Partygoers hit the jackpot at the Palms in Las Vegas early yesterday (Sept. 14) morning when Britney Spears hit the stage unexpectedly.

Partygoers hit the jackpot at the Palms in Las Vegas early yesterday (Sept. 14) morning when Britney Spears hit the stage unexpectedly. Accompanied by a group of dancers, the pop star belted out three songs from her upcoming Jive album at the hotel/casino's popular Rain nightclub.

"We tried to keep it a secret," said Rain co-owner Scott DeGraff of the Chicago-based N9NE Group. "We wanted to make it a surprise for people. I know people were shocked. No one knew."

The performance began about 1 a.m. and lasted 30 minutes. Not only did the 1,800 people inside Rain get an up close look at Spears, DeGraff said, but they also saved hundreds of dollars a piece. The nightclub did not charge extra for the Britney bash.

DeGraff said MTV was also on hand to film Britney, as were a number of celebrities in Las Vegas for the big boxing match between Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand. "It was just a crazy night," DeGraff said. "The place was just mobbed."

Spears' as-yet-untitled album is expected in November and features contributions from P. Diddy and Moby.


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