Hit: Britney Spears' new singles

While <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004194" title="Lindsay Lohan" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/lindsay-lohan-PECLB004194.topic">Lindsay Lohan</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000034" title="Christina Aguilera" href="/topic/entertainment/music/christina-aguilera-PECLB000034.topic">Christina Aguilera</a> grabbed the headlines, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003747" title="Britney Spears" href="/topic/entertainment/music/britney-spears-PECLB003747.topic">Britney Spears</a> was quietly plotting her return to the pop scene -- specifically back to music. The release of her first single, "Hold It Against Me," from her upcoming album had its detractors (<a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/01/britney-spears-hold-it-against-me-bellamy-brothers.html">Bellamy Brothers</a>), but broke records for single-day spins at both MediaBase and BDS. Her second "leaked" single "Til the World Ends," gave Times music reporter Gerrick Kennedy the sound he needed to hear <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/03/britney-spears-continues-comeback-with-leak-of-second-single-till-the-world-ends.html">to get the gist of her new collection of songs</a>: "Judging from the material fans have been treated to so far, especially the sticky 'Till the World Ends,' she's serious about delivering a dance album heavy on club bangers..."
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While Lindsay Lohan and Christina Aguilera grabbed the headlines, Britney Spears was quietly plotting her return to the pop scene -- specifically back to music. The release of her first single, "Hold It Against Me," from her upcoming album had its detractors (Bellamy Brothers), but broke records for single-day spins at both MediaBase and BDS. Her second "leaked" single "Til the World Ends," gave Times music reporter Gerrick Kennedy the sound he needed to hear to get the gist of her new collection of songs: "Judging from the material fans have been treated to so far, especially the sticky 'Till the World Ends,' she's serious about delivering a dance album heavy on club bangers..."

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