Label
RCA Records Label
Release date
27 Feb 2009
Running length
21 tracks
Running time
81:56

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Circus (Twister Rave Remix) 3:32 509
1 Womanizer (Main Version) 3:45 12,883
1 Circus (Main Version) 3:12 5,830
2 Circus (Tom Neville's Ringleader Remix) 7:48 2,584
2 Womanizer (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Radio) 3:49 266
3 Circus (Diplo Circus Remix) 4:24 3,292
3 Out From Under (Main Version) 3:54 7,752
4 Kill the Lights (Main Version) 3:59 9,450
4 Circus (Junior Vasquez Club Circus) 9:00 722
5 Shattered Glass (Main Version) 2:52 8,746
6 If U Seek Amy (Main Version) 3:36 11,131
7 Unusual You (Main Version) 4:21 6,131
8 Blur (Main Version) 3:07 3,492
9 Mmm Papi (Main Version) 3:22 3,395
10 Mannequin (Main Version) 4:06 3,443
11 Lace and Leather (Main Version) 2:47 1,222
12 My Baby (Main Version) 3:18 923
13 Radar (Main Version) 3:48 5,656
14 Rock Boy (Main Version) 3:21 146
14 Amnesia (Main Version) 3:55 154

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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  • pbisel

    Circus is much better than Blackout [4] I wish so bad that she could just go back to do an album like Circus.

    20 Jul 6:16am Reply
  • heldx

    Circus is much better than Blackout [3]

    5 Jul 1:06am Reply
  • ziggybiscuits

    I can't decide whether I prefer this album over blackout, both are so amazing <3

    22 Jun 4:54pm Reply
  • Scarlett342

    I heard that she's making new album. Check it here: http://sh.st/za4Kt

    17 Jun 3:06pm Reply
  • aimeucool

    Easily the most underrated album of her career. I'd probably rank it as her third best after In The Zone and Blackout. [12] YAY I'M NOT ALONE

    11 Jun 1:48pm Reply
  • thonyorke

    Circus is much better than Blackout [2]

    1 Jun 5:32pm Reply
  • joselnvrro

    Second-best after Blackout [5]

    27 May 11:18pm Reply
  • philipezin

    Easily the most underrated album of her career. I'd probably rank it as her third best after In The Zone and Blackout. [11]

    16 May 1:58am 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. [10]

    27 Apr 10:33am Reply
  • FreedomElement

    all hail the best album ever.

    21 Mar 2:03pm Reply
  • PATTSUNNN

    Second-best after Blackout [4]

    21 Mar 9:39am Reply
  • SrtoLuan

    Circus is much better than Blackout

    21 Feb 5:53pm Reply
  • Prince_Ali

    Amazing album!

    22 Jan 5:02am Reply
  • BlackedDots

    Circus is better than Blackout, IMO.[2]

    21 Jan 11:08am Reply
  • wonskyu

    Second-best after Blackout [4] femme fatale of course is the #1

    6 Jan 6:15pm Reply
  • Ingridias

    Her best!

    1 Jan 9:12pm Reply
  • victorvlf

    Second-best after Blackout [3]

    30 Nov 2014 Reply
  • nueyl

    her best album. pop at its best

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • KingdomOfDreams

    Second-best after Blackout [2]

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • f_orever

    Easily the most underrated album of her career. I'd probably rank it as her third best after In The Zone and Blackout. [9]

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
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