Happy 1st Anniversary, Femme Fatale!
One year ago today, Britney shut our mouths and turned us Inside Out with the release of
her brilliant seventh studio album, Femme Fatale.
Starting off with the major bang that was “Hold It Against Me” (original review) back on January 10, 2011, the promotional campaign saw the living legend look (Drop Dead) Beautiful in the pages of V, Out and Glamour, take to the stage at Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel and the 2011 Billboard Music Awards with Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, take home the Video Vanguard Award at the 2011 MTV VMAs and embark on a major tour across the world.
Femme Fatale spawned four Hot 100 charting singles in total, including “Hold It Against Me” (#1), “Till The World Ends (#3), “I Wanna Go” (#7) and “Criminal” (#55).
The album also broke dozens of records: Femme Fatale became Britney’s first album to have three Top Ten Hot 100 singles in a row, “Hold It Against Me” became Britney’s fourth #1 and broke the record for the fastest one-week spin increase at radio, “Till The World Ends” became Britney’s biggest radio hit of her entire career–well, until “I Wanna Go,” which became an even bigger smash on the radio and her 12th Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit. Plus, Femme Fatale and The Femme Fatale Tour DVD have gone platinum since their release.
Along the way, we met Pandahatney and Awkwardney, slurped some delicious sweet tea, battled our inner demons, got stuck in a few manholes, became lactose intolerant and stole a few vanilla candles. When all was said and done, there was no doubt that 2011 was truly the Year of the Spears.
So if I said I wanted to celebrate this album now…would you Hold It Against Me?
MuuMuse is proud to be giving away
One Premium Fan Edition of Femme Fatale.
Not sure what’s included? Well, imagine Femme Fatale is the bass. Now imagine that the bass is getting BIG-GAH. Okay, fine–I Wanna Go ahead and give you an actual description:
Limited edition oversized 32-page hardcover book:
Measures 9.5” x 9.5”
Complete photo shoot including exclusive shots not available anywhere else
High quality paper stock with lush printing
Two heavy board sleeves holding:
Deluxe album CD (plus Japanese-released bonus track “Scary”) with alternate disc art
7” vinyl picture disc exclusive to this package!
A-side – “Hold It Against Me” w/ full color Britney image
B-side – Instrumental w/ Femme Fatale logo
To enter to win, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite part of the Femme Fatale era and why.
It could be a performance, the “Hold It Against Me” video teasers, a magazine shoot, Britney kicking that fucker in the balls, a quote, a specific song–get creative! We’re Britney fans–that’s How We Roll. Take me on a Trip To Your Heart–just don’t forget to Seal It With A Kiss. And yes, this is open to international entrants as well. (That’s you too, insane Brazilian fans!)
A winner will be selected and notified on Wednesday, April 11.
By the way: The Premium Fan Edition is also available at a majorly discounted price for ONE DAY ONLY in celebration of the Femme Fatale Anniversary over at Britney.com today at $41.99 (retails at $64.99).
To The Holy Spearit: Thank you yet again for providing us with an album that will truly keep us dancing Till The World Ends. (And don’t keep us waiting too long for Album #8…that’d be Criminal!) We love you, B!
While you’re in the Spearit, check out the original MuuMuse review of Femme Fatale, the “Hold It Against Me” video analysis, the “Till The World Ends” analysis the “I Wanna Go” video analysis, my review from the Boston stop of the Femme Fatale Tour and keep going below the cut for tons of videos from the era.
Thank you to T. Kyle. for creating the Anniversary .GIFs!
Femme Fatale was released on March 29, 2011. (iTunes)