Britney Spears is back, with abs! The 34-year-old pop star posted a picture to Instagram on Monday, showing off her new body. The caption read, “Long day recording… now it’s facial time!” ET reports Britney has been working on her body for quite some time now — recently posting a picture of herself doing a complex yoga pose last month with an equally stunning figure.
Last month, Billboard stated Britney was hard at work on her upcoming album. She’s currently busy with her residency show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, which has actually extended its show dates into 2017. This goes to show how great Spears is doing with her “Piece of Me” show.
Britney did recently share a photo with the mysterious “B9” hashtag, which we’re assuming stands for her next studio album. This would be her ninth album, being the follow up to Britney Jean, which was released in 2013 to mixed reviews.
Adele recently weighed in on her thoughts about Spears in a talk with NPR, saying “Obviously, I hope that I bring joy to people’s lives, not just sadness. And I find that most people feel quite relaxed around me. I’ve met a couple that, have been a bit hysterical — like, uncontrollable shaking and stuff like that. But I’m like, ‘C’mon. Stop it. It’s just me. I’m not Britney. What’re you doing?’ ”
She followed that up with a high compliment, stating “Britney is the queen.”
Even Beyoncé and Jay-Z were seen at her recent “Piece of Me” show, where Beyoncé was getting extra into “Oops!…I Did It Again.”
Britney told People she admires other celebrities as well, stating “I listen to a lot of Usher, Pink and Katy Perry when I work out. They’re so inspiring!” It’s definitely been working, Britney.
Spears has recently been getting into the Christmas spirit, joining the Matalan’s Christmas charity campaign called Beanies vs. Bobbles. Mirror reports that Spears is joining a variety of stars, including Abbey Clancy, Diego Costa, and Dannii Minogue.
Looking to the future, Britney has another two years ahead of her performing in Las Vegas. Her last album was her lowest-selling CD yet. However, it’s far from the low point she hit back in 2007. The critics largely panned the album, which received an average score of 50/100 on Metacritic.
Conversely, her two albums prior to Britney Jean were wildly popular, with Femme Fatale notching three top-ten singles in the United States. In fact, Forbes listed Spears as the highest paid female musician of 2012, with earnings of $58 million. Whether Britney still has it for her next batch of music remains to be seen — we’ll find out soon enough.
Her residency show at Planet Hollywood is her main focus at this point. She’s reportedly earning close to $50 million by performing 50 shows per year, which equals about $1 million per show.
Spears is also hard at work being a mother, pasting pictures of her kids all over her Instagram account. Her sons, Jayden and Sean, are both under 10-years-old, and she seems happier than ever to be a mother.
Word on her new album is scarce. When it’s going to drop, and who’s going to be featured on it, are still undecided. But one thing’s for sure — Britney is working hard in both the gym and in the studio. Her show is obviously drawing rave reviews, and we’ll keep a watchful eye out for any news regarding her ninth studio album.
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