Britney Spears Debuts at #1, Makes Music History

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Britney Spears' new single, "Hold It Against Me," has just made music history. She's only the second artist ever to debut more than one song at #1.

"Hold It Against Me" took the pole position in its first week of release. The pop star previously took over the top spot out of the gate with "3" in 2009.

The only other act with multiple #1 starts is, not too surprisingly, Mariah Carey with "Fantasy" and "One Sweet Day" in 1995 and "Honey" in 1997.

"Hold It Against Me" is Brit's fourth song to hit #1 on the Hot 100 overall, after "3," her classic "Baby One More Time" (1999) and "Womanizer" (2008).

The track has already netted 411,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which marks the highest first-week tally for a female artist.

That mark was previously held by the 325,000 downloads piled up by Taylor Swift's "Today Was a Fairytale" in February of last year. Goooo Britney!

Aside from Kanye and the Bellamy Brothers, we're all happy to see the former teen idol turned train wreck turned superstar again back on top.


Britney Spears Biography

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Kentwood, Louisiana
Full Name
Britney Jean Spears

Britney Spears Quotes

I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.

Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

Britney Spears