3 (Britney Spears song)

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"3"
Single by Britney Spears
from the album The Singles Collection
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2009
Genre
Length3:25
LabelJive
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Max Martin
  • Shellback
Britney Spears singles chronology
"Radar"
(2008)
"3"
(2009)
"Hold It Against Me"
(2011)
"Radar"
(2008)
"3"
(2009)
"Hold It Against Me"
(2011)
Music video
"3" at YouTube

"3" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears. It is from her second greatest-hits album, The Singles Collection. "3" was released to American radio on September 29, 2009.[1] It is about a threesome, with a hook that references the music group Peter, Paul and Mary. It was written by Max Martin, Shellback, and Tiffany Amber, while Martin and Shellback produced it.[a]

The song entered at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also reached the top of the charts in Canada. It reached the top ten in Australia, the UK, Belgium (Wallonia), Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

As of 2016, "3" has sold over 2.4 million copies in the US alone.[2]

Charts[change | change source]

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. Writing and production credits from Tidal