Once again it seems the Britney Spears fans need the truth to be hammered home.
In the US, ‘In The Zone’ currently sits at a paltry #68 on the Billboard Albums Chart, and last week sold just over 19,000 copies according to Soundscan. It has sales of just over 2.7 million. This means ‘In The Zone’ is 1 million behind Christina Aguilera’s ‘Stripped’. It is falling in sales, and positions every week. Even if it were able to maintain its current sales, it would take OVER A YEAR to catch up with ‘Stripped’, and any fool can see it will not maintain its sales for another 52 weeks. It will do well to not drop out of the top 100 within the next month. It will NOT catch up with ‘Stripped’.
In the UK, In The Zone has sold UNDER 400,000 copies. ‘Stripped’ has sold about 1.8 million copies. Lets just stress this :- ‘In The Zone’ is 1.4 million copies behind ‘Stripped’…’In The Zone’ has less than a QUARTER of ‘Stripped’s sales. In order for it to get anywhere near the sales of ‘Stripped’, it would need to sit at #1 every week until Christmas. It will NOT catch up with ‘Stripped’.
Worldwide, ‘In The Zone’s sales sit at “over 5 million” according to a Jive press release two weeks ago. This means it is just over 5 million. Not nearly 6 million. 5 million. That is 5 million behind ‘Stripped’. Britney has toured, released 3 singles, (and will be releasing only one more to US radio only), and, as already stated, her album is almost dropping off of the charts. It will NOT sell another 5 million copies.
In The Zone has as much chance of equaling ‘Stripped”s sales, as Britney does equaling Christina’s Grammy wins. It ain’t gonna happen. The one and only advantage Britney ever had was that she was indisputably the highest selling, but that title has now gone to Christina, indisputably, and the Britney fans need to face up to that fact.