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Old 03-04-2013, 21:59
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I think that its hard to believe that one of the biggest pop stars of the last 14 years has never had a number 1 album in the UK..but less successful artist's eg.Mariana and the diamonds,Diana vickers do..do u think that she will ever get a number 1 album or are the days of her being a top star like Rihanna,lady gaga are truly over?
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Old 03-04-2013, 22:08
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I think that its hard to believe that one of the biggest pop stars of the last 14 years has never had a number 1 album in the UK..but less successful artist's eg.Mariana and the diamonds,Diana vickers do..do u think that she will ever get a number 1 album or are the days of her being a top star like Rihanna,lady gaga are truly over?
I think she can definitely become a star again but she will have to promote, something she isn't really a fan of lately. Obviously she will never be as big as she once was though. The number album will depend on release week, who shes against, if she has a hit and if she's willing to promote.
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Old 03-04-2013, 23:08
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She has had four #2 albums and Blackout at her lowest ebb just missed out due to The Eagles releasing in the same weak if there's a quiet release schedule ample promo and a resurgence in fame isn't impossible but unlikely . Though that being said Frmme Fatale hit #1 in Australia being her first there so maybe she could follow suit here.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:34
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:12
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I think she sold 30k copies of Femme Fatale first week in the UK, more than enough to get #1 most weeks on the album chart.
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Old 04-04-2013, 13:41
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David Bowie got his first EVER American number 1 last month! And that is 40 plus years in the industry!

Britney has been around for 14 years...she has a massive chance still...but the week of release depends on promo, hit(s), airplay and competition!

She has always had narrow misses on the albums chart and tbh has never truly broken out in the UK either....Me Against The Music, Toxic and Everytime were massive here and EUrope but were underwhelming commercial successes in her hom country however....so it shows that she can achieve something massive hear if she wants to...BUT wirth the Circus and FF era you can tell she jumped on the American version of ELectropop/Dub Pop brigade of recent years and thus didnt achieve massive success over here...because its been and done

So with good material, hits, a good week, she can achieve something great and get herself her first number 1 album in the UK
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Old 04-04-2013, 13:46
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David Bowie got his first EVER American number 1 last month! And that is 40 plus years in the industry!
I thought Bon Jovi beat him to the top spot over there???
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Old 04-04-2013, 14:01
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I thought Bon Jovi beat him to the top spot over there???
Did they??? i thought i read he made it...nevermind....

Well in that case....number ones definitely do not measure worth when the impact is also there Lesson learnt
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Old 04-04-2013, 14:05
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Britney's album chartings are unfortunate. In The Zone didn't even make top 10 but actually sold just over 500k is her 3rd best selling studio album. (Not amazing sales, but still much better than chart positions would suggest.)

She really needs to put in some work if she ever wants a big UK hit again though. FF failed over here mainly due to lack of promotion. Nobody can sell records by name alone anymore (Madonna proved that with MDNA!), so if she wants a decent seller, she needs to put in the effort.
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Old 04-04-2013, 14:27
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Never knew she'd never had a Number 1 album over here. Very surprising seeing as she's been such a big well known star for nearly 15 years now.
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Old 04-04-2013, 14:30
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Britney's album chartings are unfortunate. In The Zone didn't even make top 10 but actually sold just over 500k is her 3rd best selling studio album. (Not amazing sales, but still much better than chart positions would suggest.)

She really needs to put in some work if she ever wants a big UK hit again though. FF failed over here mainly due to lack of promotion. Nobody can sell records by name alone anymore (Madonna proved that with MDNA!), so if she wants a decent seller, she needs to put in the effort.
that is indeed what its about!

although saying that MDNA has outsold Britneys and Beyonces latest efforts...so kudos but still its proof that promo, radio airplay, televised marketing, firing all cylinders and for the public to warm to something provides a chance of a number 1 album.....but damn FF did sell a lot more for a number 8 placing than a lot of albums that did get to number 1 the past few years...i mean Marina & The DIaminds debut was just over 20,000 last year! And RIhanna got TTT to re-enter at pole position with 9,000.....its THAT easy! its just a question of....will the week be busy? In which case Britney always has had back luck with that.

But as you say in the long term Britneys commercial sales justify themselves... ITZ went Platinum in the UKdespite missing the top 10 due to hit singles flowing from the album.
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Old 04-04-2013, 15:55
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I think femme fatale is her best work, so to me, number 1 means nothing.
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Old 04-04-2013, 16:36
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that is indeed what its about!

although saying that MDNA has outsold Britneys and Beyonces latest efforts...so kudos but still its proof that promo, radio airplay, televised marketing, firing all cylinders and for the public to warm to something provides a chance of a number 1 album.....but damn FF did sell a lot more for a number 8 placing than a lot of albums that did get to number 1 the past few years...i mean Marina & The DIaminds debut was just over 20,000 last year! And RIhanna got TTT to re-enter at pole position with 9,000.....its THAT easy! its just a question of....will the week be busy? In which case Britney always has had back luck with that.

But as you say in the long term Britneys commercial sales justify themselves... ITZ went Platinum in the UKdespite missing the top 10 due to hit singles flowing from the album.

I blame her management releasing oops in the same week as Whitney's first GH not the sharpest move or Blackout in the same week as The Eagles first new studio in years it's asking for a #2 really
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Old 04-04-2013, 17:58
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If she made an album that enough people wanted to buy, she'd have a number one album.
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Old 04-04-2013, 18:20
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About release weeks though, I think for her and her management it's really all about the U.S and being able to be successful there, they aren't going to plan a whole album around just a UK release date lol, she's already had 6 number 1 U.S albums so I doubt she gives a flying f*ck about getting a number 1 in the UK tbh.
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Old 04-04-2013, 18:21
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No. Why? Because she doesnt release good enough songs like she used to before her meltdown
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:27
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if britney stopped lip syncing every performance and at the very least sang live over a backing track maybe.
she needs to come over here and promote like she did in the days of totp & cd:uk i'm sure the talk shows would want her.
if she did jonathan ross,graham norton or alan carr.
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Old 04-04-2013, 22:54
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if britney stopped lip syncing every performance and at the very least sang live over a backing track maybe.
she needs to come over here and promote like she did in the days of totp & cd:uk i'm sure the talk shows would want her.
if she did jonathan ross,graham norton or alan carr.
so true i think during promo for Femme Fatale she streched herelf to This Morning and Loose Women two daytimes.....
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Old 04-04-2013, 23:58
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She should really be playing on the back of Scream & Shout, the first time in about 10 years she's had a number 1 single over here. Yes its mostly down to Will.I.Am but if she released a (good) Scream & Shout Part II (like Empire State Of Mind and Read All About It) then she can potentially become a big hit over here again.
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Old 05-04-2013, 17:18
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She doesn't seem bothered to do any promo anymore..years ago u couldn't get her out of the country-performing singles on top of the pops..I think its a disgrace I wanna go missed the top100..because radio won't play her singles..I wonder why?maybe her age but Madonna was at the height of her career in her 30s..why won't radio play her singles?
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Old 05-04-2013, 17:54
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No. Why? Because she doesnt release good enough songs like she used to before her meltdown
Britney's most critically acclaimed album Blackout was released right after her meltdown.
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Old 05-04-2013, 19:10
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I think people throw "ageism" at Radio airplay as an "easy arguement" it has NOTHIN to do with age...its all about general appeal...and Blackout endorsed two top 3 hits in the UK, Circus had a top 5 UK hit and Femme Fatale had a top 10....its fine...she just needs a bit of OOMF for her Euro market is all....

All Britney needs to do is book a few interviews (not Loose bloody Women or Day break...that isnt her target market) do a special interview with Norton, get Wossy on board and perform too, have banter with Alan Carr...in fact why not space out al lthree of them??? Kylie had done it before for an album campaign why not Britney?

Plus of course if album 8 is out late this year like P!nks was last year...utilise BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to show off a bit...do a BBC Radio 1 special....plus there will be other events in the Winter and all to justify it
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Old 05-04-2013, 19:11
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Britney's most critically acclaimed album Blackout was released right after her meltdown.
Also tbh Britney only really had ONE genuinely "great" album before her meltdown anyways with the In The Zone album...Post-Meltdown she has made two with Blackout and Femme Fatale....and while i dislike it even Circus has had some commercial/critical success too So its all there for Britney
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Old 05-04-2013, 19:49
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With Scream & Shout being a massive hit, I reckon she has a shot at making a huge comeback. If the new album doesn't have much competition first week of release and with a hit or two before, it could get to #1.
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Old 05-04-2013, 22:10
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Her best work like in the zone and blackout was work she took control off herself. I think she needs 2 do this again 2 show what she can do
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