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Britney Spears in the Studio Working on 9th Album: See the Pic

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Britney Spears arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  

Britney Spears is at work on her ninth album, as she and collaborators have been posting photos to Instagram documenting the project's early stages. 

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Spears posted a photo of herself in the studio early Friday morning with producer and DJ Burns and producer-songwriter Mischke Butler. 

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Burns followed up with another shot of himself and the pop star posing, apologizing for being so tall and saying they made some fire in the studio.