R+B sensation NE-YO has given Britney Spears a boost as she plots a comeback - he's penning hits for her.
The SO SICK singer, whose IRREPLACEABLE has given Beyonce Knowles a nine-week run at the top of the US singles chart, is writing songs for Spears' next album.
In demand Ne-Yo, who is also writing songs for Whitney Houston's comeback, admits he has yet to meet Britney, but he's convinced she'll be back at the top of the charts again.
He tells MTV News, "I have not had the opportunity to sit down with her personally, but I've been working close with her A+R people. They talk to her every day and are basically coming to me with information as far as songs she's looking for.
"I did about five or six for her so far. I don't know what she's going to keep, but it's coming along nicely.
"If I had to make a prediction, judging not just the stuff I've done, but the stuff I've heard she's done with other people, I think she's got a shot to come back. I really do."
Ne-Yo admits he has been given one rule when it comes to writing songs for Britney: "One thing they told me was, 'No more songs about estranged husband KEVIN (FEDERLINE).
"She's got a 12-CD disc changer full of songs about Kevin. She don't need no more of those."
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