nickf1 wrote:wow 14 years! such a great album, Bombastic Love, Let Me Be and Lonely are my fave album tracks
Yeah! I also cannot believe that it's already 14 years ago! Oo - I can still remember be being in the 3rd class giving "I Love Rock'n'Roll" and "I'm a Slave 4 U" singles as presents to my friends
My Top 5 of "Britney tracks":
#1 Cinderella #2 Bombastic Love #3 I'm a Slave 4 U #4 I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman #5 Before The Goodbye
I also love "Overprotected", "When I Found You", "Boys (Album Version)" & "Let Me Be" - This album was litereally perfect! It had pure pop masterpieces, some bubblegum tracks and songs which showed a new side of her in which were part of her transitioning into a grown-up.
She was such a respected, highly regarded popstar around the time of this record's release, even if it didn't sell as much as the first two albums and didn't make as much of an impression on the public and critics as much as Oops! did. She was absolutely everywhere throughout this era and In the Zone, which was a transitional album following Britney. I miss this time so much!
Britney is the third studio album by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on November 6, 2001 in the United States through Jive Records. Looking to transition from the teen pop styles of her earlier albums ...Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!... I Did It Again (2000), Spears began to embrace a more mature sound with Britney. Its music incorporates genres of pop and dance-pop with influences of R&B and occasionally dips into elements of disco, hip hop and rock; its lyrics address the subjects of reaching adulthood and sexuality. Contributions to its production came from a variety of collaborators, including Max Martin and Rami Yacoub. Spears herself assumed a more prominent role in the album's development, co-writing seven of its tracks.
-Debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 745,000 copies -Over 10,100,000 copies sold worldwide -34th best-selling album of the 2000s decade -Spawed 4 Top 10 hits in the UK ("I'm a Slave 4 U", "Overprotected", "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman", "Boys") -Earned two Grammy nominations for "Best Pop Vocal Album" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" -Britney became the first musician to top Forbes
#1: Austria, Canada, Germany, Israel, South Korea, Switzerland, United States Top 5: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Europe, France, Greece, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom Top 10: Denmark, Italy, South Africa, Sweden
Worldwide sales (courtesy of http//chartmasters.org and Britney.com)
America US – 5,200,000 Canada – 400,000 Argentina – 50,000 Brazil – 140,000 Mexico – 250,000 Venezuela – 50,000 Chile – 25,000
Asia – 1,540,000 Japan – 525,000 South Korea – 310,000 Taiwan – 40,000 Hong Kong – 25,000 Philippines – 115,000 Indonesia – 180,000 Malaysia – 50,000 Thailand – 155,000 Singapore – 30,000 India – 35,000
Oceania Australia – 160,000 New Zealand – 15,000 Africa South Africa – 25,000
Europe – 2,170,000 UK – 475,000 France – 415,000 Germany – 375,000 Italy – 100,000 Spain – 150,000 Sweden – 70,000 Netherlands – 60,000 Switzerland – 65,000 Austria – 50,000 Finland – 15,000 Ireland – 45,000 Portugal – 40,000 Greece – 12,500 Turkey – 15,000 Belgium – 65,000 Czech Republic – 17,500 Hungary – 22,000 Poland – 30,000 Denmark – 50,000 Norway – 30,000 Russia – 30,000 World – 10,105,000
Happy Birthday to this amazing pop album! By far her most underrated record and her best era. And her best-selling studio album in Japan, South Korea, and Thailand.
Happy 16th anniversary to "Britney" , its probably my 4th favorite Britney album, really solid. I vividly remember going through this era back in my early teens, as an era it was perfectly executed with lots of music videos, great visuals, looks and promotion, the album was a success and she was at the peak of her celebrity power. "Slave" had the better music video and is the more iconic but Overprotected" was IMO the best song / single from the entire album and era, its simply among her greatest recordings.
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