Elton John Announces Release Date for New Britney Spears Duet, “Hold Me Closer”

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The wait is almost over!

Britney Spears and Elton John are teaming up on, “Hold Me Closer,” a new version of John’s hit “Tiny Dancer.”  The stars confirmed the news earlier this month, teasing the cover art that features a rose and a rocket.

John revealed on Friday (Aug. 19) that the duet will drop on Aug. 26. The 75-year-old superstar shared the single art which features childhood photos of the pair.

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The news comes after the song reportedly leaked online Thursday (Aug 18.) Fans took to Twitter to react to the collaboration.

Stars that have confirmed they’ve heard the song include Paris Hilton and singer-songwriter Charlie Puth.

Hilton told  Paul Voor Je Neus, “It’s gonna be iconic. I just heard it a couple days ago in Ibiza and it is, it’s insane.”

While Puth revealed he’s heard a “snippet” of the song saying, “It’s pop royalty.”