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  • Britneysdream
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    Make me was actually a pretty decent hit for her, maybe not internationally but certainly in the USA! 1 million units sold platinum top 20 and sold over 2 million worldwide, and if there had been a better music video we would probably be looking at even better numbers

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  • Instinct
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    Originally posted by JeremySpears
    Thank you so much for that update! Could you pleeease do a list with the numbers for her albums and her most streamed album tracks as well?
    No problem! I posted a full discography update last month. I'll be doing another one soon.

    ------------------------
    2 years ago today, Britney Spears released “Make Me...” as the lead single from her ninth studio album ‘Glory.’ The single was acclaimed by critics and hit #1 on US iTunes. It peaked at #17 on the Hot 100 and is certified Platinum by the RIAA for 1,000,000+ units sold.



    Happy 2nd anniversary to this Platinum hit!

    01 - 413,193,520 - Toxic
    02 - 291,766,435 - ...Baby One More Time
    03 - 280,837,695 - Oops!...I Did It Again
    04 - 195,114,233 - Womanizer
    05 - 176,158,322 - Work Bitch
    06 - 125,989,551 - My Only Wish (This Year)
    07 - 107,952,280 - Make Me (feat. G-Eazy)
    08 - 102,362,037 - Till the World Ends*
    09 - 101,798,962 - Circus
    10 - 101,497,547 - Gimme More
    11 - 75,049,161 - I'm a Slave 4 U
    12 - 70,823,660 - I Wanna Go
    13 - 70,713,349 - Sometimes
    14 - 69,935,355 - Everytime
    15 - 66,702,186 - Criminal
    16 - 64,603,350 - Piece of Me
    17 - 64,521,450 - (You Drive Me) Crazy*
    18 - 62,018,351 - Stronger
    19 - 58,173,896 - Lucky
    20 - 57,489,585 - If U Seek Amy
    21 - 57,443,978 - Pretty Girls
    22 - 55,259,780 - Slumber Party (feat. Tinashe)
    23 - 50,309,359 - 3
    24 - 45,490,286 - Hold It Against Me
    25 - 35,381,232 - Overprotected*
    26 - 31,236,402 - Radar
    27 - 28,893,462 - Break the Ice
    28 - 28,039,295 - Perfume
    29 - 27,460,190 - I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
    30 - 27,079,454 - Me Against the Music (feat. Madonna)
    31 - 26,179,799 - Born to Make You Happy
    32 - 25,287,219 - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
    33 - 26,179,799 - Born to Make You Happy
    34 - 24,767,221 - Boys*
    35 - 22,403,584 - My Prerogative
    36 - 19,590,053 - Do You Wanna Come Over?
    37 - 13,930,728 - Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)
    38 - 12,478,991 - Private Show
    39 - 12,121,948 - Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know
    40 - 12,111,741 - Do Somethin'
    41 - 12,015,192 - Ooh La La
    42 - 11,814,478 - Get Naked (I Got a Plan)
    43 - 11,673,900 - Outrageous
    44 - 11,067,274 - From the Bottom of My Broken Heart*
    45 - 10,950,251 - Just Luv Me
    46 - 10,550,875 - Clumsy
    47 - 10,206,145 - Man on the Moon
    48 - 10,136,943 - Breathe on Me
    49 - 8,917,017 - (Drop Dead) Beautiful (feat. Sabi)
    50 - 8,915,020 - Just Like Me
    51 - 8,845,096 - (I Got That) Boom Boom (feat. Ying Yang Twins)
    52 - 8,691,139 - Inside Out
    53 - 8,117,767 - Liar
    54 - 8,108,185 - Love Me Down
    55 - 8,010,170 - Invitation
    56 - 7,808,266 - Out from Under
    57 - 7,246,973 - Alien
    58 - 6,884,174 - If I'm Dancing
    59 - 6,864,704 - It Should Be Easy (feat. will.i.am)
    60 - 6,642,921 - Tik Tik Boom (feat. T.I.)
    61 - 6,526,220 - Kill the Lights
    62 - 6,334,988 - Big Fat Bass (feat. will.i.am)
    63 - 6,261,936 - Unusual You
    64 - 6,049,926 - Body Ache
    65 - 5,844,672 - Better
    66 - 5,842,792 - Shattered Glass
    67 - 5,818,528 - Freakshow
    68 - 5,683,519 - The Hook Up
    69 - 5,638,943 - Toy Soldier
    70 - 5,627,774 - How I Roll
    71 - 5,574,689 - Anticipating
    72 - 5,531,252 - Gasoline
    73 - 5,448,929 - Cinderella
    74 - 5,321,803 - Up n' Down
    75 - 5,202,105 - Hot as Ice
    76 - 5,122,638 - Hard to Forget Ya
    77 - 4,968,556 - Til It's Gone
    78 - 4,873,248 - He About to Lose Me
    79 - 4,703,436 - Ooh Ooh Baby
    80 - 4,689,559 - What You Need
    81 - 4,538,254 - What U See (Is What U Get)
    82 - 4,512,383 - Coupure Électrique
    83 - 4,512,220 - Trouble for Me
    84 - 4,506,109 - Seal It With a Kiss
    85 - 4,314,128 - Don't Go Knockin' on My Door
    86 - 4,081,856 - Bombastic Love
    87 - 3,923,980 - Selfish
    88 - 3,916,182 - Trip to Your Heart
    89 - 3,878,861 - Heaven on Earth
    90 - 3,848,465 - Lonely
    91 - 3,706,077 - Touch of My Hand
    92 - 3,569,298 - Lace & Leather
    93 - 3,508,463 - Passenger
    94 - 3,434,804 - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    95 - 3,353,691 - (I've Just Begun) Having My Fun
    96 - 3,257,996 - Showdown
    97 - 3,150,473 - Perfect Lover
    98 - 3,076,918 - Blur
    99 - 3,032,078 - What It's Like to Be Me
    100 - 2,997,521 - Mannequin
    101 - 2,963,945 - Don't Cry
    102 - 2,942,612 - Can't Make You Love Me
    103 - 2,908,685 - Mmm Papi
    104 - 2,897,129 - I Will Be There
    105 - 2,879,202 - One Kiss from You
    106 - 2,878,871 - Now That I Found You
    107 - 2,782,009 - Brightest Morning Star
    108 - 2,740,963 - Chillin' With You (feat. Jamie Lynn)
    109 - 2,678,766 - Soda Pop
    110 - 2,565,774 - Perfume (The Dreaming Mix)
    111 - 2,462,956 - Phonography
    112 - 2,406,599 - Why Should I Be Sad
    113 - 2,382,466 - Hold on Tight
    114 - 2,326,957 - Where Are You Now
    115 - 2,283,273 - Don't Keep Me Waiting
    116 - 2,203,835 - Get Back
    117 - 2,184,048 - Early Mornin'
    118 - 2,166,380 - Brave New Girl
    119 - 2,165,309 - That's Where You Take Me
    120 - 2,131,588 - My Baby
    121 - 1,974,560 - Everybody
    122 - 1,900,069 - Someday (I Will Understand)
    123 - 1,896,342 - I Will Still Love You (with Don Philip)
    124 - 1,879,701 - I Run Away
    125 - 1,859,821 - Deep In My Heart
    126 - 1,836,697 - Shadow
    127 - 1,807,050 - Autumn Goodbye
    128 - 1,780,863 - When Your Eyes Say It*
    129 - 1,699,410 - Dear Diary
    130 - 1,640,090 - I'll Never Stop Loving You
    131 - 1,620,634 - E-Mail My Heart
    132 - 1,607,187 - When I Found You
    133 - 1,590,412 - Thinkin' About You
    134 - 1,556,719 - The Beat Goes On
    135 - 1,495,830 - Rock Me In
    136 - 1,474,619 - Before the Goodbye
    137 - 1,013,793 - And Then We Kiss (Junkie XL Remix)
    138 - 894,673 - Mona Lisa
    139 - 602,751 - Don't Hang Up
    140 - 494,298 - The Answer
    141 - 457,616 - Chaotic
    142 - 416,161 - Heart*
    143 - 357,365 - Walk on By
    144 - 340,097 - Rock Boy
    145 - 326,213 - Girl in the Mirror
    146 - 324,615 - Intimidated
    147 - 274,059 - I'm So Curious
    148 - 251,531 - You Got It All
    149 - 227,414 - Mood Ring
    150 - 87,814 - Amnesia
    151 - 28,642 - Outta This World

    Please note that Amnesia, Mood Ring, You Got It All, Girl in the Mirror, Outta This World and Rock Boy are either no longer available or have limited availability. * means multiple versions.

    Remixes

    01 - 6,371,904 - Till the World Ends
    02 - 5,596,853 - Make Me...
    03 - 4,984,163 - Toxic
    04 - 4,516,833 - Circus
    05 - 3,970,229 - Gimme More
    06 - 3,820,971 - I Wanna Go
    07 - 3,273,482 - Womanizer
    08 - 3,181,134 - Slumber Party
    09 - 3,034,859 - Piece of Me
    10 - 3,027,413 - Me Against the Music
    11 - 2,780,561 - Hold It Against Me
    12 - 2,201,618 - Everytime
    13 - 2,087,076 - Chris Cox Megamix
    14 - 1,922,188 - ..Baby One More Time
    15 - 1,905,586 - If U Seek Amy
    16 - 1,625,667 - 3
    17 - 1,275,252 - I'm a Slave 4 U
    18 - 1,205,430 - Radar
    19 - 1,161,103 - Breathe on Me
    20 - 1,011,556 - Outrageous
    21 - 906,316 - Criminal
    22 - 565,217 - Stronger
    23 - 540,130 - Born to Make You Happy
    24 - 494,509 - Break the Ice
    25 - 464,914 - Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know
    26 - 439,834 - Touch of My Hand
    27 - 378,143 - My Prerogative
    28 - 347,929 - (Someday) I Will Understand
    29 - 308,546 - Early Mornin'
    30 - 301,650 - I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
    31 - 135,009 - Do Somethin'
    Total: 63,836,075

    Total Streams (Lead): 3,656,501,694

    Other tracks:
    01 - 324,684,519 - Scream & Shout*
    02 - 23,830,631 - SMS (Bangerz)
    03 - 21,725,285 - S&M Remix
    04 - 6,518,988 - Tom's Diner
    05 - 5,470,652 - Scream & Shout (Hit-Boy Remix)
    06 - 1,969,675 - Like a Virgin/Hollywood
    07 - 1,676,442 - Tom's Diner (Leu Leu Land Remix)
    08 - 1,024,841 - Tom's Diner (Hibell Remix)
    09 - 9,725 - Crazy

    Total Streams (Featuring): 386,910,758

    Overall: 4,043,412,452
    Last edited by Instinct; Fri May 15, 2020, 03:29.

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  • JeremySpears
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    Originally posted by Instinct
    [center:39aa1gdw]
    Spotify Stats
    As of July 10, 2018[/center:39aa1gdw]

    Most Streamed Songs on Spotify

    01 - 242,194,937 - Scream & Shout
    02 - 208,144,491 - Toxic
    03 - 153,528,246 - ...Baby One More Time
    04 - 133,036,855 - Oops!... I Did It Again
    05 - 122,706,592 - Work Bitch
    06 - 97,017,883 - Womanizer
    07 - 92,420,039 - Make Me...
    08 - 71,245,009 - Till the World Ends
    09 - 56,834,851 - My Only Wish (This Year)
    10 - 56,109,295 - Circus
    11 - 51,228,437 - Gimme More
    12 - 50,010,145 - I Wanna Go
    13 - 46,346,313 - Everytime
    14 - 45,578,755 - Pretty Girls
    15 - 42,481,630 - I'm a Slave 4 U
    16 - 42,343,127 - Slumber Party
    17 - 40,839,071 - Piece of Me
    18 - 39,900,541 - (You Drive Me) Crazy
    19 - 37,601,858 - Criminal
    20 - 34,270,733 - Hold It Against Me
    21 - 33,885,549 - Stronger
    22 - 33,226,871 - If U Seek Amy
    23 - 32,560,948 - 3
    24 - 31,643,093 - Lucky
    25 - 28,374,514 - Sometimes
    26 - 23,727,848 - Perfume
    27 - 20,795,630 - Overprotected
    28 - 20,051,806 - Radar
    29 - 18,958,424 - SMS (Bangerz)
    30 - 17,501,547 - Break the Ice
    31 - 17,289,199 - S&M (Remix)
    32 - 17,098,404 - I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
    33 - 17,000,740 - Born to Make You Happy
    34 - 16,012,995 - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
    35 - 16,130,028 - Boys
    36 - 15,849,103 - Me Against the Music
    37 - 15,067,188 - Do You Wanna Come Over?
    38 - 13,792,475 - My Prerogative
    39 - 10,684,371 - Private Show
    40 - 10,027,428 - Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)

    Since June 7, 2018....

    "...Baby One More Time" reached 150 million streams
    "Oops!... I Did It Again" reached 130 million streams
    "Gimme More" reached 50 million streams
    "I Wanna Go" reached 50 million streams
    "Piece of Me" reached 40 million streams
    "Radar" reached 20 million streams
    "Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)" reached 10 million streams, becoming her 40th song to reach this milestone
    "Do You Wanna Come Over" reached 15 million streams
    "I'm a Slave 4 U" overtook "Slumber Party"
    "Break the Ice" overtook "S&M (Remix)"
    Thank you so much for that update! Could you pleeease do a list with the numbers for her albums and her most streamed album tracks as well?

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  • MrLeonix
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    Britney received a Certification plaque last night awarding "Work Bitch", "Make Me" and "Everytime".



    They were honoring her songwriting credits

    nmpaorg Honoring the legendary #BritneySpears for her #GoldandPlatinum #songwriting credits! Phenomenal Show tonight at @mgmnationalharbor #mgm #britney
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BlJ6raxBnmS ... e=ig_embed

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  • MrLeonix
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    I'm so glad that "Pretty Girls" is so stalled on Spotify and descending progressively while other songs are gaining more . . . . . . I remember when that piece of cr*p was among her top 10 most streamed songs on Spotify (like back in 2016 or 2017) and I hated that.

    from #9 to #14 now . . . and I'm sure it will keep falling more (hopefully out of Top 20 eventually).

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  • belmont
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    Re: Britney Spears :: Charts & Sales History

    40 - 10,027,428 - Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)

    a HIT

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  • Instinct
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    [center:3w2injlh]
    Spotify Stats
    As of September 11, 2018[/center:3w2injlh]

    Most Streamed Songs on Spotify

    01 - 249,374,117 - Scream & Shout (+5,466,806 from Hit-Boy Remix = 254,840,923)
    02 - 224,082,399 - Toxic
    03 - 164,853,276 - ...Baby One More Time
    04 - 144,792,169 - Oops!... I Did It Again
    05 - 127,255,462 - Work Bitch
    06 - 103,881,450 - Womanizer
    07 - 94,618,226 - Make Me...
    08 - 73,123,180 - Till the World Ends (+8,138,395 from Femme Fatale Remix = 81,261,575)
    09 - 57,038,237 - My Only Wish (This Year)
    10 - 60,004,079 - Circus
    11 - 54,881,451 - Gimme More
    12 - 51,679,886 - I Wanna Go
    13 - 48,320,028 - Everytime
    14 - 46,615,846 - Pretty Girls
    15 - 45,702,470 - I'm a Slave 4 U
    16 - 43,954,806 - Slumber Party
    17 - 43,329,168 - Piece of Me
    18 - 42,288,215 - (You Drive Me) Crazy
    19 - 39,020,072 - Criminal
    20 - 36,310,780 - Stronger
    21 - 35,294,917 - Hold It Against Me
    22 - 35,201,214 - If U Seek Amy
    23 - 33,939,132 - 3
    24 - 34,008,025 - Lucky
    25 - 30,125,030 - Sometimes
    26 - 23,727,848 - Perfume
    27 - 22,126,625 - Overprotected
    28 - 21,083,674 - Radar
    29 - 19,374,944 - SMS (Bangerz)
    30 - 18,654,162 - Break the Ice
    31 - 18,212,368 - I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
    32 - 17,916,968 - Born to Make You Happy
    33 - 17,630,276 - S&M (Remix)
    34 - 17,307,315 - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
    35 - 17,000,177 - Boys
    36 - 16,919,587 - Me Against the Music
    37 - 15,670,270 - Do You Wanna Come Over?
    38 - 14,548,968 - My Prerogative
    39 - 10,931,869 - Private Show
    40 - 10,668,615 - Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)

    Since July 10, 2018....

    "Toxic" reached 220 million streams
    "...Baby One More Time" reached 160 million streams
    "Oops!... I Did It Again" reached 140 million streams
    "Womanizer" reached 100 million streams
    "Hold It Against Me" left her Top 20 most streamed tracks
    "Stronger" entered her Top 20 most streamed tracks
    "Sometimes" reached 30 million streams
    "Circus" reached 60 million streams

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  • Britneysdream
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    it’s really annoying billboard don’t count all her albums sold through BMG club etc, as chart masters has her USA album sales at 39 million! I reckon she will pass 40 million in pure sales eventually!

    Also I generally have no idea how many singles she has sold in the USA as once again RIAA have or her team have not updated any of her certifications, and massive hits like womanizer remain uncertified, yet me know for a fact she sold 3.6 million copies pure!

    So I presume she is around 40 million pure singles and 39 million pure album sales in the USA, a total of 79 million record sales

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  • belmont
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    Originally posted by Britneysdream
    Originally posted by matheusbelmont
    42k tickets - North America leg
    210-220k tickets - European leg

    Is this just an estimation?
    Yes. The amount of ticket that were put on sale.

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  • Britneysdream
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    Originally posted by matheusbelmont
    42k tickets - North America leg
    210-220k tickets - European leg

    Is this just an estimation?

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  • belmont
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    Re: Britney Spears :: Charts & Sales History

    42k tickets - North America leg
    210-220k tickets - European leg

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  • breatheonme
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    Originally posted by Instinct
    Originally posted by LotsOfLove
    Antwerp selling slowly or what do you mean?
    I want it to be sold out in Antwerp
    There are only 3 categories left out of like 9 or 10. I'll sell out soon. Sportpaleis is a huge arena (23.5k capacity) and she only sold 9k tickets back in 2011. I think it's doing quite well.
    Ok sounds cool! Thanks!

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  • Instinct
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    Originally posted by LotsOfLove
    Antwerp selling slowly or what do you mean?
    I want it to be sold out in Antwerp
    There are only 3 categories left out of like 9 or 10. I'll sell out soon. Sportpaleis is a huge arena (23.5k capacity) and she only sold 9k tickets back in 2011. I think it's doing quite well.

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  • breatheonme
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    Re: Britney Spears :: Charts & Sales History

    Antwerp selling slowly or what do you mean?
    I want it to be sold out in Antwerp

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  • belmont
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    New tickets added to Glasgow and Manchester dates! Dublin, Oslo, Berlin, Sandviken are sold out. Just a few tickets for Scarborough, Monchen still selling very well, Antwerp still slowly, 107 tickets to the 1st date and 300 tickets to 2nd date in Paris, London dates doing fine, Birmingham is the worse date and I don't know nothing about Blackpool, hoping for 15k!

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  • MrLeonix
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    Her most relevant album

    Considering its a very old Pop album and its not a trap / latin / hip hop / rap record which is streaming dominant genres and audience it has done quite well. I think the journey to 400million will be faster now that the streaming industry only becomes bigger and that she has a new tour coming up.

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  • Instinct
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    "In the Zone" has officially crossed 300,000,000 streams on Spotify, becoming Britney's first album to achieve this milestone

    01 - Toxic - 206,814,182
    02 - Everytime - 46,185,992
    03 - Me Against the Music - 15,765,655
    04 - Outrageous - 7,002,531
    05 - Breathe on Me - 5,955,957
    06 - (I Got That) Boom Boom - 4,699,128
    07 - The Hook Up - 3,107,299
    08 - Touch of My Hand - 2,298,072
    09 - Showdown - 2,072,754
    10 - Brave New Girl - 1,480,990
    11 - Early Mornin’ - 1,354,941
    12 - Me Against the Music (Rishi Rich's Desi Kulcha Remix) - 1,337,045
    13 - Shadow - 1,165,145
    14 - Don’t Hang Up - 493,304
    15 - The Answer - 357,397

    Total: 300,090,392

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  • MrLeonix
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    Interesting analogy @Instinct.

    For me its quite different tho. Britney's first 6 albums' pattern reminds me a bit of Madonna's 6 first albums pattern, while her late 3 albums' pattern reminds me of Janet's 2001-2006's pattern.

    I'll explain:

    Britney's first 3 albums meant her more commercial, friendly, bubblegum pop period with atonishing success, pop culture, global dominance which is what Madonna's first 3 albums meant to her, even though Madonna's process was quite different as she was growing each time with each of her first 3 albums, the trilogy were pretty much the blockbuster period for both of them with each scoring two +20million selling albums and one 10million album and super pop catchy classic singles such as "Like a Virgin", "Lucky Star", "Borderline", "Material Girl" or "Papa Don't preach" for Madonna's case, and "Baby one more time", "Sometimes", "(You drive me) Crazy", "Oops I did it again" or "I'm a Slave 4 U" for Britney.

    The 4th album meant a musical change for both of them offering more mature albums that differed a lot from their first 3 albums, They were still huge successful eras but with less sales than their previous three albums, yet both scoring perhaps their respective more acclaimed and respected hit singles ("Like a Prayer" and "Toxic"). Both albums would be followed by their respective compilations "The Inmaculate Collection" and "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative".

    The 5th album meant a decline for both of them filled with controversy and raunchy eras ("Erotica" and "Blackout") both albums' performances would be seen as subpar at the time and were outshadowed by tabloids yet would gain cult following years later.

    The 6th album was a comeback for both of them with softer / damage control eras such as "Bedtimes Stories" and "Circus" after the previous public backlash they had faced. Madonna had her first #1 US hit in years with "Take a Bow" and Britney got her first #1 hit in 10 years with "Womanizer". Both eras played it safer than their raunchy and wilder previous ones.

    -----

    Up until that point she had a similar pattern to Madonna but instead following "Ray of light" footsteps for album #7, she instead did a weird bizarre jump straight to Janet's "All For You".

    "Femme Fatale" was her "All for you" (the dance, sexual album that yielded hit singles), "Britney Jean" was her "Damita Jo" (the first lukewarm failed project after many years of success) and "Glory" was her "20 Y.O" (her continuing the failing trend album).

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  • Instinct
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    Originally posted by Wayne
    I find it amazing that the album sold so little worldwide, considering how much people focus on her supposed longevity.

    If you look at her sales since 2003, she's been on a steady decline, aside from Circus - which was really a return to form and a major success looking back.

    Some of it will be due to general music industry decline, and change in consumption but you can really see a marked decline in performance.
    Well, not many pop artists (especially female) have been blessed with an era as big as Circus over 10 years into their career. Or even an era as big as Femme Fatale 13 years in. I think her longevity is outstanding for a female pop star.

    I'm probably gonna get called dragged for making this comparison, but her career trajectory reminds me a bit of Mariah's in a way. Obviously, Mariah is more successful and all, but there are some similarities for sure.

    Mariah dominated the 1990s (along with Celine Dion)
    Britney dominated the 2000s (along with Eminem)

    Then Mariah faced a major flop 11 years into her career (Glitter), just like Britney did 15 years into her career (Britney Jean). Those two albums are very similar in terms of commercial performance (ie: both were their first major flops, both spawned one moderate hit, both are around 1-2 million album equivalents, etc)

    The biggest difference is that Mariah had her comeback 15 years into her career, while Britney had hers 10 years into her career. Why? Because Mariah flopped before Britney did. After their respective comebacks, they both scored another #1 album that spawned one #1 hit (Femme Fatale and E=MC2). Those two albums did similar numbers (E=MC2 sold more in terms of pure sales but Femme Fatale did better in terms of album equivalents).

    But Mariah comparison aside, I don't think she's doing THAT badly. I think it's very telling that she's still able to sell out large arenas and parks around the world even without any major hits. Glory is far from being the biggest flop era in recent years and like you said, there are people doing far worse than her.

    It's not all over for her...

    -In 2013-2017, she grossed $137 million in Vegas with the fourth highest-grossing residency show of all time
    -In 2016, she was awarded the Millennium Award at the Billboard Music Awards
    -In 2016, she scored her 20th Top 20 hit in the US with "Make Me..."
    -In 2016, her 9th studio album "Glory" went #1 in 5 countries including Italy where it became her first #1 album
    -In 2016, her 9th studio album debuted with 111,000 units in the US, which is a very respectable number in this day and age
    -In 2017, she performed at arenas/parks/stadiums in Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore & the Philippines
    -In 2017, she performed for the biggest crowd of her career in Tel Aviv (55,000+ attendance)
    -In 2018, she broke record for the highest-grossing single concert in a residency ever in Las Vegas
    -In 2018, her latest lead single ("Make Me...") became a Platinum certified hit in the US
    -In 2018, she's selling out arena/park shows in the UK, Germany, France, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Ireland (+ smaller venues in the US)
    -In 2018, Forbes reported the US leg of her tour has the most expensive ticket prices this summer, along with BTS

    There's a reason why she always makes Forbes despite not setting the charts on fire. She's still a very profitable and marketable star 20 years into her career.

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  • belmont
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    Originally posted by Instinct
    Going by ChartMasters / CSPC, "Glory" has surpassed 800,000 album equivalents

    As of February 2018


    Since then, we know Glory is closer to 155,000 in the US rather than 150,000, so that's another 5,000 pure sales (380,000 in total).

    Streaming numbers as of June 29, 2018:

    Spotify - 247,471,446
    YouTube - 111,634,960 (Make Me) + 80,691,343 (Slumber Party) = 192,326,303

    Audio Stream – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
    Video Stream – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

    Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750
    Comprehensive audio streaming is up to 428,742,072, which equals to 285,828 album sales. Adding 16,368 album equivalents from YouTube gives us a total of 302,196.

    Pure Album Sales - 380,000
    Streaming Sales - 302,000
    Track Sales - 123,000
    Total - 805,000

    MJD actually underestimated Glory's single sales in the US by over 100k so I'm not even including that.

    (And yes, I'm aware this is not an official number before someone has a meltdown)
    Cool.

    One more single like Change Your Mind and that would be nearly 1 million SPS.

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  • MrLeonix
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    Originally posted by Wayne
    Other people have fallen harder, and she can at least fall back on her status (which enables her to perform in large arenas across the world).
    Yes I agree. I think artists successfully construct the so-called "Status" when they develop actual trajectories. The thing with Britney is that even though she's flopping now (and probably will keep flopping from now on) she wasn't a girl with just 2-3 successful albums in her back catalogue, She scored hit singles and success with 7 studio eras (8 eras if we include "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative" which also had studio-album type of success and even "The singles collection" yieled a #1 Billboard hit, but I won't count that one), so she has an actual trajectory of considerable success including about 2 dozens of international hit singles. She secured a strong legacy. "Britney Jean" and "Glory" only represent a share of 2/9 flop eras. Her success rate is basically 7/9.

    Originally posted by Wayne
    I find your inclusion of George Michael to be interesting - why him? Hadn't really thought of him as a comparable artist but I suppose he was an equivalent to Britney prior to his artistic growth with the Faith record.
    Ever since he debuted solo he had a massive decline, he went from "Faith" selling 18M- 20M straight to selling 7M with his follow up album and he never recovered after that. Honestly I always viewed him as the type of artist that non-stop declined until oblivion (Alanis Morissette style). Many artists do.

    I have studied a lot of artists and the more I study them the more I appreciate Britney's trajectory.

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  • Wayne
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    Re: Britney Spears :: Charts & Sales History

    Other people have fallen harder, and she can at least fall back on her status (which enables her to perform in large arenas across the world).

    I find your inclusion of George Michael to be interesting - why him? Hadn't really thought of him as a comparable artist but I suppose he was an equivalent to Britney prior to his artistic growth with the Faith record.

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  • MrLeonix
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    Yeah @Instinct I think "Glory" is over 800K CPSC WW units by now.

    And yeah Britney had a decline in sales but she was able to maintained her success with her first two albums (back to back Diamond albums) and then she rebounded with "Circus" in 2008 (and that was actually her 6th album). "Femme Fatale" scored hit singles and now thanks to the SPS system inclusion its units have increased even more as the album's equivalents units go.

    Declining didn't mean she was not having success tho, IMO Britney never really flopped up until "Britney Jean" in 2013 and that was after having released 7 studio albums that yielded hit singles since 1998 (so yeah , her longevity is not "supposed", its real).

    Other artists such as Alicia Keys, George Michael, Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, Justin Timberlake (since 2nd album), etc had worse non-stop declines with each album than Britney's (without an actual rebounding record like "Circus") and I don't see anyone saying something about it. So it's always been fascinating to me how many people (even MJDangerous) always seem to have something to say about the sales decline Britney had.

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  • Wayne
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    Re: Britney Spears :: Charts & Sales History

    I find it amazing that the album sold so little worldwide, considering how much people focus on her supposed longevity.

    If you look at her sales since 2003, she's been on a steady decline, aside from Circus - which was really a return to form and a major success looking back.

    Some of it will be due to general music industry decline, and change in consumption but you can really see a marked decline in performance.

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  • Instinct
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    Going by ChartMasters / CSPC, "Glory" has surpassed 800,000 album equivalents

    As of February 2018


    Since then, we know Glory is closer to 155,000 in the US rather than 150,000, so that's another 5,000 pure sales (380,000 in total).

    Streaming numbers as of June 29, 2018:

    Spotify - 247,471,446
    YouTube - 111,634,960 (Make Me) + 80,691,343 (Slumber Party) = 192,326,303

    Audio Stream – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
    Video Stream – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

    Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750
    Comprehensive audio streaming is up to 428,742,072, which equals to 285,828 album sales. Adding 16,368 album equivalents from YouTube gives us a total of 302,196.

    Pure Album Sales - 380,000
    Streaming Sales - 302,000
    Track Sales - 123,000
    Total - 805,000

    MJD actually underestimated Glory's single sales in the US by over 100k so I'm not even including that.

    (And yes, I'm aware this is not an official number before someone has a meltdown)

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