Britney Spears releases new album cover, will appear on X-Factor

Britney Spears has released the cover image and tracklist for her upcoming album, Circus, on her official website. Britney has attempted to create a more controlled and together image in the press with videos and photos on her site and it seems to be working. Last week we saw two workout videos of Britney, one in which she lifted weights with her trainer and another that had her out running with her mom.

All these official photos from Britney mean there’s less paparazzi interest in her, which is likely a good thing for her well being and sanity, although she’s not getting the constant press she used to. A couple of weeks ago Britney tried to escape photographers waiting outside her estate by hitching a ride with her gardener. The paparazzi were quickly tipped off by the fact that her bodyguard was following the landscaper’s truck. Britney laughed it off when she was discovered, but she must have had several paparazzi-free days after that incident because we just haven’t seen as many photos of her.

She’s creating an image that draws on the sexy Britney of days past, but mature and more world-weary. She hardly looks like herself on the cover of her album, but that’s because she’s already morphed into Britney 2.0. It’s her circus, and she’s in charge of choreography and costumes now.

Circus is out in stores on December 2. Here’s the tracklist. Britney’s site also mentions that the next single will be the song “Circus.”

1. Womanizer
2. Circus
3. Out From Under
4. Kill The Lights
5. Shattered Glass
6. If U Seek Amy
7. Unusual You
8. Blur
9. Mmm Papi
10. Mannequin
11. Lace and Leather
12. My Baby

Bonus Track:
13. Radar


Simon Cowell has confirmed rumors that Britney will appear on his UK talent show X Factor. Britney is set to perform songs from her upcoming album at the end of the month. Simon said “I’m really excited about it, because she has got her act together and the new record is terrific. She has come back from a very dark place and is a terrific artist.”

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  1. Claudia says:

    What I like about the cover (besides the fact that the color palette is horrible and it doesn’t look like much altogether) is that the photograph of her doesn’t appear to have been airbrushed too much. Of course, lots of make-up and so on but’s that how she could actually look like all dolled up. definitely a change in Britney promo photography.

  2. Syko says:

    It doesn’t look like her. I would never have recognized this as a picture of Britney if you hadn’t told me.

  3. prissa says:

    When did Brit get a wonk eye?

  4. GO OBAMA says:

    It isn’t even a photograph anymore, might as well call it digital art.

  5. smit33 says:

    I’m glad that she is on the road to recovery. BUT this cover is photoshopped to the hilt. Go Obama is right, it’s digital art.

  6. geronimo says:

    Doesn’t appear to have been airbrushed..?!! Are you kidding?! 8O

    Who the hell owns that nose? I’m with Syko. If the headline didn’t say ‘Britney Spears’ I’d have had no clue here.

  7. ff says:

    Brit Brit’s coming to the UK. Heh, this should be interesting.

  8. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Geez, that doesn’t even remotely look like her. What the hell?

  9. elisha says:

    Go Britney, go!!!

    Her hair has way more volume/lift than it usually does at the rear/crown area. It’s probably one of those half-wigs like Pam Anderson always wears (where the front bangs of her real hair still show). I think the big old hair is certainly one of the things that’s making Brit not look like herself.

  10. Codzilla says:

    It’s not that her hair is bigger, it’s the fact that it doesn’t appear to have been snipped from a decaying corpse and stapled to her head.

    “Mmm Papi”? *Leans over and regurgitates breakfast into the nearest plant*

  11. mollination says:

    Yeah, codzilla I’m with you again. That song title makes me want to vom.

    And god knows I’m the biggest brit-supporter in town, but Kill the Lights is basically Metallica’s “Hit the Lights”, and Lace and Leather? Stevie Nicks’ “Leather and Lace”. I guess they needed to crank this CD out.

  12. Obvious says:

    That is Brit? Wow. I had no clue. She looks like a Wax doll figure.

    And this is photoshopped. This is created entirely from digital effects. There is no photo evident anywhere

  13. kaligula says:

    i agree, sheer digital art.

    and badly done, too. the lazy eye thing… how on earth could they not have caught that???? it’s a terrible pose, weak costume and utterly unexciting design, too. thumbs down on this one. looks like she’s still doing stuff on the cheap, no?

  14. Orangejulius says:

    Wouldn’t have recognized her. She’s not even close to being that pretty. As for the music….they call that stuff music?

  15. Jaclyn says:

    I’m SO buying this when it comes out!

  16. Mairead says:

    Meh – looks like some randomer 14 year old’s really crappy fanart

  17. c says:

    All the money in the world, aiming to re-ignite her career, and this is what they come up with? I could do a better job with a little bit of thought, a basic digital camera, and free graphics software off the ‘net. One to day’s work. Oy, these people. Do they not have any talented people on her team anymore?

  18. Kat says:

    Who cares about the cover, most of us download music from i-tunes anyway. At least she looks healthy again, even with a little air brushing. Thank god, the crazy spaced out look is gone.