Britney Spears’ new album is set to be rush-released in December.
After her successful appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last Sunday (07.09.08), Britney’s record company, RCA, are keen to capitalise on
the star’s recovery by rush releasing a new album.
The 26-year old singer’s last effort, 2007s Blackout was released during a turbulent period for the star, but she is now seen to have got her life back on track following her public breakdown at the beginning of this year.
A source told The Sun: “Blackout was released in the middle of Britney’s meltdown and carried negative associations.
“It did OK but wasn’t as big as her previous releases. Label chiefs vowed her private life would never be allowed to overshadow her career again.
“However, they’ve been astonished by how well she’s managed to piece her life back together.”
Britney has been enjoying a period of remarkable productivity in the studio and has recorded several new songs which could feature on the proposed LP.
RCA are now keen to release a single in November and a new album in December, instead of the original 2009 planned release date.
Britney is being hailed as a comeback queen since appearing – but not performing – at the VMAs 2008, with a onepoll survey in the UK voting her return to form the ‘greatest comeback ever’.
Britney was the biggest winner of the night, picking up three awards at the ceremony – Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and the prestigious Video of
the Year prize, all for Piece of Me. They are the first VMAs Britney has ever won.
The return is a marked contrast to Britney’s disastrous performance at the same ceremony in 2007, where she appeared out of shape and distracted during a performance of her song ‘Gimme More’, which was later panned by critics.