The pop star's ninth album will be released Aug. 26

By Jeff Nelson
August 03, 2016 01:55 PM
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Britney Spears got to “Work” – and the wait for her new album is almost over.

On Wednesday, the pop star, 34, announced that her ninth album, Glory, will be released on Aug 26.

“#Glory. My new album & the beginning of a new era. Available 8/26 on @AppleMusic. Pre-order tonight at midnight ET,” Spears, 34, tweeted alongside the forthcoming LP’s album art.

Spears’ new record is just the latest feat in her ongoing comeback tour. Following a show-stopping medley of hits at the Billboard Music Awards – where she took home the Millennium award – in May, the performer released her latest single, the G-Eazy collaboration “Make Me,” last month.

“My sister is in a badass place right now,” Spears’ younger sibling, country singer Jamie Lynn Spears, told PEOPLE in June. “I think we need to focus on what an amazing place everyone is in, especially her. She’s kicking ass right now!”

Aside from last year’s Iggy Azalea duet ”Pretty Girls” and a Smurfs 2 soundtrack contribution (“Ooh La La”), Spears hasn’t released new tunes since her 2013 album Britney Jean, which generated the smash hit “Work Bitch.”

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In addition to her ever-growing fragrance empire, Spears keeps busy with her Las Vegas residency, Piece of Me, at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater when she’s not spending quality time with her two sons, Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9.

Kicking off her promotion cycle for Glory, Spears will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night in a taped segment in which – like Rihanna did earlier this year – she’ll crash the late-night host’s bedroom while he’s asleep.