In 2000, “Oops!… I Did It Again” sold 1.3 million copies in it’s debut week of sales. To this day it is still the largest one week sales for any female artist, and one of the highest debuts of all time.
In 2001, Britney Spears became the first female artist in the charts history to have their first three albums (…Baby One More Time, Oops!… I Did It Again, & Britney) debut at number one.
She broke this record two years later with a fourth number one debut (In The Zone).
With the number one debut of her Circus album in 2008, Spears also became the youngest female artist in history to have five number one albums.
She later beat the record when her 7th studio album, Femme Fatale debuted at number one in April 2011.
Additionally, Britney Spears also holds the record for most debuts within the top 2 slots of the Billboard 200, with 7 (Blackout being the only album not to debut at #1, but rather #2).
With the debut of Femme Fatale, she currently ranks at #3 (tied with Mariah Carey & Janet Jackson) for most #1 albums by a female artist with 6. She trails behind only Madonna (7) and Barbra Streisand (9).
She currently has 2 diamond certifited albums (10+ million copies), and 5 platinum or multiplatinum albums.
With 100+ million albums sold worldwide, she ranks among the best selling artists of all time.