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It looks like Britney Spears' Circus will be in town a lot sooner than expected.
Despite reports that the comeback kid's new album wasn't going to drop until the end of the year, the singer's music label, Jiva/Zomba, announced Monday that the disc will now be released Dec. 2—which, as all Britniacs know, also happens to be her 27th birthday.
"Womanizer," the first single off Circus, will hit radio airwaves Sept. 22.
The big news comes on the heels of the pop star's impressive triple win last weekend at the MTV Video Music Awards.