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Britney Spears set to debut comeback single 'Hold It Against Me' Tuesday

January 7, 2011 |  1:32 pm

Holditagainstme Only a few days into the New Year and Britney Spears is wasting no time plotting her big return to the pop charts.

After lying low for the better part of last year –- save for a few expected gossip rag headlines -– Spears first whetted her fans' appetite for her comeback by making a guest appearance on an all-Britney-themed episode of the hit Fox comedy “Glee.”

Fans waiting for new music from the multiplatinum entertainer won't have to wait much longer.

Tuesday (1/11/11 for all you number geeks out there) Spears is releasing “Hold It Against Me,” the lead single off her upcoming as-yet-untitled seventh album -– and her first new offering since 2009’s “3.”

A demo version of the Dr. Luke (“California Gurls,” “We R Who We R”) and Max Martin (“DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” “Dynamite”) produced track -- sans her trademark breathy vocals -- leaked Thursday, and in true Spears fashion, she is headed straight to the dance floor with a club anthem.

Spears took to Twitter on Thursday to tease fans with the official single artwork and confirmed the leaked version was just an early demo.

“Heard an early demo of my new single leaked,” she wrote. “If u think that's good, wait til you hear the real one Tuesday.”

The track will premiere simultaneously on radio stations and be available in the U.S. through the iTunes store, Tuesday at 12 a.m. Fans will have the opportunity to buy the song until Jan. 18.

In December, Spears announced that the album was near completion and would be released in March.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy

twitter.com/gerrickkennedy

Photo credit: Britney Spears Twitter

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