Britney Spears releases racy album cover to repay fans for getting 'Glory' to the top of iTunes
Never underestimate the power of fans. Especially if they're fans of a pop diva like Britney Spears, in which case you have to factor in the allure of Britney herself. After her fans managed to get her 2016 album 'Glory' to the top of the iTunes chart, Britney Spears was so overwhelmed by their support that she simply had to respond in kind. And she did that in a grand style, by switching out the previous demure artwork with a racy, scantily-clad image of the pop diva as she lounged on the beach.
Understandably, fans were thrilled, so it appears this public display of affection has become a two-way street.
In what is starting to become a trend in recent months, devoted fans of popular music stars have been launching social media campaigns or "download drives" on their behalf. The process involves drumming up support and online attention for their favorite pop divas, thereby getting their previously released albums to the top of the pop charts all over again. It's already happened for Mariah Carey's 2008 album 'E=MC2' and Madonna's 1994 album 'Bedtime Stories' earlier this year, and this time, it was Britney Spears's turn.
The diva was overwhelmed with the recent online show of support for her ninth studio album, 'Glory'. Her worldwide fanbase managed to create a download storm of seismic proportions, catapulting the commercially successful 2016 album to the No.1 Pop album slot on iTunes, surpassing popular artistes like Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Elton John, Mariah Carey, and Madonna.
The ecstatic singer revealed the news on Instagram, saying "Hi guys, so today I just figured out that Glory went to number one on the iTunes charts. I have no idea what happened." She also added, "Because of you I'm having the best day ever. Thank you, guys."
As it turns out, Britney decided to repay her fans with an equally thrilling gift of her own. At her fans' request, she decided to switch out the previous 'Glory' album cover with a racy new picture that showed Britney at her most alluring and provocative best. The new album cover which now adorns the digital version of 'Glory' showcases a full body shot of the scantily clad Britney Spears lounging on the beach & flaunting her toned physique. The cover photo was shot by renowned photographer Dave LaChappelle.
She looks drop-dead gorgeous in it, and Britney Spears said this when releasing the new picture on Instagram - "You asked for a new Glory cover and since it went to number one we had to make it happen !!!! Couldn’t have done it without you all 💞😘🌹✨!!!!"
Understandably her fans were thrilled, saying "🔥🔥🔥 Love it and love u Brit!" Other viewers were excited beyond words on behalf of their idol, saying "Wow! 👏👏 speechless! I love it! 😍" Most fans agreed that this was the definitive album artwork, saying "This is THE cover! QUEEN! Love you forever! 💗" Other supporters were also pleading for her to make another comeback, saying "Please make some new music soon - we miss you 🔥❤️." Looks like we'll just have to wait and see what other surprises Britney Spears has in store for us.