Britney Spears

  1. Britney Spears Snares Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Britney Spears flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sixth chart-topping album, "Femme Fatale," selling 276,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat ties her for the third-most No. 1s among women w ...

  2. Britney Spears Songwriter Defends Pop Star For Not Demanding Co-Writing Credit

    April 06, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Songwriter Heather Bright, who penned tunes for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale, is defending the singer after blogs criticized her for having no co-writing credits on the new album. Heather Bright Blog: "I would just like to address one th ...

  3. Nicki Minaj In Discussions to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 01, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Sources say that Nicki Minaj is in discussions -- but not confirmed -- to support Britney Spears on the latter's upcoming tour after Enrique Iglesias abrup ...

  4. Britney Spears Now Wants to Tour With Usher

    March 31, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Britney Spears may have lost Enrique Iglesias as a touring partner this week, but she has other options in mind. "I think Usher's really great right now," she tells MTV News . "I think he's really hot right now. That would ...

  5. Britney Spears Sued For $10M Over Fragrance Deal

    March 30, 2011 10:28 PM EDT A brand marketing company that brokered a deal for Britney Spears' fragrance line sued the singer and her father Wednesday, claiming the pair secured a new deal that stinks to the tune of more than $10 million. Brand Sense Partners LLC's ...

  6. Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 30, 2011 6:16 PM EDT All eyes are on Britney Spears, as the pop diva is poised to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week with her new album, "Femme Fatale." Her seventh studio effort, released on Tuesday (March 29), is on course to top th ...

  7. Enrique Iglesias-Britney Spears Tour Still Possible, Source Says

    March 29, 2011 4:11 PM EDT Even though Enrique Iglesias pulled out of Britney Spears' tour just hours after it was announced this morning, sources tell Billboard.biz that negotiations are under way that could result in a Spears/Iglesias tour taking place this summer, a ...

  8. Exclusive: Enrique Iglesias Pulls Out Of Britney Spears Tour

    March 29, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias has pulled out of the Britney Spears North American tour just hours after the tour was announced, sources tell Billboard.biz. Tour promoter Live Nation declined to comment; Billboard.biz will have more on this story as details eme ...

  9. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Britney Spears will announce on ABC's "Good Morning America" today that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.biz has learned. Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Fem ...

  10. Web Trends: Ellen Reveals Britney's New Songs, Rainn Wilson Murders Blitzen Trapper (Watch)

    March 24, 2011 4:59 PM EDT The Blitzen Trapper Massacre from Brian Adrian Koch on Vimeo . Video: Rainn Wilson Murders Blitzen Trapper Video: Ellen Reveals Britney Spears' New Songs Google Trends: There are no new music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Vide ...

  11. Lady Gaga Donates Wristband Proceeds to Japan Relief Efforts

    March 14, 2011 11:07 AM EDT In response to the devastating tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan on Friday (Mar. 11), Lady Gaga has designed a "Japan Prayer Bracelet," with all proceeds for the wristband going to relief efforts. The pop star posted the announcement ...

  12. Britney Spears' 'World' Spins Onto Hot 100

    March 10, 2011 1:00 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: -- Britney Spears: Although she snaps a string of two consecutive No. 1 debuts ("3" and "Hold It Against Me"), an honor only she and Carey have earned, Spears logs the fifth-highest debut of her 25 Hot 10 ...

  13. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me': Do The Bellamy Brothers Have An Infringement Case?

    March 04, 2011 5:53 PM EST The Bellamy Brothers appear to be facing an uphill battle in their infringement claim against the songwriters of Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me," according to copyright experts. The Bellamys turned to press outlets in January t ...

  14. Britney Spears' 'Till the World Ends' Leaks Online: Listen

    March 03, 2011 10:07 PM EST Britney Spears has been posting 20-second previews of new songs over the past two weeks, but the latest preview of seventh full-length "Femme Fatale" has leaked in its entirety. "Till the World Ends" hit the web this afternoon ...

  15. Will.i.am Leaks/Promotes Britney Spears' 'Big Fat Bass'

    February 28, 2011 12:10 AM EST Whose got the mic? Will.i.am leaks and promotes "The Big Fat Bass" his collaboration with Britney W ill.i.am has leaked a snippet of another track from Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" album, "The Big Fat Bass," on ...

  16. Katy Perry's Twitter Tirade About Product Placement: An Executive Weighs In

    February 25, 2011 5:17 PM EST A visual interpretion of Katy Perry's message to product-placement haters (Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images) Even though product placement has become standard in music videos, Katy Perry recently felt the need to take to Twitter to defend it. ...

  17. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Video: A Product Placement Roundup

    February 18, 2011 2:26 PM EST It's not quite the spot-the-product-placement game that Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" video was, but if you watch the new video for Britney Spears' "Hold it Against Me" and you'll definitely spot more ...

  18. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' On Track To Become 1000th No. 1 Single In Billboard Hot 100 History

    February 14, 2011 1:56 PM EST After its first three days of availability, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" rockets to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart. And thanks to exceptionally strong opening digital sales estimates ...

  19. Britney Spears' New Album Due March 15

    January 28, 2011 6:22 PM EST Britney Spears' new album is slated for a Mar. 15 release, according to a leaked one-sheet created by her label Jive Records that outlines the marketing campaign for the set. Jive confirmed to MTV News that the date listed on the sheet is acc ...

  20. Britney Spears & Madonna: Social (50 Chart) Climbers; DMB & Boyce Avenue Have Top Debuts

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST While Justin Bieber continues to hold down the fort at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart , Britney Spears makes the largest positional leap up the tally, flying 21 spots to No. 22. No doubt the excitement stirred by last week's release of Spears&# ...

  21. Chart Moves: Britney Spears, Cage the Elephant, Kanye West, Avril Lavigne, Trent Reznor's 'The Social Network' Score

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Cage the Elephant: As the alternative band's second album, "Thank You Happy Birthday," starts with 39,000 at No. 2 according to Nielsen SoundScan , their first self-titled set motors 171-59 with Pacesetter hono ...

  22. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is now the second artist in the Billboard Hot 100's 52-year history to debut multiple songs at No. 1, as "Hold It Against Me" blasts in at the summit this week. Spears debuted at the top with "3" the week of ...

  23. Cake Scores Lowest-Selling No. 1 In SoundScan History

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Digital Songs and Billboard 200 charts couldn't look any more different this week. Sales at the top of the Billboard 200 continue to slide as the No. 1-debuting set-from a rather unlikely band-sold 44,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  24. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Has Record-Setting Debut on Pop Songs Chart

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST As forecast after its massive first-day airplay, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" roars to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Pop Songs chart. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album storms the survey ...

  25. Publishing Briefs: Universal, Vevo, Ole, Rami Yacoub

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST -- Universal Music Publishing Group and music video site Vevo have teamed to launch "Inside the Hit Songs," a series that will highlight the craft of songwriting by providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes at the process of making a hi ...

  26. Chart Moves: Edward Sharpe, Usher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Lady Antebellum: At No. 12, the trio's "A Merry Little Christmas" EP flies with a 58-pos ...

  27. Lady Gaga to Perform at Grammy Awards: Report

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Could Lady Gaga be performing at the 2011 Grammy Awards? Although performers have yet to be announced for the Feb. 13 ceremony, the pop star's choreographer hinted on Twitter that Gaga will return to the Grammy stage for a second year -- coin ...

  28. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Rockets Onto Radio

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST After just two days, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" already ranks as the No. 17 most-played track at pop radio, according to Nielsen BDS. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album ranks at No. 17 in plays -- a ...

  29. Britney Spears, Kanye West Roll-Out New Album News on Twitter, Rather than Traditional PR

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST What does a music publicity campaign look like in this day and age? A series of 140-character clues that trickle out slowly on Twitter, oftentimes without any involvement from the artist's press representative or manager. From album release d ...

  30. Britney Spears Out of the Gates In 2011, New Single 'Hold It Against Me' Premieres Jan. 7

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears fans may still have a few months of anxious waiting before her seventh full-length's March release, but the pop star is reportedly dropping her first piece of new music in a little over a week. "Hold It Against Me," a ...

  31. Beyonce With $87 Million Dollars Is Highest Ranked Musician On Forbes Moneymakers List

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus may have commanded more headlines in 2010, but none of them banked as much money as Beyoncé over the past year, according to Forbes' list of Hollywood's 20 Highest Earners of 2010 . The R&B/p ...

  32. Britney Spears to Get 'Fame' Comic Book

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is the latest celebrity to have her life turned into a bio-comic. Bluewater Productions -- the company behind the Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and "Glee" comic books -- has announced that it will release "Fa ...

  33. Manager Johnny Wright Sounds Off On The State Of The Music Industry

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the name Johnny Wright has been synonymous with one thing, it's screaming girls. The Orlando-based music manager has played a key role in the careers of Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake (and previously 'NSync), Backst ...

  34. Albums That Sold 1 Million Copies in One Week

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" sold a whopping 1,047,000 copies in its first week of release, making it the newest entry on the list of albums to crack a million sold in a debut week. Click through for all 16. 16. Lil Wayne 'Tha Ca ...

  35. Spears' Ex Disputes Abuse Claims

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An attorney for Britney Spears' ex-husband called child abuse claims leveled at the singer by a former bodyguard baseless and motivated by money. Fernando Flores, who worked on the singer's security detail, sued Spears on Wednesday (Sept ...

  36. Gaga Takes Britney's Twitter Crown

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga has overtaken Britney Spears on Twitter. Gaga had more than 5,746,000 followers today (Aug. 23) compared to 5,706,000 for Britney Spears. Spears was the No. 1 celebrity on Twitter for three months after taking the top spot from Ashton Ku ...

  37. Britney Spears To Appear On 'Glee'

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is set to play a cameo role in an episode of TV musical comedy "Glee" that will be devoted to the pop star's music, the show's creator Ryan Murphy said on Tuesday. But the episode in the upcoming second season of ...

  38. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Trap Or Die 2, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Bret Michaels Press Conference Poison singer Bret Michaels has been discharged from the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. 3. Trap Or Die 2 Mixtape The latest mixtape by Young Jeezy ...

  39. Publishing Briefs: NMPA Late Fee Site, Melvin Brown, Peermusic

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST -The November settlement for unpaid royalties due to music publishers for unpaid pending and unmatched funds held by the major music companies is now officially underway with the launching of the National Music Publishers Late Fee Program Web site ...

  40. Britney Spears 'Upset' Over Australian Tour Complaints

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has done it again, hitting the headlines during her first Australian tour over a row about lip-synching and a lacklustre performance that her tour promoter said had left her "extremely upset." Australian media reported tha ...

  41. Jay Sean Recaptures Hot 100's Top Slot

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay Sean's "Down" returns to the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, just one week after Britney Spears' No. 1 debut bumped him to runner-up status. A predicted second-week digital sales dip (down 33%) sends Sp ...

  42. '3' To 1: Britney Beats Odds To Debut Atop Hot 100

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (Oct. 15), as "3" opens at the pinnacle of the chart. Her new track, a racy paean to the joys of three-way ...

  43. Ciara Replaced By Jordin Sparks In Britney Spears Tour

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks will be replacing Ciara on the second leg of Britney Spears' "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour, reps at Jive Records, both Sparks and Ciara's label, have confirmed. Although asked, Jive Records didn't ...

  44. Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Britney Dominate MTV VMA Noms

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Lady Gaga on Tuesday each earned nine nominations for next month's MTV Video Music Awards, more than any other artist, while Britney Spears continued her musical comeback with seven nods. All three will compete for the honor of vi ...

  45. Perez Hilton Gets Sliimy

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music's French pop artist Sliimy has become the first act signed to the major's Perezcious Music label, run by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton in the U.S. Sliimy, who sings in English, has had success in his native France and relea ...

  46. Publicist: Britney Spears' Warsaw Stop Canceled

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears' "Circus" won't be coming to Warsaw. The singer, whose hits include "...Baby One More Time" and "I'm a Slave 4 U," has been playing a series of shows this summer in Europe, including in B ...

  47. Spears Twitpic Account Hacked

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have broadcast bogus information about celebrities including Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres after breaking into their Twitpic accounts. The Internet messaging system shut down part of its service after the hacking was discovered Sunday ...

  48. Britney Taking 'Circus' Tour Down Under

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney's "Circus" is rolling into Australia. Melbourne-based promoter Dainty Consolidated Entertainment will bring "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" to Australian arenas this November, marking the first time the Americ ...

  49. Restraining Order Issued In Spears Case

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A judge has ordered Britney Spears' former manager and an attorney to stay away from the pop singer. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aviva Bobb issued her ruling Tuesday (April 28) after hearing testimony and arguments from the men and lawye ...

  50. NMPA To Honor Singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi will be honored with the 2009 "Songwriter Icon Award" at the National Music Publishers Assn. annual meeting, to be held in New York on June 17. DioGuardi, who was added as a fourth judge on American Idol ...

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