Leaked Memo Reveals Britney Spears Album Release Date

New disc includes collaborations with Dr. Luke and Max Martin

January 31, 2011 9:50 AM ET
Leaked Memo Reveals Britney Spears Album Release Date
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According to a leaked Jive Records memo, Britney Spears' seventh album is scheduled to be released on March 15th. The as-yet untitled record will include her Number One single "Hold It Against Me" and multiple collaborations with writer/producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, the man behind her breakthrough hit "...Baby One More Time."

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The Jive document mainly outlines the label's promotional strategy for the record, which will be released as a standard disc as well as a deluxe version with additional tracks and artwork. The label intends to launch the album with a "major TV event" and is devising a "LGBT/lifestyle campaign" to promote the set, though the details of both plans are unclear.

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The one-sheet also mentions that a video for "Hold It Against Me" is in the works. The clip is said to be a "sexy, edge dance piece" helmed by Jonas Åkerlund, a director best known for his videos for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's "Telephone," Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" and U2's "Beautiful Day."

Britney Spears album confirmed for March 15 release [Reuters]

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