Britney Spears has announced she will release a new album later this month and that it will be available on Apple Music, the newest big acquisition for the streaming service.
Ms. Spears will release the album “Glory” on Aug. 26. It will be her first album since the 2013 work “Britney Jean.”
Spears released a new song, “Make Me…,” earlier this summer and the track debuted at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. She released her first album, “…Baby One More Time,” in 1999.
She is currently performing in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood and has served as a judge on the Fox TV competition “The X Factor,” among other work.
According to Spears’s Twitter account, the album “Glory” will be available on the streaming service Apple Music when it debuts later this month.
While Spears didn’t say if the album will exclusively be available there, Spears’s work appearing on Apple Music is the newest material by a big name in music to show up there.
As various music streaming services compete, one aspect that has gotten attention is which services have had the exclusive rights to well-known artists’ new work. The music service Tidal has received attention for some of its exclusive deals, with music by artists such as Beyonce and Rihanna appearing there, though the length of time of the exclusivity has varied by singer.
Meanwhile, Apple Music has secured exclusivity deals with artists such as rapper Drake and Taylor Swift.
Interestingly, there were reports earlier this summer that Apple was looking into acquiring Tidal, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that Apple was in talks to do so.
At the time, both Tidal and Apple did not comment on the matter and Billboard reported that an anonymous source had told reporter Natalie Jarvey that there was no truth to the reports.