Spears back in the lime­light

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

HUN­DREDS of fans cheered, sang and danced at the Round­house mu­sic venue in Camden as Brit­ney Spears and a troupe of dancers per­formed her chart­top­ping hits, in­clud­ing ... Baby One More Time and Oops! ... I Did it Again, at the Ap­ple Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Lon­don on Sept 28.

The con­cert comes a month af­ter Spears’ ninth al­bum came out where she de­liv­ered a steamy, high-oc­tane per­for­mance at MTV’s Video Mu­sic Awards.

“I feel like it’s been a while since I brought new mu­sic to the ta­ble,” Spears ( right) told Reuters ahead of her per­for­mance at the fes­ti­val in Lon­don.

“I didn’t want to do a typ­i­cal pop record for this. I wanted to do some­thing re­ally dif­fer­ent.”

Spears, 34, said which fea­tures the hit song, Make Me, is still her style but with “a lit­tle bit of a flair to it”.

The new al­bum also ce­ments a steady re­turn to mu­sic af­ter Spears took a hia­tus fol­low­ing a per­sonal and ca­reer melt­down in 2006-2007 that in­cluded shav­ing her sig­na­ture blonde locks, los­ing cus­tody of her two chil­dren, and be­ing put un­der med­i­cal care and a cour­tordered con­ser­va­tor­ship. She made a come­back in late 2008 and since 2013 has helmed a suc­cess­ful res­i­dency show in Las Ve­gas. As for fu­ture mu­si­cal col­lab­o­ra­tions, Spears has a cou­ple of rock­ers in mind, specif­i­cally Aero­smith’s charis­matic front­man Steven Tyler and Lenny Kravitz. – Reuters

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