May 04, 2011

Britney Spears ‘Femme Fatale’ Debuts At #1 On Billboard : Femme Fatale Album Sales and Femme Fatale Tour

Britney Spears ‘Femme Fatale’ Debuts At #1 On Billboard : Femme Fatale Album Sales and Femme Fatale Tour. The pop singer’s seventh studio album grabs the top spot on the Billboard 200 Chart. On Femme Fatale, Britney Spears also Releases “Till The World Ends (Remix)” Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha.

Femme Fatale debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 276,000 copies. This gave Spears her sixth debut at the top of the charts and leaves her in a three way tie for third most number one albums for a female artist, tied with Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson. However, the first-week sales are Spears' second-lowest sales start with a studio set. Only her 1999 debut effort, "Baby One More Time," began with a smaller figure (121,000 copies). In its second week, the album fell to number two, with sales plummeting 73 percent to 75,000, giving it a two-week total of 351,000 sold in the United States. It fell four positions in its third week to 2-6, selling 43,000 copies. After a sales increase of five percent with 45,000 sold, the album rose 6-5, with a four-week total of 439,000.

The album debuted at number eight on the UK Albums Chart, selling 31,650 copies in its first week, becoming her lowest-charting studio album in the United Kingdom since In the Zone, which peaked at number thirteen in December 2003. On April 4, 2011 Femme Fatale debuted at number one in Australia, making it Spears' first number one album in the country. It was also certified gold in during its debut week for shipments over 35,000 copies. In Germany, the album debuted at number ten making it her seventh top-ten studio album in a row, and her eighth top-ten album with the inclusion of the compilation album Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (2004), which peaked at number four. Femme Fatale debuted at number eight in Denmark, selling 1009 copies in its first week.

Femme Fatale Tour : On June 17, 2011, Spears will embark on her sixth concert tour to further promote Femme Fatale. It was announced on March 29, 2011 and so far includes 26 dates in North America.

Britney Spears scored her sixth No. 1 album on the U.S. pop chart and she is First female artist to have 6 albums debut at number 1, go Britney!

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