Britney makes history for biggest chart jump of all time

Britney in recent ‘Womanizer’ music video

Perhaps I need better music taste, but I have no shame to admit I am a fan. Didn’t I say she’ll make a huge comeback?

Britney Spears broke a record this week, according to Billboard, when
Womanizer jumped 95 spots, from 96 to 1, 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. Impressive.

Interestingly, Billboard
says “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.” (Clearly the people at billboard had a thesaurus handy)

Spears’
single, the first from a new album due for release in December, “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.

Well, hurray for Britney. We are just so pleased around here – though I think
Piece of Me should have fared better on the charts. That is a GREAT
song. It’s a little surprising to learn that she never had another #1 other than
Baby One More Time, though, isn’t it? I was always under the impression
she’d had at least 2 or 3. Probably because she takes up so many headlines.
She’s apparently had four other top ten hits, the last being Gimme
More
.

It’s not all good times though. Jury selection began this
week for Britney’s August 2007 driving charge.

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