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Barely a week after the release of her tell-all memoir, Britney Spears has promised that Vol.2 of The Woman in Me is coming in 2024. However, the book is not currently in the works.
Spears wrote on Instagram, “Humor is the cure to everything. Play on. Volume 2 will be released next year. Get ready!”
Britney’s memoir, The Woman in Me, was officially released on October 24. According to the pop star, the tell-all book is ‘the highest-selling celebrity memoir in history.’
A week before release, the memoir was a #1 best-seller on Amazon. Even though the publisher — Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster — and booksellers have yet to formally release actual sales data, Spears’ ‘highest-selling’ claim is bolstered by the fact that The Woman in Me is leading Amazon’s list of most read and sold non-fiction books.
The singer’s claim would also mean that The Woman in Me has outsold Prince Harry’s Spare to set a new Guinness World Record, which the Prince set in January when his memoir became the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever.
For The Woman in Me, complete sales data will be released later this week.
Spears’ fans preordered millions of copies in the weeks leading up to the release — but the hype snowballed into something much bigger for the pop star.
When The Woman in Me was confirmed in July, Spears’ 2003 track ‘Toxic’ suddenly hit one billion streams on Spotify. Luminate reported that streams for Spears’ entire catalog climbed 24% in the week leading up to the memoir’s release. By October 25, Spears had acquired about 16 million streams.
On the earnings front, 41-year-old pop star pocketed between $12-15 million from the auction of publishing rights to Simon and Schuster. Even better, Spears stands to collect at least a quarter of the profits from her tell-all book.
In a press release, Simon and Schuster said the memoir is ‘a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.’ The publisher also added that the book ‘illuminates the enduring power of music and love — and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her terms.’
Spears’ memoir is currently retailing at $22.38, and $16.99 for Kindle readers. The audio CD is selling for $29.69, and while Spears herself recorded the intro to her memoir, the audiobook is narrated by Michelle Williams.
Some of the most attention-grabbing excerpts from the book pertain to the singer’s then-relationship with Justin Timberlake, whom she dated between 1999 and 2002, and a Spears-eye-view into the singer’s controversial 13-year conservatorship.
Speaking about the book, Spears took to social media to admit that ‘writing the book was so hard,’ but ‘I have moved on, and it’s a beautiful clean slate from here.’