Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Britney Spears Record Sales at ACER

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Britney Spears has broken the record for concert ticket sales at Sydney’s Acer Arena with a total of 66,247 tickets sold across 4 nights.

Britney Spears ticket sales exceed the previous record set by Coldplay in March 2009 when the record stood at 59,391 .

Ticket sales record for sales in excess of 40,000 tickets at Acer Arena now stand at:

1. Britney Spears – Nov 09
2. Coldplay – Mar 09
3. Justin Timberlake – Oct 07
4. Eagles – Nov 04
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Apr 07
6. Bette Midler – April 05
7. Neil Diamond – Mar 05

Source: Venue Management

Britney Spears Channeled 'Classy' Madonna In 'Radar' Video

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Britney Spears has been compared to Madonna since she leapt onto the pop scene, dancing around in a schoolgirl uniform. The two did eventually hook up for "Me Against the Music," but Britney's video for "Radar," from her Circus album, really paid tribute to the pop queen and her ultra-glamorous Bedtime Stories period.

In the video, Britney is stuck in a love triangle with two very sexy polo players, who spend a good part of their time trying to woo Spears or riding their horses. Spears hooked up with "Boys" director Dave Meyers for an ode to Madonna's "Take a Bow."

"That was the premise behind 'Radar.' [We were] looking for a way to take her into a contemporary, classy environment," Meyers explained. "I felt empowered by referencing Madonna's video. Britney hasn't done anything like that."

Meyers had a very clear idea of how he wanted the story line to work. "There is a narrative going on, a romantic triangle on a weekend at this polo mansion," he said. "A soap-opera romance."

Britney apparently got nervous around the guy playing her lover (not her official boyfriend) in the clip, but Meyers said that shyness captured the essence of Britney. "She was really shy with this guy. She's really pretty here too," he said. "I think it's the Britney a lot of us know and love. It was nice to bring that out in her."

Despite the song's midtempo dance groove, the video is noticeably choreography-free. "I don't miss the dancing," he said. "When I watch, I feel like all the cuts and the dissolves keep the pace of the song alive."

Source: MTV

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