Release date: October 25, 2007
Running time: 43:43
Blackout is the fifth studio album by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on October 25, 2007, by JIVE Records and the Zomba Label Group. Opting to re-establish her music career after her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003), she began planning the project in 2006. Britney collaborated with producers including Danja, Bloodshy & Avant, Sean Garrett and The Neptunes.
Upon its release, Blackout received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, who complimented it as Spears’ most progressive and consistent album. The Times named it as the fifth best pop album of the decade.
Three singles were released from Blackout. Its lead single “Gimme More” peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up singles “Piece of Me” and “Break the Ice”.