Every now and then, a ray of light reaches Britney Spears' otherwise dim world. Her album, Blackout, will finish at No. 1 this week, according to analysts.
It's a rare Britney Spears news story when there is no drunken rant, court date, dude hit by a car or upskirt / nude photo(s) mentioned. No, her newest disc has provided real positive news - between 325,000-350,000 units sold already!
Blackout: Topping the charts for Britney Spears.
Of course, Britney Spears' previous album, In the Zone, sold 609,000 units right out of the gate. To use another American Idol comparison, Chris Daughtry sold about 309,000 in his self-titled album's first week in stores.
Although Spears' first single from Blackout, "Gimme More," has inexplicably been getting a lot of radio play, it's unclear what single will come next - and whether it can generate any ensuing buzz for the album.
And, of course, whether it will be overshadowed by the next Britney Spears crotch shot, custody hearing or celebrity news reporter run over by her car.