Ever since the release of Britney Spears’ Greatest Hits album, people have been calling it a failure, and using it as more evidence to back their argument that Britney is over. Well, they are sadly wrong, because figures for the sales of Greatest Hits: My Prerogative have been released from music week, and a flop it is not. Sorry to burst your bubble:
Week ending April 11, 2005
Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
35, 882 +8%
6, 402, 961
Now. Do you want me to compare it to other artists whose albums have been released world wide at the same time as Britney’s Greatest Hits album? I think I will:
69, 331 +8%
3, 045, 840
77, 380 -12%
6, 989, 477
See? She is not that far from her competitions.
So looks like you ‘Flop’ theories can go straight to hell.
But heres another thing I found, people love to compare Britney’s Greatest Hits album to Stripped.
Now, if you want to compare Greatest Hits my Prerogative to any of Christina’s album, then compare it to her non studio albums, which she has 2 of those:
My Kind Of Christmas: 3 million copies sold world wide, released in 2000
Her Spanish album also sold 3 million copies world wide and was also released in 2000. Britney’s Greatest Hits album has sold 6.4 million copies world wide and has been out for over 5 months and was released in 2004, when music sales are relatively low in comparison to 2000, but Britney still manages to outsell Christina.
And also, Britney’s Greatest hits DVD moved up 6 places to #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 DVD chart, while Christina’s DVD ( which was released at a similar time as Britney’s DVD) fell off the chart 3 weeks after being released.
So it looks like Christina is still poor mans Britney.