Free Britney at last! Britney Spears fans around the world are praising the pop star’s return to music after she released her new single with Elton John.
Spears collaborated with John on “Hold Me Closer”, a remake of his hit “Tiny Dancer”. The single marks the first song to come from Spears since her tutelage ended in November 2021. Within hours of the track being released online, it already leads iTunes sales in 30 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Israel and Sweden, according to Kworb.
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Throughout her conservatorship, Spears recorded music, toured and did a Las Vegas residency, but testified last summer that she was forced to work against her will throughout her court-ordered 13-year settlement.
Spears’ legal battle continues as the singer battles her father, Jamie Spears, who oversaw her guardianship, and her former business manager, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group. Spears claims that her father and Tri Star took advantage of her finances during her guardianship and made scathing accusations about her alleged behavior towards her, which she classified as “abuse of guardianship”. The judge recently sided with the singer, ordering her father to testify this month and ruling that she would not be deposed.
As Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart continues his struggle in court, the singer has been enjoying her newfound freedom and marriage to Sam Asghari while keeping herself busy working on projects of her choosing, including a major book and recording deal. in the studio with John.
Shortly after the release of “Hold Me Closer,” Rosengart issued a statement to Varietycongratulating his client, whom he hailed as a “brilliant artist” and “iconic person” who “has been through a lot”.
“After our tough court battles and success in removing her father as a trustee and then ending her conservatorship last year, I was inundated with questions about what Britney would do next. My answer was simple. “For the first time in 13 years, it depends on one person and only one person: Britney,” Rosengart said in a press release. Variety. “No one should be surprised that their first foray is a resounding success. As I’ve said all along, Britney is a brilliant artist and an iconic person. It has been a privilege to work with her. She’s been through a lot. Regardless of what comes next for her and whatever she chooses, I am very proud of her.”
Now that the single is here, the #FreeBritney movement, which has supported the pop star throughout her guardianship battle and has now started the hashtag #JusticeForBritney, is rooting for the Princess of Pop.
“Hold Me Closer” is sure to be a big hit. In addition to Spears being one of the best-selling artists of all time, public interest is more palpable than ever for the star with her curation story striking a chord around the world. The Grammy-winning pop icon has sold over 100 million records over the course of her career, with multiple albums and #1 singles on the Billboard charts, and ranked as Forbes’ highest-paid female musician for several years.
Take a look at some reactions to “Hold Me Closer” from Spears fans:
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