Britney Spears has a lot to celebrate this week. In fact she has 1.1 million reasons to pop corks because, according to the Associated Press her tell-all memoir, The Woman in Me, sold that many copies in its first week. The sales figures cover pre-orders, print sales, 3-books and audiobook versions of the book that was released on Oct. 24.
“Thank you to all the fans who made #TheWomanInMe a #1 @nytimes bestseller,” Spears tweeted along with a mind-blown emoji. “it means the world to me !!! Love you all [three kiss emoji] !!!”
Spears has not done any traditional promotion for the book beyond posting about it on her social media feeds — with no late night appearances and no interviews — and though the singer claimed on Instagram on the day of release that the book was “the highest selling celebrity memoir in history,” AP noted that it’s not even the best-selling memoir of this year. Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, sold 1.6 million copies in the U.S. during its first week on sale in January.
“I poured my heart and soul into my memoir, and I am grateful to my fans and readers around the world for their unwavering support,” Spears said in a statement released Wednesday by publisher Gallery Books.
The book chronicles Spears’ rise to fame, her relationship with fellow child star Justin Timberlake — which included her getting pregnant and having an abortion during their time together — as well as her life under a highly restrictive 13-year conservancy. The hype surrounding the book also provided a bump to Spears’ catalog, with streams up 21% in the days leading up to its release.
Britney Spears Celebrates ‘The Woman in Me’ Hitting No. 1 on NYT Best-Seller List: ‘It Means the World to Me’