LP – Limited Edition Opaque Yellow Vinyl (2023 Reissue).
Britney Spears’ third album, from 2001. Includes the banger, "I'm a Slave 4 U".
With her third album Britney, Spears took things in a grittier, R&B-influenced direction, including collaborations with celebrated producers The Neptunes ("I'm a Slave 4 U," "Boys") and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (an edgy cover of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts' "I Love Rock & Roll," as featured in her 2002 film debut Crossroads).
Spears began to embrace a significantly more mature sound with Britney. The record incorporates genres of pop and R&B with influences of EDM and occasionally dips into disco, hip hop, rock, and electronica. Its lyrical themes address the subjects such as coming of age, adulthood, control, and sexuality. Contributions to its production came from a variety of collaborators, including Max Martin and Rami Yacoub. Spears herself assumed a more prominent role in the album's development, co-writing six of its tracks.