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Overprotected (Worldwide Release)

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This event begins 12/12/2001 and repeats every year forever


Overprotected is the second international single from Britney Spears' third studio album, Britney - released on December 18, 2001 and later in January 2002 across Europe. It was released as The Darkchild Remix in the US and Canada on April 1, 2002.

Written and produced by Max Martin and Rami, Overprotected stands as one of only five Britney songs to be nominated for a Grammy. In 2003, it was up for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - her third and final nomination in the category.

Overprotected was a Top 10 hit in 13 countries including #4 in the UK and #1 in Poland, ultimately peaking at #8 on the European Hot 100.

The Darkchild Remix peaked at #86 on the US Hot 100 and #22 on the Canadian Hot 100.

Overprotected is a global Top 10 peaking at #6 on the United World Chart dated March 9, 2002. It spent 14 weeks in the chart.


The international version (album version) was directed by Billie Woodruff who also did her 1999 video for Born to Make You Happy and her 2005 video for Do Somethin'. The Darkchild Remix video was directed by Chris Applebaum.

Across Asia, the original music video peaked at #3 on the MTV Asia Hitlist.

The Darkchild Remix music video spent 14 days at #1 on the TRL (US) countdown and is the era's most successful music video in the countdown - beating I'm a Slave 4 U and Boys (The Co-Ed Remix) which peaked at #1 for 3 days and #1 for 1 day, respectively.

Due to popular demand, the Darkchild Remix music video was also serviced to Asia after it's release in the US and Canada. The music video peaked at #2 on the MTV Asia Hitlist besting the original version's peak.

The music video for the original version on the BritneySpearsVEVO channel on Youtube is her 22nd music video to cross the 100 million mark.


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