Britney Spears tops iTunes charts

International queen of pop Britney Spears’ Glory peaks at #1 on iTunes in over 50 markets. The album debuts at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and marks the icon’s tenth Top 5 debut on the chart. Following her MTV VMA performance “Make Me…” with G-Eazy, the single jumped back to #2 on iTunes and was the top digital sales gainer of the week.

To promote Glory, Spears returned to the MTV VMA Stage to perform “Make Me…” with G-Eazy and performed from her Las Vegas “Piece Of Me” Residency on The Today Show. She also joined James Corden for his Carpool Karaoke and pranked Jimmy Kimmel by waking him up in the middle of the night and dancing to “Make Me…” . Early in May, Spears performed an incredible medley of some her greatest hits on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Critics are raving about Spears and Glory. Rolling Stone says, “Glory is another fantastic comeback,” and that Britney is “a true pop visionary,” and Entertainment Weekly says, “It’s her most engaging album vocally.” People Magazine claims Glory is “her strongest album in a decade,” while the Los Angeles Times states it’s, “an album that carries her one-of-a-kind electricity.” The Daily Beast comments, “her vocals in Glory actually have personality, character, and emotion,” while Vanity Fair says, “this album is as fresh and vibrant as most mainstream pop releases of 2016.”


Author: Buddy Iahn

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