New Britney Spears Song Debuts at No.1 in 17 (!) Countries

CHART SPOTLIGHT. Britney Spears’s Hold It Against Me” got off to a rocket start when iTunes sums up sales of the track around the world. The track vaults into No.1 in no less than 17 territories. This pretty much sums up the total sales as iTunes has exclusive availability of the track during the launch.  “Hold It Against Me” has sold more than 400,000 downloads in the US alone. According to Billboard, Britney Spears expects  is expected to bow atop the all important Billboard Hot 100 next week. If Britney Spears debuts at No.1, this is the second time as “3” vaulted into the top on October 24, 2009.


Two days after the radio release, “Hold It Against Me” had already climbed to No.17 on Nielsen BDS’s pop radio ranking in terms of number of spins. In terms of audience, the track ranks No.9. The list includes 130 mainstream top 40 radio stations, all monitored by BDS.

The great news comes amidst allegations of plagiarism. The Bellamy Brothers claims that the song heavily borrows from the group’s 1979 hit “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body.” Despite allegations, David Bellamy says that he will not take action. WelcheMusic still thinks that the new Britney track sounds like E-Type in his best days. On the other hand, Mixmag claims that Britney has killed dubstep, commenting on the singers new route.

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