Britney Spears: Everything Old Is New Again For The Pop Princess

Nowadays it seems like every time Britney Spears drops a new album, the media makes it sound like she’s making a comeback.

The pop star has been making a comeback ever since 2008, shortly after she recovered from her public breakdown.

Since then, the pop princess has gone on to release the following albums: Circus (2008), Femme Fatale (2011), and Britney Jean (2013).

According to Britney Spears’ fan sites and social media accounts, it’s the fifth-year anniversary of her seventh studio album Femme Fatale. That studio album gave fans hit songs like “I Wanna Go,” “‘Til the World Ends,” and “Criminal.” It also has fan favorites like “Inside Out,” “Selfish,” and “Up & Down.”

On Wednesday, March 23, Billboard published an article entitled “Britney Spears’ 10 Best Music Videos.” Check out the full list below.

  1. “Toxic”
  2. “Oops!…I Did It Again”
  3. “…Baby One More Time”
  4. “(You Drive Me) Crazy”
  5. “Lucky”
  6. “Womanizer”
  7. “I’m a Slave 4 U”
  8. “Me Against the Music”
  9. “Everytime”
  10. “Circus”

Do you agree with this list? Which one of Britney Spears’ music videos do you think should have made the cut? Share them below in the comments section.

Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor has been topping the charts with her new single “No,” which sounds like an early-to-mid 2000s jam. The new pop track has drawn comparisons from Mya to Stacie Orrico. Some even think it sounds similar to Britney Spears’ 2001 hit “Overprotected.”

After the video for “No” dropped earlier this week, producer Raheem D created a mash-up of Meghan’s new song and Britney’s classic hit. The songs sound similar when it comes to the catchy beat and lyrics. Meghan sings about being “untouchable” while Britney claims that she’s “overprotected.” Plus, both of the videos feature plenty of dancing and hair flipping.

On a radio show to promote her new single, Trainor revealed that Britney Spears was her inspiration to become a pop star.

“Britney Spears is perfect, I can’t be a pop star. I don’t look like that,” she confessed.

In other news this week, Britney Spears and Nelly’s version of “Tilt Ya Head Back” has finally leaked online. In 2004, Nelly released the hot song, which featured vocals by Christina Aguilera. But producer Dorian Moore told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via MTV) in 2004 that the song was originally offered to Spears. He claimed that her record label Jive thought the song was too “urban” for her tastes and passed on it. It was a strange move considering her 2004 album, In the Zone, featured hip-hop artists and urban beats throughout.

Both Christina Aguilera and Janet Jackson were considered after the pop star opted out. But it was Xtina who made the song what it is today. Twelve years later, Britney’s version leaked online. Singapore’s Gold 905 radio station shared 30 seconds of the song, which quickly circulated on social media. Listen to the track for yourself below.

Nowadays, Spears has been super busy since she’s been performing at her residence at The Axis Planet Hollywood since 2013. She has renewed her contract to last through 2017. Spears is also busy raising her two sons. But don’t worry, the songstress has new music coming your way.

In an interview for V Magazine‘s 100th issue, she revealed that she’s working on a new album that she’s really proud of.

“Honestly, I’m just particular with this record. It’s my baby, and so I really want it done right. I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. But I just know that the direction I’m going in is so good. It’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I’m proud of the work, and it’s very different; it’s not what you would think at all. But I’m not rushing anything. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it.”

Are you looking forward to new music from the legendary Ms. Britney Spears? Or are you still listening to some of her classics? Sound off below in the comments section.

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