Friday, October 22, 2010

Britney Spears 6th Album "Circus"

Circus is the sixth studio album by American pop singer Britney Spears. It was released on December 2nd, 2008 by Jive Records. Spears started working on the album earlier that year with a range of new producers, as well as with Bloodshy & Avant and Danja, combining the electropop and urban sounds from her previous album Blackout with producers of her first early pop hits such as Max Martin. The album was released on Spears' birthday. The album received mostly positive reviews from music critics. After its release, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making Spears the youngest female artist in history to have all of her albums debut at number one, thus earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.[6]

The album's first single, "Womanizer", was an international hit, reaching the top of the charts in over twenty countries worldwide, including the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The second single, "Circus", debuted at number three in the USA. The single "If U Seek Amy" managed to reach top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Spears promoted the album with a series of live performances, including her first world tour in five years, The Circus Starring Britney Spears. The first single, "Womanizer", also received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. According to TPI Magazine, as of August 2009, the album has sold 7 million copies worldwide. [7] The all digital tracks singles and album from the album in the U.S. have sold a combined total of 10,721,000 units as of July, 2010.

Circus takes influence from a variety of pop genres, such as electropop and dance[31] and has been called a sequel to Spears' previous album, Blackout.[32] She described the album as more lighter than its predecessor, which was more urban sounding.[18] The songs of the album have been compared to the styles of many artists, such as Madonna,[33] Janet Jackson,[34] Eurythmics,[31] New Order[35] and the songwriting of Prince,[31] Leiber & Stoller and Phil Spector.[35] To a lesser degree, the album draws elements from other genres, such as a 1960s go-go rock guitar in "Mmm Papi".[36][37] Circus focuses on different themes and Spears "does double duty as a dance diva and brokenhearted balladeer".[38] Lyrically, it has been compared to Blackout, due to the fact that they are "fiery" and "confrontational".[39] In songs such as "Circus" and "Kill the Lights", the lyrics discuss fame, a theme she has previously acknowledged in "Lucky" and "Piece of Me".[32][38] The album's opening track, "Womanizer" as well as "Shattered Glass" are songs that talk about a womanizing man. The third track, "Out from Under", chronicles the end of her relationship with Kevin Federline.[40] "My Baby" shows her love for her two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.
Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

1. "Womanizer" Nikesha Briscoe, Rafael Akinyemi K. Briscoe, The Outsyders 3:43
2. "Circus" Lukasz Gottwald, Claude Kelly, Benjamin Levin Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco 3:12
3. "Out from Under" Shelly Peiken, Arnthor Birgisson, Wayne Hector Guy Sigsworth 3:54
4. "Kill the Lights" Nathaniel Hills, James Washington, Luke Boyd, Marcella Araica Danja 3:59
5. "Shattered Glass" Gottwald, Kelly, Levin Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco 2:53
6. "If U Seek Amy" Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund Max Martin 3:37
7. "Unusual You" Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henrik Jonback, Kasia Livingston Bloodshy & Avant 4:23
8. "Blur" Hills, Stacy Barthe, Araica Danja 3:09
9. "Mmm Papi" Britney Spears, Henry Walter, Adrien Gough, Peter-John Kerr, Nicole Morier Let's Go To War 3:22
10. "Mannequin" Spears, Harvey Mason, Jr., Rob Knox, James Fauntleroy II Harvey Mason, Jr., Rob Knox 4:06
11. "Lace and Leather" Gottwald, Levin, Frankie Storm, Ronnie Jackson Dr. Luke 2:48
12. "My Baby" Spears, Sigsworth Guy Sigsworth 3:20

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