Archive for September, 2007

Britney's New Single Gets Club Tested In Vegas

Written by admin. Posted in Blackout, Comeback

Blue strobe lights are flashing and bikini-topped go-go dancers are thrusting as snippets of the Outfield’s “Your Love” mix with Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” and Bob Marley’s “Jammin’.” It’s another hot night at Moon, a nightclub housed within the Palms Resort Casino — that is, until the DJs interrupt the jam to make an announcement.”Hold on, hold on, hold on,” DJ P tells the crowd as DJ Greg Lopez steps back from scratching at the turntables. “We’ve got Britney’s new single, and I want you to make some noise!” And Lopez, holding his headphones to his ear with his shoulder, presses play. The choppy beat of “Gimme More” starts — but the singer’s introduction of “It’s Britney, b—h!” is either absent or inaudible — so DJ P exhorts the crowd instead: “Britney Spears!”

While the whole city is primed for Britney’s appearance at the VMAs, the clubgoers seems indifferent at first, as if they don’t quite know what to make of it. The song is already familiar to some — who’ve heard it on the radio and the Internet already — but some of the crowd tell us they don’t know who the singer was at first, even with the announcements (which, granted, in a nightclub can be hard to hear). “I thought it was Hilary Duff at first, and then I realized it was Britney,” said Alana Schultz from Victoria, British Columbia.

So it takes a little more coaxing from the DJ (“Put your hands up!”) and the go-go dancers for the song to catch on. From the DJ booth, the reaction looks mixed. And judging from what those on the dancefloor had to say about the song afterward, people either love the song or they don’t — whether they’re Britney fans or not. There’s no in-between.

“I was kind of worried, but I think this song is going to do it for her, actually,” said Heather McDonald from Akron, Ohio.

“I was so excited Britney was coming out with a new song,” said Jennifer Miller from Madison, Wisconsin. “But honestly, the song was awful. She just repeats three words for the entire song.”

“I was just waiting for it to end,” said Courtney Thorpe, also from Madison, Wisconsin. “It’s just the same thing over and over. There’s no chance of it growing on me.”

“It’s going to be a #1 club hit and everyone knows it,” Schultz said. “As much as people want to hate, she’s fricking Britney Spears, and that’s it.”

Several clubgoers told us they drove to Vegas cross-country just for the chance to see Spears perform on the VMAs — setting out even before her performance was confirmed, they were so eager for a chance to see her.

“I’m hoping it’s good, for her sake,” said Michelle Martin, who drove from Canada. “And for me — I want more. Gimme more!”

Catch all the star-packed VMA action direct from Las Vegas on Sunday. MTV News’ preshow kicks things off live at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the big show at 9 p.m.

Source: MTV

We're Back!

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Sorry for the downtime, our host was switching servers and we lost a lot of data in the process…

The archives aren’t online yet, but they are apparently intact… expect the January 2004 – August 2007 archives to be back online within the next few days!

"Gimme More" Chart Update

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Billboard Pop 100: #55
Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #31
Billboard Hot 100 Bubbling Under: #9
Mediabase Pop Chart: #30
Mediabase Rhythmic Chart: #60
Mediabase Hot A/C Chart: #61
Official Swedish Sales Chart: #3

It’s already a huge hit and it hasn’t even been officially released!

Official: Britney To Open The VMAs On Sunday Night

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If you happen to own a computer, then chances are you’ve come across online rumblings regarding the bald-no-more Britney Spears: The pop star will make her comeback at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Well, it’s no rumor, folks.

MTV News can now confirm what may well be one of the worst-kept VMA secrets of all time: On Sunday night, Spears will grace the VMA stage, nestled within the Palms Casino Resorts’ Pearl Concert Theater, to perform “Gimme More,” the first single from her forthcoming fifth album, which is slated for a November 13 release (see “Britney Spears’ Greatest VMA Hits: Barely There Costumes, Giant Snakes And A Scandalous Lip-Lock”). The yet-untitled effort will be her first studio LP in four years, following 2003’s In the Zone.

Perhaps in homage to the glittery magic of Las Vegas, Spears consulted with illusionist Criss Angel, star of A&E’s “Mindfreak,” on “some of the moments of the performance,” said Jesse Ignjatovic, the executive producer of this year’s VMAs. Spears has been spotted around Sin City in recent weeks with Angel at her side, and there is unsubstantiated speculation that the two are romantically involved.

Ignjatovic said it was important to secure Spears for the big show’s opening number.

“I guess, looking back, we’ve had a great history with her,” he said. “Some of the biggest TV performances [of her career] have been at the VMAs. And fortunately, [when we approached her about performing], she was into it and excited to do it. I wanted her to come on and make a statement right from the very beginning of the show. And she’ll kill it. I wanted to start the show in a very big and dramatic way, and she’s the one to do that. She’ll captivate everyone, and set the tone for the rest of the night. There’s no one better.”

As for what we can expect from Ms. Spears, Ignjatovic wouldn’t give up the goods, but promised fans would be thrilled.

“You can expect the things we want and expect from Britney — that will all be there,” he said. “What I’ve seen of it is great. She’ll be dancing, performing, doing her thing. That’s exactly what we all want. Fans that are familiar with her performance on previous VMAs will not be disappointed.”

Catch all the star-packed VMA action direct from Las Vegas on Sunday. MTV News’ preshow kicks things off live at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the big show at 9 p.m.Source: MTV