October 11, 2007 04:51:30 GMT
Jive moves Britney Spears' 'Blackout' album two weeks ahead due to the leaks, while another version of 'Gimme More' video is also found.
Due to the uncontrollable leaks of Britney Spears' materials and unexpectedly high anticipation on 'Gimme More', Jive has decided to release her album 'Blackout' earlier than scheduled. The release date is now October 30 instead of November 13.
In a released statement Jive said, "The label is doing everything possible to prevent and avoid any further illegal distribution of songs including moving up the release date of the album."
The label added that many of the raw versions and unfinished demos have surfaced online, but worse still, some of the actual album versions have also leaked.
Apart from first single 'Gimme More', some known songs in the album are 'Piece of Me', 'Break the Ice', 'Radar' and 'Heaven on Earth'.
Meanwhile, American Music Awards host Jimmy Kimmel hinted that Britney will perform in the event. While announcing the nominees he said, "A lot of you seem preoccupied with whether or not Britney Spears will be on the show. I'm here to announce today that she will."
However, a while later the comedian set the record straight by saying "There have been rumors that Britney Spears is going to perform, but I started those rumors so there's no truth to them necessarily."
In the meantime, another version of 'Gimme More' music video that is dubbed "more provocative" has leaked online. The director's cut may have been premiered on iTunes and MTV's TRL but this version is different from the two, particularly because it has more 'topless scenes'.
Britney Spears, 'Gimme More':