It’s been a big Tuesday (January 11) for Britney Spears. As her single “Hold It Against Me” became available for purchase on iTunes, it shot to #1 on the site and broke radio records.
According to a press release from Jive Records, the tune, from Brit’s March album , broke all previous records for the most spins in the first day of release, according to radio-industry analyst Kevin McCabe. The song had 619 spins at Mediabase on Monday, and at BDS, she had a record-making 595 first- or one-day spins.
“Top 40 outlets across the country immediately put ’Hold It Against Me’ in rotation and received instant-reaction airplay at America’s most-influential stations, including Z100 and WXRK in New York and KIIS and KAMP in Los Angeles,” McCabe said in a statement.
“When I originally heard it in December, it blew me away from the first listen, and the same thing happened when we played it on Elvis Duran’s morning show [Monday]; our Facebook and Twitter pages exploded,” Sharon Dastur, program director at New York’s Z100, told MTV News on Monday. “People are going crazy for it. They heard the leaked version and loved it, and now they’re loving the official version too. I can see it being another huge hit for her.”
As if that weren’t big enough news for the singer, she’s also rumored to be performing at the Grammy Awards next month. A rep for the show had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment, but a rep for the singer did respond to Perez Hilton, who originally reported the rumor. “We have not confirmed a performance at the Grammys at this time,” the rep told Hilton.
If the performance does happen, a source told Perez that the singer “has been rehearsing for weeks and it’s gonna be a truly great performance!”
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