Romance to rivalry.
Indeed, that’s the trajectory of former lovers Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake – at least on the charts.
Details after the jump…
Despite being on a musical hiatus of sorts, Spears continues to enjoy mammoth success with current single ‘Scream & Shout’ – particularly in the UK. The track, which is a co-headlined release from will.i.am, retained its spot atop of the Official UK Singles Chart this week – extending its stay at #1 to two consecutive weeks.
The impressive feat saw the single fend off major challenges from 50 Cent and Eminem‘s ‘My Life’ (#2), as well as Timberlake’s comeback effort ‘Suit & Tie’ (#3).
While it’s somewhat easy to wallow in the “chart battle”, we see the numbers as “winning” for all. For, despite their collective highs and lows, the trio have each been chart forces for over 10 years. A testament, no doubt, to their individual longevity and a challenge to new stars to ensure the same can be said for them a decade down the line.