Britney Spears is back on top!
The Pop singer’s new single “Hold It Against Me” has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the #1 position, making her the second artist in Billboard history to debut multiple songs at #1. Mariah Carey serves as the first act to have multiple songs to debut at #1 on the Hot 100.
“Hold It Against Me” marks Britney Spears’ fourth #1 single and the 18th single overall to debut No. 1. Spears dropped a song back in 2009 called “3” that also debuted at No. 1, and other No. 1 records for Britney include her debut single “…Baby One More Time” (two weeks in 1999) and “Womanizer” (one week, 2008).
Spears’ new track is also sitting atop the Digital Songs chart with over 400,000 downloads sold, according to Nielson Soundscan, marking the biggest debut by a lead female artist. On the Radio songs chart, “Hold It Against Me” begins at NO. 23 with 45 million first-week audience impressions, according to Nielson BDS. In comparison, R&B/Pop diva Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body” also began in the same spot back in 2008.
Other Billboard Hot 100 debuts this week include Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “H.A.M” (#23) and Avril Lavigne’s new single “What the Hell” (#13).