Britney Spears’ Manager: “She Will Sing Live In Vegas”

Published: Wednesday 2nd Oct 2013 by Sam

Britney Spears may be commanding folk to ‘Work B*tch’ with her new single, yet after years of disappointment, fans and critics alike are angling for her to do just that at her upcoming Las Vegas residency.

Beyond the questionable topic of her dancing (or lack-there-of), the Pop force has also been taken to task for incessant lip-synching.

Yet, despite not having sung live since at least 1999, the star’s manager Larry Rudolph asserts that she will be belting legitimately when the two-year-residency (christened ‘Piece of Me’) kicks off in December.

The declaration came during an interview with Billboard, in which Rudolph elaborated on Spears’ vocal coaching (…), upcoming album, and rumours surrounding slow ticket sales.

His words after the jump….

Billboard: First off, let’s clear the air about whether Britney Spears will be lip-syncing during her Las Vegas residency shows. Can you set the record straight on this subject?

Larry Rudolph: She’s going to be singing live. She does choreography and vocal coaching every day. The vocal coaching is really just to strengthen her voice and get her to a point where she can go out there every night and do a full show.

It’s hard for the public to fully understand what goes on when you get on stage and you’re dancing full out during a song. No matter what anyone says, there’s not a single artist who goes out there and does full choreography and is singing without a vocal track underneath them at the same time. It’s physically impossible. We’re just trying to build up her stamina and get her to a point where she can do as much as humanly possible. The idea is to try to get her pretty close to 100%. There might be some numbers where she’s full out dancing with a (vocal) track underneath her, but there won’t be any lip-syncing across the board on anything.

There have also been reports that ticket sales to her residency shows haven’t been selling well. So how are ticket sales so far?

Yesterday, I got a phone call from Britney’s mom, Lynne Spears. She said, “Larry, I just read on that Britney’s show is failing. What’s going on?” She was deeply concerned. I said, “Lynne, don’t worry about it, we’re dealing with it right now. Nothing could be further from the truth. “

You have these idiot tabloid reporters who are completely irresponsible and love taking pot shots at Britney. One guy did it and everybody else picked it up. It’s based on nothing, other than an “industry insider,” who they’ll never disclose. But it’s damaging to Britney. So we had to go on the offensive and put out correct information to counteract it.

When we went on sale with our pre-sale, we sold out every single VIP package for all 16 shows. We had to create new ones just to fill some of the demand, because people were starting to get pissed off that there weren’t enough out there. Caesars told us that a highly successful launch would be selling 10% of the ticket stock on the on sale. I think we either tripled or quadrupled that. They told us it was literally the best on-sale they’d ever had. Now they’ve come back to me and asked if it’s OK to put the next round of dates on sale sooner than we had originally discussed. They haven’t given me an exact date for it yet, but I said of course.

Can you give any details about Spears’ new album — what the title is or what fans should expect it to sound like?

We don’t have a title yet. But it sounds great. It’s so different from anything she’s done before. is executive producing it. After the “Scream & Shout” exercise, which went so well, the public seems to really like Britney and Will together. There’s something about them that works. He understands who she is and what her audience wants.

There are a couple other songs that have a really modern EDM vibe and other stuff that has more of a “Ray of Light” (Madonna) vibe. I really think of this as Britney’s “Ray of Light” album — it’s kind of like that in a lot of ways. She wrote everything on the album with collaborators. There’s one or two she wrote herself. That’s something she wanted to do coming in. She wanted to make it very personal. They’re all custom made for her, based on what’s going on with her life and in her head. “Work Bitch” is a great example of a song that’s from this album, but I don’t know that it necessarily defines the album. There’s a lot of other material on here that is really rich. There’s a ballad called “Perfume” that she recorded recently. Britney wrote it with Sia. It’s a breakup song that’s about wanting the next girl to smell your perfume on the guy afterwards. The lyric is really unique and she sings the shit out of it. I think everyone will be really impressed by the song. I don’t know if it will be the second or third single, but it will definitely be a single.



We have ample time for Britney, yet we see little evidence of this vocal and dance training he speaks of. Very little.

Still, the album – despite the misjudged necessity – is shaping up to be quite the event, as is this Vegas run. For her sake, though, both need to back a brand of heat not yet seen from Spears to right the wrongs of her career over the last few years. Time will tell if either are equipped to do so.

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  1. Ju don’t even know October 2, 2013

    Looool love you Brit but…lets get real.

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  2. slow moe October 2, 2013

    textwall. you know this’ a lie. 😆

  3. Queen Ci October 2, 2013

    Ear plugs to the ready!

  4. Suicide Blonde October 2, 2013

    There was a post about this already.

  5. Lucia October 2, 2013

    Sure she will….

    • Mike October 2, 2013

      Uh huh 😉

      I’m sure it might SOUND like she’s singing live… but it’s all pre-recorded

      Then again, Britney has always been a terrible lip syncer, unlike Madonna, it’s so obvious and easy to tell that she’s miming (which is like 90% of the time)

  6. RICHIE_RICH October 2, 2013

    work bish video >>>>>>PIU

    • Ju don’t even know October 2, 2013

      Beytrannys discography<<<<PUI video

      Go sit f**.

  7. Charlie October 2, 2013

    Clever girl! Sing live and then the show will get cancelled and she’ll get her full payout.

  8. Molly October 2, 2013

    They need to stop lying.

    • Mike October 2, 2013

      “I’m singing live, it’s just that you hear the vocal track loud because I’m dancing” – LOL

      Uh huh

  9. MisterMKR October 2, 2013

    The shade on Britney has to stop. Especially since the line about her not singing live since 1999 is rude and wrong. Saw her in 2011 with Nicki Minaj and heard her sing live. With my ears.

    • mother monster October 2, 2013

      lol #NoOneBelievesYou

      • MisterMKR October 2, 2013

        lol #Idontgiveafuck #IknowImtellingthetruth #haveaseat #everyseatinYankeeStadium #cleanupafterwards

    • Touché October 3, 2013

      Lies. If you layered the studio track to the audio from that 2011 performance you would see that they are the exact same. You can’t even hear Britney breathing on the audio from that “live” 2011 performance and there is no way that Britney would have sounded that clear while she was jerking around the stage so that’s b******* and you know it. Besides, she has never put any effort in to covering up her lip syching so you are especially delusional if you think that was live.

  10. mother monster October 2, 2013

    Who cares lorde scored her first number 1 single with ROYALS!!! B**** WHEN WILLL LANA!!!!!!????!!??????? @HOSIE

    • Rosie October 2, 2013

      Are you really still concerned about me when your fave is flopping in almost every country except the US and some other third world countries where it takes 1 copy to go #1? Becoming a biT local, just like Borde.

  11. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) October 2, 2013

    Yassss gawd, Britney birch, can’t wait. Slay slay slay.

    • mother monster October 2, 2013

      Your going to her Vegas shows sis? Aren’t you from a 3rd world country tho?

    • iconic cici October 2, 2013

      Girl you’ll stan for anybody.


    lol i see the manager is admitting that she is The Queen of lipsyc

  13. iconic cici October 2, 2013

    Britney dancing and singing live at same time? Girl tf byeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

  14. NT October 2, 2013

    I’m going so i can’t wait to see what will happen with my own two eyes.

  15. #IndustryPussy October 2, 2013

    “We have ample time for Britney, yet we see little evidence of this vocal and dance training he speaks of. Very little.”

    whoever wrote this /\ is full of s***! look at the Work B**** video- theres clearly MORE choreo and engagement! The song is EDM of course the vocals aren’t going to be ever present but you damn well know she has a pretty good singing voice when she decides to actually use it live. why dont you (writer) go lick riri’s used up vaj since you probably think pour it up was a better vid you f***** clown. get your s*** straight or you’ll always be writing for this ridiculous blog and never see the offices of a legitimate publication!

  16. christinastherealtalent October 2, 2013

    Pre-recorded vocals does not mean live you f*** face.

  17. Realest October 2, 2013

    Does she take cigarette breaks during her “vocal training”? Sorry but ain’t no1 singing live and doing hard core dance moves while smoking a pack a day. I mean Britney said it herself the other day that she’s just “danced her ass off” and look at what the “work b****” dance routine looked like.. Cheetah Girls ??? I love you Brit but ur past glory is mos def what’s goin for you babes- no more no less

  18. Stop the drama Start the music October 2, 2013

    Even if she does sing live I’m sure it won’t be very impressive….

  19. Mike October 2, 2013


    So she will go from doing completely lip synced shows to completely live?

    Who is he trying to kid?

    I guess she must be in the studio pre-recording some vocals with some effects to try to appear live… Nice try, though

  20. MuiMui October 2, 2013

    Britney do your thing,you are looking great.
    And beside that you had made and sold more Music then many Seasoned artist, by the age of Twenty years young,anyway.
    You got Diamond to relax to if you want to.

  21. UbettaWERK October 2, 2013

    Okay. So I guess what they mean is she will perform with a pre-recorded “LIVE version” of the songs. . . bbbbeacause everybody know this b**** ain’t about to sing live. I don’t even think she can anymore.

    Quite frankly though, I am a supporter of lip syncing. *HOLD YOUR RESPONSE* *LET ME FINISH* *hair flip.

    Anyway, as I was saying if you can’t deliver a song live, fine. Lip Sync. BUT at least give me the feel of a live show. i.e Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and dare I say it. . . BEYONCE.

    Britney’s problem is that b**** used to get out there and just dance around the the track. EXACTLY the same as the cd. The only different in her live shows was that you could hear a crowd.

    I want a BAND, and at least the effort of a track of her raw voice, that doesn’t sound processed or like the album version.

    Okay, I’m done.

  22. Perry Power October 2, 2013

    Live=Edited pre-recorded vocals. She doesn’t even bother singing in the studio, who are they trying to fool? Flopney has a computer create her voice for her records. I wouldn’t be surprised if those pics of her going to recording studios were just an elaborate PR move.

  23. Nichole October 2, 2013

    Yet Brit has done more dancing than she has in 10 years, and all of the major and most important media outlets are hailing her return to form while Samantha has to recycle an article already posted last week.

    All critics and even the media are praising Britney, and even saying she bought back the Britney circa 2001.

    WB video is getting mad praise, and, of course, Samantha is too proud to acknowledge that because she has nothing to slam Britney over at the moment.

    Continue to seethe, b****.

  24. thetruth October 3, 2013

    First and LAST of all, WHEN HAS BRITNEY EVER been a girl to consistently sing live. The only one/people that need to GET REAL are those who are lost in the clouds like this child has ever been a live vocalist that people wanted to hear lol

    • Touché October 3, 2013

      It’s true though. Even during her debut when she use to somewhat sing live, the majority of her songs were still lip synched. However, she got a pass because she actually danced well. Ever since 2007, she’s been giving these half-assed routines while lip snyching practically 98% of the time. Her new video “work b****” still shows that she is going to give us stiff and sloppy performances so it’s obvious she doesn’t care to sing live.

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