“Britney Jean” is Britney Spears’ eighth studio album, serving as the singer’s second eponymous record after Britney (2001). The album was made available for music download on December 3, 2013 through RCA Records. It marks Britney’s first major activity since the dissolution of her long-time record label, Jive Records, in 2011. The singer began recording material for Britney Jean in May 2013, eventually continuing into October of that year. On numerous occasions, Britney has described the album as the most personal record from her catalog. Having assumed an integral position in its production, she co-wrote each track and collaborated with songwriters and producers including Sia Furler and will.i.am to achieve her desired sound. Furthermore, the record features guest vocals from Britney’s sister Jamie Lynn, T.I., and will.i.am.
The record debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 and reached the top 20 and top 30 in most countries.
“Work Bitch” was released as the lead single from Britney Jean on September 17, 2013. The track debuted and peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100. “Perfume” was released as the second and final single from the album on November 4, 2013. Britney appeared on Good Morning America on September 17 to announce a two-year (extended to four years) residency show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, titled “Britney: Piece of Me,” which began in December 2013.