I'm a Slave 4 U ( Rus. I am your slave ) is the first single of the American pop singer Britney Spears from the album Britney , released on September 24, 2001 in the United States and in October of the same year throughout the rest of the world. The composition, which is a song in the characteristic style of " modern urban ", was written and produced by the production team of The Neptunes .
|I'm a Slave 4 U|
|Single Britney Spears|
from Britney album
|Side "A"||" Overprotected "|
|Released||September 24, 2001|
|Format||Cassette single, CD single , 12 "|
|Recorded by||2001; Right Track Studios ( New York ), Master Sound Studios ( Virginia Beach )|
|Genre||Dance pop , electrohop , R&B|
|Songwriter||Chad Hugo , Farrell Williams|
|Britney Spears Singles Timeline|
Britney Spears was harshly criticized by People for Ethical Animal Handling (PETA) for performing a song at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards , which featured exotic animals .
In the video clip, Spears appears as a slave of music that dances all day, until she and the other dancers sweat and weaken from dehydration. Making them search for water, Spears stands in front of a mirror by the sink. Two alternative versions of the video clip can be found on the Greatest Hits DVD : My Prerogative , released on November 9, 2004  .
The clip was nominated in three categories at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards - for Best Female Video, Best Dance Video and Best Choreography. The clip also took first place in the list of “50 Sexiest Music Videos of All Time” by MuchMusic  .
Spears first performed “I'm a Slave 4 U” publicly on September 6, 2001 at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  Along with dancing in a very frank outfit, the audience was struck by the participation in the number of exotic animals, including a white tiger and a live albino, as well as a Burmese python on the shoulders of the singer (the appearance of the singer in front of the audience with a snake on her shoulders became one of the most famous images in Spears' career) . In August 2008 , the MTV Network channel named Spears' 2001 performance the most memorable moment in the history of VMA  .
|Austrian singles chart||20|
|Belgian Singles Chart||four|
|Brazilian Hot 100||one|
|Canadian Singles Chart||9|
|Danish singles chart||eight|
|Dutch Singles Chart||9|
|Finnish singles chart||four|
|French singles chart||eight|
|German singles chart||3|
|Irish singles chart||6|
|Italian Singles Chart||four|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||13|
|Norwegian singles chart||3|
|Swedish Singles Chart||7|
|Swiss singles chart||7|
|Tokyo Hot 100||3|
|UK Singles Chart||four|
|Billboard hot 100||27|
|US Hot Dance Club Play||four|
|US Top 40 Mainstream||15|
- Greatest Hits: My Prerogative on Discogs
- MuchMusic. 50 Sexiest Videos (2007). Date of treatment January 5, 2009. Archived July 4, 2007.
- MTV. 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (August 2008). Date of treatment January 5, 2009.
- McGregor, Marsha. 50 Sexiest Videos . InStyle magazine (August 2008). Date of treatment January 5, 2009. Archived February 3, 2009.