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Britney Spears' New Single "Womanizer" Hits Radio

September 26, 2008 1:51 PM ET

Britney Spears' "Womanizer," the first single from her upcoming Circus, finally hit radio stations this morning before getting uploaded onto YouTube, as evidenced by the video above. The song, with its dark synths and propulsive backbeat, was produced by Atlanta crew the Outsyders. Spears reportedly shot a video for "Womanizer" yesterday at a Los Angeles sushi restaurant, with Brit playing the role of a "vampy waitress." In the meantime, "Womanizer" will make its television debut this Monday on a new episode of MTV's The Hills. For more info on Spears' Circus, the album she calls her "best work ever," check our fall music preview.

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