Don't hold it against her, but Britney Spears has a hit on her hands. Her new track, [article id="1655570"]"Hold It Against Me,"[/article] which was released last week, topped the [article id="1656210"]Billboard Digital Songs chart[/article].
The Dr.Luke/ Max Martin-produced song, the lead single from the singer's yet-untitled March album, sold 411,000 downloads in its first week available for purchase. The debut also means that Spears broke a record. According to Billboard, that is Spears' best sales week for a digital song as well as the largest debut for a woman as a lead artist. She beat out the [article id="1630661"]record previously held by Taylor Swift[/article]. In February, Swift's "Today Was a Fairytale" sold 325,000 downloads; incidentally, Swift broke the record previously held by Spears when that track debuted at the top of the charts.
Spears bumps Bruno Mars' "Grenade" to #2; Wiz Khalifa moved up the chart to #3 with "Black and Yellow," followed by Katy Perry's "Firework," which dropped two spots to #4. Other newcomers to the chart include Avril Lavigne's "What the Hell" at #6 and Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaboration, "H.A.M.," at #10. Enrique Iglesias' "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" (#5), the Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)" (#7), Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" (#8) and Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" (#9) round out the top 10.
Spears is also the top seller on iTunes. Last week, when the song was released, Spears immediately jumped to the [article id="1655911"]top of the iTunes charts in 16 countries[/article]. "This is absolutely incredible!" her manager Adam Leber tweeted last week about the song's success. "Brit's fans never cease to amaze me."
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