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Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale': Hear a snippet of new song 'I Wanna Go'

Britney-spearsIt was just last Thursday that Britney debuted the video for her No. 1 hit “Hold It Against Me” — but as is often the case with pop music, we’re already on to the next thing!

And that’s the next single from Brit-Brit, which is apparently going to be a song called “I Wanna Go” —and which, like “Hold It Against Me,” again comes to us from hit-maestro Dr. Luke, who’s responsible for everyone from Ke$ha to Jessie J.

A 20-second snippet of the song has hit the internets. In the vein of “Hold It Against Me,” “I Wanna Go” sounds like it’s going to be a veritable dance-floor banger, too—it’s loaded with synthy sounds, an addictive whistle, and a crescendo-ish, almost ascendant vocal from Ms. Spears. I’d say that the general vibe is basically: If you love dancey Britney, you’ll have no trouble loving this. Click through the jump here to take a quick listen.

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Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' video: Watch it here

britney-spears “Hold It Against Me,” less a music video than an endlessly anticipated, relentlessly blog-ified Video Event, has finally been held.

The verdict? It’s kind of … frantic. And not unlike the commercials for her many fragrances; call this one I Am Curious (Android).

Plus there’s the product placements for her actual fragrances, among other things—including the Gaga “Telephone” redux Plenty of Fish. Also: bullet-cased panties, a voluminous wedding dress turned splatter-paint canvas, and some hooded, twirling ninja dudes with no eyes.

The best part is undoubtedly the battle of Britney vs. Britney, in which our lady Crouching Tiger Hidden Fight Clubs her own self to the death (or narcolepsies? It’s a toss-up). Otherwise, she seems to spend a large portion of the video with the half-distracted air of a person who thinks they may have left the stove on at home.

“You just cannot deny / there’s a spark in between us,” she sings, but the spark feels imposed more by the quick edits and bravura setpieces of director Jonas Akerlund than anything else; her dance moves are scarcely shown, spliced into strobelight-second flashes of small, I’m-trapped-in-an-invisible-box movement. It’s hard not to wonder: Is Britney having any fun?

We’ve analyzed enough, though; watch it below, and tell us what you think:

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Britney Spears releases 30-second 'Hold It Against Me' teaser clip: Watch it here

It’s 30 seconds of Britney, bitch. Approximately 20 hours in advance of tomorrow night’s official premiere of “Hold It Against Me” on MTV, la Spears has unleashed a half-minute teaser of the Jonas Akerlund-directed clip. Pupils, dilate: READ FULL STORY

Britney tweets studio collaboration with will.i.am

britney-spears-will-i-amImage Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Gabriel Bouys/Getty ImagesShe’s minding her Peas and Q’s, y’all.

According to a post on Britney Spears’ official Twitter today, the singer is currently Holding It Against the BEPs mastermind and thwarted Super Bowl halftime tweeter will.i.am: “In the studio with @iamwill…you guys are gonna love this one.”

It’s been a busy week for la Brit, who also announced the premiere of her Jonas Akerlund-directed “Hold It Against Me” video, set to air Feb. 17 at 9:56pm EST before a new episode of Jersey Shore (and simultaneously online on Vevo). Her upcoming seventh album, Femme Fatale, is due for release March 29.

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Britney Spears announces 'Hold It Against Me' video premiere and album release date

Apparently there’s a new game plan for how to premiere a big video: Air it along with a new episode of Jersey Shore. After Kanye West scored with his “Power” clip last summer using the strategy, Britney Spears plans to do the exact same thing come Feb. 17. Her Jonas Akerlund-directed “Hold It Against Me” video will premiere on MTV before a new episode of their most popular show at 9:56pm EST and simultaneously on Vevo online.

Find out when her album comes out after the jump.

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Britney Spears reveals title and cover of her upcoming album: Are you ready?

femme-fatale“Hold It Against Me,” Britney Spears’ new single, annihilated the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in its debut week. Today she revealed the set’s name and cover art on Twitter. And the title is…Femme Fatale. Hmm. Leading up to the announcement, she talked about the effort she’s put into the project. “I’ve poured my heart and soul into this album over the last 2 years. I’ve put everything I have into it,” she wrote. “This album is for you, my fans, who have always supported me and have stuck by me every step of the way!  I love you all!”

Find out what kind of album Fatale will be from Britney after the jump.

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Bruno Mars' 'Grenade' returns to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart, Britney Spears slips to No. 6

This week on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” returns to the No. 1 spot. After being pushed to No. 2 last week by the now No. 6 “Hold It Against Me” from Britney Spears, “Grenade” holds the top spot for its third nonconsecutive week. Katy Perry’s “Firework” jumps up one place to No. 2. And Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” also rises, moving up two places to No. 3.

Check out the rest of the top 10 after the jump.

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Could Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' video premiere during the Super Bowl festivities?

Aerosmith-Britney-SpearsImage Credit: Joe Traver/Getty ImagesIf Britney had the largest television audience for the premiere of her new music video, would you hold it against her? Rumors are flying around (or maybe it’s just idle chatter?) that the recently-shot music video for Britney Spears’ hot single “Hold It Against Me” may make its much-anticipated debut somewhere during Fox’s airing of Super Bowl or the post-game episode of Glee on Sunday, Feb. 6. UPDATE: Larry Rudolph, Spears’ manager, told Access Hollywood that the video will not be premiering after the Super Bowl.

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Britney Spears Tweets a first look at 'Hold It Against Me' video: See it here!

Dying to see what master-of-the-music video Britney Spears is going to pull out of her bag of tricks for her forthcoming “Hold It Against Me” video? Behold! Over the weekend, Brit-Brit Tweeted a first look at the shoot for the clip—the picture at the left shows her in a red suit (reminiscent of that lacquered lusciousness she wore in “Oops, I Did it Again” vid, maybe?), appropriately bottled-blonded, and surrounded by about a zillion microphones. Not exactly sure how that all plays into the idea of holding it against Britney if she said she wants your body now, but I’ll go with it at this point. With all that pressure, who wouldn’t need a vacation tonight? (OK, I’ll stop it with the silly, lyrical puns.)

Besides just the photo, Britney also Tweeted words! On Saturday, she said, “Day 1 of the HAIM shoot with [director’ Jonas Akerlund. Such an incredible experience. I think this will be one of the best videos I have ever done.” Yesterday—with the photo—she wrote, “Day 2 is a wrap! #HIAM video coming soon…”

Are you guys excited for the “Hold It Against Me” video? Can you make any sense of the photo? Sound off in the comments below!

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Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart

As expected, Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. This isn’t the first time she’s accomplished that feat: Her 2009 smash “3” debuted on top as well. Mariah Carey, whose “Fantasy,” “One Sweet Day,” and “Honey” all debuted at the apex, is the only other artist who shares that distinction.

Check out the rest of the top 10 list after the jump.

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