Femme Fatale does Justice to her name
|Britney's Femme Fatale|
Femme Fatale is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Britney Spears, released on March 25, 2011. The album was recorded between 2009 and 2011, with the help of Max Martin and Dr. Luke serving as the project's executive producers. "Hold It Against Me" was released as the lead single from the album, peaking atop of the charts in seven countries, including the United States and Canada. The album's second single, "Till the World Ends", premiered on March 4, 2011 on Ryan Seacrest's radio show and was released the same day. Upon release, Femme Fatale as well-received by most music critics.
Release and promotion of the album
On February 2, 2011, Spears announced the album's title through her Twitter account, and also posted an image of the album cover. Following the announcement, the title became a trending topic on Twitter, and then went on to become the tenth longest-running trend on the site, as well as the first music related trend to break the top ten. Spears tweeted, "Can't believe Femme Fatale has been trending 6 days. You guys are my motivation every single day. I love u all!" Femme Fatale was released on March 29, 2011, primarily in a standard (soft pack/wallet packaging) version, and a deluxe version (expanded soft pack with additional booklet pages), which features four additional tracks. A premium fan edition was also released, including a limited edition 32-page hardcover photo book, the deluxe edition CD with exclusive artwork, a 7" vinyl picture disc with "Hold It Against Me" and the full album digital download on the street date.
Promotion for the album on March 25, 2011 in a performance that included "Hold It Against Me", "Till The World Ends" and "Big Fat Bass". The performance was filmed by MTV at Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort and is set to be included in a MTV special titled "I Am The Femme Fatale" which aired on April 3, 2011. Two days later on March 27, Spears performed the same set of songs in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before a crowd of 5,000 people for the March 29, 2011 episode of Good Morning America. In addition to these two performances, she also performed and particpated in two skits on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 29 and appeared at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards. Spears is also scheduled to guest host the 2011 Wango Tango concert series with Ryan Seacrest on May 14, 2011.
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