For a while now people have been proclaiming the demise of Britney Spears’ career, but Oops…..she just proved her foes wrong. Her current ‘Greatest Hits: My Prerogative’ album has already sold 4 million copies world wide.
From Zomba press release:
Jive records artist Britney Spears, whose Greatest Hits: My Prerogative collection was released one month ago and has already sold over 4 million copies worldwide, received a Grammy nomination in the Best Dance Recording category for “Toxic.” England’s NME listed the song at #9 in the Best Tracks Of the Year wrap-up in their current year-end issue. “Toxic” was originally released on Britney’s double-platinum 2003 album In the Zone. Another track from that album, “Me Against the Music” (featuring Madonna) was chosen by Billboard as the year’s #1 Dance Single.
This album has also notched up huge sales in Europe of over 1 million copies:
November 2004 – Platinum Europe Awards
December 8, 2004
December 7, 2004 – Recent releases dominate this month’s list of Platinum Europe Awards. Five of the seven albums achieving sales of million or more across Europe have been released within the last two months.
It’s hard to imagine that Britney Spears’ relatively short career has yielded so many hits. As the driving force behind the return of teen pop in the late ’90s, now almost six years later her Greatest Hits: My Prerogative album has found its way onto the pre-Christmas shelves. Comprising 20 tracks the Greatest Hits includes her massive pop debut Baby One More Time, Oops!… I Did it Again, the Neptunes-produced Slave 4 U and her more recent hit Toxic. Within a month of its release date the album receives its first Platinum Europe Award for achieving sales of one million across Europe.
All this in 4 weeks. This album is only 3 million shy away from her last release In The Zone, so looks like her Greatest Hits album will put an end to her declining sales pattern.