Label
RCA Records Label
Release date
3 Dec 2008
Running length
21 tracks
Running time
81:56

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Circus (Twister Rave Remix) 3:32 440
1 Womanizer (Main Version) 3:45 12,198
1 Circus (Main Version) 3:12 5,318
2 Circus (Tom Neville's Ringleader Remix) 7:48 2,462
2 Womanizer (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Radio) 3:49 254
3 Circus (Diplo Circus Remix) 4:24 3,135
3 Out From Under (Main Version) 3:54 7,529
4 Kill the Lights (Main Version) 3:59 9,302
4 Circus (Junior Vasquez Club Circus) 9:00 698
5 Shattered Glass (Main Version) 2:52 8,619
6 If U Seek Amy (Main Version) 3:36 5,318
7 Unusual You (Main Version) 4:21 5,982
8 Blur (Main Version) 3:07 3,390
9 Mmm Papi (Main Version) 3:22 3,294
10 Mannequin (Main Version) 4:06 3,344
11 Lace and Leather (Main Version) 2:47 1,105
12 My Baby (Main Version) 3:18 876
13 Radar (Main Version) 3:48 5,366
14 Rock Boy (Main Version) 3:21 128
14 Amnesia (Main Version) 3:55 145

About this album

Circus is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Britney Spears, released on December 02, 2008, by Jive Records. Looking to transition from her “more urban” fifth album Blackout (2007), Spears wanted to make her next studio effort “a little bit lighter”,[1] incorporating pop and dance-pop styles.[2] The album was recorded during 2008, following Spears’s much-publicized personal struggles in 2007 and placement under a temporary conservatorship the subsequent year.[3] Several collaborators contributed to its production, including Bloodshy & Avant and Danja.

Upon its release, Circus received generally favorable reviews from critics, who complimented its production but criticized its lyrical content. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of over 505,000 copies. The album has become her biggest-selling consecutive album since In the Zone (2003), selling over 15 million combined sales of digital tracks and over 4.5 million copies worldwide, achieving the top spot in nine countries. The album gained a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for “Womanizer”, but lost to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”.[4] Spears embarked on her fifth concert tour The Circus Starring Britney Spears to promote the album; it gained controversy due to accusations of lip-synching during the Australian leg. She made several television appearances for additional publicity.
Four singles were released from the album, several of which became international successes. Its lead single “Womanizer” peaked atop the US Billboard Hot 100 and registered as the largest jump to the top of the chart after debuting at number ninety-six.

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  • BrunoFernandoq

    Circus is better than Blackout, IMO.

    19 Jul 9:22pm Reply
  • laserbeanz

    Easily the most underrated album of her career. I'd probably rank it as her third best after In The Zone and Blackout. [6]

    3 Jul 6:48am Reply
  • SrtoLuan

    Her last BIG album. FF and BJ never showed the real Britney

    27 Jun 12:05pm Reply
  • matheeus_Stos

    Easily the most underrated album of her career. I'd probably rank it as her third best after In The Zone and Blackout. [5]

    16 Jun 12:16am Reply
  • WickedProphet

    Easily the most underrated album of her career. I'd probably rank it as her third best after In The Zone and Blackout. [4] Easily

    26 Apr 4:09pm Reply
  • Slayerrrr_88

    Easily the most underrated album of her career. I'd probably rank it as her third best after In The Zone and Blackout. [3]

    13 Apr 2:00pm Reply
  • GabrielAmaral__

    Masterpiece!

    3 Apr 7:42pm Reply
  • horeamuresan

    best comeback ever

    16 Mar 2:21pm Reply
  • horeamuresan

    Easily the most underrated album of her career. I'd probably rank it as her third best after In The Zone and Blackout. [2]

    27 Feb 6:48pm Reply
  • toxicfringe

    Easily the most underrated album of her career. I'd probably rank it as her third best after In The Zone and Blackout.

    19 Feb 6:54pm Reply
  • gustavoxavierq

    It's hard to compare it with BOMT or Oops, but I think it's Britney's worst. But I still love it

    10 Feb 12:15am Reply
  • horeamuresan

    wtf @ (Main Version)

    28 Jan 5:53pm Reply
  • aimeucool

    some friends of mine hate it. i don't think it's one of her worst albums either, it's a top 4 to me (only worse than itz, blackout and oops respectively)

    18 Jan 3:11am Reply
  • alien2love

    Since I'm here, so: please, suggest a correction from http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Britney+Spears/Circus+(UK+Deluxe+Edition) to just "Circus", because the number of listeners will increase a lot here.

    13 Jan 7:45pm Reply
  • alien2love

    I didn't notice we could suggest correction for albums until now, LOL

    13 Jan 7:25pm Reply
  • mr--nobody

    Circus is great. It's just one of Britney's worst albums. Still amazing though. There's no hate.

    10 Jan 9:34pm Reply
  • aimeucool

    wow really? circus is such a great album, I don't get the hate (but yeah, I agree it's better than britney jean)

    4 Jan 7:03pm Reply
  • LouisaViolet

    Could we suggest this to Circus, please?

    3 Jan 8:35pm Reply
  • igorgeneration

    used to think it was her worst, but then Britney Jean came [3]

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • BrunoFernandoq

    Bonus track ♥

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
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