On Aug. 14, Spears teased the follow-up to 2011's "Femme Fatale" by telling fans on Twitter, "Patient kiddies! It's coming MUCH sooner than you think ;)." The singer confirmed earlier this summer that Will.i.am will be heavily involved with her next full-length.
"I want to definitely take this album and have a new approach with it and make it a little different than anything I've ever done," she told Ryan Seacrest last month. "Will has a lot of really interesting different tracks that I've listened to that are really cool that I haven't actually written on yet, but there's a lot of guitar and I think people will be surprised with this album. It's gong to be really different."
Earlier this year, Spears scored another Top 5 hit with her Will.i.am collaboration "Scream & Shout." The pop star also released "Ooh La La," the lead single to "The Smurfs 2" soundtrack. Now, all eyes are on Sept. 17 as the (presumed) kickoff to the next phase of Spears' career.