Check out which Britney Spears songs are ruling her streaming numbers over the past year and a half.
Tetris Kelly 0:00
Fans still love Britney Spears! While she’s released only one song in the past seven years, the pop star’s music still resonates. Billboard’s Jason Lipshutz joins us to discuss how her music is doing 18 months after the #FreeBritney movement.
Jason Lipshutz 0:20
It’s been a year and a half since Britney Spears’ conservatorship ended, and we were just interested in looking at what her streams and sales and biggest hits look like in that time period when people are just kind of experiencing Britney Spears’ music once again kind of in a different reality of post-conservatorship Britney
Tetris Kelly 0:45
I was surprised to learn ‘Toxic’ has become Britney’s biggest streaming hit over the past year.
Jason Lipshutz 0:49
It peaked at No. 9 on the Hot 100, but aside from ‘Hold Me Closer,’ her newest single, [‘Toxic’] was her most streamed song over the past year. It was her most played song on radio over the past year. Nearly 20 years since its release, and ‘Toxic’ is basically as strong as ever. It’s kind of the de facto biggest Britney Spears’ catalog hit at this point.
Tetris Kelly 1:10
As you just mentioned, Britney’s only release in seven years, ‘Hold Me Closer’ with Elton John, did pretty well, debuting at No. 6 on the Hot 100
Jason Lipshutz 1:23
People really love this song. It’s become basically Britney’s biggest hit in years and it was never a sure thing that it was going to last beyond that first few weeks.
Tetris Kelly 1:34
So Jason, tell me when can we expect new music from the pop star?
Jason Lipshutz 1:38
There’s no announced plans for a new single or new album but one thing that ‘Hold Me Closer’ did suggest is that there is an openness to releasing new music at some point.
Tetris Kelly 1:48
Thanks for the insight, Jason. We can continue to dream about a new Britney album. Oh, and make sure to check out Jason in the documentary ‘Britney Spears The Price of Freedom’ streaming on Hulu.