Britney Spears is hitting the studio this week with hitmakers Max Martin and Dr. Luke, who are acting as co-executive producers on her follow-up to 2008's Circus LP, according to MTV News.
"Brit is recording a big big BIG new song on Friday with #MaxMartin & @TheDrLuke. I'm pretty sure it's a smash!" manager Adam Leber tweeted late Monday night.
That's not much of a stretch: Martin has worked with Britney on many hits including "... One More Time," and Dr. Luke wrote or co-wrote Britney's "Circus," Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" and Katy Perry's "California Gurls" and "Hot N Cold." The pair collaborated on Kelly Clarkson's 2005 hit "Since U Been Gone."
Leber had tweeted late in September that the album is "going incredibly well. Possibly off to the best start yet. We have some amazing tracks. No release date set..."
Dr. Luke recently told the Hollywood Reporter that he was excited to be co-executive producing with Martin, "the person who kind of invented Britney, and to make good music."