Oops, she did it again. Britney Spears breaks another record with her bestselling memoir The Woman in Me.
Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the pop star sold 1.1 million copies of her memoir in its first week of release in the United States alone. Those sales included pre-orders, print sales, e-books and audiobooks (which were expertly narrated by Oscar nominee Michelle Williams).
Britney’s new memoir follows her rise to stardom, the trials and tribulations of her famous relationships (including that very exposing section on Justin Timberlake), and her time under a conservatorship placed on her by lawyers and her father James Spears. The Woman in Me is one of the first times in which the pop star has been able to freely speak about her life story and current state, since the release of her conservatorship in 2021.
While she hasn’t actually claimed the top spot for highest-selling memoir, contrary to her previous Instagram post, the “Circus” singer achieved 1.1M sales without interviews, late night appearances, nor traditional promo, save a social media post here and there. That’s what we call star power.
So how did the pop star celebrate her recent success? Well, with a post sharing an image with her book atop of the New York Times bestseller list, conveniently above MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow’s book Prequel and Walter Isaacson’s Elon Musk biography. Britney wrote, “Thank you to all the fans who made #TheWomanInMe a #1 @nytimes bestseller… it means the world to me !!! Love you all!!!”
Other than that, Britney has been keeping a low profile with the exception of posting a variety of clips of her posing for the camera the way she wants to. Now, outside of the control of her conservatorship, family, and ex-husbands, she’s living proudly and loudly by singing, dancing, and controlling her image on social media.
Naturally, her fans flocked to the post to congratulate Britney on her success.
The Woman Me in Me is out now.
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