Britney Spears Set For Modest Sales Start With ‘Britney Jean’

Published: Wednesday 4th Dec 2013 by David

She’s the Pop icon boasting of records even the strongest of her competitors are unlikely to match…ever.

Unfortunately, while that icon status should ensure the performer churns out ‘icon worthy’ material with every release, her latest studio album ‘Britney Jean‘ has seen her deliver what’s undoubtedly her worst LP to date.

Now, one day after its release, the project has welcomed its first week sales predictions, sure to give Camp Britney a reality check that could have been avoided had they sourced better material for the performer.

Numbers below…

Our pals over at ‘Breathe Heavy’ report:

“An initial prediction from Hits Daily Double claim “Britney Jean” will sell 115-125k units opening week, possibly placing her at number two on the Billboard 200 next week.

 One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” sold 546,000 units opening week and launched them to the top of the charts, meaning their second week will prove pretty strong and most likely steal Brit’s number one.

Don’t fret. “Blackout” is one of (if not THE) best albums of her career and it landed at number two on Billboard in 2007. Britney’s said in many interviews this era it’s about the music for the fans. In other words DGAF about chart positions.

Don’t forget these are initial predictions and may change.”

On one hand, shifting over 100,000 units without delivering a single live performance in the era is commendable and telling of Spears’ ever present hold of the general public.

Alas, these figures aren’t so impressive when one remembers that the release had been teased for over a year and- in what’s most frustrating- rejected a number of applause worthy numbers in favour of cuts that have failed to wow the world.

Indeed, with Spears no longer the performer she once was, the LP’s material had to have been strong enough to sell itself and tickets to her forthcoming Vegas residency.

However, as it stands, we can’t see either venture yielding the results she had been hoping for.

Pretty annoying, considering how many more units/tickets she would have shifted if armed with new cuts akin to ‘Hold It Against Me’, ‘Radar’ and the Pop classic that is ‘Everytime.’

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  1. Queen barb December 4, 2013

    Well you had a nice run sis, Enjoy vegas!

  2. Lolz December 4, 2013

    This album is s*** anyway

  3. jamie December 4, 2013

    Well atleast GaGa outsold someone now lmao

    Prism – 290k

    Bangerz- 270k

    Artpop – 258k

    Britney 120k at most

    • APOLOGETIC December 4, 2013

      And all of them were outsold (double, and in Britney’s case almost 5 times) by One Direction.

      So Prism is a flop comparing to Midnight Memories… you should just sit down and enjoy music and not focusing on the sales… so many talented artists has limited sales (most of them are even unknown for the mainstream) but if their music is good, their music is good. It’s not all about the sales… Get a life and stop this sales-bullying….

    • JOHNVIDAL December 5, 2013

      You act as if Katy Perry or Milye Cyrus sold way more than Lady Gaga LOL How about Gaga or Britney doing monster numbers those other two will never see???

  4. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 4, 2013

    She has hardly promoted so I’m not surprised to be honest. Love the album though.

  5. gio88 December 4, 2013

    well, it’s a good debut considering : modest singles success , absolutely NO promo in any form expect for an interview with Ellen,just one single with a music video and she doesn’t even seem interested in this new album!

  6. jamie December 4, 2013

    No snl from you sis?

  7. Brazilian Beyonce!!! December 4, 2013

    I’m sad..
    This was supposed to be the “Thriller” of this generation

    • jamie December 4, 2013

      Lmao girl no.

  8. KangBey December 4, 2013

    Beyonce’ will come and snatch all their wigs hunties.

  9. Mark111 December 4, 2013

    If she gonna do Vegas, wouldn’t it be wise to idk, perform at award shows as a peek of what to come at Vegas? This year has been a bomb for bragging stans, first gaga stans now Brit stans. But Britney has a 15 year career and made a name, Gaga will be like Gwen, Nelly, Ciara and Fergie, once was hot, not gone.

  10. Maríah Fan December 4, 2013

    Just because the album is not full of hit singles, doesn’t mean that is her worst album, it’s an unconventional album for her, every artist has one, i’m glad she takes another direction with this record, the ones who don’t like this album are just people who wants @charts success and generic #1 songs, she clearly didn’t want that this time, i can’t believe this site coming for this album, isn’t this supossed to be a music blog, that’s right real music, not forgetable trash.

    • JOHNVIDAL December 5, 2013

      Girl please. Britney is not good and the album is really really bad. All of that would make sense if you were talking about a more talented person.

  11. SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

    Not surprised at all. The album is horrible. She is nothing more than a brain dead zombie, with no talent. She is only relevant because of her past! This will be her farewell album kiiiiii

  12. Bey Is Grown December 4, 2013

    I just hope my fave doesn’t do this numbers, I pray upon that

  13. Applause December 4, 2013

    Decent numbers idk why beyonce fans talking s*** Bey next album with sell between 90k-105k

  14. Taylor Swift December 4, 2013

    People saying she didn’t promote it. That b**** is lazy and gave us an awful album f*** her. Snitney is basic and she’s done.
    Atleast Gaga tried something new with this record so far
    ARTPOP>Bangerz>S***>Urine>Garbage>Prism/Britney Jean
    #TaylorSwiftComingToEndCareersSoon

    • JOHNVIDAL December 5, 2013

      That list you made is so on point. Gaga has the best pop album this year. But then I realized you like Taylor Swift so…

  15. SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

    LOOOOL girl please, not when Gags went from 1.1 million to barely 300,000. You dont need to comment at all kii

  16. Taylor Swift December 4, 2013

    That fat w**** Mariah is scared to release music.. Art of Flop.
    #Beatflop
    She should just retire
    Lady Gaga also has reached her peak
    Unconditionally flopping so hard!
    Miley is no #1 again .. She’s has the throne now until Taylor comes back

  17. Taylor Swift December 4, 2013

    Lmao @ that Gaga stan your fave is being outsold by the basic outdated legend Celine all over the world.

    • JOHNVIDAL December 5, 2013

      What??? Celine and her hair raising voice is basic but Taylor Swift isn´t??? LOLOLOL

  18. Maríah Fan December 4, 2013

    Gaga tried something new, you mean a redo of Madonna’s unreleased and released songs, lol.

  19. pat December 4, 2013

    she’s officially over..im tired of people giving excuses for these artists in their early 30’s and late 20’s flopping all over the place. great for her not promoting or performing live???… wtf?? b**** if you can’t promote or perform live…wtf are you releasing an album for…

  20. Tori Kelly stan December 4, 2013

    She doesn’t deserve to sell. She has no talent.

  21. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 4, 2013

    I don’t even know why Beyonce fans are hating when their fav is playing catch up to Britney, Xtina, P!nk, Alicia Keys.

    And still the radio tested (embarrassing) singles which were supposed to be out last year are nowhere to be seen.

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      How exactly is Beyonce playing catch up, when she is more relevant and successful in EVERY category?? I forgot the only thing relevant to you are album sells.

      Xtina- FLOP
      Britney- Has Been( Brain Dead)
      Alicia Keys- ( Not half as successful or relevant as Bey)
      Pink- Has been making the same songs over and over for years

      Why are you still talking about unofficial music? you are so redundant hun

  22. Riley December 4, 2013

    If Britney cant do one live promo performance how the hell will she get thru Vegas?

  23. Lydia December 4, 2013

    Beyonces overtaken all of them in relevancy, Touring and impact (besides Britneys long gone Teenage glory days) She no longer needs receipts from over a decade ago. And where are these receipts for the so called ‘radio testing’

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      THIS!

      and DEATH @ Radio Testing

  24. Pink Stan! December 4, 2013

    SHE’S PATHETIC! ITS DONE YOU HAD YOUR FUN NOW I RUN THIS GAME!

  25. Lydia December 4, 2013

    I did not like this album. And stop with no promo, she flew all the way over UK to several interviews. Whats the predictions here?

  26. Pink Stan! December 4, 2013

    I CAN’T STAND THAT B**** BEYONCE BUT ATLEAST SHE SELLS OUT TOURS. S****** IS A DEAD B**** SHE SHOULD JUST DIE AND SAVE US THE EMBARRESMENT

  27. Marcel December 4, 2013

    Britney will be fine, it’s post like this that I don’t get… but oh well

    Check out “Dare” by new artist Marcel
    http://youtu.be/UjNYIt2znVo

  28. Slayer December 4, 2013

    15 years in and this is her first flop album.

  29. Natalie Nunn December 4, 2013

    Britney is a legend tho , she ain’t trippen off sales im just worried about her performing during her vegas can she get thru it hunz?

  30. Kyle December 4, 2013

    No it isn’t^

  31. SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

    LOL did you forget about femme floptale? and it had a #1 single

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      ^^@Slayer

  32. Kyle December 4, 2013

    That was for @slayer

  33. molly December 4, 2013

    Britney has two diamond albums does bey sis?

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      What is the deal with a diamond album honey? It’s not helping s****** sell albums today, or is it giving her any stage prescence.

      When was the last time Ciara had a GOLD album? hell even a triple copper album?……

  34. Kyle December 4, 2013

    Who is still playing Baby One Time now though? And its supposed to be a ‘classic’ LOL

  35. _Xtina_ December 4, 2013

    She’s done.

  36. Slayer December 4, 2013

    these people that stan for flops trying to come for Queen Britney when their fav will never have a diamond album. Britney has 2. The lessors can continue to seethe, Britney won’t be bothered.

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      LOOOOOOL Those “Diamond” albums are from her teenage glory years. that “flop” that you speak of has been outselling her since her debut in 2003!

      S****** can hold on to those Diamond albums, the only major thing she has accomplished in her career 😉 Beyonce will always remain unbothered *blows kiss*

  37. molly December 4, 2013

    your so hype when it comes to cici b**** calm down i asked you a simple question you dumb ass b****.

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      Just like you decided to bring up Beyonce bxtch! Don’t dish it, if you cant take it hun …BYE kiii

  38. LOL December 4, 2013

    BWAHAHA!!! I THOUGHT FLOPNEY
    FANS SAID SHE WAS SELLING ON HER NAME?

    WELL THEN HER NAME MUST BE FLOPNEY CUZ HER NAME CAN’T EVEN SELL HALF OF WHAT GAGA SOLD IN HER 3 RD WEEK! LMAO

    RIP BRITNEY JEAN 1998-2003

  39. Slayer December 4, 2013

    @Slay H** just because they’re from her teenage years don’t mean they just magically disappear. they are receipts to shut losers like you down when you try it. but when will your fav tho? she was out around the same time as the queen? can you answer this time please…

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      Yes i can answer S****** was a WHITE Teenage SUPER POPSTAR! she has not matched those sells since then. She is done! She can’t even live up to the hype she created 15 years ago..

      Who is more relevant? who is able to tour the world and not just end up doing a retirement gig in Vegas?

  40. _Xtina_ December 4, 2013

    1998 – 2013
    Lol you messy people.

  41. Slayer December 4, 2013

    But Christina flopped way harder see bionic and lotus… @_XTINA_

  42. Touché December 4, 2013

    Considering her status and years in the industry, I don’t know why people are still expecting her to sell big.

  43. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 4, 2013

    Britney and Xtina have about 2 flop albums.

    Alicia and P!nk have about 1 and Beyonce still cannot say she has sold more albums than them.

    Hell, Rihanna who started waaayyy later has sold more albums than Beyonce.

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      LOOOOL First off ,Rihject has 7 albums to Beyonce’s four. she is only ahead of Beyonce is SINGLE sells. Her album sells fal short. Nice try!

      Like i said Britney is a FLOP! Xtina DEFINITE FLOP, Pink is very Repetitve and lucky, and Alicia isn’t half as relevant!

      Can you come with anything other than albums sells from ten years ago? kiii

  44. Queen Mother December 4, 2013

    A flop tuna stan and bey monkey stan trying to come for Britney mutherfuckin spears? do we really need to compare album sales lol you all loses by a huge margin lol do we really need to get out the receipts for these messy ass h*** on this site…

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      Is that all you have i f***** album sells?? Album sells from her FIRST albums at that! kii

      The struggle is real for S****** and her fans

  45. idgi December 4, 2013

    I’m disappointed in the album nor is it “personal” in any way. I like a few tracks however… Well 2 but hey. With literally no promo and just off her name alone its decents sales but with new artists they overshadowed Britney and if she was to release more albums in the future her sales will keep decreasing maybe doing Lotus numbers.

  46. idgi December 4, 2013

    Yaaaas no typos this time! 😀

  47. K December 4, 2013

    PAT, come on through!! YES!!! i mean.. these are “heavyweights” so to speak… there should be no excuses……PERIOD.

  48. FutureCiara December 4, 2013

    Wow, I’m not surprised though. Britney should cancel her Vegas shows, possibly fake an injury like Gaga, and just retire and collect her coins.

    The older girls are dragging there selves. If it’s not for chart positions but the music is actually mediocre then what does that say???

    This new generation full of kids like Ariana, Lorde, One Direction are coming to snatch crowns and wigs Dahwling…. The older girls better create an alliance or something!!!!

  49. FutureCiara December 4, 2013

    If Mariah or Beyoncé can’t do it, then NOBODY can!!!!!!

  50. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 4, 2013

    I still Kiii at the fact that Britney’s 1 album >> Beyonce’s ENTIRE discography….I CAN’T.

    Can Beyonce say she has sold over 90 million albums?? Can Beyonce say she has sold over 100 million records??

    She can’t.

    • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

      LOOOOOL

      Why does Beyonce need to say that , when she has PLENTY of other accolades under her name?

      Can S****** say she sung for the President TWCE?

      Can S****** say she has 17 grammys?

      Can S****** say she sold 3 million albums WITHOUT a number 1 single?

      Can s****** have 200 million tour in 2013?

      Can s****** SING?

      Can s****** DANCE anymore??

      All she has is those diamond albums from 1999, Hold on to them dear kiiiiiiii

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 4, 2013

        17 Grammy’s? that’s cute, now how many Grammy’s did she win without Matthew on the Grammy committee?

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 4, 2013

        Can S****** say she sold 3 million albums WITHOUT a number 1 single?

        Cute too, it’s more like 2.8 million, and let’s not forget;

        – Performance at Oprah’s final show
        – Performance at American Idol Finale (in front of 30 million viewers)
        – Performance at Billboard Awards
        – Camping at Target with Piers Morgan

        only to sell 2.8 million vs the lush promo campaign?

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 4, 2013

        Those TWO diamonds albums Beyonce WILL NEVER HAVE. I can see why you’re mad sis.

      • SLAY_HIVE December 4, 2013

        How many receipts do you have to prove that Matty had something to do with it?

    • BITCHSTFU December 4, 2013

      Girl shut your stupid ass up! Clearly Britney never started off as a group, BEYONCE did. Beyonce has sold more than 100 million records. #FACT. The other fact is that ERA FOR ERA since beyonce went SOLO she has snatched Britney at every accord. So it’s a b**** like you that needs to go eat a bag of d**** and do your research h**. Beyonce has out-earned S****** and she continues to be more relevant. Y’all keep trying to make S****** happen when in fact she’s only relevant to aging f*** who wish they were blonde haired blue eyed white b******.

      For all those diamond awards, perfumes, movies, clothing endorsements (does anyone still wear skechers?) It’s funny that Britney can’t even SEE Beyonce at the bank and that’s WITHOUT Jay’s income added. Your fave is a drugged up puppet b**** with a saggy body and she’s on f****** allowance. Bey would never b****. BOW DOWN!

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 4, 2013

        Gurl, SAVE THE EXCUSES

        Britney: Over 90 million albums sold

        Beyonce: Roughly 25 million albums sold

    • Dane December 5, 2013

      At the end of the day, beyonce have sold over 60 million with Destiny child and 120 million as a solo act.. All the history books will remember is she will have sold well over 200 million records in her music career..but what people forget Beyonce is bigger than just music… she;s also a billion dollars box office actress..with 400 million in perfume and over 700 million in Fashion…come on……

  51. Naomi December 4, 2013

    Britney has sold more records than Aretha Franklin. You people who stan for sales are too fickle and need to be seated.

  52. Naomi December 4, 2013

    People still use Dangerously in Love, like @Kyle said who the f*** uses Britneys albums.

  53. put your EBT card away, and pull that STAn card out h**! December 4, 2013

    What the f*** are people comparing Gaga flop to brit flop for? Brit has momentum behind her, and hits after hit! I’m not a brit fan but at least she has been in the game a long time before she started flopping! Let’s keep it honest now! Gaga a 5 year run, and flopping hard LOL sad

  54. beyonce is a flipflop December 4, 2013

    WHY DOES BEYAWNCES NAME GET DRAGGED INTO EVERY POST HER ALBUMS GONNA STRUGGLE LIKE FOOOK TO THE FEW DELUSIONAL GHETTO FANS SHE HAS LEFT NEED TO SEE THAT YOUR KING OF HOOD RATS IS ALSO IRRELEVANT TO THE MASSES HOW MANY YEARS AGO WAS IT BEYONCE HAD A HIT SINGLE AND I MEAN A HIT SINGLE ON THE HOT 100?

    2008 TELEPHONE THATS RIGHT YEARS AGO EVEN HER ALBUM JUST SCRAPPED PLATINUM LOL KINGS DONT SCRAPE AND STRUGGLE TO SELL JUST OVER 1 MILLION

    BEYONCE IS A HASBEEN ON A GLOBAL SCALE SHES JUST NOT HOT ANYMORE AND AINT BEEN FOR YEARS EVEN JLO IS MORE RELEVANT THESE DAYS THEN BEYHOE!

    THE DELUSION ON THIS SITE I CANT!

    • BITCHSTFU December 4, 2013

      Her last Platinum single was in 2010. Get your s*** right f**. LOL and she isn’t hot but she outsold all your faves when it was time to put those GLOBAL coins together for touring? She hasn’t dropped in album in 2 years and you STILL talking about her every post? Girl down!

  55. FAF December 4, 2013

    how is Alicia Keys not as successful or relevant as Beyonce? LMAO I mean the b**** is a homewrecking h** but lets be honest she has like 14-16 grammys and all of her albums are RIAA certified platinum

    not to mention she’s been out for 12 years

    • BITCHSTFU December 4, 2013

      What was the last alicia keys song you knocked? How many in sales has Aslutcia sold? Alicia lost her relevance long time ago.

  56. ILOVEJAMESDEAN December 4, 2013

    Blackout is one of the best pop albums recorded last decade.

  57. musiclover December 4, 2013

    so now youre a nicki minaj fan ?? lmaoo

  58. musiclover December 4, 2013

    @Lovebird

  59. LastDOn December 4, 2013

    Mr.dumbass Girl on fire the single SOLD 2.5 Million in the US so what a dumbass question 2 ask..Girl on fire the album sold 3million WW so stop talkin out ur A**!!

  60. Jake December 4, 2013

    Gwen Stefani and Fergie took breaks tho, they are not has beens! If they came back SOLO they would slay and I’m not even a fan.
    Anyway last album we have to wait for now is Beyoncé , I predict half a milli !

  61. girlplease December 4, 2013

    Girl DOWN.
    Beyonce with DC sold all them albums and AFTER DC sold PLENTY more. Your fave struggled to even keep herself relevant the last 10 years. B**** SIT.

    No receipts having ass. Talk to Forbes

  62. Absolved December 5, 2013

    This is hardly her first flop album.

  63. rafaro December 7, 2013

    Thats because she can hardly form sentences much less be interviewed or sing live. She was on GMA and that was a hot mess.

  64. Valerie December 10, 2013

    Snatch their wigs.. Get it right. Beyoncé is queen of the wigs. Nappy afro when shes on the boat with her ugly husband (joe camel) yet when she steps off the boat she has silky white woman blonde hair..

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