Britney Spears revealed Tuesday that her upcoming record, due out Dec. 3, will be called simply Britney Jean – a nod to her Louisiana roots, where her family members all call her by her first and middle names.
"They always call me Britney Jean. It's like a term of endearment. I just wanted to share that with my fans," the pop star, 31, tells London radio station Capital FM.
Britney Jean will be Spears's eighth studio album, and the second named after herself – following 2001's Britney.
Asked if the new album will have any notable guest appearances, Spears was coy and said only: "You'll have to wait and see."
Later in December, Spears will begin what she now says is a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. It will be great, she says, particularly for her sons Sean, 8, and Jayden, 7.
"I'm really stoked about it," says Spears. "I've toured the world so many times and have been in different hotels every night. It's going to be nice just to have one place to be at for me and my children and my family. A tour based in one place just seems ideal."
And what does she like to do in Vegas with boyfriend David Lucado? "I'm not much of a gambler," she admits. "I love the spas. I love the oxygen facials, and I like getting pampered. And the food is amazing! The food's crazy. I always gain, like, 10 pounds when I go. It's ridiculous."