While both Britney Spears and Céline Dion have residencies on the Strip, where they each perform hits that made them famous worldwide, the artists’ similarities end there. Both their albums (Spears’ Glory and Dion’s French-language record, Encore Un Soir) drop August 26, though, and that coincidence deserves a comparison.
|Three years. Where’s the English follow-up?||How long have we been waiting for a new album?||Three years. After the “Pretty Girls” single, not nearly long enough.|
|Dion’s latest should come complete with a box of Kleenex. The title track, which translates to “one more night,” is the first single the singer has released since the death of her husband and manager, René Angélil.||What the lead single tells us||Dirty Britney is back! “From the bar to the car, let’s take it back to my room,” insists the pop princess, on “Make Me.”|
|“It’s not all sad songs, but lyrically, we definitely do get close to the most difficult time of my family’s life,” Dion told the New York Post.||The artist’s take||“I think this is probably the most hip-hop album,” Spears told Ryan Seacrest on his On Air With Ryan Seacrest radio show.|
|French singer-songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman helped write and produce the title track.||Noteworthy collaboration||Not only does “Make Me” feature a cameo by rapper G-Eazy, but it also was produced by English DJ (and regular Hakkasan headliner) Burns.|
|French-Canadians, die-hard American fans, and … French-Canadians. Eh!||Who will buy it?||Longtime fans who dismissed the umbrella incident, Top 40 DJs, and drag queens looking for their next lip-sync numbers. Werk!|