Britney Spears is back and waxing hot again in her well received return to making hit pop music.
After a career spanning two decades that include highs and lows, pop singer Britney Spears discussed her inspirations and why her latest album should not be seen as a return to music.
Here's what the popular pop singer had to say:
"I don't really see it as a comeback. I've been here for a really long time," the singer told Reuters. This was just before her stunning performance at the Apple Music Festival in London.
The audience went wild. Hundreds of fans cheered, sang and danced at the Roundhouse music venue in Camden as Spears and a troupe of male and female dancers performed her chart-topping hits including "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops!.. I Did it Again."
A dynamic performance that had a colourful array of outfits. The singer donned a variety of outfits during the gig, ranging from a sparkly sequined leotard to a schoolgirl-inspired skirt, shirt and tie.
Britney is back in the game in a high impact way. The concert comes a month after Spears new album "Glory" came out and she delivered a steamy, high-octane performance at MTV's Video Music Awards, thrusting the singer back in the national spotlight.
"I feel like it's been a while since I brought new music to the table," Spears said. "I didn't want to do a typical pop record for this. I wanted to do something really different."
Britney has drawn inspiration from another female singer who is probably inspired by her in return. Spears, 34, said "Glory," which features the hit song "Make Me," is still her style but with "a little bit of a flair to it," drawing inspiration from pop singer Selena Gomez's most recent "Revival" tour.
"I just love her music. I think she's really great. So I was really, really inspired by her work," she said.
Its a really big leap back up for her after her big low. The new album cements a steady return to music after Spears took a hiatus following a personal and career meltdown in 2006-2007 that included shaving her signature blonde locks, losing custody of her two children and being placed under a court-ordered conservatorship.
She clawed her way back up through the merciless world of show business. She made a comeback in late 2008 and since 2013 has helmed a successful residency show in Las Vegas, extended through 2017.
Who would she like to work with next? As for future musical collaborations, Spears has a couple of rockers in mind, specifically Aerosmith's charismatic frontman.
"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," Spears said.
"I would love to work with Lenny Kravitz. I think he's great; he's a legend," she added.