When's That New Britney Spears Album Coming Out, Anyway?

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Britney Spears hasn't exactly been sitting around on her butt, basking in the glory of olden days. She's been working that butt off, racking up close to 100 shows so far in her residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Still, that hasn't stopped all her fans from wondering: When will she give us something new? Calm yourselves, insatiable consumers!

"I'm gonna do [a new album] slowly but surely," Spears told Billboard in this week's cover story. "There's a lot going on with my kids and schools and, you know, adding new sports and stuff like that. I'm gonna try to do my best to do an amazing album, but it's not my full priority right now."

To which we say, "Oh, good." Because we all know what happens when Brit gets overwhelmed with personal and public pressure. Or when she rushes. Her last album, 2013's Britney Jean, didn't perform all that well, so perhaps she should have waited a beat longer after the success of 2011's amazing Femme Fatale. Then again, her Vegas shows have been such a hit, she's in talks to extend her residency for another two years — so Britney fandom is alive and well.

Manager Larry Rudolph played the whole "albums don't matter in the digital age" card, and said they'd be concentrating on making a few really good singles. We can probably settle for that. For now, Britney. Just for now.      

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