Britney Spears’ latest track, “Hold It Against Me,” has received the highest amount of radio play in Billboard’s 18-year history.
On Monday, Brit’s dance-fused single stormed Billboard’s Pop Songs chart — which lists the most-played songs on 130 mainstream Top 40 radio stations across the US — at No. 16, earning 4,071 plays in its first week of release, Reuters reports.
Spears received airplay at all 130 reporting stations. According to the stats,”Hold It Against Me” also ties Madonna’s “Frozen” (No. 16, March 7, 1998) for second-highest entry to the Pop Songs chart. Only Mariah Carey’s 1993 single “Dreamlover” began at a higher rank, having rocketed in at No. 12 in August of that year.
Meanwhile, Britney has confirmed that she’ll shoot the video promo for “Hold It Against Me” later this week under the guidance of lensman Jason Akerlund.
Akerlund previously worked with Lady Gaga on her critically-acclaimed vids “Paparazzi” and “Telephone.”