Britney.com, KeshasParty.com and MyPinkFriday.com, all official sites of superstars Britney Spears, Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj, confirmed this evening that the three femme fatales did a remix to Britney’s latest single, “Till the World Ends”, from her seventh studio album. The track is slated to come on Monday. The official sites had a special countdown quoting lyrics from Spears’ second single, giving an official nod that this femme fatale trio is indeed on a track together
Spears’ Femme Fatale Gives Jive Second #1 in a Row, With 275-300k
Britney’s back… and on top of the HITS’ Album chart for next week, as her new Jive/JLG album, Femme Fatale looks set to score sales in the 275-300k range.
The album has actually been well-received by some critics, earning a four-star review in Rolling Stone, while last night, she performed on Jimmy Kimmel and appeared in footage shot for Jackass 3 in which she was bungied while inside a porta-potty.
That gives RCA/Jive the #1 spot for the second week in a row. This week, the label held four out of the Top Five spots on the HITS Album sales chart.
The week’s real surprise is Atlantic hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers, which is on target for sales between 190-215k, coming off the smash single, “Black and Yellow,” now closing in on three million downloads, and the latest hit, “Roll Up,” closing in on 330k. He performed last night before 3,000 fans at a sold-out Roseland Ballroom in New York. As part of iTunes’ “Countdown to Rolling Papers” promotion, the rapper released the Benny Blanco-produced “No Sleep,” which shot to the top of the overall singles chart a day after it was released on the digital retail site.
The physical version of Radiohead’s The King of Limbs hit stores this week, on the band’s own TBD label through RED, with estimates in the 50-60k range, with the previous digital sales on their website not included.
Priority/Capitol/EMI’s Snoop Dogg album, Doggumentary, will bow with between 45-50k, while Columbia Grammy-winning gospel group Mary Mary’s Something Big will do in the 35-40k range.
The market was up 13% vs. last week, up 7% vs. same week last year and now down 5% year to date, marking the sixth consecutive week that album sales have beat the corresponding week last year. So crack open the bubbly and let’s settle on the correct spelling of Khadafy, Qadafi, Gaddafi or whatever his name is once and for all.
TRL’s always been known for famous — and favorite — firsts — the first time you saw an artist completely crush Times Square — Backstreet Boys did it, and so did Eminem. The first of Diddy’s 36 (!!!?!?!) appearances, or Jennifer Lopez’s 17 appearances (remember when she was super obviously pregnant?), or Christina Aguilera’s 13. Or the first time you saw Mariah Carey’s midriff, or Mariah pushing an ice cream cart, or both! Michael Phelps’ abs’ first appearance. Tokio Hotel’s first time on TRL.
But, TRL’s most important firsts have always been the videos. And today’s (October 23) countdown was all about the top 10 biggest videos that made their debut on TRL: Avril’s conflicted “Complicated” video made it to #9 today, while TRL veteran Eminem’s “My Name Is” made it to #4. Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You” scored an enviable #3, while Christina Aguilera’s “Genie In a Bottle” resurfaced to earn the now-married mom a respectable #2.
But no one, not no one, has earned more TRL love than show pioneer Britney Spears, whose “Baby One More Time” reached another #1 when it became TRL’s #1 favorite first video.
Source: MTV News