Britney Spears Asks Court to Oust Her Father as Sole Conservator

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Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 12, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Britney Spears asked a court on Tuesday (Aug. 18) to keep her father from reasserting the broad control over her life and career that he has had for most of the past 12 years.

In documents filed by her court-appointed lawyer that give a rare public airing to the wishes of the 38-year-old pop superstar, she asked that her father not return to the role of conservator of her person, which gave him power over her major life decisions from 2008 until 2019, when he temporarily stepped aside, citing health problems.

“Britney is strongly opposed to James return as conservator of her person,” the document says.

James Spears has kept his separate role as conservator over his daughter’s finances. For the first 11 years of the conservatorship, he served as co-conservator with attorney Andrew M. Wallet, who resigned from the role early last year.

That briefly left James Spears with sole power over Britney Spears’ life, money and career, a situation she says she very much wants to avoid repeating.

An email seeking comment from James Spears’ attorney was not immediately returned.

Spears says she wants Jodi Montgomery, who has been serving as conservator of her person temporarily, to do so permanently, but she says that doesn’t mean she is waiving her right to seek an end to the entire arrangement.

The documents also reveal that Britney Spears has no plans to perform again anytime soon. She last performed live in October 2018, and early in 2019, canceled a planned Las Vegas residency.

The filing gave a rare glimpse at Britney Spears’ own wishes in the conservatorship that has had vast power over her for over a decade. She has almost never spoken publicly about the matter, and court hearings and documents in the case are cloaked in secrecy, though last year she addressed the court at her request, suggesting she was seeking changes.

In the papers, Britney Spears praises the conservatorship and its work overall, saying it “rescued her from a collapse, exploitation by predatory individuals and financial ruin” and that it made her “able to regain her position as a world class entertainer.”

The document was filed a day before a status hearing on the conservatorship, expected to be closed to the media and public.

Britney Spears’ attorney said that he expects James Spears will aggressively contest being marginalized, and said that Britney Spears has suggested they retain a lawyer with expertise in complex financial court fights.

The conservatorship, known in some states as a guardianship, gave James Spears power over his daughter’s career choices and much of her personal life, including her relationship with her teenage sons. Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline has custody of the boys, but she has frequent visits with them.

Source: Billboard

Britney Spears Declares ‘My Loneliness Is Saving Me,’ Urges Fans to Stay Home

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Britney Spears arrives for the premiere of Sony Pictures’ «Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood» at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. on July 22, 2019.

Britney Spears is here to keep us at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since Tuesday (April 7) is World Health Day, the star took to Twitter to thank «all of the healthcare workers tirelessly working to keep us safe during this time !!!!»

To add to the message, Spears included an illustrated meme of herself in the iconic «…Baby One More Time» schoolgirl outfit, holding a bottle of Purell hand sanitizer. «My loneliness is saving me,» is written on it, with the original «killing me» lyrics crossed out to reflect the #StayHome initiative.

«Enough said,» Spears captioned.

And, as expected with her fervent fans, Brit’s army flooded the comment section with hilarious praises, claiming that the star has singlehandedly ended the pandemic or that she’s the «queen of saving the world.»

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Christina Aguilera Longs For A Reunion With Britney Spears On ‘TRL’

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Christina Aguilera’s Liberation arrived on Friday (June 15) after an agonizing six-year wait and she has been in full promo mode to make sure it finds an audience. Legend X belted out a solo version of “Fall In Line” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and then performed a mini-concert on The Today Show. She also dropped by TRL (yes, it has been rebooted) to plug the album. While there, host Sway Calloway played footage from a 1999 episode featuring Jennifer LopezDestiny’s Child and other pop luminaries.

When asked who she would like to reunite with, Christina settled on Britney Spears. “I can’t lie. It’s always good to see Britney,” the 37-year-old said. “It’s always good to see her. I’d love that.” At this point in their careers, I think a collaboration would make sense for both of them. Speaking of duets, Xtina also sang Demi Lovato’s praises. “Demi is somebody that, she has a past. She has something to say. She is open about her own personal struggles, again I really admire that in a person.” Check out assorted clips from the episode below.

Christina talks Britney:

Christina praises Demi:

 

Christina on Kanye West:

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Christina Aguilera sacude la cultura pop revelando que Ryan Gosling estaba enamorado de Britney Spears

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¡Esto cambia la historia!

Una de las grandes incertidumbres de la cultura pop: ¿Qué habría pasado si Britney Spears y Justin Timberlake habrían terminado juntos?. Bueno, ¿y qué habría pasado si la princesa del pop fuese actualmente la Sra. Gosling que acompaña a su esposo a todas las premiaciones?

Eso pudo haber sucedido, y no lo sabemos sino hasta el terremoto que acaba de propiciar Christina Aguilera luego de confesar que efectivamente el guapo actor estuvo enamorado de la cantante de Oops I Did It Again.

Durante el paseo que dio recientemente Christina a bordo del Carpool Karaoke, cantó algunos de sus legendarios hits, pero también habló de importantes temas con James Corden, como sus inicios en el legendario Mickey Mouse Club junto a sus famosos compañeros…

«Dime la verdad, ¿incluso a esa edad ya te podías perder en la mirada de Ryan?», preguntó el presentador. «Bueno, sentía cosas por él», admitió Aguilera, y reflexionó «aunque nunca me monté en ese tren».

Desde luego, James continuó indagando: «¿Por qué?, ¿eras acaso más del tren Justin Timberlake?»,  fue entonces cuando Xtina nos dio una buena cucharada de cultura pop «Justin tenía estilo por aquel entonces, lo tenía», continuó, «conozco más a Ryan Gosling y creo que él estaba enamorado de Britney. Pero ella eligió a Timberlake, ya sabes, eran la gran pareja del momento».

En ese momento, James Corden dijo lo que todos pensamos…

«Seguro que ahora Britney se arrepiente de esa elección. Sobre todo porque la que tuvo con Justin funcionó fantásticamente», dijo con ironía

Christina decidió intervenir «Ponme más canciones, ¿no?»

This article was originally published by: E! Online Latino

Piece Of B: We Rank Britney Spears’ 10 Best Music Videos

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There is no denying that Britney Spears has delivered many timeless music videos throughout her career. From the moment she first traipsed down a hallway in a schoolgirl uniform, she has redefined the power of a video as a storytelling tool. She also showcased her ability to bring the world to a halt for 3 minutes to watch her every movement. Since then she has assumed countless identities to bring her various tracks to life.

I’ve compiled a list of 10 of her best and most memorable music videos! Prepare for the slayage and check them out below!

10. “Work Bitch” – 2013

 

Before announcing her Las Vegas residency, the pop goddess commanded her fans to get to work, bitch on her feisty single. The music video takes her and a slew of dancers into the heat of the desert to liberally douse themselves in a bottle of Fantasy (get that product placement) before serving up some fierce moves. Spears also wields a whip, calls the shots in the midst of a BDSM party and generally slays the game while dancing in a pool surrounded by sharks. After one viewing, fans were surely inspired to get to work in order to generally improve their lives.

9. “Stronger” – 2000

Before Joseph Kahn began his career as a full-time member of Taylor Swift’s PR team and the director of the majority of her latest music videos, he worked on some of Brit’s most iconic releases. Their first collaboration came with “Stronger” in 2000. In it, the diva confronts a cheating lover at a party before finding strength in her independence. However, the most enduring moments come as she dances on a metal chair. Add in some dramatic footage of her emoting in the rain, and you have basically bottled perfection in the early aughts.

8. “Me Against the Music” – 2003

The world did not deserve a collaboration between pop’s reigning princess and queen in 2003. However, Britney Spears and Madonna have always been generous. After making out onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, they reunited on the frantic lead single to In The Zone. Although the record was criminally underrated on radio, it received a mesmerizing video that saw the pair of hitmakers teasing each other and trading off incredible dance breaks in an underground club. Inspired by the fiery beat and her superstar companion, Brit in particular showcases her most complex choreographic feats before almost recreating the iconic kiss at the video’s end.

7. “Oops!…I Did It Again” – 2000

The pop princess made landfall on Mars and commanded a team of otherworldly space aliens in the music video for “Oops!… I Did It Again.” Between proclamations that she was in fact “not that innocent,” the space temptress seduced a visiting astronaut before breaking his heart and breaking it down with her athletic cohorts. Adding to the fervor is that fact that she did almost all of it while wearing an enviable red catsuit. Good luck beating that look, humanity.

6. “Slumber Party” – 2016

Her most recent music video is proof Britney Spears is still a force to be reckoned with. After a subpar and convoluted rollout for Glory’s lead single, “Make Me (Ooh),” she came back in a big way when it was time to unleash “Slumber Party.” In the video she teams up with Tinashe to host a dark and sexy party in a mysterious mansion. Serving a variety of chic looks, executing tight choreography and seductively tossing one shoe while canoodling with the up and comer on a couch, the 36-year-old was still very much the beguiling pop star she was almost 20 years ago. Add in a some saucy shots of her licking spilled milk off a table, and it is hard to imagine things getting any better.

5. “Everytime” – 2004

Although she has helped shape dance pop for nearly 20 years, that is not to say that Brit is not capable of getting a little more serious. Her defining ballad received one of her most heart-wrenching and mature video treatments. In it, she and a lover argue as the paparazzi swarm for their next headline. Their battle continues into their apartment, where they go separate ways and the pop star succumbs to a head wound in her bathtub. As the media chase an ambulance carrying her unconscious body, a ghostly Spears walks a hospital hallway, and medics attempt to revive her next to a mother in labor. Exploring concepts of death and (re)birth, the visual is hauntingly beautiful and became almost prophetic in the following years.

4. “I’m a Slave 4 U” – 2001

After dominating the world of teen pop on her first two albums, it was time for a brand overhaul ahead of her self-titled third LP in 2001. She emerged as a fully fledged dance floor vixen on the project’s lead single. The tight production was tailored for choreography. Dressed in a frothy pink top and rocking a lacy thong over her jeans (nothing is more early millennium fashion), the hitmaker more than delivered while hosting a steamy dance party. The choreography remains some of her most recognizable, and the video certainly showcased her personal growth. She may not have been a woman just yet, but she was clearly anything but a girl.

3. “Womanizer” – 2008

Following the frenetic energy and dark headlines that plagued her throughout 2007, the “Womanizer” music video provided an opportunity for rebirth. Opening with footage of the nude hitmaker in a steamy sauna, it was a though she was purifying herself from the toxicity of the previous year and returning to form. What followed was a dramatic storyline that saw her getting even with a dishonest partner in the juiciest of ways. Assuming a variety of roles, she followed her lover boy to learn about his nefarious ways. Then, she taught him a lesson he is unlikely to forget.

2. “…Baby One More Time” – 1998

There is not much to say that has not already been said about the video that started it all. At just 17-years-old, the pop princess exploded onto the music world with her debut single. Bursting with bravado, she brought it to life and became an instant sensation thanks to the accompanying music video. Playing the role of the daydreaming high schooler, she appealed to her fellow teens and sparked a new wave of pristine pop confections. The youthful pop star-in-the-making carefully cultivated an image that was irresistibly tantalizing, and it was all her idea. Talk about an iconic debut.

1. “Toxic” – 2004

Britney Spears did not refer to herself as a femme fatale until the release of her seventh studio album in 2011. However, she more than lived up to the title while playing the role of a woman scorned in her “Toxic” video. Reuniting with Kahn, the pair crafted her most timeless visual. In it, she wears a variety of disguises and travels by plane and motorcycle to extract her revenge. Nothing is cuter than stewardess Brit. No one is fiercer than the flame-haired super spy who pulled off a flawless backhand spring to escape a lab with poison in hand. But the most iconic moment comes when the living legend writhes across the screen covered in glittering diamonds. Queen of saving the world from shitty lovers and looking undeniably perfect while doing so.

This article was originally published by: Idolator

Lost Hit: Britney Spears’ “What It’s Like To Be Me” Should Have Been A Single

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In this franchise, we highlight album tracks that should have been released as singles.

Britney Spears found herself somewhere between girlhood and womanhood on her third LP, Britney. The pop princess ditched her school girl uniform, snug red bodysuit and cheeky innuendo in favor of a more outright sexuality as she made the move to extend her career beyond the reign of teen pop. This shift became increasingly clear over the sleek production on the project’s sensual lead single, “I’m a Slave 4 U.”

She cemented her evolution into pop’s leading temptress with a jungle-themed performance at the 2001 Video Music Awards. Dressed as a jungle fairy in a diaphanous green bikini top and bedazzled jean shorts, the hitmaker slithered across the stage with a python wrapped around her neck and grinded on a team of dancers. In the accompanying music video, she and her dancers beat the heat and delivered more sexy choreography.

Although Britney rode the more mature track into the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the upper reaches of dance charts across the globe, the album’s following singles were not as successful. The defiant “Overprotected” peaked at number 86, and each consecutive release experienced increasingly diminished returns. Despite missing the Hot 100 entirely with “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman,” “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Boys,” the hitmaker embarked upon a critically acclaimed world tour and continued a heavy promotional schedule for her acting debut in Crossroads.

The lack of a breakout hit brought the album’s campaign to a close in 2002. However, she could have easily broken her string of misses had she unleashed “What It’s Like To Be Me” as an official single. The explosive pop anthem closed out the standard edition of Britney and featured writing and production from her boyfriend and NYSNCfrontman, Justin Timberlake and choreographer Wade Robson. The pair crafted a tightly produced effort, on which Spears commented on her fame and how it affected her love life.

“Baby, tell me do I look like the kind of girl that you want to take home? Want to make me your own,” she emphatically challenges a potential lover on the opening lines. Her delivery is confident and almost barbed. It is as though she is tired of being burned by a string of boys and is ready to settle down with someone who understands her completely. “Baby, take the time to realize I’m not the kind to sacrifice the way I am. So if you want to be my man, walk a mile in my shoes. Do me right or I’m through. Can’t you see that if you want to stay around you’ve got to figure me out,” she declares on the blazing chorus. Fans assumed the man capable of keeping up could be Justin, who delivered backing vocals and added some beatboxing to the breakdowns.

“What It’s Like To Be Me” received a standout performance on Britney’s Dream Within A Dream Tour. In it, she and her crew worked through some impressive choreography including a dramatic slow motion segment. Add in some clever pyrotechnics, and it became a defining moment of any evening.

The pair could have easily recorded a remix of the track that added additional vocals from Justin. The re-release would have marked the couple’s first official collaboration and could have easily topped the charts on their combined star-power alone. Unfortunately, that never happened. The twosome officially ended their relationship toward the latter half of 2002. Their failed romance resulted in break-up hits “Cry Me a River” and “Everytime,” but they never got to explore their true potential in the studio together.

That may change in the future. Last year Britney Spears listed Justin as a dream collaborator, and the “Can’t Stop The Feeling” crooner seemed interested as well. After years of pain and lost love between the two, fans are still clamoring to see them reunite creatively. A new collaboration in 2018 would surely sound different from “What It’s Like To Be Me,” but the track remains as a reminder of what could have been a defining hit from some of pop’s reigning teen royalty. Revisit a performance of the fiery bop below!

This article was originally published by: Idolator 

Before The Goodbye: Britney Spears’ 10 Best Bonus Tracks

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The fact that some of Britney Spears’ best bops have been relegated to bonus track status is one of life’s great mysteries. From the contemplative “Girl in the Mirror” to the sultry “The Answer,” many of the pop star’s leftovers could have been as big as her singles. I’ve rounded up 10 of Brit’s best hidden gems from over the years. Prepare to be slayed and check them out below.

10. “Girl in the Mirror” (Oops!… I Did It Again)

With the release of 2000’s Oops!…I Did It Again, one would assume that the then 19-year-old was on top of the world. She had avoided the dreaded sophomore slump with record-breaking first week sales and was billed as one of the biggest musical acts across the globe. Despite such impressive accolades, several songs on the project suggest that there was a darkness creeping in under the glimmer of gold. One of those is self-reflective “Girl in the Mirror,” which serves as a companion piece of sorts to “Lucky” and sees the “Stronger” hitmaker realizing that even superstars can feel alone. The track offers a rare glimpse into Britney’s psyche and takes on a somewhat prophetic quality considering her breakdown in 2007.

9. “Before The Goodbye” (Britney)

Brit played the doe eyed ingenue on her first two albums, but by the time her self-titled third LP dropped in 2002, she was beginning to explore a more mature aesthetic. Proclaiming herself a slave to the rhythm on the album’s lead single and complaining of being overprotected by handlers on the followup, she was rebelling against the pristine image of her past. As she transitioned from girl to woman, she began singing about love and heartbreak with more experience as evidenced by the lovelorn “Before the Goodbye.” Blending heartfelt lyrics with an anthemic production, the single proves that Britney Spears was crying in the club years before the likes of Camila Cabello and doing so without interpolating the works of her peers at that.

8. “Brightest Morning Star” (Britney Jean)

Sia is responsible for penning some of the most successful singles in recent years, and fans were ecstatic to see that she was a featured writer on 2013’s Britney Jean. The pair collaborated on the project’s second single “Perfume;” however the effort felt slightly sophomoric and was hardly the massive hit that was expected from the union. Thankfully, her other contributions to the album were better received, including the shimmering “Brightest Morning Star.” With production from the likes of Dr. Luke and Circuit, the bonus track is a return to Spears’ idyllic pop roots as she sings of finding redemption in her faith. “You’re my light when it gets dark. You’re always in my heart. You’re my brightest morning star,” she sings on the joyous chorus. Though she has said that the song is about her relationship with God, it could just as easily be about her sons. After all, her babies are her religion.

7. “Don’t Keep Me Waiting” (Femme Fatale)

In the months leading up to the unveiling of 2011’s Femme FataleDarkchild stoked fans to an absolute fever pitch while describing his contributions to the project. He revealed that Brit was heavily involved in their collaborations and was effortlessly jumping cross genres. Although the majority of the album was tailored for the clubs with slick dubstep breaks and candy-coated productions, the producer took the pop princess in an entirely different direction on the Travis Barker-assisted “Don’t Keep Me Waiting.” After experimenting with a rock edge on tour in 2009, the “Toxic” hitmaker growled across a hard-hitting drum line from the Blink-182 rocker. The release begins with an emboldened demand to turn the mic up and features some of Britney’s most confident vocals to date as she searches for sexual satisfaction.

6. “Phonography” (Circus)

Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” was up for consideration for the tracklist of 2008’s Circus; however, Team B ultimately decided to pass on what would become a top 10 hit. Their reasoning was that Brit had already recorded a phone-centric track for the project, “Phonography.” Whereas Mother Monster’s offering was about being smothered by constant communication, the Bloodshy & Avant-assisted selection was a more intimate affair. “I make no apologies, I’m into phonography,” Spears coos over an unhinged production before asking her boy toy to call her up for some old fashioned phone sex. Her delivery is a little more lusty than it was when she handled the same subject matter on 2004’s “Don’t Hang Up,” but the result is equally seductive.

5. “Better” (Glory)

2016’s Glory was released into a different pop soundscape than any Brit had encountered in the past. The days of dubstep-infused dance floor anthems or saccharine-sweet pop gave way in the face of trop pop’s sweet synths. While the project largely avoided the sound, the 35-year-old embraced it wholeheartedly on the BloodPop-produced “Better.” With writing from Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, the summery anthem was an ode to being open in a relationship. “Gotta open up ’cause it feels much better, when we open up to each other,” she croons. After the kitschy come ons of “Hold It Against Me,” this release showed that the pop star was looking for something more than sex this time around.

4. “He About to Lose Me” (Femme Fatale)

“I’m touching hands with someone seriously beautiful,” Britney Spears declares in the opening line of Darkchild’s second contribution to Femme Fatale. There’s just one problem with her attraction: her heart is lusting after someone other than her current partner. After toying with a rocker-chic edge on “Don’t Keep Me Waiting,” “He About to Lose Me” is an emotionally fraught midtempo that pushed the hitmaker firmly back into the pop landscape she was more familiar with and featured some of her most distinctive vocals on the album.

3. “The Answer” (In The Zone)

2003’s In The Zone brought on a slew of new collaborators as Spears’ musicality veered away from straightforward, reliable pop in search of a more eclectic aesthetic. Several notable hip hop performers replaced the ever-reliable Max Martin and brought a harder edge to the project. One of those is P.Diddy, who helped craft a sultry declaration of appreciation to a lover on “The Answer.” Diddy kept the production sparse, creating a fizzing wall of sound that Brit coos over.

2. “Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)” (Glory)

There is a common thread that unites several of these bonus tracks: Don’t ever keep Britney Spears waiting. On the bilingual “Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes), the pop princess makes it clear to her partner that she is ready to take things to the next level in their relationship. He’s been a gentleman all this time, and now she is ready to get a little more physical. Set to a striding production courtesy of Mattman and Robin, her request is unavoidable and seriously fire hot.

1. “Hold On Tight” (Britney Jean)

On an album billed as her most personal to date, Britney Spears spent far too much time playing the Princess of Pop, getting sexy in the club and commanding her fans to get to work (bitches) to truly bare her heart on the LP’s standard edition. Instead, she reserved the most intimate songs for deluxe editions of the LP, and none were more revealing that the sparse “Hold On Tight.” Allegedly one of the first songs recorded for the project, she sings in her lower register about a mysterious force that saved her from her darkest hour. It is unclear if that force is her sons, God, a romantic partner, a particularly good Starbucks Frappe, or potentially a mix of all of the above, but this is the hitmaker at her most raw. With thoughtful lyrics and strong vocals, the song provided a moment of artist growth and soul searching while proving that she was more than capable of maturing with her artistry.

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Britney Spears Works Out to Her Own Song: Watch

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Brit is «Hot as Ice» in this gym clip.

Britney Spears’ music catalog provides some top-notch workout tunes — as it turns out, even the pop star can’t resist pumping them while training.

In a new video she recently posted to Instagram, Spears stretches outdoors, works out with a Kettlebell and shows off her toned bod, all to the tune of «Hot As Ice» from her 2007 album Blackout.

«Beautiful day for an outdoor workout!» the caption reads.

The video follows up a recent gym mirror selfie from the 35-year-old star, where she showed off her abs with the caption «Staying focused.»

Go Britney, go. Check out the video below.

Beautiful day for an outdoor workout!!! ?

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Gimme More: We Rank Britney Spears’ 10 Best Unreleased Tracks

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Britney Spears has recorded some of pop music’s most enduring hits, but for every “Toxic” or “Oops!…I Did It Again,” there are just as many of her songs that don’t see an official release. Thanks to the internet, many of those unreleased tracks have managed to surface in various stages of completion, and, unsurprisingly, several of them could have been potential hits of their own.

From the brooding “Rebellion,” which retains a mystique amongst fans still hungry for the full release to the optimistic “Everyday,” there’s a treasure trove of music that leaked in between official singles. I’ve rounded up 10 of her best unreleased tracks (excluding snippets, sorry “Rebellion” fans) from over the years. Brace yourself for slayage and check them out below.

10. “Luv The Hurt Away”

“Baby One More Time” introduced the world to the pop princess in training. However, the bulk of her debut album was influenced by soulful R&B as much as it was driven by bubblegum pop. That’s evident on the Full Force-assisted ballad “Luv The Hurt Away” that just missed the LP’s tracklist. Singing to a lover who has numbed the pain of a broken heart, the then 17-year-old delivered serious vocals and tackled the song’s mature subject matter with ease.

9. “When U Gon’ Pull It”

Blackout arguably remains one of the most controversial but influential releases in recent pop history. In fact, it was such a strong project that many promising songs were left on the cutting room floor including this raunchy bop. “You’ve got my legs and my head in the same direction,” she frantically groans to a capable lover on the track. It may not have be as immediate a hit as “Get Naked (I’ve Got A Plan),” which ultimately became the album’s slutty anthem, but “When U Gon’ Pull It” probably deserved a spot on the tracklist nonetheless.

8. “Get It”

In 2004 Brit teamed up with production group DFA for an afternoon of experimentation. The result of their hours in the studio is an incomplete demo, but it provides a glimpse into the creative mind of one of pop’s most renowned acts. Over a glitchy production, she unleashes a series of impassioned ad-libbed runs and assertive belts. Her voice vibrates with confidence, and it’s clear that she’s feeling the track even in its unfinished state. If only the team could have had a bit more time to bring it all together, they would have had something truly magical to deliver.

7. “Look Who’s Talking Now”

After releasing “Cry Me A River” and talking about their sex life to every publication that would listen, Justin Timberlake controlled the narrative at the end of his relationship with Britney Spears. Although she would go on to release the apologetic ballad “Everytime,” she demands a moment to correct the story on the unreleased “Look Who’s Talking Now.” The track was later recorded by K-pop diva BoA for her debut English-language album, but it takes on a new meaning when heard through the pain of her broken heart. “Controversy is like a ticking time bomb,” she cryptically declares in the song. If only she’d known just how true that statement could be.

6. “Welcome To Me”

Choreographer Wade Robson was responsible for the seductive body rolls that made the “I’m A Slave 4 U” video what it was, but he and his dancing queen also hit the recording studio to pen some potential hits. One of their songs is the aural “Welcome To Me.” The track is one of the most sensual songs Britney Spears has ever recorded, as she welcomes a man into the depths of depravity. “Let’s get out of here because you know we’re gonna love tonight,” she coos on the chorus. Add in an extended break that features some atmospheric moans, and it’s very clear that the lovers are about to get down and dirty.

5. “Kiss You All Over”

It’s Miss Spears if you’re nasty. Another lost gem from the Blackout sessions, “Kiss You All Over” is almost a tribute to the stylings of Janet Jackson. Opening with a flirty declaration of intent, she uses her breathiest vocals to entice a lover with promises of a good time. There’s a lot to love on the track; from the thirsty lyrics to the racing production it’s a mystery why it wasn’t included on the release.

4. “Strangest Love”

Things get downright mystical over lush production on In The Zone hopeful, “Strangest Love.” Recorded as the starlet was entering the absolute peak of her career and weighed down by the requirements of her celebrity status, she sings of finding a lover who is a garden of peace in the chaos of daily life. With all of the demands on her voice and body, Britney finds respite in a relationship that’s so secure she doesn’t even feel the need to speak to make her feelings clear.

3. “Everyday”

Brit’s last few albums have been billed as her most personal to date, but they tend to fall short of the hype upon release. So many of the most promising tracks get left behind as she continues to embrace her pristine pop roots and sex-forward lyricism over stark honesty. A leftover from the Circus era, “Everyday” is an undeniably optimistic moment and an example of what could have been. “Every day the sun comes up again. A little hope begins, and it starts with you ’cause you get me through,” she earnestly sings over an ethereal production. Her voice resonates with warmth, and it could easily be one of the best ballads from the second half of her career.

2. “Mona Lisa”

What happens when a pop princess goes rogue? It seems that she goes to a radio station to premiere an unfinished demo and announce a new album’s worth of material without her label’s consent. That’s exactly what Britney did in 2004. The song in question was “Mona Lisa,” and it told the story of a woman on the verge of breaking down. “She was taken under, drowning in her sea. Running like an angel, she was crying but could not see,” she practically growls before demanding a moment of silence in honor of the fallen idol. The cautionary tale seems almost prophetic now, and in the song’s raw state there was a power to her almost furious delivery. Although Team Spears eventually unveiled a version of the song, the final production transformed the barbed release into a toothless pop ditty that lost its central message under the polish of perfection.

1. “Let Go”

Behind the flashing cameras and drunken nights that characterized the “Gimme More”siren’s 2007, a threatening cloud loomed over her. After the heartbreak of a divorce and amidst an ongoing battle for custody of her children, she was on the brink of losing herself in the furor. Though they were some of her darkest days, they were also some of her most inspired musically as is evident on “Let Go.” The song offers a rare glimpse of hope for a better tomorrow over the sparse keys of a piano and a metronome. “Maybe everything will be alright, so let go. You gotta let go,” she sings, daring to believe that there is an end to the suffering ahead of her. There’s a youthful sense of faith that permeates the release and makes it one of the most magical tracks Spears has ever recorded.

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Katy Perry’s Demo Of Britney Spears’ “Passenger” Is Here

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Here’s a special treat. Katy Perry’s demo of “Passenger,” a song that later graced Britney Spears’ Britney Jean LP, has finally surfaced and it’s magnificent. The track always sounded somewhat out of place on Brit’s much-maligned album for the simple fact that it has more to say about the human condition that bops like “Work Bitch,” “Tik Tik Boom” and “It Should Be Easy.” Produced by Diplo and co-written by Katy and Sia, the mid-tempo bop is about letting go and letting the universe, God or a loved one (depending on your standpoint) take the wheel.

Surprisingly, there isn’t a lot of different between the demo and the finished version — at least, lyrically. Katy’s version sounds less robotic and organic, but that could have more to do with it being a work in progress. It also sounds more alive, vulnerable and hopeful. Having heard Katy’s demo, it’s odd that “Passenger” didn’t end up Prism. The track would have fit into the second half of the album perfectly. Anyway listen to Katy’s version and compare it with the finished product below.

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