Blackout was released four years ago on October 30, 2007. It is the best album of all time. Here are some of its accomplishments:

* Blackout was set to debut at the top of the Billboard 200, but debuted at number two due to a last-minute rule change.

* Blackout sold 124,000 copies during its FIRST DAY of availability in the United States and sold overall 290,000 copies in it’s first week of release.

* By the end of 2008, Blackout had sold 3.1 million copies worldwide.

* By 2011 the album has sold +4 million copies worldwide.

* Blackout has appeared on reader polls by Billboard and Rolling Stone, while The Times named it as the fifth best pop album of the decade. In 2010, Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone called Blackout “the most influential album of the past five years.”

* Gimme More reaches #3 on BB100, her highest peak of single since Baby One More Time

* All 3 singles reach #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play

* Album reaches Top #10 in 18 countries.

* Blackout won International Album of the Year at the 2008 NRJ Music Awards, and Album of the Year at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.

* While reviewing Spears’ demo of “Telephone” Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone compared it to “Piece of Me”, “proving yet again how much impact Britney has had on the sonics of current pop. People love to make fun of Britney, and why not, but if ‘Telephone’ proves anything, it’s that Blackout may be the most influential pop album of the past five years.”

* Piece Of Me wins 3 MTV VMA awards and gives Britney one of the biggest comebacks in music to date!

Happy anniversary!

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