Britney Spears In The Zone #1 Selling Album in the Country

Britney Spears Breaks Own Record First Female in Soundscan History to Have 4 #1 Albums in A Row


Britney Spears has broken her own record by debuting #1 on the Billboard 200 Album chart with her 4th album In The Zone. Britney is the first female in Soundscan history to have 4 #1 albums in a row. The first single off the album, "Me Against The Music," is also the #1 video on MTV's TRL. The video is also on MTV2, VH-1 and Fuse.

According to Soundscan, Britney Spears has sold 609,000 units in one week. Britney holds the #1 (1.319 million for Oops! ... I Did It Again 5/09/00), #3 (745,744 for Britney (11/06/01) and #5 (current album) debuts on the Billboard Album 200 chart for any female artist in the history of Soundscan.

Britney has the largest first week scans of any female artist in any week of 2003.

International debuts include #1's in France, Korea, Mexico and Argentina. In The Zone also had top 10 debuts in Germany, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Japan, Austria, Holland, Switzerland and Ireland.

"Me Against The Music" was co-written by Britney Spears and produced by Redzone. Britney Spears co-wrote 8 of the 13 songs on the album. Some of the producers/writers on the album include Moby ("Early Mornin'"), Bloodshy & Avant ("Showdown"), Guy Sigsworth ("Everytime") and R. Kelly ("Outrageous").

Britney will begin her In the Zone worldwide tour in March 2004.

For further information on Britney Spears contact Sonia Muckle at 212.824.1370

SOURCE: Jive Records

CONTACT: Sonia Muckle for Jive Records, +1-212-824-1370

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