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The first part of me doing the record was weird because everyone had an opinion about the songs to use," she says.
It just flowed and the record label knew which ones I wasn't going to do. They didn't even let me hear most of the songs that'd been sent in.
I Did it Again make up the bulk of her 50 million album sales and have spawned a string of hits. By her third album, Britney, she'd broken the formula - and the run of hits. The Neptunes-penned first single, I'm a Slave 4U, sexed up her image in interviews, Spears claimed it was about being a "slave to the music" -- right and split her audience.
The album saw her shed millions of sales.
Her first movie, Crossroads, was a critical disaster "Not even eye candy, more like eye-smack," one reviewer said and didn't exactly set the box office alight. This year, the pop climate has changed.
Spears' original producer, Max Martin, hasn't had a hit in years and, perhaps because of the genre she helped to create, credibility is now the most important thing in pop.
Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake have reinvented themselves to get it. Britney desperately wants it. So where does Britney fit in these days? It's hard to say. In the Zone certainly takes more risks than before. Despite an A list at her disposal, Spears has worked with many lesser-known writers and producers.
Britney Spears has come under fire for not writing her own music. So what, songwriter (and OneRepublic member) Ryan Tedder tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I love that Britney does that. While Spears didn't write for her current album, she explained that it was important to pick songs that were right for her. "I really like to choose songs that empower people and make them feel. Jamie Lynn Marie Spears was born on April 4, in McComb, Mississippi and was raised in the small town of Kentwood, Louisiana. Her father, Jamie Sr. is a building contractor and her mother, Lynne is a grade school teacher. In addition to her older, more famous sister Britney, she has an older.
They're great producers, they're amazing, but I wanted to do something on my own with people who are hungry and had no egos. There was this structure everyone thinks you should go by, this'll sell.
If you work with someone different and you believe in it, that puts a new light on you and people see that. That's not my goal here. I really just want to do something I believe in artistically. You just throw it out there, see what it does, learn from it and keep going.
So we talk about certain producers. Are lesser-known producers daunted by working with Britney Spears? I want to make sure they're comfortable. I asked her who wrote it: After talking about her freedom, Spears says Outrageous is "not one of my favorites on the album", yet it's still on there.
When we hear it before the interview, it is a Spears song. Weeks later it's become duet with Madonna. Did she ask for advice from Madonna, as was reported? One song, Touch of My Hand, is clearly about masturbation: On Showdown, Spears purrs, 'I don't really want to be a tease, would you undo my zipper please,' and 'I see your body rise, rise.
Nor does she say she is trying to break out of her clean image -- despite being photographed smoking and with a string of bad boys. I'm the same person, I just think my music has changed a little bit. I think the songs are a little more sensual and sexy but they're not.
I wouldn't do that. It's not like 'I'm singing about this person'. That was an experiment. We tried to work together. It didn't work out. Did that motivate you musically?
It motivated me with this album; that's why this album means so much to me because I was really inside myself doing what I wanted to do.Britney Spears is one of the top female pop artists of all time.
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The song cracked the top 10 on the dance club chart. It is a science fiction themed video designed to represent Britney Spears' own flashy. By her third album, Britney, she'd broken the formula - and the run of hits. The Neptunes-penned first single, I'm a Slave 4U, sexed up her image (in interviews, Spears claimed it was about being a "slave to the music" -- right) and split her audience.
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Watch video · So it feels a little ludicrous that she wouldn’t sing her own songs — as Ally also says in the trailer — or would be told she could never make it as a musician because the way she looks. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Blackout - Britney Spears on AllMusic - - Public image is vital to pop stars, & Avant, who try desperately to craft a defiant anthem for this tabloid fixture, as she couldn't be bothered to write one on her own.