Fans are spending more than just a night at the “Circus” – they’re taking it home.
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The album could reportedly sell 450,000 copies in its first week on the racks, the same tally that notched Kanye West’s “808s & Heartbreak” the top spot this week. Should Britney complete the feat, it’ll be her fifth No. 1 album — more than any other female artist except Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson.
Her previous album, 2007’s “Blackout,” sold 290,000 copies to debut in second place thanks to a last-minute rules change that counted sales of The Eagles’ chart-topping Wal-Mart exclusive, “Long Road Out Of Eden.” Previously, albums sold at a single retailer would not be counted toward chart placement.
Britney has been promoting the album everywhere from Germany’s Bambi Awards to the U.K.‘s “The X Factor” to NBC’s Christmas At Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting and will launch a tour in March.
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