10/03/2008 at 09:00 AM EDT
's upcoming album, Circus
, promises to deliver club-banging dance hits that will land her back on top, according to music producer and rapper Lil Jon.
"It's going to be a big album," he told PEOPLE at the VH1 Save the Music Hip Hop Honors after party in New York Thursday night. "Britney is very intelligent and she's really set up [for success]," says Jon, who is one of the album's producers. "She is focused and she wants it again, so it's definitely going to happen for her."
He also expects the record to be a mainstay in the clubs. "Her stuff is all about making people party," he says.
Spears's last album, Blackout
, stalled due to her much-publicized personal drama. Rapper Fabolous, who remixed the single "Break the Ice," told reporters at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors taping earlier in the night that "we weren't able to do a video because of her condition at the time."
He adds: "A lot of people count her out, but she's been able to bounce back from adversity. She's back looking, if not as good as before, even better. I would love to do more remixes for Britney."
Spears is set to release Circus
on Dec. 2, her 27th birthday. She debuted the first single, "Womanizer," last month on New York's radio station Z100. She told the radio show
that a tour is "definitely" in the works for next year.
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