Britney Spears is again within the music recreation after six lengthy years and her followers — well-known and never — are celebrating her return.
The singer returned alongside legend Elton John with the only “Hold Me Closer,” a duet that mashes up John’s hits “Tiny Dancer” and “The One.”
The music marks Spears’ first launch since her 2016 album, “Glory,” and serves as a celebration of types following her latest authorized victory that freed her from a fraught practically 14-year conservatorship.
“Okie dokie … my first song in 6 years !!!! It’s pretty damn cool that I’m singing with one of the most classic men of our time … @eltonofficial !!!!” the “Stronger” singer tweeted forward of the music’s launch. “I’m kinda overwhelmed… it’s a big deal to me !!! I’m meditating more and learning my space is valuable and precious !!
“I’m learning everyday is a clean slate to try and be a better person and do what makes me happy … yes I choose happiness today,” she added. “I tell myself every day to let go of the hurt bitterness and try to forgive myself and others to what may have been hurtful.”
In an interview with the Guardian revealed Thursday, John spoke about working with Spears after her hiatus.
“She’s been away so long — there’s a lot of fear there because she’s been betrayed so many times and she hasn’t really been in the public eye officially for so long,” John mentioned. “We’ve been holding her hand through the whole process, reassuring her that everything’s gonna be alright.”
If fan response is any measurement, every part is healthier than simply “alright” for the megastar duo’s monitor.
In a TikTok posted Friday, Paris Hilton danced alongside to “Hold Me Closer” whereas donning her signature pink tracksuit as textual content on the video learn, “yaas Britney, the queen is back.”
Hilton captioned the video, “‘Hold Me Closer’ is formally out & I’ll be taking part in it on repeat till additional discover! So pleased with you sis @britneyspears 👑🧚♀️💖”
Kim Kardashian shared a screenshot on her Instagram Stories of her listening to the single on Spotify.
Actor and daytime TV host Drew Barrymore took to TikTok to celebrate the duet’s instant success.
“Hold Me Closer” is out today and it’s #1 in 33 countries!! @britneyspears and @eltonjohn,” the “Charlie’s Angels” star captioned the video.
Spears responded to a second supportive, expletive-filled Barrymore video shared by TMZ by addressing the “50 First Dates” star as a “crazy, sexy woman.”
“I really needed to hear [that message] this morning,” the “Toxic” musician said in her response. “I’m kind of proud too and excited, don’t tell anybody. Anyways, when are me and you going to get together and have our own individual, cool sexy momma picture, OK? I miss you and thank you for sending me that, that was brilliant.”
Lil Nas X didn’t even need the track to drop to show his support for the “… Child One Extra Time” artist.
Whereas donning a shirt with a big photograph of Spears printed on the entrance, the “Industry Baby” singer recited lyrics from Beyoncé’s “Heated” on his Instagram Tales, saying, “Liberated, living like we ain’t got time,” an obvious nod to the top of Spears’ conservatorship.
Singer and fellow former teen star Joe Jonas bumped alongside to the monitor in a video he posted on Instagram Tales of him using his bike by the streets of New York Metropolis Friday morning.
The thrill wasn’t restricted to celebrities.
Tiktoker @rod posted a video to his 1.5 million followers of him sipping from a mug as “Hold Me Closer” blasts with textual content overlaid studying, “canceling my meetings and blasting this song so my neighbors can hear the first time Britney is releasing music as a free woman.”
@rafaeldealmeida wrote, “Hold Me Closer represents Britney joining Elton John at a moment when she’s with no confidence, but he took her hand and showed that she is actually ready to take her place back.”
In response to the only’s prompt success, Spears posted a message to John on Tiktok on Friday afternoon.
“Hello Sir Elton John, we are like number one in 40 countries, holy s—!” Spears mentioned in a playful British accent. “I’m about to have the best day ever and I hope you’re well.”