Blackout is Britney Spears' fifth studio album, released on October 25, 2007, via Jive Records. Work on the album first began in 2006. Commercially, during its first week of release, the album sold 290,000 copies in the United States.
The album has appeared on many end-of-the-year and decade lists, including reader polls by Billboard and Rolling Stone. The Times named it as the fifth best pop album of the decade. Rolling Stone described it as “one of the most influential albums in modern pop”. In 2012, the album was added to the Hall of Fame music library.
Three singles were released from Blackout, including “Piece of Me” and “Break the Ice”. Its lead single “Gimme More” spawned the famous line, “It’s Britney, bitch!”