Britney Spears Working on New Album, Says Manager

July 16, 2008 2:08 PM ET

Britney Spears is spending her summer vacation in a recording studio working on the follow-up to last year's Blackout, her reps say. According to her manager Larry Rudolph, with whom Spears reunited with after Blackout sales lagged, Britney is "working with a team of top-notch producers and songwriters. We're very excited about what she's accomplished so far." Sean Garrett, one of the producers on Spears' new disc, tells EW.com, "We're trying to take her stuff to the next level. I'm going to come up with something crazy for her." Other producers expected to be working with Spears are JR Rotem, Guy Sigsworth, Bloodshy & Avant and Danjahandz (who also significantly contributed to Blackout).

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