Britney Spears’ memoir “The Girl in Me” has bought 1.1 million copies within the U.S. 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 mentioned in a press release launched Wednesday by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.
The gross sales figures embody 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, notably the conservatorship that for years granted her father management of a lot of her life.
The singer’s highly-anticipated e book, for which she did little publicity past posts on her Instagram web page, was the highest vendor of final week. However it’s not the yr’s quickest vendor. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare,” which got here out in January, bought 1.6 million U.S. copies in its first week.
The audio version of Spears’ e book, learn by Oscar-nominated actor Michelle Williams, seems a key issue within the e book’s preliminary success. Williams’ studying of “The Girl in Me” has been extremely acclaimed, and based on Gallery, is the quickest promoting audio launch within the firm’s historical past. The writer didn’t instantly announce a selected gross sales determine for the audiobook.
In response to Circana, which tracks round 85% of the print market, “The Girl in Me” bought just below 418,000 copies, far under first week Circana numbers for former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” and former first girl Michelle Obama’s “Turning into” amongst different memoirs.