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Glory is the ninth studio album by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on August 26, 2016, through RCA Records. She also renewed her record deal with RCA Records. Spears began work on the album in 2014; lacking a deadline for completion, she continued work into 2015 and 2016, which—according to Spears—provided her the opportunity to create one of her favorite albums in her catalogue.
Glory received generally positive reviews from music critics and was included in the year end lists of best albums by several publications. Rolling Stone ranked “Clumsy” as one of best songs of 2016, while also Entertainment Weekly ranking “Do You Wanna Come Over?” as well. “Make Me…” served as the lead single for the record, being released on July 15, 2016. The single debuted and peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Glory was further promoted with three promotional singles—”Private Show”, “Clumsy”, and “Do You Wanna Come Over?”—which premiered in the weeks before its launch. The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, selling 111,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, with 88,000 copies coming from pure sales. The album topped the charts in Czech Republic, Taiwan, Ireland and Italy and also peaked within the top ten of charts in over 26 countries around the world. To promote the album, Spears made several television appearances and televised performances, including the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.