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", incorporating pop and dance-pop styles. The album was recorded during 2008, following Spears's much-publicized personal struggles in 2007 and placement under a temporary conservatorship the subsequent year. .
Other popular albums released by Britney Spears.