The silence must have been the calm before the storm because Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun has reported that Spears’ new album will be out in just under a month.
Coming Monday at Vegas DeLuxe: Britney selects her new single and will shoot its video the following Monday with album coming in 4 weeks
— Robin Leach (@Robin_Leach) April 10, 2016
This means Spears’ new album could arrive as early as May 2016. Spears has been consistently leaking photos from her studio sessions over the past few weeks, which is adding to the speculation that the release is imminent.
Spears has also reached out to former touring mate Nicki Minaj about collaborating on the new album. A source stated that Spears has already picked out a few tracks to send to Minaj. “They just have to mutually select the perfect one for a future single and video,” the source said.
The pop stars toured together back in 2011, but they’ve only put out one track together, which was a remix of Spears’ “Til The World Ends.”
This will be the ninth album for Spears, who has held the pop fort as one of the most consistent chart toppers. However, her most recent album, Britney Jean, didn’t quite receive the same positive feedback as her former releases.
As her last album under her original deal with RCA Records, Britney Jean received the lowest amount of promotion from the label and performed the worst financially out of all her albums.
Though no name of the new album has been released, critics are already expecting this to be yet another comeback for the queen of pop. Spears is currently doing a residency in Las Vegas.