NEW YORK—Britney Spears’ memoir “The Girl in Me” has offered 1.1 million copies within the US alone by means of its first week.
“I poured my coronary heart and soul into my memoir, and I’m grateful to my followers and readers around the globe for his or her unwavering assist,” Spears stated in an announcement launched Wednesday by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.
The gross sales figures embrace pre-orders, print gross sales, e-books and audiobooks. “The Girl in Me,” launched Oct. 24, has been praised by critics as a compelling account of her rise to international fame and her ongoing struggles, together with the conservatorship that for years granted her father management of a lot of her life and her revelation that she had an abortion whereas courting Justin Timberlake greater than 20 years in the past.
On the day of publication, Spears posted on Instagram that her e-book had change into “the best promoting celeb memoir in historical past.” It’s not, up to now, even the best promoting memoir of 2023.
“The Girl in Me,” for which she did little publicity past Instagram, was the highest vendor of final week. However Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare,” which got here out in January, offered 1.6 million US copies in its first week.
Spears’ memoir helped give a powerful enhance to streams and gross sales throughout her music catalog, in response to Luminate, a music and leisure analytics firm. In in the future final week, from Monday to Tuesday, Spears’ catalog jumped 18.2% in on-demand streams, and 36.8% in album gross sales. The numbers continued to climb over the next days. In line with Luminate, her US streams elevated 24% over the earlier week—from 16 million to 19.8 million; her album gross sales have been up 61.4% and digital gross sales 49%.
The audio version of “The Girl in Me,” learn by Oscar-nominated actor Michelle Williams, seems a key issue within the e-book’s preliminary recognition. Williams’ studying of “The Girl in Me” has been extremely acclaimed, and in response to Gallery, is the quickest promoting audio launch within the firm’s historical past. The writer didn’t instantly announce a selected audio gross sales determine.
In line with Circana, which tracks round 85% of the print market, “The Girl in Me” offered just below 418,000 copies, far under first week Circana numbers for former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” and former first woman Michelle Obama’s “Turning into” amongst different memoirs.
No nonfiction launch approaches the dimensions of J.Ok. Rowling’s last Harry Potter e-book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which got here out in 2007 and offered greater than 8 million copies in its first 24 hours.