Britney Spears is set to release her next studio album early next year, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The website states the popstar has been working with US producer Dr Luke on the record and suggests it will be released before the end of March 2011.
It will be Britney's seventh full-length LP and Dr Luke - who has previously worked with Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry - said: "She's such an icon, I don't want to let anyone down."
He added he was excited to be co-executive producing with Max Martin, "the person who kind of invented Britney".
Swedish producer Martine helped to launch the vocalist's career and wrote her debut single Hit Me Baby One More Time.