Britney Spears: Pop Singer Announces Las Vegas Residency

Jason Trawick and Britney Spears in 2012

The singer, who confirmed a two-year Las Vegas residency on Tuesday (September 17), opened up about the project when she sat down with “Good Morning America.” During the chat, she revealed that her split from fiance Jason Trawick served as inspiration for the release. “Well during this album, I had a breakup with Jason that I went through that I wrote a lot about,” she explained during her sit-down on the show. “They suck. Breakups suck, they do.” The January split is something will.i.am urged Spears to delve into on the upcoming album, which he is executive producing. During her sit-down with “GMA,” Spears also teased that a ballad will appear on the album, her follow-up to 2011’s Femme Fatale. “I love the ‘Perfume’ song. It’s really beautiful,” she said. “I like that song a lot. It’s a ballad.” In addition to her own December 3 album release, Spears will also appear on Miley Cyrus’ October 8 album, Bangerz, on the track “SMS (BANGERZ).” She weighed in on the 20-year-old’s buzzy VMA performance from last month, having had a few of her own over the years. “I think any time you do a performance that is that memorable you’re going to have criticism,” she said. “I think she’s doing her thing. She’s being herself, so I give props to her.” (Days before Cyrus drops her album she will premiere her MTV documentary, “Miley: The Movement,” on October 2.) When Spears wasn’t opening up about her upcoming projects, she also dished a bit about her personal life, including who she had her first kiss with. Hint: his last name is Timberlake and he’s got an album out later this month. “Oh my god!

The 31-year-old pop star confirmed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on ABCs Good Morning America on Tuesday. Britney: Piece of Me will debut Dec. 27. Spears announced 16 dates, but shell perform 50 shows each in 2014 and 2015. Spears was in the Nevada desert for the announcement with more than 1,000 fans. Some dressed in the singers signature schoolgirl look from her Baby One More Time music video. The Grammy-winning singers confirmation about the residency comes months after rumors swirled online. She said in an interview on GMA that the show will feature her greatest hits as well as new material. Im definitely ready, she said in a taped interview, adding that shes training five hours each day. Spears was in a helicopter that hovered above her fans in the desert, who were holding cards that formed a picture of her. The singer stepped off the aircraft and said she was feeling sick. After a second and live interview with GMA, she headed back to the helicopter, barely smiling and offering little more than a wave. Tickets for Britney: Piece of Me go on sale Sept. 20. Prices range from $59 to $179.

Britney Spears Announces Las Vegas Show Live on ‘GMA’

Ending weeks of speculation, the pop superstar this morning announced that she has inked a two-year deal to perform her own show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Spears, 31, made the announcement today on Good Morning America after a live helicopter stunt in Las Vegas during which Spears was surprised by more than 1,000 of her fans who had gathered in the desert. The fans held signs showing a picture of Spears as she circled in a helicopter high above. This is such a sweet thing to do, Spears said. I dont even know what to say. Im speechless. This is shocking. Why Katy Perry Cried Meeting Britney Spears The Womanizer singer, whos working on her eighth studio album, says the Las Vegas show, Britney, Piece of Me, will be an action-packed performance hybrid of her old and new hits where club meets theater. We wanted the environment to be that way so people could come and have a good time and stand up and feel like theyre in the show with me, Spears told GMA. I love Vegas. The energy here is really, really good. Why Britney Spears Likes the Salty and Sweet The mother of sons Sean, 7, and Jayden, 6, says she has been training as much as five hours per day for the show, which will premiere Dec. 27. Fans who flock to Vegas might even get a glimpse of Spears two sons with ex-Kevin Federline in her new show. Preston will probably be on stage but I think Jayden would have a hard time with it, she said of her sons, who appeared earlier this year in their moms Ooh La La music video for the Smurfs 2 soundtrack. Spears will perform 50 shows at Planet Hollywood over the two-year period, but has not yet decided if she will make the move full-time to Las Vegas. Well see, she said. Spears Las Vegas deal is the latest comeback for the music star who burst onto the pop scene at age 16 with the hit Baby One More Time, got married twice, divorced twice, suffered a psychological breakdown in 2008 and was hospitalized in Los Angeles and then came back with a gig judging The X-Factor. Britneys Trainer Reveals Her 6 Workout Secrets Shes now focusing on her music her new single, Work B*tch, was reportedly leaked this weekend and collaborating with stars like will.i.am and Miley Cyrus , another child star who has made her share of headlines in recent weeks. I think any time you do a performance that is memorable, youre going to have criticism, Spears said of Cyrus risque duet with Robin Thicke at the VMA . I think shes doing her thing, being herself. So I give props to her. Spears latest album will be released Dec. 3, she revealed today on GMA. The disc will feature personal ballads, many of which she wrote while going through a break-up with her manager-turned-fiance Jason Trawick. The pair ended their relationship in January after more than four years together. I wrote a lot about [that], Spears said. I think everybody can relate to that. I think to them, they want to know that a superstar goes through the same process of a breakup as they do.