“Now listed as featured artist on “S&M,” Spears earns her fifth Hot 100 No. 1 and second this year, following her own “Hold It Against Me” in January. She had previously reigned with her debut single “…Baby One More Time” in 1999 and returned to the summit with “Womanizer” (2008) and “3″ (2009).
Fresh off of the release of the debut single from her upcoming album, Britney Spears was spotted making her way to the dance studio in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday (January 11).
Dressed casually in a pink hoodie, orange t-shirt and black tights, the 29-year-old walked alongside her staffers as she readied to work on her moves in preparation of an expected tour.
As for her brand new single “Hold It Against Me”, Miss Spears tweeted her appreciation for all of the song purchasers by writing, “Seriously, I have the best fans ever. I love you all so much!!! Everything I do is for you! xoxo Brit.”
Meanwhile, Britney’s manager Adam Leber tweeted, “Going to bed people. Have to wake up early and get back to work on the HIAM video. News on that coming soon … And HIAM is a trending topic worldwide!! Britney’s Fans = Unstoppable”
And on a side note, reports that Spears was planning to perform at the Grammy Awards on February 13, the singer’s rep has since denied any such plans.
Britney Spears is currently on a sold out tour of the U.S. and heating up radio with her singles “Circus” and “If U Seek Amy.” But before Spears’ comeback got underway, she sat down with MTV for one of the most revealing interviews of her career, a documentary titled “For the Record.” “For the Record” earned over 3.7 million viewers during its debut and the documentary hits DVD shelves today with never-before-seen footage.
The documentary showed a candid look at Spears while at the start of her comeback trail, including preparations for the release of her album, “Circus,” home life with her children, and on stage again with Madonna. Spears also gets tearful talking about her tumultuous, highly-publicized private life, including the head-shaving incident, her divorce from Kevin Federline, and more.
The documentary was met with mixed critical reviews, but huge ratings for MTV and positive fan reaction. The DVD is a “director’s cut” which includes 10-minutes of unaired footage. It also includes a code to download MP3 remixes of her hits “Womanizer” and Circus.”
Entertainment Tonight, in partnership with Jive Records, Britney Spears and her management have decided to move up the world premiere of the title video from her new album Circus from Friday, December 5, by a day to Thursday, December 4. To watch an extended preview of the video, click here.
Fan frenzy has erupted around the globe as Britney’s sixth studio album was released earlier this week on her 27th birthday. The move to shift the premiere date for the lavish “Circus” video came after a Korean Web site leaked an unauthorized version of the video on the web. Wanting her fans to experience the anxiously awaited follow-up to her hit single “Womanizer” in the bold high definition that Entertainment Tonight can provide, Ms. Spears decided to respond to the overwhelming international fan demand and move the premiere to Thursday’s Entertainment Tonight.
An extended preview clip of Britney’s “Circus” will stream at ETonline.com beginning at 7AM EST on Thursday, December 4. The site is currently streaming video packages from ET’s exclusive coverage inside Britney’s birthday party including her birthday wish, her celebrity guests and a special welcome just for her fans on ETonline.
Britney Spears’ sixth studio album, “Circus,” is on track to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week, as the Jive set will lead Nielsen SoundScan’s Building chart when it is released later today (Dec. 3).
Unweighted first-day sales of “Circus” through the close of business yesterday stood at 219,000. Billboard estimates the eight merchants who report to Nielsen SoundScan’s Building chart — Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Circuit City, iTunes, Starbucks, Borders, Target and Anderson Merchandisers — comprise about 80% of all U.S. album sales.
Sources close to the project suggest that “Circus” could move as much as 450,000 in its first week.
P.S. – Dear Billboard – please don’t change the rules between now and next week!!
Another week, another record-breaking jump to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Britney Spears makes a near-maximum 96-1 rise with “Womanizer,” returning to the top of the list for the first time since her debut single “…Baby One More Time” hit No. 1 in January 1999.
This is the third time in the past two months that the mark for the biggest jump to No. 1 has been shattered. On the Hot 100 dated Sept. 6, T.I. soared 71-1 with “Whatever You Like” and last week he sprinted 80-1 with “Live Your Life.”
Spears’ single is spurred by first-week download sales of 286,000, the biggest opening-week tally by a female artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital downloads in 2003, besting Mariah Carey’s take for “Touch My Body” by just over 200 units.
In between her nearly 10-year gap between No. 1s, Spears has placed four other top 10s on the Hot 100, the last being “Gimme More,” the first single from her last set, “Blackout.” That song jumped 68-3 last October with first-week download sales of 179,000.
“Womanizer” previews Spears’ sixth studio set “Circus,” due Dec. 2 via Jive.
Accompanied by her father, Jamie Spears, two bodyguards and a nanny, the “Gimme More” singer toted Jayden in her arms while the nanny took care of Sean.
After piling into their awaiting car, the family drove off to make a quick stop at a local McDonald’s to pick up some treats before heading home.
In related news, it was recently announced that MTV will be airing a 90-minute documentary on Miss Spears called “Britney Spears: For the Record”. The show will make its debut on November 30th – just two days before the release of her new album, “Circus.”