Britney Spears

March 2011: Spears releases her seventh studio album, "Femme Fatale." The album becomes a No. 1 chart hit. October 2011: The singer draws controversy by filming the video for her song, "Criminal" in a section of England hard-hit by recent riots. Government officials object to Spears' use of fake guns during the shoot. The video pushes the sex and violence angle hard. It becomes a No. 1 iTunes hit the day it's released.
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