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Yet Another Reason To Mention Britney Spears In The Same Sentence As Elvis And Bob Dylan

Britney Spears announced Tuesday her eighth studio album would be titled Britney Jean. She is the latest in a long line of artists who have multiple self-titled albums

Britney revealed the title of her new during an interview on Capital Radio.

She said her family always calls her Britney Jeans as a term of endearment and she “wanted to share that with [her] fans.” She calls it “a personal album.”

This is her second self-titled album.

 

1. Her 2001 album just used her first name.

Britney, 2001

Britney Jean, 2013

 

Other artists who released multiple self-titled albums include:

2. Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, 1956

Elvis, 1956

Elvis, 1973

 

3. Aretha Franklin

Aretha, 1961

Aretha, 1980

Aretha, 1986

 

4. Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, 1962

Dylan, 1972

Dylan, 2007

 

5. Cher

Cher, 1966

Cher, 1987

 

1966’s Chér had an accent over the “e.”

6. David Bowie

David Bowie, 1967

David Bowie, 1969

 

7. The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead, 1967

Grateful Dead, 1971

 

8. Santana

Santana, 1969

Santana, 1971

 

9. Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac, 1968

Fleetwood Mac, 1975

 

10. Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin, 1969

Led Zeppelin II, 1969

Led Zeppelin III, 1970

 

So they did number them, but still.

11. Chicago

Chicago has released more than a dozen self-titled albums.

12. Diana Ross

Diana Ross, 1970

Diana Ross, 1976

 

13. Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel, 1977

Peter Gabriel, 1978

Peter Gabriel, 1980

 

1977’s Peter Gabriel is commonly known as “Car”; 1978’s Peter Gabriel is commonly known as “Scratch”; 1980’s Peter Gabriel is commonly known as “Melt.” He also released a 1982 album that was originally released as Peter Gabriel, but it was titled Security when it was released in the United States.

14. Prince

Prince, 1979

Love Symbol Album, 1992

 

Prince’s 1992 album was titled that symbol, but Prince had changed his name to it, so it counts.

15. Duran Duran

Duran Duran, 1981

Duran Duran, 1993

 

1993’s Duran Duran is commonly known as “The Wedding Album.”

16. Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson, 1982

janet., 1993

 

17. Kylie Minogue

Kylie, 1988

Kylie Minogue, 1994

Kylie Minogue/Impossible Princess, 1997

 

1997’s Kylie Minogue was originally titled Impossible Princess, but following the death of Princess Diana in August, it was retitled in the UK. A remastered edition with the original title was released in 2003.

18. Seal

Seal, 1991

Seal, 1994

Seal, 2003

 

19. Weezer

Weezer, 1994

Weezer, 2001

Weezer, 2008

 

1994’s Weezer is commonly known as “The Blue Album”; 2001’s Weezer is commonly known as “The Green Album”; 2008’s Weezer is commonly known as “The Red Album.”

20. Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World, 1994

Jimmy Eat World, 1998

Jimmy Eat World/Bleed America, 2001

 

2001’s Jimmy Eat World was originally titled Bleed America, but following the September 11 terrorist attacks, it was retitled Jimmy Eat World. A deluxe edition with the original title was released in 2008.

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