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Charli XCX is reportedly writing songs for the new Britney Spears album

02 January 2024, 12:01 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

On Friday evening, The Sun reported that Charli XCX was writing songs for Britney Spears' comeback album.

Spears released Glory in 2016, and went on hiatus in order to focus on fighting the conservatorship that her father held over her. Since then, she has collaborated with Elton John on "Hold Me Closer", and also on "Mind Your Business", but she hasn't released any solo music.

A source via The Sun has revealed that whilst the pair are yet to meet, Charli XCX is part of the writing team for Spears' forthcoming tenth studio album. “The Britney album is being kept top secret. Work has been going behind the scenes for quite a while to gather a series of killer songs to bring Britney back with a bang,” the source said.

Charli XCX previously wrote songs for the Britney Jean album, although none of them made the cut. She was also set to feature on a remix of "Slumber Party", but in an interview on on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, last year, she shared that "it just couldn't work out with the timings and everything".

Having success writing songs for the likes of Blondie, Selena Gomez, Camilla Cabello, Gwen Stefani, Kim Petras, and Troye Sivan, it's no wonder why Spears has called upon Charli XCX in order to write the new album.

"Charli has a great track record when it comes to writing clever pop songs," the source continues. “She went into the studio earlier in the year to make some songs using Britney’s guidance of what she is after. She came up with a really strong track that is expected to make it on to the album, which Britney’s team hope will be out in 2024.”

Britney Spears recently released her debut memoir, The Woman In Me, which chronicles her life as a rising star through to her conservatorship.

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