New Albums On The Horizon For Spears, 'N Sync
Pop superstar Britney Spears has arrived in Stockholm to begin recording her third Jive album with Max Martin's new production company Maratone, Billboard.com has learned. Sources also tell Billboard.Pop superstar Britney Spears has arrived in Stockholm to begin recording her third Jive album with Max Martin's new production company Maratone, Billboard.com has learned. Calls to Jive seeking further details on the sessions went unreturned at press time. Martin produced Spears' most recent album "Oops! ... I Did It Again," which is No. 37 on The Billboard 200 in its 38th week on the chart.
Sources also tell Billboard.com that fellow chart-toppers 'N Sync may have a new studio album on Jive ready as ear ly as June. The boy band's most recent set, "No Strings Attached," set a new record for first-week U.S. sales when it moved 2.4 million units last March. As reported yesterday, the group's North American tour is set to kick off May 12 in Miami.
At the Billboard Music Awards last December, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake told Billboard that the group was "ready to break out with some cool new ideas and concepts. This is the fun part. We're at the point where we feel like we can experiment a little. Obviously, we can't stray too far from our core sound. But we watch artists like Madonna and Janet Jackson remain familiar but fresh, and we're optimistic that we can pull it off."