Britney Spears has announced her eight album, titled "Britney Jean". This, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga - Makes for three hyped album downloads set to be released this autumn.
It was first revealed that Spears was working on her eighth studio album in December 2012. will.i.am had been enlisted as its executive producer. The album will be released through RCA Records due to the disbandment of Jive Records. Spears also recorded the song "Ooh La La" for the soundtrack of The Smurfs 2 in early 2013. The song is produced by Dr. Luke, Ammo Cirkut, and is written by Luke, Bonnie McKee, J Kash, Lola Blanc, and Fransisca Hall.
On August 20, 2013, Spears re-launched her website with a countdown ending on September 17, 2013, teasing the release of the lead single "Work Bitch" from her forthcoming eighth studio album entitled Britney Jean. The track, written by Spears, will.i.am, Anthony Perston, Sebastian Ingrosso, Otto Jettman, and Ruth-Anne Cunningham, was originally to be premiered on September 16, 2013 and released to the iTunes Store on September 17, 2013. However, after a low-quality version of the song leaked online on September 15, 2013; the single's iTunes release was moved up to September 16, 2013. Adam Leber, the singer's manager, said it was "disheartening that one bad apple had to spoil our release for the entire fan community". That month, Spears was also confirmed to appear on Miley Cyrus' track "SMS (Bangerz)", taken from her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). On September 17, 2013, Spears announced during an interview with Good Morning America that her eighth studio album is scheduled for release on December 3, 2013. Spears announced that the album would be called Britney Jean in an interview on Capital Radio on October 15, 2013.
"It's a personal album, and all my family, they always called me Britney Jean," Spears explained to 95-106 Capital FM. "It's like a term of endearment. I just wanted to share that with my fans."
The album cover, for the standard version of the album, has now been added.