‘Blackout’ Producer Cut From Britney Spears’ ‘Britney Jean’

Published: Monday 11th Nov 2013 by David

She’s the Pop icon whose impact on music and culture alike remains to be matched or surpassed by any to have come after her.

Alas, by way of circumstances clearly out her control, Britney Spears has found her stock as a musician dashed to the bottom of Pop’s food chain this year thanks to the confusing / worrying handling of her latest LP ‘Britney Jean‘.

What’s gone wrong now?

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Despite calls from fans not to do so, earlier this year saw Camp Spears enlist Will.i.am to serve as the album’s executive producer, charged with seeking / producing for the December 3rd release.

Unfortunately, while some members of the icon’s largest fan site ‘Breathe Heavy’ had hoped the material the aforementioned material would have been collected from producers who’d enjoyed prior success with Spears, today has brought news that’ll no doubt give these fans good reason to worry.

Yes, in what shines a light on just how out of touch the star’s current creative team are with her fans, Danja– the producer behind her critically acclaimed LP ‘Blackout‘- has been cut from ‘Jean‘, shocking those of the star’s supporters who had hoped to hear fresh material from the pair.

As long time fans of Spears, we can’t but wonder exactly what is going down at Spears HQ this time around?

For, unless she was contractually obliged to give Will.i.am the authority to dictate ‘Jean’s direction, we’re not sure why her camp would ignore the likes of Pharrell Williams, Dr. Luke, Danja and the like and leave her sound in the hands of a producer whose solo work has always been… so so.

What they don’t seem to realise, is that with ‘live performances’ being ‘left out’ of this campaign, it was the album’s material that would have carried her through had its lead single been strong enough- in the way in which ‘Gimme More’ sold ‘Blackout’ at the height of her ‘troubles’.

So unexpectedly impressive, that the world turned its attention from her off stage antics to celebrate an LP that showcased her versatility, conviction and a voice that shone when armed with writers and producers who took the time to truly understand her range.

Writers and producers, who built cuts around her limitations and brought the best out of a voice that has far more depth than the ‘lazy eared’ among us are able to hear.

It’s with this in mind that we’re horrified to learn of Danja‘s absence on the release, and hope the producers who did make the final cut serve up material worthy of her legacy.

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  1. dark horse November 11, 2013

    Can Will.i.am be cut aswell????

    • OH OH November 11, 2013

      CAN TITTY GIMMICK PERRY STOP MAKING GENERIC CHILDSIH SONGS? CAN YOU GO AND BUY KATY HUDSON AND MAKE ITS 2XTOILET PAPER STATUS LESS PAINFUL?

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  2. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 11, 2013

    That’s a damn shame, she should have cut Will.I.Am instead. Blackout is my favorite Britney Spears album, I absolutely love it, I never skip a song when playing it.

    Now playing: Break the ice

    • OH OH November 11, 2013

      H** HUSH! BLACKOUT IS GENERIC PIECE OF CRAP FULL OF AUTOTUNE AND SOULLESS VOCALS. THE SONGS ARFE BASIC AND SHE MOANS REPETITIVE TRASHY LYRICS OVER S***** BEAT.

    • HOWYOULIKEIT November 11, 2013

      Blackout flopped. That’s not her best album

      • GoldenBoy J November 12, 2013

        Blackout is her best album BY FAR and it’s even one of the best pop albums released within the last decade, so have a seat and shut up.

  3. KangBey November 11, 2013

    Nothing can save Britney from flopping at this point…keep and dismiss who you like…the general public no longer has an interest in you sweetie.

    • dark horse November 11, 2013

      Same can be said about 4lopyonce.

      • KangBey November 11, 2013

        Beyonce is still selling out tours worldwide dear. Besides who else besides the Queen is booking the superbowl, signing $50 million contracts with Pepsi, and still recognized as the Queen after 15 years in the industry?? Let’s wait to see if Katy has similar success…we all know how fickle her fan base can be….**cackles** Bow down h**!

      • dark horse November 11, 2013

        B**** please Katy is the new Queen of pop shes here to stay tell Beyonce to catch up because she’s being forgotten.

      • Jess November 11, 2013

        Catch up? Beyonce is ahead if Katy in everything besides singles sales which she can keep. 5 #1s on one album and your Tour still flopped.

      • Jess November 11, 2013

        Of*

    • OH OH November 11, 2013

      SHE IS STILL MORE OF AN ICON THAN BEYAWNCE AND HER OVERRATED ASS WHO HAS YET TO OUTSELL S******’S DEBUT BABY ONE MORE TIME AFTER 4 FAILS. BYE.

      • KangBey November 11, 2013

        Oh sweetie, Beyonce’s has been outselling Britney since for a while now. Beyonce’ has the respect of the music industry that Britney will never obtain. Britney was a teen sensation and that is where the buck stops. Beyonce’ is the legend. Now sit!

      • Jess November 11, 2013

        Beyonce been outselling Britney ever since she went solo so who gives a damn about hype sales. As you can see once the white teens grew up, after her 3 year reign, they grew out of her.

      • KangBey November 11, 2013

        LOL at “3 year reign” smh…

      • OH OH November 11, 2013

        OUTSELLING YOU SAY?

        DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE HAS SOLD ONLY 1 MILLION MORE THAN IN THE ZONE, AND LETS NOT FORGET THAN BRITNEY WAS BANNED ON THE RADIO AND MOST OF HER SINGLES FLOPPED. BEYFAT HAD RADIO AND ONLY DID 1 MILLION MORE? SHAME.
        BRITNEY GREATEST HITS HAS SOLD 6+ MILLION AD MUCH AS B DAY.
        BLACKOUT HAD ONLY 1 PERFORMANCE AND IT MANAGED TO SELL OVER 3 MILLION. CIRCUS SOLD OVER 4.5 MILLION.
        BEYONCE HAD TO PROMOTE 5XMORE THAN BRITNEY TO GET THOSE SALES, WHILE BRITNEY DOES IT WITH MINIMAL TO NO PROMO.
        ALSO, BABY ONE MORE TIME + OOPS I DID IT AGAIN >>>> ENTIRE DESTINY’S CHILD DISCOGRAPHY + DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE. LETS NOT ACT LIKE BEYONCE DIDN’T RELEASE HER ALBUMS DURING NON DIGITAL ERA. SHE WAS SLAYED NOT ONLY BY BRITNEY, BUT BY BACKSTREET BOYS, EMINEM, TLC, N SYNC. SHE WAS ALWAYS A LESSOR ANDF SHE WILL REMAIN FOREVER. NOW P!NK IS THE MOST RELEVANT GIRLS FROM THEIR GENERATION AND SHE SLAYS BEYFAT HARD.

      • GAGARULES November 11, 2013

        LMAO STOP LYING. BRITNEY WAS NEVER BANNED FROM RADIO. HER FANS GREW UP & LOST INTEREST.

      • Jess November 11, 2013

        You wrote all that but facts reamin she still outsold her lol.

      • Jess November 11, 2013

        remain*

      • OH OH November 11, 2013

        THE FACT STAYS THAT BEYONCE NEEDS TO PROMOTE 5XMORE THAN BRITNEY AND EVERY OTHER POP GIRLS, SHE NEEDS TO MILK HER ERAS FOR 2-3 YEARS, RELEASE 13143135413 CHEAP, LOW-BUDGET VIDEOS AND MILLION SINGLES, RE-RELEASE ALBUM AT LEAST TWICE, REMIX IT. BEYONCE WILL NEVER SEE BRITNEY SALES, SHE COULDN’T EVEN DO WITH DESTINY’S CHILD, SHE WON’T NEVER. HAVE A NICE DAY. 🙂

      • Jess November 11, 2013

        Death at the exuses. She outsold her every era she was solo. You will deal.

      • OH OH November 11, 2013

        NOT EXCUSES, JUST FACTS. THE FACT IS THAT BEYONCE WILL NEVER OUTSELL BRITNEY’S TOTAL ALBUM SALES AND THAT IS WHAT MATTERS WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE. YOU WILL DEAL TOO.

      • Jess November 11, 2013

        And the fact also remains Beyonce still outsold her every consecutive era, without the white teen pop phenomena backing. Deal.

      • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 11, 2013

        17 Grammys,a billboard millennium award,2nd highest Super Bowl ratings,slaying forbes,and selling out a tour with no new music. Imma need you to shut up right now b****

    • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 11, 2013

      And yet Beyonce’s single is missing in action. Where is it?

      • Jess November 11, 2013

        And your life is missing in action darling.

  4. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) November 11, 2013

    It’s official! Britney Jean will be a flop across the board. She lost her last shred of hope after dropping the Blackout producer. Will.I.Am is just awful. I do not like his productions at all. Well…..R.I.P. the Britney hit-maker….

  5. Funkyyall November 11, 2013

    FLOP

  6. HaHa November 11, 2013

    Will.I.Am and Pharrell have a lawsuit against each other so they won’t ever happen. Shame that Danja couldn’ t on the album. Blackout is her 3rd best album. 1st is In the Zone. 2nd is Britney

  7. Jess November 11, 2013

    She should have cut Will.I.Not

  8. THE ART OF LETTING GO OF MY CAREER November 11, 2013

    FLOP!!!!

  9. Aguilera November 11, 2013

    75k first week.

    • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 11, 2013

      Sis, let’s not go there.

    • GAGARULES November 11, 2013

      MORE LIKE 70K LOL

    • Amanda Bynes November 11, 2013

      TROLL ALERT. IF YOU WANT TO START A WAR THEN STOP USING CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S NAME.

  10. GAGARULES November 11, 2013

    LOL HER FANS SHOULD BE HAPPY. ‘BLACKOUT’ WAS A WORLDWIDE FLOP, SO THEY SHOULD BE GLAD THE PRODUCER OF THAT MESS WAS CUT. EVEN THOUGH THIS ALBUM WILL STILL FLOP NO MATTER WHO PRODUCES IT LOL

    • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 11, 2013

      How’s the discount queen doing sis? I hear she has another discount on the Play store.

      • GAGARULES November 11, 2013

        #1 ON ITUNES DEAR. AT FULL PRICE. STAY PRESSED CUZ ARTPOP IS BURYING FLOPNEY JEAN LOL

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 11, 2013

        And yet fully discounted on the Play store.

      • GAGARULES November 11, 2013

        LOL AND YET THE MAJORITY OF THE SALES ARE COMING FROM ITUNES LOL

    • OH OH November 11, 2013

      GO BUY FARTPOP, EMINEM IS COMING FOR THAT #1. NOT AN ALBUM ARTIST PREDICTED TO SELL JUST 20K MORE THAN SO CALLED SINGLES ARTIST KATY PERRY LMAOOOOOO

      • GAGARULES November 11, 2013

        BUT HE’S STILL #2. HAVE A SEAT AND WITNESS ARTPOP’S SLAYFEST LOL

      • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 11, 2013

        @Gaga rules sis,I’m a die hard monster and there is no doubt that artpop will slay,but everyone knows that the #1 spot is going to eminem. Even the haters know that.

  11. jfkasy(african navy) November 11, 2013

    will i am is a complete turd.i loathe his crappy so called futuristic music.if i was a singer i would have a “no Will I Am allowed”sticker on my music.now lets watch as he craps all over britney jean!

    • Biting Truth November 11, 2013

      “will i am is a complete turd”

      So is Rihanna…

  12. jfkasy(african navy) November 11, 2013

    in other news rihanna begins work on #R8 ,its time for those chest palpitations and once again hive.

  13. Patrick November 11, 2013

    Ive grown concerned over this new Britney era. Work B**** grew on me and perfume is a nice filler, but I am seeing nothing legendary. Maybe the entire CD will sound different when put out as a whole thing, but at the rate its going, I am worried for Britney.

  14. Lolax November 11, 2013

    I want to see britney start to promote her album perfume is such a great songs pre order #BritneyJean

  15. HOWYOULIKEIT November 11, 2013

    Now it’s official. Britney new album flopped

  16. Love Life November 11, 2013

    Britneys career died a longgggg time ago so why are yall surprised shes flopping.

  17. M November 11, 2013

    you havent even heard the album.. sales are one thing but music quality is another.

    • Love Life November 11, 2013

      And britneys music is quality? Lol! Work b****? Lol. Her career is based on sales not quality.

      • xyz November 11, 2013

        shut up. britney made some of the best pop tunes of the last 20 years. in the zone and blackout are masterpieces

      • Love Life November 11, 2013

        If thsts your definition of quaility music then I feel bad for you. *Listens to Sade*

  18. eric November 11, 2013

    Everything Will does sounds the same, whether it’s for himself, Fergie, BEP, Britney or whoever. That might be okay for a single, but not a whole album. The label needs to listen to the fans if they want this to be a success.

  19. Ju don’t even know November 11, 2013

    Smh but why didn’t will.iam get cut???

  20. King November 11, 2013

    I’m sad. I love Danja and I feel he is very underrated. I love me some Britney but I’m a little nervous for this album especially after hearing Purfume.

  21. Tisha November 11, 2013

    That’s a big mistake.

    Blackout was the album that made me believe Britney could do a more modern hip hop sound and transition well among new acts. Then she made Circus and went back to that cutesy Britney music that wasn’t anything special.

    Musically she’s lagging.

  22. BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 11, 2013

    So she cuts him,but keeps Will.i.flop?

  23. GAGARULES November 11, 2013

    LOL SHE SHOULD JUST CANCEL THE ALBUM & FINISH OUT HER HASBEEN SHOWS IN VEGAS LOL

  24. Sarah November 11, 2013

    ok maybe beyonce has been outselling britney since she went solo but britney first album outsold beyonce 4 albums combined Hahaha

    • ABC November 11, 2013

      Beyonce remains unbothered because as soon as she she went solo, she had the shine and proved she can easily compete with Britney. Britney sales were all thanks to white teenage fad.

  25. ABC November 11, 2013

    Everyone always makes excuses for Britney and cling to receipts from over 10 years ago. But fact remains shes flopping and has been for a long time.

  26. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* November 11, 2013

    Damn I feel For Her In this Video, What A Nerve-Wrecking Life She has!

    On The Topic:

    I Don’t Like Will.i.Am as a producer and His Own Album Flopped Miserably Due to Lack of Music Quality, He’s using The same Tired “Futuristic” Beats from 2009, Give me a Break!
    I don’t Know, But I think She’s Not Promoting This Album So well and This is a fatal Mistake, How is This a Personal Album and you Treat it Like that ?

    She’s a Chaos This Era, And if she’s Serious about This Album she better Show It, Because I don’t feel any of it.
    I predict It will be a “Lotus” Type of Project. 😕

  27. FutureCIARA November 11, 2013

    oh no, sad news, poor Brit Brit

  28. Touché November 11, 2013

    I’m going to have to agree with everyone here. She has no business working with Will.i.am on a whole album. You should only work with him if you want to become a one hit wonder or have your well established career go down the drain. She needs to drop him quick and get a real producer that actually is creative or else her album will be horrible.

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