Britney Spears' first studio album in four years will be called "Blackout," her label said. The Jive Records release is due in U.S. stores on November 13, and a day earlier internationally. The album title "refers to blocking out negativity and embracing life fully," said Jive, a unit of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
Its first single, "Gimme More," soared 65 places to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday after selling 179,000 downloads. It marks her first top 10 hit since "Toxic" in March 2004, and her best showing on the chart since her smash debut "...Baby One More Time" hit No. 1 in 1999. Spears lip-synched to "Gimme More" during her infamous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last month.