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OTRC: Britney Spears writes letter to fans, reveals new album cover (Photo)

Britney Spears appears on the cover of her 2013 album 'Britney Jean.' / The first page of a letter Spears wrote to fans published on Oct. 25, 2013. (RCA Records / BritneySpears.com)

Britney Spears wrote a personal letter to fans, which was featured on her official website on Friday, Oct. 25. The full letter can be viewed below.

In the letter, Spears explains, "I haven't sat down to write you guys in SUCH a long time. Long overdue! We're all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes it's nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal."

Of her new album, "Britney Jean," Spears writes, "I poured my heart and soul into this album and it's been an incredible journey. I've learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years."

Spears goes on to thank her fans for their support and called "Britney Jean" her "most personal record yet."

"I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to," she added. She later wrote, "I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean."

"Britney Jean" is set for release on December 3, a day after Spears' 32nd birthday. It is her eighth studio album and the cover art for the new album was revealed on her website and be seen above on the left. The signer also announced that her next single, "Perfume," will be released on Nov. 5.

Spears, whose full name is Britney Jean Spears, revealed the album title earlier this month and explained in a previous interview that her family always calls her Britney Jean as a term of endearment.

Check out Spears' letter to fans below.

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