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Britney hits us baby one more time

March 27th, 2011

On March 29, pop-sensation Britney Spears will be releasing her seventh studio album, “Femme Fatale.”

As a follow-up to 2008’s “Circus,” Spears’ new album is compiled of 12 tracks on the normal edition, and 16 on the deluxe version.

The first single, “Hold It Against Me” was released on Jan. 10, after being leaked online a few days early.  This proved to be fruitful, as many of Spears’ fans enjoyed hearing the tune ahead of time. Several other snippets of songs have been leaked as well, spurring more excitement for Spears’ fans.

“Hold it Against Me” made 411,000 sales within only one week of its iTunes release and has hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A highly anticipated track, the single garnered much discussion about being the Pop Princess’s second comeback with the album as a whole.

“As a life-long Britney fan, I am more than looking forward to the release of Femme Fatale,” said freshman Leanna Gonzalez.  “When ‘Hold It Against Me’ was released early, it was like Christmas for me.”

On “Femme Fatale,” Spears is collaborating and working with some big-time names in the music business. On the track, “Big Fat Ass,” Spears collaborates with Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am, and on “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” joins forces with Sabi, a relative newcomer to the music scene.

Pop phenomenon Ke$ha also adds to the album, helping write the track “Till the World Ends.” The track, which was also leaked before its designated release date, debuted at No. 2 on the “Billboard Hot 100” chart, giving Spears two songs in the top 20 on the Billboard chart.

On her newest album release, Spears also enlists the help of some leading producers to help build an even better album.

Dr. Luke, who has worked with Katy Perry on her albums “One of the Boys” and “Teenage Dream,” 3OH!3 on their release “Streets of Gold,” and Weezer on their album “Raditude,” produces five tracks on “Femme Fatale.”

Max Martin, who has worked with Celine Dion, Bon Jovi and The Backstreet Boys lends his talents to six of Britney’s newest songs. Working with so many different producers and collaborators is sure to make “Femme Fatale” well worth the wait, which is something Britney fans can attest to.

With a long time-span between “Circus” and the album to be released at the end of the month, the anticipation is high for many fans.

When asked about the almost two and a half year gap between the release of “Circus” and “Femme Fatale,” Gonzalez proved the anticipation is high.

“When I heard that Britney was finally releasing a new album, [I became] so excited.  Her music has been a part of my life since I was young, and I can’t wait to see what her new album holds.”

Luckily for fans like Gonzalez, the wait for new Britney music is almost over.  With “Femme Fatale” being released in a few days, Britney’s fans will be  able to jam to their favorite popstar once again.