Britney Spears announces new album release date, new video

US pop princess Britney Spears has confirmed on her website the release date for her upcoming album,
Femme Fatale, which will drop on March 28 in the UK and March 29 in the US.

The 29-year-old Spears enlisted the aid of producers Dr. Luck and Max Martin - who have also worked with US pop stars Katy Perry and Pink - on the new album, which will be her seventh studio release.

"I've poured my heart and soul into this album over the last 2 years," Spears tweeted of the new album on February 2. "I've put everything I have into it. This album is for you, my fans, who have always supported me and have stuck by me every step of the way! I love you all!"

She also will premiere a video for the album's first single "Hold It Against Me" on VEVO (US-only) on February 17. The clip, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, will air on MTV.com at 9:56 PM EST, according to Spears's website. Meanwhile fans can access short teasers - as of today there are five clips available - of the new video via her website and her YouTube page. "Hold It Against Me," which leaked in January but officiallly dropped January 10, debuted at number one in five countries, including the US, Canada, and Belgium.

One of the best-selling music artists in the world, Spears is reported to have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Her last album, Circus, released in 2008, reached number one on album charts in the US, the UK, Canada, and Russia. The album's first single, "Womanizer," was an international hit, reaching the top of the charts in more than 20 countries.

Fans can stayed tuned to Spears's Twitter page and website as details unfold:

http://twitter.com/britneyspears
http://www.britneyspears.com

Watch a teaser for the new video: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C70110D36530D28C

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