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Britney Spears Returning to Studio This Week

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Britney Spears is hitting the studio this week with hitmakers Max Martin and Dr. Luke, who are acting as co-executive producers on her follow-up to 2008's Circus LP, according to MTV News.

"Brit is recording a big big BIG new song on Friday with #MaxMartin & @TheDrLuke. I'm pretty sure it's a smash!" manager Adam Leber tweeted late Monday night.

That's not much of a stretch: Martin has worked with Britney on manyhits including "... One More Time," and Dr. Luke wrote or co-wroteBritney's "Circus," Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" and Katy Perry's "CaliforniaGurls" and "Hot N Cold." The pair collaborated on Kelly Clarkson's 2005hit "Since U Been Gone."

Leber had tweeted latein September that the album is "going incredibly well. Possibly off tothe best start yet. We have some amazing tracks. No release dateset..."

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Dr. Luke recently told the Hollywood Reporterthat he was excited to be co-executive producing with Martin, "theperson who kind of invented Britney, and to make good music."

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