Pop Superstar Britney Spears is releasing her new single from her current album, Femme Fatale, the song “Criminal.” “Criminal” is the fourth single being released from the album. It follows hits lilke “I Wanna Go”, “Til The World Ends”, and “Hold It Against Me”. “Criminal” also marks Britney’s first single released under RCA Records, after her former label, Jive’s parent company, Sony Music Entertainment restructured under its new heads Antonio “LA” Reid and Doug Morris . As we reported earlier Reid is head of Sony’s newly formed “Epic Label Group”,under its new Chairman, Morris.
The Epic Label Group includes former Jive artists that he used to over see at LaFace and Arista in Year’s past like Pink, OutKast and Usher. Other Jive Artists like Britney were moved over to RCA Records Prior to moving to Sony Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Antonio “LA” Reid worked at Sony Music’s largest competition, The Universal Music Group. Morris was the head of the entire Universal Music Group, while Reid was head of UMG’s Island Def Jam Music Group, Ironically “LA” was replaced at Island Def Jam by long time Jive Records executive, Barry Weise.
Britney’s former Jive label mates, Chris Brown and T-Pain also are releasing singles from RCA around this time. “Criminal” is produced by Britney’s long time hit maker, Max Martin and his partner, Shellback. Max is responsable for co-writing and producing Britney classics like “Baby One More Time”, “Oops!…I Did It Again,” and many others.
From Femme Fatle