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Followers of Britney Spears have rallied collectively to push the Princess of Pop’s 13-year-old tune, “Egocentric,” up the charts amid the discharge of her ex, Justin Timberlake‘s, new monitor of the identical title.
Timberlake dropped his comeback single, “Egocentric,” on Thursday, whereas Spears’ devoted fan base seized the chance to raise her 2011 monitor from the deluxe model of her album, Femme Fatale.
The Britney stan account BritneyxYtube claimed credit score for the ingenious transfer, stating that all of it “began as a joke” when Timberlake introduced the title of his new single.
Followers then playfully speculated that Spears was making a grand return with a “brand-new tune.” The orchestrated effort rapidly gained momentum, propelling the classic “Egocentric” tune to the highest 40 of the U.S. iTunes chart, with sights set on the highest 10.
Expressing pleasure over the sudden success, the individual behind BritneyxYtube instructed Leisure Weekly, “I nonetheless cannot imagine that it grew to become so huge, and we see the outcomes we see now. We’re all so joyful to see her tune making a comeback in any case these years!!!”
Whereas Spears herself has but to make an enormous return to the music trade, Timberlake is about to carry out “Egocentric” on Saturday Night time Stay this weekend when Dakota Johnson hosts the present.
The timing of this chart resurgence provides an additional layer of drama to the continuing reevaluation of Timberlake’s previous actions in opposition to Spears from her bestselling 2023 memoir, The Girl in Me, which make clear the complexities of their three-year relationship, which began in 1999.
In October, simply after the discharge of Spears’ ebook, a supply instructed ET of Timberlake’s response to his ex’s claims, “Justin has been specializing in his circle of relatives and attempting to not concern himself with Britney’s memoir. Lately, Justin has tried to be supportive of Britney from a distance. They dated so way back, however he nonetheless has respect for her. Justin and [wife] Jessica Biel simply need everybody to develop and evolve as an alternative of continuous to deliver up the previous.”
“Egocentric” is the primary solo single by the GRAMMY-winning musician since 2018’s Man of The Woods. Previous to the tune’s launch, Timberlake teased it for the group throughout his hometown efficiency on the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee, final week.