BRITNEY SPEARS could release her new album as early as this year (08), according to new reports.
The Toxic hitmaker is currently working on a follow-up to 2007 LP Blackout and the singer recently admitted the new release will not be hitting shops until next year (09).
But now new reports claim that executives at Spears’ music label, Jive Records, are planning to rush the album out early to take advantage of her current popularity.
Spears has won favor with the public after appearing to sort her life out following her public breakdown earlier this year (Jan08).
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, “Britney’s last album, Blackout, was released in the middle of her meltdown and carried negative associations.
It did OK but wasn’t as big as her previous releases.
“Label chiefs vowed her private life would never be allowed to overshadow her career again. However, they’ve been astonished by how well she’s managed to piece her life back together.”