend it to them. If anyone wants to follow my line of work, they have to be very confident and strong-willed.
How long do you want to stay in music?
I’d say another 10 years. I hope to get married and have more children soon, but I have not found the right guy. Everything happens for a reason and that’s a good thing – I do not regret anything.
Britney has confirmed she will be performing Piece of Me in Las Vegas until 2017, telling Good Morning Britain that the residency has been extended by a further two years giving her consistency and grounding. She said: “The way I used to travel all around the world and do a different show every night, I’m like, ‘How did I do it?!’ Promotion is a different story, and going to a different city every day, like what I’m doing now, it’s really hard. But being based in Vegas and having one show that you just keep going back to, the consistency of that is really grounding and really cool.”
Britney is now in Germany, promoting the Intimate Britney Spears, on her whirlwind European promotional tour. She showcased her new haircut, telling Bunte that she’s “been wanting to do this for a year now – last night I got my hairdresser and I was like ‘Glenn! Please cut my hair! Just cut it all off!’ He was like ‘Are you sure? Do you really want to do this?’ So we did it!” and that she would love to be pregnant again.
Britney chatted to On Demand Entertainment, whilst promoting The Intimate Britney Spears in London, talking about her wish to work with Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry and Iggy Azalea, recording both ‘I hate men’ and ‘I love men’ songs for her new album and her lingerie collection.
Britney told “ExtraTV” she is working on her 9th studio album ‘slowly’ and ‘progressively’.
“I want to do something very artsy fartsy. Something that I’ve never done before — even if I go take a left lane and go into a little bit of rock or rock-pop. Just do something kind of out there and different.”
On potential collaborators, she added she would like to collaborate with Katy Perry and Iggy Azalea.
“I am an art
Paint me in pastels
The softest blush of roses playing peek-a-boo on sheer nylon
Paint me satin and embroider me with mother of pearl
Paint me feminine with a bow and let me feel like a little girl
This is the art of being a woman
And remembering the feelings of a girl”
During a chat with “People” at Tuesday’s presentation of her lingerie collection, The Intimate Britney Spears, in New York, Britney said she hasn’t closed the door on a cyberspace connection. When asked if she will be joining other celebrities ‘swiping right’ on dating app, Tinder, she said, “Maybe! Who knows? Possibly.”
Britney knows what she wants in a man – “I like a guy to be just really sweet. Really sweet and to make me laugh: Those are the two main things that are important to being with someone.” But her lingerie collection will suit single ladies too – “I think with our world, [dressing up in lingerie for a man] is probably culturally what you’re expected to do. But normally, I wear it alone in bed, with myself, and I’m happy. It’s empowering for a girl to do that alone!”
Britney split with boyfriend David Lucado in August over his alleged infidelity and is clearly moving on. At a recent show during her residency in Las Vegas, she told the crowd: “The best thing about being cheated on is I get to go on more first dates.”
Britney announced today that she has split from her boyfriend of two years, David Lucado, and is single again. Britney, who revealed she is still writing and recording new music, posted on Twitter, “Ahhhh the single life!” amidst rumours that a video of David cheating on her was recorded by a photo agency and sold to her father.
Britney has taken part in the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge phenomenon that’s spreading ALS Awareness across the globe on social media. With less than 50% of the general public aware of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the Ice Bucket Challenge is making a profound difference. Find out more and donate here.