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Britney Spears says working on "Glory" taught her "to say no"

Superstar Britney Spears recently unveiled her brand new album "Glory" and has opened up about making the record in a new interview with Britain's NME magazine. 

She explained to the publication that she would normally consider herself to be a "people pleaser" so it was great to work on a creative project that was all her:

“Honestly, this is the first project where I’ve really been hands-on. I was really specific about who I worked with, and I’ve been learning to say no. I’m a people pleaser, so that’s hard for me. Even if I don’t like something, I’ll do it just to make a person happy. I made sure this album was everything I wanted it to be. I was really selfish with it.”

Spears added that the initial stages of "Glory" were "not that great" because the content they were receiving wasn't up to scratch, but luckily they were able to turn it around:

“The beginning of the project was actually not that great. The songs that were coming in were not very good. So we got a new A&R girl, and we totally turned it around, gave it a profound new direction. I wanted to use my voice more. I did different stuff with my voice – more bluesy and urban stuff, and played around with different things.”

Spears, meanwhile, will perform live at the Apple Music Festival on September 27 at Camden's Roundhouse venue in London. Fans can apply to win pairs of free tickets from iTunes now. 

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