December 9, 2023


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Did Britney Spears’ e book outsell Prince Harry’s? What do the numbers say?

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Prince Harry and Britney Spears

Since its anticipated launch on October 24, Britney Spears’ memoir, The girl inside meimpressed world information protection and have become The New York Instances A bestseller, however regardless of followers’ claims, the e book did not beat one other movie star launch this yr, Prince Harry’s. extraNew gross sales figures revealed.

Gallery Books, Spears’ writer, introduced on Wednesday that in the USA, The girl inside me It bought 1.1 million copies throughout print, digital and audio codecs in its first week.

This makes the e book one of the vital profitable movie star memoirs of all time, but it surely didn’t break gross sales information in the USA.

Prince Harry and Britney Spears
Britney Spears (left) is photographed in Las Vegas, September 21, 2013. Prince Harry (proper) is photographed in New York, September 23, 2021. Spears’ memoir bought 1.1 million copies within the US in its first week this yr whereas Harry’s memoir bought 1.6 million, in line with Publishers.
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In January 2023, Prince Harry’s memoirs, extrawas revealed to related worldwide press curiosity, with its astonishing account of life behind palace partitions in addition to never-before-heard revelations about members of the royal household attracting curiosity that ultimately translated into gross sales.

In his first week, extra It bought 1.6 million copies in all codecs in the USA, outselling Spears by 5 million, primarily based on figures launched by e book publishers Gallery Books and Penguin Random Home.

On her first day, extra It bought 1.4 million copies throughout the USA, United Kingdom, and Canada, breaking the world document for fastest-selling non-fiction e book of all time, beforehand held by Barack Obama. Promised Landwhich bought 887,000 copies on its 2020 launch day.

World information for The girl inside meGross sales for all codecs haven’t but been launched, so it’s potential that over time and all over the world, the star can nonetheless promote extra copies than Prince, nonetheless, his document in the USA stays unbeaten.

In a remark launched by Spears after her e book was launched, the pop singer thanked her followers for the help they’ve proven her in consequence.

“I poured my coronary heart and soul into my memoir,” she stated. “I’m grateful to followers and readers all over the world for his or her unwavering help.”

Prince Harry "additional" Britney Spears' memoirs
On the left, the duvet of Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare,” revealed on January 10, 2023. On the proper, the duvet of Britney Spears’ memoir “The Girl in Me,” revealed on October 24, 2023. Spears took to social media to remark celebrating the success of her e book.
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Previous to its launch, plenty of tales from the e book made headlines within the press, most notably revelations of the star’s experiences whereas courting a fellow pop singer and former pop singer. Mickey Mouse Membership Alumni, Justin Timberlake.

In an Instagram publish within the days main as much as her e book’s publication, Spears wrote that she was conscious that a few of his revelations may trigger offense, nonetheless, she felt it had brought about her to “shut down” from writing.

“That is truly a e book I by no means knew I wanted to write down,” she stated. “Though some could really feel insulted, it helped me to finish all issues for a greater future!!! I hope I can enlighten individuals who normally really feel particularly alone, hurting or misunderstood!!!”

James Crawford Smith NewsweekRoyal correspondent, primarily based in London. You’ll find him on X (previously Twitter) at @jrcrawfordsmith And skim his tales on Newsweek‘s Kings page on Facebook.

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