Britney Spears album delayed

Singer's album will now not be heard until 2008

The release date of Britney Spears new album has been pushed to 2008.

The album was believed to have come out at the end of this year but Spears spokesperson Leslie Sloane Zelnik has now declared the release is being put back.

“I put her on hiatus. Brit’s album is pushed until ’08. If she has no album, there’s no reason to do anything,” she explained. “I’m representing her in theory right now. I said that since the album is pushed back until ’08, let’s go on hiatus until we have a campaign to do.”

It is believed Spears is working on tracks with producers Sean Garrett and Jonathan Rotem.

A “music industry insider” quoted by Life & Style magazine said: “I’m surprised the album has not been pushed back to ’09. Jive (Spears record label) hated the songs Britney was coming up with, except a few. The executives are not happy.”

As previously reported Spears posted a message on Britneyspears.com jokingly asking fans to name the new album, by voting for their favourite title out of five, including one called ’Omg if Like Lindsay Lohan Like Okay Like’.