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Britney Spears Takes ‘Womanizer’ To The Top Of The Charts

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    Britney tops the charts again with 'Womanizer.'

    Britney Spears is making history with her new single, “Womanizer.”

    This week, “Womanizer” has made an unprecedented leap from No. 96 to claim the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart. This is the first time a song has ever made a leap of this magnitude on the singles chart.

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    In addition, “Womanizer” also became the No. 1 song on iTunes charts in Canada, France, Spain and Sweden.

    Spears sixth studio album, “Circus,” is set for release December 2, which coincides with Spears’ 27th birthday.

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    The song’s astonishing climb up the charts happened despite a major glitch that occurred yesterday when the “Womanizer” digital track was inadvertently removed and unavailable for sale at iTunes in the U.S. and in other countries for over a twelve hour period.

    The track first became available on iTunes on October 7, and prior to the technical error, the digital track ranked No. 1 on the chart, selling over 275K units within the first six days of its release. However, the brief lapse did not slow down the momentum of the superstar’s project. Currently the digital track is back up on iTunes and digital sales are quickly recovering.

    “Womanizer” is the first single from Britney’s forthcoming album, “Circus.” It was produced by the up-and-coming Atlanta production team The Outsyders.

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