This week saw the breaking of rumored news that Pop star Britney Spears may start a bidding war while searching for a new record deal. The singer’s contract, that was absorbed by RCA Records when her label Jive Records folded in August of 2011, is reportedly completed after one more album. Therefore, buzz of record companies courting the 30 year old singer has begun. Two execs rumored to be at the top of that list of potential suiters includes her fellow X Factor judge , and Epic Records head Antonio “LA” Reid, and the man who signed her to her very first record deal, Barry Weiss. Like Reid’s X Factor related move to a recently restructured Epic Records last year, Weiss also famously moved from a career spanning tenure at Jive for an authoritative position at Universal Music Group, over seeing The Island Def Jam Music Group, and Universal Republic Records.
Both men are likely to be seeing Spears as a huge potential add to their roster under the relatively new command of their labels. While Personal taste toward her music may vary, her numbers don’t. Billboard.com reports that Spears’ seven studio albums have sold 100 million units worldwide. Both men have their own bonds with, and unique assets to try and sway her with. Will she sign with one of them? Will she stay with RCA? When we know, we’ll let you know.