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Femme Fatale is the seventh studio album recorded by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was made available for digital download on March 25, 2011 through Jive Records. Musically, the singer wanted to make a “fresh-sounding” and “fierce dance album”, thus incorporating dance-pop and electropop styles with elements of dubstep, techno, and trance in its sound. Spears began working on the album during the second leg of her tour The Circus Starring Britney Spears (2009), while also contributing to her second compilation album, The Singles Collection (2009). The singer collaborated with various producers on Femme Fatale, including Max Martin, Dr. Luke, William Orbit, Fraser T Smith, Rodney Jerkins, Bloodshy & Avant, will.i.am and StarGate.
Four singles were released from the album. It became Spears’s first album to have three top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, with “Hold It Against Me”, “Till the World Ends”, and “I Wanna Go” peaking at numbers one, three, and seven, respectively. The fourth and final single “Criminal” peaked at number one in Brazil and in the top twenty in five countries. Spears promoted the album with television performances, the Femme Fatale Tour, and collaborations with Kesha, Nicki Minaj, Travis Barker, and Rihanna.