Artist of the Week: Britney Spears

Artist of the Week: Britney Spears

After receiving critics over her erratic behavior, Britney Spears returned to the public spotlight with sixth studio LP 'Circus' and brought its first single 'Womanizer' for European performances.

After being a center of attraction due to her troubled life, Britney Spears announced a comeback with her sixth major studio effort "Circus". Working with Lady GaGa, Bloodshy & Avant, Nate "Danja" Hills, and Max Martin among others, she is scheduled to drop the record on her 27th birthday, December 2.

From her next installment, Britney picked up an electropop jam "Womanizer" as its lead single. She released the song in late September. Debuting at number 111 on Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart with 286,000 copies sold, the song climbed to number 96 and then jumped to number 1 on its third week on selves.

Britney made the first televised performance singing "Womanizer" at 2008 Bambi Awards in Offenburg, Germany on November 27. Putting on a top hat, she emerged in a circus-themed appearance with several backing dancers at the event, where she received a prize for Best International Pop Star.

Following her appearance at Bambi Awards, Britney continued bringing her crew for other live performances in France and London. She served as a musical guest playing also the first single off "Circus" at "Star Academy" and "X Factor". Proved as a highly-anticipated performer, she pulled 12.8 million viewers tuning in the British TV reality show to watch her appearance.

To support "Circus", Britney is scheduled to tour across America and U.K. next spring. She is expected to hold a gig at Allstate Arena in Chicago on March 30, 2009. Also, she will reportedly make live appearances on June 3 and 4 at the O2 Arena in London. Unfortunately, other dates from her roadshow are still under wrap.



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