Apple music announced today the release of Britney Spears’s Glory (Deluxe Version). Princess of pop slaying us with another album filled with perfection and GLORY. Preceded by the single “Work Bitch” — along with a Britney cameo on Miley Cyrus’ 2013 album Bangerz and the announcement of a two-year residency in Las Vegas — Britney Jean appeared during the first week of December 2013. Although Britney Jean debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200, it would be her lowest-performing album to date. In the following years, she continued her Vegas residency and contributed to a pair of new tracks: “Pretty Girls” with Iggy Azalea and a cover of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” for Giorgio Moroder. In 2016, she made her solo comeback with “Make Me,” a midtempo track featuring rapper G-Eazy. ~ Steve Huey.
Apple music also announced today Céline Dion’s latest album “Encore un soir (Deluxe)” . In 2013, Dion’s English-speaking fans’ six-year wait was rewarded with the announcement of the album Loved Me Back to Life. Heralded by its hip-hop-inflected title track single, the album, released in November, featured duets with Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder alongside a cover of Daniel Merriweather’s “Water and a Flame.” It hit the Top Ten in at least 20 countries on its way to sales of close to 1.5 million copies. The audio/video concert package Seule Fois: Live 2013 followed in May 2014. ~ Stacia Proefrock.