Britney Spears abruptly changed the cover art for Glory four years after the album’s release and fans want to know why.
The original artwork featured a tight shot of her backlit face and still serves as the album cover for the deluxe edition of Glory. The new album cover, however, features a wide-shot of Spears sunbathing in the middle of a desert, wearing a revealing gold one-piece.
Fans reacted in all manners trying to figure out what exactly the updated cover implies.
Glory was recently elevated to the top of the iTunes albums charts thanks to a social media campaign. Similar trends previously helped Madonna and Mariah Carey earn chart-toppers years after their initial release.
In fact, that chart elevation is apparently behind the new album cover, as Spears herself explained in a tweet she issued on Friday.
“You asked for a new Glory cover and since it went to number one we had to make it happen !!!! Couldn’t have done it without you all,” she wrote.