Archive for September, 2007

Download "Gimme More" Legally Today

Written by admin. Posted in Charts

Today is the last day that downloads of “Gimme More” will count towards this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart.  If you have already bought it on iTunes, you can download it from some other stores where downloads count towards the chart.  Don’t keep downloading the song multiple times with the same account, it won’t count and is just a waste of your money.

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Britney Debuts At #6 On The Australian Digital Chart

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Britney’s latest single “Gimme More” has entered the ARIA digital download chart at #6. The song is still at #1 on iTunes in Australia, but I take it the #6 ranking is a culmination of all the different download sites.

The song probably won’t make the singles chart until the physical single is released. The CD release date is still set for next Saturday, October 6th, even though we don’t even have a video yet!

Thanks to Marius for the info.

What Will Britney's Album Be Called?

Written by admin. Posted in Blackout

The album is out in less than six weeks and we still don’t have an official title or cover! So far the two rumoured titles are ‘Piece Of Me‘, ‘Blackout‘ and ‘It’s Britney, Bitch‘.

Which of these would you prefer? Or make up your own title in the comments section and explain why you think it would be good.

Request "Gimme More" At Radio

Written by admin. Posted in Charts

“Gimme More” has currently stalled at #17 on the Mediabase US pop airplay chart.

The song is #1 on iTunes but if Britney stands any chance of getting to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 we need to get her a higher airplay ranking first.

If you live in the US (or outside the US for that matter), don’t forget to keep requesting for the song. You can email your local radio stations but it’s better to call them, apparently some fans have been mass-requesting the song via email and the radio DJs don’t take kindly to it.

If you don’t know your local radio station’s contact details, click the read more link for some numbers of US radio stations.

You can also vote for Britney on Z100, JoJo’s 9@9 and KiisFM online.

The Sun Reviews Tracks From Britney's New Album

Written by admin. Posted in Blackout, Comeback

HER disastrous performance at the MTV awards threatened to destroy her much-hyped return.

But I’m the first journalist in the world to hear her new album and I can tell you — BRITNEY’s back, bitch!

After firing her manager, publicist and assistant, the singer is effectively pushing this album out on to the world stage on her own.

And after my one-off preview, I can see why she has the confidence to go it alone — it’s hot!

You’ve probably already heard the single, Gimme More — which opens with the explosive line “It’s Britney, bitch”.

The track, which has been kicking around on the net for a while, failed to set the MTV stage alight thanks to her dodgy lip synching and dancing.

But I reckon the rest of the album, as yet un-named, more than justifies the hype.

Britney is at her thumping best, with heavy-duty electro pop blending brilliantly with her distinctive vocals.

The stand-out track is Piece Of Me — a personal rant about how the whole world wants something from her.

It opens with the line: “I’m Mrs American Dream, since 17, they want a piece of me.”

The chorus really hits home with a message about the crazy publicity circus surrounding the fallen pop princess.

She sings: “I’m successful, rich and famous, I’m Mrs Oh My God I’m Britney Shameless,

“I’m Mrs Extra, Extra, This Just In, I’m Mrs She’s Too Big, She’s Too Thin.”

It is punctuated throughout with the line “You want a piece of me” — summing up how she feels about the state of her life.This is Britney hitting back at her critics — the media, the music industry, her estranged parents and the fans who turned on her.

But there is also a love song — albeit with a beat-crunching dance vibe — called Heaven On Earth, which sounds like it is about her ex-hubby KEVIN FEDERLINE. It’s clear from the lyrics that she still loves him.

She sings: “There’s nothing I can do, I’m really crazy about you, when you’re next to me it’s just like Heaven on Earth.”

It continues: “I’d move across the world for you, just tell me when, where, I’ll come to you.”

Other stand-out tracks include Break The Ice and Radar.

They were produced by the likes of BLOODSHY & AVANT and TIMBALAND-protege DANJA, so as you’d expect, all the songs are edgy, with gut-busting beats.

Due to Brit’s chaotic lifestyle the album doesn’t have a name, the artwork isn’t finished and no one at her record label, Jive, is sure whether she will do anything to promote it.

Gimme More is out on November 5, but the release date for the album — November 12 — could change.

All the same, I reckon Britney can’t fail to convince the world she’s back, bitch. Got it!

Source: The Sun

Britney At A Cosmetics Party Last Night

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Britney attended an Addiction Cosmetics party last night in Orange County. She stayed looked on at the catwalk but didn’t stay for the afterparty, deciding to drive home early. Britney looked amazing in a white dress with skull and crossbone belt with boots.

You can watch a video of Britney looking embarrassed when “Gimme More” is played here.

Fox News Reviews Tracks Off Britney's New Album

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Britney Spears is getting a music makeover from Beyonce’s mentor. On Thursday, I heard some new tracks from Britney’s forthcoming still untitled album, and I can tell you: They’re not bad.

Jive Records, distributed by SonyBMG, will release the album on Nov. 13 despite Spears’ recent troubles. It will go head-to-head with another BMG release, Alicia Keys’ “As I Am.” I’ve heard several tracks from that album, too.

While Keys’ album is certainly more important artistically, Spears’ has a lot more riding on it —like, her career.

The trick will be how to promote Spears’ CD. So far, my sources say Jive is just going to put the CD out and not depend on Britney for publicity. They’re not going to let another debacle like Spears’ MTV Video Music Awards performance happen again. No sir, no way.

Britney’s fans — and by the numbers she generates with this column she must have a lot —already know “Gimme More.” It’s the first single, and probably the lead track, although nothing is set in stone.

This much is known, however. Spears’ guiding light on this project is Jive’s new A&R guru, Dallas-based Theresa LaBarbera Whites. She’s the same women who is credited for discovering Beyonce, Destiny’s Child and Jessica Simpson, and putting their careers on track.

That means that Whites is working with producers and writers to get Britney the right sound for an album’s worth of hits. If the album tanks, which it shouldn’t, Jive and Spears will be in boiling hot water. …

But from the sound of it, Britney’s got a couple of hits ready to go after “Gimme More.” In particular, a track called “Heaven on Earth,” written by a California duo called Freescha, is a smash, I think. It’s a totally original dance track that comprises a distinctive and catchy melody. It sounds fresh and exciting, and it’s eminently hummable.

If Jive can get a video out of Spears for this song, they’ll be in good shape. The song was co-produced, too, by Kara DioGuardi, a 26-year-old one-woman pop music hit factory.

No, it’s not Bob Dylan or Joni Mitchell, but it’s got a beat, and the kids can dance to it.

Another track, “Piece of Me,” is written and produced by a team called Bloodshy and Avant. (Don’t you love these names?)

Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg are the same Swedish music production team that did “Toxic” with Britney in 2004. They tailored “Piece of Me” to be a reaction to Spears’ treatment by the tabloid press and the paparazzi. She gets to sing lines about the photogs “pissing me off” and taking pictures of her derriere.

The song has a clever production — it sounds like Britney’s trapped in a pinball machine — as it rhymes “rich and famous” with “shameless.” The producers even get to chime in vocally, singing “Extra! Extra!”

The two other tracks I heard were more straight-ahead electronic disco. “Radar,” produced again by Bloodshy and Avant with The Clutch this time (an Atlanta hip-hop outfit) has sonar pings and sounds like Las Vegas goes EuroDisco. (Check out The Clutch’s MySpace page; you’ll be pleasantly surprised and wonder why they’re not getting big push.)

“Break the Ice” was produced by Nate “Danja” Hills, protégé to Timbaland and the man behind “Gimme More.”

Add these to some other tracks floating around the internet — “Cold as Fire,” produced by rapper T-Pain, in which Spears uses the F-word — and we have some idea of what to expect on Nov. 13.

Source: Fox News