Britney Spears’ new album is called ‘Glory.’ Will it deliver what it promises?

Britney Spears
Britney Spears performs during May’s Billboard Music Awards.
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Britney Spears is back. Again.

Three years after she failed to reignite her recording career with the little-heard (but weirdly interesting!) “Britney Jean,” the pop star announced this week that she’ll release a new album, “Glory,” on Aug. 26.

The record, Spears’ ninth studio disc since debuting in 1999 with the blockbuster “...Baby One More Time,” will include “Make Me…,” a recent collaboration with rapper G-Eazy, as well as “Private Show,” a slinky, strip club-inspired ditty that appeared online Thursday.

On Twitter, Spears called the album “the beginning of a new era” and said it contained “17 Glorious tracks.”


“August 26th can’t come soon enough!!” she wrote in a reply to one fan’s tweet. “So excited for you to hear it!”

Though “Britney Jean” was hardly a return to Spears’ chart-topping days — the single “Work Bitch” peaked at No. 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 — the singer has held down a successful residency since 2013 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

And she still knows how to attract attention in the Internet age: By midday Thursday, Spears’ album announcement had been retweeted more than 18,000 times, while a performance on May’s Billboard Music Awards has nearly 8 million views.

With ’90s-mania running rampant in pop culture and politics, perhaps the time is right for a true Spears comeback?


Twitter: @mikaelwood


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