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Whitesnake outsell Britney Spears

Britney Spears' forthcoming album is being outsold by an unlikely competitor. 

Iconic hair metallers Whitesnake have racked up a whopping 35% more pre-orders for their eleventh studio record, 'Forevermore', than the 'Hold It Against Me' star's 'Femme Fatale' on the online shopping site Amazon.co.uk.

A spokesperson for Amazon released a statement on the surprising news, which read:

"Britney Spears is one of the most successful global pop acts with a career spanning more than ten years but, even with this pedigree, she is being overshadowed and outsold by the elder statesmen of British rock."

"Whitesnake were already releasing their fourth album in 1981, the year Britney was born, and it is a major achievement to be racking up more pre-orders than the pop princess." 

Watch Ellen Degeneres talk about Britney Spears' new album, which was given to her by the pop princess herself, and preview some tracks from it here: