Britney Spears - In The Zone

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Favourite songs?

1. Me Against The Music (feat. Madonna)
16
8%
2. (I Got That) Boom Boom (feat. Ying Yang Twins)
13
7%
3. Showdown
10
5%
4. Breathe On Me
34
17%
5. Early Mornin'
10
5%
6. Toxic
28
14%
7. Outrageous
8
4%
8. Touch Of My Hand
22
11%
9. The Hook Up
9
5%
10. Shadow
7
4%
11. Brave New Girl
3
2%
12. Everytime
27
14%
13. Me Against The Music (feat. Madonna) [Rishi Rich's Desi Kulcha Remix]
3
2%
14. The Answer
1
1%
15. Don't Hang Up
4
2%
 
Total votes : 195

Postby hellohello » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:57 pm

1. In The Zone
2. Blackout
3. Glory
4. Britney
5. Femme Fatale
6. Baby One More Time
7. Oops I Did It Again
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Postby Guru » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:04 am

Whoooaaa. My fave song is winning the votes. Breathe On Me :P
I didn't vote for Toxic in my top 5. I always thought that song was more hype than anything. It's a decent song with a good video but I think it was just promoted and marketed properly to be a hit.
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Postby Controlfreak » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:07 pm

Probably my favorite Britney album next to Blackout and currently Glory.
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Postby Controlfreak » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:08 pm

hellohello wrote:1. In The Zone
2. Blackout
3. Glory
THIS!!!!!
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:10 pm

Guru wrote:Whoooaaa. My fave song is winning the votes. Breathe On Me :P
I didn't vote for Toxic in my top 5. I always thought that song was more hype than anything. It's a decent song with a good video but I think it was just promoted and marketed properly to be a hit.
That and it was her first single since like her 2nd album after the whole Radio blackout thing they did to her.
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Postby Instinct » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:45 am

"In the Zone" was released 14 years ago today!

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"In the Zone" is the fourth studio album by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on November 12, 2003 through Jive Records. Its music incorporates dance, house, reggae, trip hop, and hip hop styles with instrumentation from guitars, drums, synthesizers, strings, and Middle Eastern musical instruments. Its themes range from love, dancing, empowerment, and in the case of songs such as "Touch of My Hand", sex and masturbation. Contributions to the album's production came from a wide range of producers, including Bloodshy & Avant, R. Kelly, Trixster, Moby, Guy Sigsworth and The Matrix.


-Debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 609,000 copies
-7,000,000 copies sold worldwide
-Made Britney the first female in history to have her first four albums debut at #1 on the US Billboard 200
-Britney's most streamed album on Spotify
-Spawed two #1 hits in the UK ("Toxic", "Everytime")
-Spawed three #1 hits in Australia ("Me Against the Music"; "Toxic", "Everytime")
-Spawed three #1 hits in Ireland ("Me Against the Music"; "Toxic", "Everytime")
-One of the best-selling albums of the 2000s decade
-"Toxic" was the 9th best-selling single of 2004 in the UK
-"Everytime" was the 18th best-selling single of 2004 in the UK
-17,350,000 records sold worldwide
-"Toxic" won Britney her first Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording
-One of only three albums in history to have all singles go to #1 in Australia
-Certified in 38 countries
-NPR included the album on "The 50 Most Important Recordings of the Decade" list, calling it "a primer on the sound of pop in the '00s"
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Worldwide sales (courtesy of http//chartmasters.org and Britney.com)

America
US – 3,300,000
Canada – 350,000
Argentina – 50,000
Brazil – 120,000
Mexico – 150,000
Venezuela – 10,000
Chile – 17,500

Asia – 1,080,000
Japan – 450,000
South Korea – 135,000
Taiwan – 35,000
Hong Kong – 20,000
Philippines – 55,000
Indonesia – 160,000
Malaysia – 25,000
Thailand – 85,000
Singapore – 20,000
India – 25,000

Oceania
Australia – 120,000
New Zealand – 15,000
Africa
South Africa – 35,000

Europe – 1,620,000
UK – 550,000
France – 280,000
Germany – 215,000
Italy – 70,000
Spain – 75,000
Sweden – 35,000
Netherlands – 40,000
Switzerland – 35,000
Austria – 30,000
Finland – 15,000
Ireland – 30,000
Portugal – 25,000
Greece – 10,000
Turkey – 5,000
Belgium – 40,000
Czech Republic – 12,500
Hungary – 15,000
Poland – 10,000
Denmark – 25,000
Norway – 25,000
Russia – 50,000

Happy 14th anniversary to this amazing pop album and undoubtedly one of Britney's most important eras!

The peaks for the singles in the UK, Australia, Ireland and Canada are so nice to look at 8-)

UK:
#2 "Me Against the Music"
#1 "Toxic"
#1 "Everytime"

Australia:
#1 "Me Against the Music"
#1 "Toxic"
#1 "Everytime"

Ireland:
#1 "Me Against the Music"
#1 "Toxic"
#1 "Everytime"

Canada:
#2 "Me Against the Music"
#1 "Toxic"
#2 "Everytime"
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Postby Benjamin » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:36 am

14 years already, wow!
I think this is my favourite Britney record. It has aged so much better than 'Blackout'.
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Postby Fan » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:52 am

Benjamin wrote:14 years already, wow!
I think this is my favourite Britney record. It has aged so much better than 'Blackout'.
Yes and yes! While Blackout is a good record, I cannot help but feel it is soo overrated among fans. In The Zone will always be her best one for me and I don't think she will ever top this. Everything about the era was perfect, shame it ended so quickly.
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Postby Benjamin » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:06 pm

Fan wrote:
Benjamin wrote:14 years already, wow!
I think this is my favourite Britney record. It has aged so much better than 'Blackout'.
Yes and yes! While Blackout is a good record, I cannot help but feel it is soo overrated among fans. In The Zone will always be her worst one for me and I don't think she will ever top this. Everything about the era was perfect, shame it ended so quickly.
'Best one' you mean :lol:

It's a shame the era didn't last longer. A shame they didn't release 'Outrageous' because of the knee injury. They also could've released 'Breathe On Me' or '(I Got That) Boom Boom'. 'Early Mornin' would've been great too. Imagine a hot video for that one.
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Postby Fan » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:25 pm

Oops :oops: :lol: I haven't had a lot of sleep last night, so forgive me. Haha.

I agree, without her knee injury the era would have been so different. Not sure if Outrageous would have smashed as hard as Toxic or Everytime, but at least we would have gotten a whole video (Outrageous was always one of my favourite songs on the album).
Touch Of My Hand and Shadow are sublime as well, wouldn't have worked as singles but especially Touch Of My Hand is one of the most interesting songs she has ever recorded.
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Postby menime123 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:32 pm

I wish this era had been longer. She absolutely had 5/6 single on this album.
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Postby Mainshow » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:47 pm

My least favourite album by Britney (minus Britney Jean) but it's still epic and the singles are iconic. I can't believe it turned 14 years! Time flies!

Peesonally, I think she was the best version of herself in terms of artistry and that's why it is indeed sad that that era was so short due to the infamous knee injury.

They should have released "Breathe On Me" as the fourth single and maybe even go with a re-relase and get more singles. That "Greateat Hits" album would have made more sense when she was actually pregnant.

However, all three singles are iconic and don't get me wrong, I like this album very much but I prefer here straight pop albums more ;)
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Postby MrLeonix » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:25 pm

Happy 14th anniversary to Britney's most defining album and best era!!

Even though "Blackout" is pretty much her magnum opus according to every publication I feel that "In the zone" as an era is what ultimately defines Britney Spears. This album IMO represents her full liberation and its placed right in the middle of her early bubblegum career and her less interesting late career, so the record is the perfect ballance that sets the best Britney version while she was at the top of her artistry.

I think the album was really successful for only having 3 global singles, it just proves this was going to outsell her previous album "Britney" if she had continued working on the era until the end. The released singles are top-notched regardless and the main three showcase a different side of Britney as a dancer (MATM), epic Pop star (Toxic), deep songwriter (Everytime). She has not shown before or after this much diversity in style and approaches as a an artist. She was ahead of the pop scene with this one.

This is pretty much the public's favorite Britney studio album these days, there is a reason why it is her most streamed album and her singles are so remembered and adored, its a pop era worthy of revisit.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:01 am

Yeah, Blackout was her magnum opus but as an era nothing beats ITZ. She was the hottest. IGTBB should had been a single.
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Postby JSparksFan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:47 am

This was indeed a great era for Brit Brit. A lot of the album's tracks have grown on me over the years, and I think I'd rank this among her Top 5 records to date.
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Postby BehindBreakaway » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:03 am

This is probably my favourite Britney album. And contains my favourite Britney song which is showdown!!
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Postby crazycool » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:38 am

I still think Blackout is her best album, but this is a very close second! Probably has my favourite Britney singles on it.
I'd love for Britney to make another record like this.
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Postby menime123 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:43 am

I’d love her to make a sort of sequel to this. We need more songs like a showdown, Touch of My Hand, Breathe On Me and Shadow.
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Postby Erotica » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:58 am

It's her second best album for me. It was the best album era overall and the singles were great. sadly the era was so short. It was definitively the highlight of her career, she was in top. Breathe on me or Touch of my hand would have been great singles cause they are some of her best songs ever and I also think Britney loves these too

The style was great too and the album was the first one from her that was really perfection. The albums before weren't so great
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Postby Yoshie » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:52 pm

This is Britney's most inspired body of work, as well as her most eclectic. I prefer Blackout to it, but it's definitely my second favourite album from Brit; and it was nice to see her channeling the diversity of In the Zone with Glory. She explores a wide variation of musicality throughout both records.

It's a shame that the era was cut short after her injury. I'd have loved for Outrageous to have received a complete rollout with promotion and of course the music video that was being shot. Breathe On Me and (I Got That) Boom Boom were also screaming out to be released. She could have struck six with this in terms of smash hits. A shame.
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:43 pm

I see Showdown is quite underrated here.
It's one of my faves, I find it so sassy.
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Postby Jesper » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:56 pm

ArmyOfMe wrote:I see Showdown is quite underrated here.
It's one of my faves, I find it so sassy.
It's also one of my favourites :)
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Postby GetBack » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:02 pm

This is her best work that's for sure. No need to pit it against the briliant Blackout, but this was Britney showing all strengths in one album. Uptempos, midtempos, ballads, she aced it. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby LotsOfLove » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:16 pm

My favorite album. Everything on this is outstanding.
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Postby BehindBreakaway » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:23 pm

Jesper wrote:
ArmyOfMe wrote:I see Showdown is quite underrated here.
It's one of my faves, I find it so sassy.
It's also one of my favourites :)
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