Music notes: Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and more


Michelle Williams voices the audiobook for Britney Spears‘ new memoir, The Woman in Me. Describing a trip Britney and Justin Timberlake took to New York City during their relationship, Michelle does an impression of Justin that has been shared all over social media. “Walking our way was a guy with a huge, blinged-out medallion — he was flanked by two giant security guards,” Michelle reads. “J got all excited and said so loud, ‘Oh yeah, fo’ shiz, fo’ shiz. Ginuwine, what’s up my homie?"”

Taylor Swift‘s version of 1989 releases Friday, and to celebrate, she’s teasing lyrics from some of the album’s new vault tracks on her Instagram Story. “Let’s fast forward to/ 300 takeout coffees later/ I see your profile and your smile/ on unsuspecting waiters,” appears handwritten in one photo. Another features more handwritten lyrics, this time in alternating blue and black pen colors. “Aquamarine/ Moonlit swimming pool/ what if/ All I need is you,” the lyrics read.

Elton John is celebrating his husband David Furnish‘s 61st birthday. The couple married in 2014 and share sons Zachary and Elijah. “Happy Birthday to the best Papa in the world!” Elton wrote on Instagram. “With all our love Elton, Zachary & Elijah.”

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