Britney Spears Reveals New Album Cover, Tells Fans She's 'Been Through A Lot'

Britney Spears has revealed the cover of her upcoming new album, “Britney Jean.”

The superstar posted a photo of the black and white cover on Twitter on Friday, along with the caption, “A personal letter from me 2 u & the cover 4 my most personal album ever” and a link to a letter written by Britney.

“Dear Fans, I haven’t sat down to write you guys in SUCH a long time. Long overdue! We’re all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes it’s nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal,” the “Work Bitch” singer wrote. “I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, ‘Britney Jean’ over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it. I poured my heart and soul into this album and it’s been an incredible journey.

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“I’ve learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years,” the letter continued. “Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do. I can’t believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but its true and I’m really proud of that.”

Britney, who split from fiance Jason Trawick in January, said the trials she’s been through in her personal life inspired much of the new album.

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“I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to,” she wrote. “Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course Will.i.am has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life. There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys ;)

“I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears,” she added. “I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean.”

“Britney Jean” will hit stores on December 3, one day after Brit turns 32. Her Las Vegas show, “Britney: Piece of Me,” opens on December 27 the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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