Britney's back with a new single
December 30th, 2010
09:03 AM ET

Britney's back with a new single

She's baaack! Two years after the release of her CD "Circus," Britney Spears is returning to the music scene with "Hold It Against Me," a new single set to debut next week.

"It's produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin," Z100 New York program director Sharon Dastur tells Entertainment Weekly of the song. "And the beat that they give her is really unique compared to other artists - this infectious bass beat beneath the song. Plus, the hook is just amazing. It will be out on January 7."

Swedish producer Shellback also worked with Spears on the new CD, which is scheduled to drop in March.

"[Britney]'s actually damn professional. You read a lot on the internet that Britney is not singing and mimes, but she is actually damn professional," he has said. "She's done it since she was 16. And just rhythmic way, she is f-ing awesome! And you do not have to go through and talk about the rhythms and stuff that you sometimes have to do. She's very easy in the studio."

For her part, 29-year-old Spears, who is already casting dancers for an upcoming music video, couldn't be happier about her new album.

"I AM IN L-O-V-E WITH IT!" she tweeted on December 2.

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  1. jon wearley

    The Bellamy Bros. have a song called "If I said you have a beautiful body would you hold it against me?". HHhhmmmmmm.

    January 11, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. baffled

    Brittany Spears is getting back together?

    December 31, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hassen-Ben Soba

    My gosh the media acts as though this is the second coming of the Beatles. Britney Spears is no great talent. She sings and dances to songs written by someone else. Why doesn't the media sing the praise of an artist who can actually write songs and perform an instrument.

    December 31, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Wally

    She is a pig !

    December 31, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Juicebox83

    If you don't care..why are you reading this? Look at the headline and move on...No need to leave your nasty comments! I can't wait for her new cd! I am a huge Brit Fan!

    December 31, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Willy Brown

    Take away the computerize voice tracks and Pro Tools and all you got it is? a mediocre talent Real musicians don’t need 10,000 extra dancers running around the stage while you lips sync to the muzak honey.

    December 31, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. V Saxena

    Good for her, say I!

    December 31, 2010 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Lebowski

    Brittney doesn't deserve to sniff lady gaga's jock strap.

    December 31, 2010 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Goofy

    I would have "held it against her" 10 years ago. Today, no.

    December 31, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. BritneySucks

    This porker needs to go away. Freak.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. btwleesays

    She still sings? Wow.
    Dear Britney, since you've been gone, a wonderful new artist by the name of Lady Gaga has kinda taken your spot, sorry. You turned her down when she offered you Telephone, and look what she turned that 1 song into. $$$.
    Good luck.
    Let me know when gaga's new singing comes out, then I might be interested.
    Born this way> any britney album

    December 31, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. Draconius Horribilis

    I'd eat it!

    December 31, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  13. PNK

    Her singles drop at No. 1 these days, and they set download records. She's had a successful tour with 'Circus.' Like her or not, she totally is professional.
    Blackout was a good cd, should have gotten more airplay, I almost heard nothing of that on the radio.
    Anyone who sold consistently for 5 years, then has managed these comebacks ev, now and then has got something going on. Respect.
    I have no doubt her new single will debut high, probably No. 1 (again).

    December 31, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  14. Fred Tuttle

    Britney's Back!

    The front ain't back either!

    December 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. truth2power


    December 30, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Nick in Vegas

    I am looking forward to her new single... the music off her last two albums has been GREAT to listen and dance to. I wonder why so many idiots take the time to post how boring this news is to them, am I the only one who sees the irony of them taking the time to read the article and comment. LOL

    December 30, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jon KIng

    Once someone like Pink comes along with true talent, posers like Britney need to just be very, very quiet.

    December 30, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jonathan Ciocchetti

    I'm hungry!!!

    December 30, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tyler Durden


    December 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Ben Dover

    two words who cares?

    December 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • eileen dover

      thats four words. when i read "Brittany's back" i was hoping for something a little more scandalous.

      December 30, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. jake the bum

    someone should be arrested for letting this happen

    December 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  22. lizardking81

    One example of how music sucks today.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chickie

    Cut her a break.....

    December 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  24. zort narf

    it'll be fun to see her dance after further years of smoking those marb reds. you thought she was bad a few years ago? wait till you see this

    December 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Germanotta


    wake me when the new Lady Gaga single comes out.

    December 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • btwleesays

      Hahaha! 😀 I can't wait for it. I'd like to see Britney and Gaga in a singing contest. A live singing contest :p

      December 31, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  26. parker

    Is she still around? Can't she just eat her way to hell and leave us alone??

    December 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  27. markus

    "...She's very easy in the studio."

    there too?

    December 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Country Boy

    What an idiot!

    December 30, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  29. RUSh

    Rats...there was a moment that she was gone and I missed it?

    December 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  30. YYZ

    She's back eh? Did a little early spring cleaning in the trailer and now she's outside?
    I do agree with DERP though...that would make her more interesting to me.

    December 30, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Clark1b

    that is nice that the marketing machine says she is back ... lets see if the public actually accepts the marketing gurus take on things.

    December 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ilikeit

    I wish her more happiness than she could ever imagine.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  33. rolyat

    She's worth in excess of $120 million. Take a chance and go out on top Britney. It's not like you need more money. You can buy a lot of Starbucks coffee with $120M. Don't people do like Garbo did anymore ? She walked away from Hollywood at the height of her popularity and movie career.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  34. palintwit

    I'd like to see her team up with Bristol Palin. They can call themselves the " Pork Butts."

    December 30, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  35. LtotheT

    Gosh, won't she go away already. She's as talented as a sweat soaked gym sock. Ick.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  36. Michael

    I'm freaking out! It has been way to long!!

    December 30, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  37. ┠┨an $olo

    She has a boyfriend.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  38. AdaminNY

    CANT WAIT!!!!!

    December 30, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  39. Amy

    Can't believe she's 29 already! Wow.

    December 30, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      How time flies when you're having fun...

      December 30, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • mindavy

      shes still pretty

      December 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • EvoDevo

      And she is damn professional. Damn professional! You #%@! got that?

      December 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      She's been chunking up! She could use a treadmill. Unless she decides to go the Mariah Carey way.. Which of course would be a disaster for her. Mariah at least has talent.

      December 31, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      I'm so glad we can make her smile. When will she make me smile ? I only want some pound cake. lol xoxox

      January 2, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |

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