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Britney Spears 'comeback' album inspired by Selena Gomez

Published 28/09/2016

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

The pop superstar released her ninth album, Glory, last month (16).

Britney Spears paid tribute to singer Selena Gomez for being an inspiration.

The 34-year-old released her ninth album last month (Aug16), and dismissed claims she has made a 'comeback' to music. "I don't really see it as a comeback. I've been here for a really long time," she quipped.

Britney, who performed for the first time in five years in the U.K. on Tuesday (27Sep16), also confessed Glory was inspired by Selena Gomez's recent Revival tour.

"I just love her music. I think she's really great. So I was really, really inspired by her work," Britney said of the Hands to Myself hitmaker.

The mother-of-two wowed the crowd at the Apple Music Festival in London, performing hits including Baby One More Time and Oops!.. I Did it Again at the Roundhouse music venue on Tuesday. The star-studded crowd, which included Rita Ora, Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and model Daisy Lowe, were treated to a high-energy show from the pop queen, who narrowly avoided an embarrassing fall on-stage after performing a back-flip.

The gig comes a month after Britney released her ninth studio album, and she wanted to make her latest musical offering really different.

"I feel like it's been a while since I brought new music to the table," she explained. "I didn't want to do a typical pop record for this. I wanted to do something really different."

Britney, who is currently at the helm of a hugely successful Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort, also revealed who would be her dream musical collaborator.

"I love Steven Tyler; he's great. He's like rock'n'roll man, like just crazy cool. I think he exudes sex and electricity and you're just like a magnet when you get next to him," she said.

"I would love to work with Lenny Kravitz. I think he's great; he's a legend," Britney added.

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