Subject: Hello Everyone!
Date: 5/22/99 6:13:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time
My first trip was to Japan. I've never been to Japan before and was amazed by the beauty. Everyone was so kind and gracious. I did 2 TV shows & lots of promotion in Tokyo, then took the "Bullet Train" to Osaka for more promotion. I was still in rehabilitation for my knee so my physical therapist Elaine traveled with us. I tried to get a work-out in everyday! It sure paid off because my knee feels much better now.
After Japan I went to LA and did the Jay Leno show! He was so cool and even asked me to sit and talk (which isn't usually done with the musical guests)! I felt so proud!
I have just finished up 3 weekends at Disney World in Orlando. I did the Disney Grad Nites. It's when seniors from all over the US come to Orlando and Disney lets them have free use of the park from 11pm to 5am. I performed at 11pm and again at 1am. I got a really good response from the seniors and Disney took such good care of us. Also - the stage was at Cinderella's castle & I thought that was so cool!
In between my Grad Nites - I flew out to Monaco to do "...Baby One More Time" on the World Music Awards which airs on May 20th on ABC. Monaco was so warm & tropical & BEAUTIFUL!! I got a glimpse of Cher, Ricky Martin, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Page, Will Smith & Jada, The Corr's & many others! Everyone dressed up beautifully and I felt like such a princess!
Now I'm in NY - working with the producer of "You Drive Me Crazy" to get it ready to be the third single. Its gonna be so Fierce!! I love the tempo change & can't wait for all of you to hear it! I don't think it will be out until late summer-early fall.
Coming up in the next few weeks is the Rosie show and my first time on David Letterman. After that - more European promo & then settling down for total tour rehearsal in Orlando. Me and 6 dancers will have about 3 weeks to get this show together with choreography and lots of energy! I'm most excited about this tour! I think I'm going to do an hour plus show for about 10 weeks! Performing is my first love!
OK - I've got you caught up in my crazy schedule! Again - please forgive my slacking! I think of you often and know I'd be nothing without your love & support!
Thanks and keep listening!