New Music: Singer Teases Britney Spears’s Back In The Recording Studio

Britney Spears may not have released new music in five years, but it sounds like she’s preparing her vocals for a major comeback.

During her illustrious career the 40-year-old has released nine studio albums and 48 singles. Her hit debut 1999 album …Baby One More Time is one of the best-selling albums of all time, she’s won the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and is the youngest artist to have even been given a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

Over the last 13 years, however, Spears' career has experienced its ups and downs amid a conservatorship battle with her father Jamie Spears, which finally came to an end in November, days before her fiancé Sam Asghari proposed.

Since her father’s role in her conservatorship ended, Spears has been active on social media and shared numerous videos of herself enjoying new-found freedoms, from buying candles to getting married. It's safe to say that Spears is entering a new phase of her life, and we couldn't be more thrilled for the star.

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Amid rumours Spears is focussing on making new music, here’s everything you need to know about the singer’s future career:

Is Britney Spears releasing new music?

Yes, it would appear so.

On December 22 the singer shared footage on Instagram of herself wearing a cropped purple top. In the clip Spears is heard singing, which marks a rare occasion for her followers who have only seen her perform dance routines on her social media accounts in recent years. The last time she performed live was during her Pieces of Me Las Vegas residency in 2017.

'I want you to know just what I...' she sings in the clip.

In the post’s caption, which has since been deleted, Spears wrote about her successful signing career, noting that she has sold nearly 100 million records worldwide.

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The star wrote that while she ‘wasn’t auditioning for anything’ by sharing the video, she wanted to post the clip to remind herself and ‘the world of’ who she is.

‘Pssss new song in the works … I’m gonna let you know what I mean!!!!!, [sic]’ she concluded the caption, hinting that she might be back in the recording studio making new music.

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‘I fn love this soo much, [sic]’ Spears’ partner Asghari commented on the post. One follower added: ‘A new song omg [sic].’ Another wrote: ‘NEW SONG INCOMING [sic].’

In June 2021 the singer said that she wasn’t sure whether she’d perform again.

‘Am I ready to take the stage again? Am I going to take the stage again? Will I ever take the stage again? I have no idea,’ Spears told fans in an Instagram video.

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‘I’m having fun right now. I’m [at] a transition in my life, and I’m enjoying myself, so that’s it.’

When did Britney Spears last release music?

Spears’ ninth studio album, Glory, came out in 2016, which Rolling Stone dubbed ‘another fantastic comeback’ from the singer.

In May 2020 she released an alternative cover for her 2016 album after it featured on the iTunes album rankings again.

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During Spears' conservatorship she continued working and performed at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for four years, from 2013 to 2017.

Prior to the residency she appeared as a judge on American Idol in 2012, a year after releasing her album Femme Fatale.

According to the Grammys, Spears won her first Grammy award in 2004 for Best Dance Recording for ‘Toxic’, after receiving six nominations in the years before. The award came four year after she made her Grammy stage debut where she performed a medley of her hits, from ‘From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart’ to ‘… Baby One More Time’.

Britney Spears' Best Y2K Style Moments

Britney Spears Performs At The 2001 VMAs

So iconic it needs no explanation.

Britney Spears Attends Rehearsals For The 2001 VMAs

The ultra-cropped top, waistcoat and hat combo of Y2K dreams.

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Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Rock Double Denim In 2001

Patchwork light-wash denim – topped with a diamond choker and low-slung belt, naturally.

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Britney Spears In 2002

Britney's low-slung jeans are topped with an embroidered sarong.

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Britney Spears Attends World Premiere Of 'The Four Feathers'

One-shouldered top, bare midriff, tie-up, pin-stripe jeans and a matching hat – basically every single Y2K trend in one outfit.

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Britney Spears At The 'Crossroads' Paris Premiere In 2002

Only in the 2000s could it have been acceptable to rock the 'jeans and a nice top' look on the red carpet.

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Britney Spears At The 2003 VMAs

Head-to-toe white with lace trims and knee-high boots – angel, but make it 2000s punk.

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Britney Spears Promotes 'Crossroads' In 2002

The bright colours! The sheer shirt! The mini skirt!

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Britney Spears In Cannes In 2002

Who didn't love a drop-waist dress with sequins and butterfly details back in the day?

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Britney Spears And Jimmy Fallon In 2002

We spotted a suspiciously similar tasselled crop top at Stella McCartney this season...

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Britney Spears At The MTV TRL Awards

Bare the whole midriff but keep warm with a cropped knit on top (and a gypsy skirt).

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Britney Spears At The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards

One shouldered dresses were all the rage in the early 2000s, and now they're back with a vengeance. Extra points if they're covered in diamanté.

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Britney Spears Attends 2000 MTV Video Music Awards

Britney was an early adopter of the tongue-in-cheek slogan tee – preferably cropped.

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Britney Spears Performs Performs In 2003

Trousers so low that they reveal a hint of metallic pink thong – the perfect pairing to a punchy, lace-up top.

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