Britney Spears is set to write a tell-all memoir and the pop singer has signed a $15 million book deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster, according to a Page Six report.
The book will trace her rise to fame and her relationship with her family. The latter has come under heavy scrutiny lately owing to the pop star’s fight to end her 13-year long conservatorship under her father, which was terminated in November 2021.
According to the report, Simon & Schuster acquired the deal after a bidding war among multiple publishers. An insider told Page Six that the deal is “one of the biggest of all time, behind the Obamas.”
The rights to Barack and Michelle Obama’s books were acquired by Penguin Random House in 2017, and the publishing house reportedly bid over $65 million for the two books.
Neither Spears nor the publishing house have confirmed the deal for her memoir.
However, the singer posted the photo of a typewriter in January, and captioned it, “Shall I start from THE BEGINNING???”
It is notable that news of Spears’ book comes a month after the singer and her sister Jamie Lynn Spears were embroiled in a spat over the latter’s book Things I Should Have Said, in which Lynn had opened up about their relationship as well as her sister’s conservatorship.
The singer had sent her sister, a cease-and-desist letter after the book’s release. Stating that she will not be bullied in her sister’s memoir, the letter read, “Although Britney has not read and does not intend to read your book, she and millions of her fans were shocked to see how you have exploited her for monetary gain.”
“Having endured a 13-year conservatorship that stripped her of civil rights and fundamental liberties, Britney will no longer be bullied by her father or anyone else. Britney was the family’s breadwinner and she also otherwise supported you. Publicly airing false or fantastical grievances is wrong, especially when designed to sell books. It is also potentially unlawful and defamatory,” the letter added.
Lynn had responded to Spears in a lengthy Instagram post. She wrote, “I hate to burst my sister’s bubble, but my book is not about her. I can’t help that I was born a Spears too, and that some of my experiences involve my sister. I’ve worked hard since before even I was a teenager, and I’ve built my career in spite of just being someone’s little sister.”