Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas

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Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas
Live from Las Vegas (Britney Spears) DVD boxart.jpg
Video by Britney Spears
Released January 22, 2002
Recorded November 17–18, 2001
Venue MGM Grand Garden Arena
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
Genre Pop
Length 90 minutes
Label Jive
Director
Producer
Britney Spears chronology
Britney: The Videos
(2001)
Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas
(2002)
Britney Spears: In the Zone
(2004)

Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas is the fourth video by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was released on January 22, 2002 through Jive Records. Recorded during Spears' concert during the Dream Within a Dream Tour (2001–02) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, originally broadcast on HBO, Spears performed sixteen songs inbetween dance routines and costume changes.

Synopsis[edit]

"Have you ever had a dream that felt so real, you couldn't tell the difference between the real world and the dream world? On November 18, 2001, the world's biggest star, Britney Spears, brought her "Dream Within a Dream" Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in legendary Las Vegas, Nevada. This defining concert moment, witnessed by millions of fans as it was broadcast live on HBO, is now yours on this DVD, Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas. The spectacle is truly fantastic. Never before has Britney performed so fearlessly, so confidently and with so much energy and enthusiasm for her singing, her dancing and her fans. Indeed, Britney gives her all in this concert: from bungee jumping to playing a jewellery box ballerina, from running through a row of fire trees to "singing in the rain", Britney is a one-woman explosion of talent. Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas showcases 15 of Britney's biggest hits from her three multi-platinum albums, ...Baby One More Time, Oops!... I Did It Again and her latest smash release, Britney. Plus, you'll love seeing Britney posing as a Janis Joplin wannabe in a comedy take-off of a "Making the Band" documentary. The special effects are intense, the costume changes incredible, Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas takes the concert-going experience to the next level.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas received positive reviews from music critics. Jeremy Conrad from IGN Music praised the audio and video quality, and gave the film grade of six out of ten, stating it's "only scoring above average".[2]

Accolades[edit]

Year Category Award Result Ref.
2002 Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special Primetime Emmy Award Won [3]
2003 International Music Video of the Year, Long-Form Japan Gold Disc Award Won [4]

Commercial performance[edit]

Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas was commercial success. It peaked atop the US Top Music Videos on March 2, 2002.[5] Internationally, it topped the video charts in Australia and Mexico. It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of over 200,000 copies, as well as receiving platinum and gold certifications in Australia and Mexico, respectively.

Track listing[edit]

Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas – North American edition
No.TitleLength
1."Dream Within a Dream" (Video introduction)4:39
2."Oops!... I Did It Again" (Rock version)3:57
3."(You Drive Me) Crazy"4:03
4."It Was All in Your Mind" (Dance interlude)1:50
5."Overprotected"3:50
6."Storytime" (Video interlude, contains elements from "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" and "Born to Make You Happy")2:11
7."Medley: "Born to Make You Happy"/"Lucky"/"Sometimes"/Storytime (Reprise)"6:06
8."Boys"3:32
9."Stronger"4:12
10."Army Force" (Interlude)5:17
11."I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"4:16
12."Making the Band" (Video interlude, contains excerpts from "Who Let The Dogs Out?", "Music" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll")3:40
13."I Love Rock 'n' Roll"2:44
14."R&R Outro"1:38
15."What's It's Like to Be Me"2:56
16."Lonely"3:33
17."Breakdown" (Performance interlude)3:42
18."Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know"4:42
19."Crayola World" (Video interlude)0:45
20."Anticipating"4:33
21."I'm a Slave 4 U"8:48
22."...Baby One More Time" (Remix)6:05
23."Credits"2:51
Total length:89:51
Notes

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Music DVD (ARIA)[6] 1
Mexican Music DVD (AMPROFON)[7] 1
US Music Videos (Billboard)[8] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[9] Platinum 20,000*
Australia (ARIA)[10] Platinum 15,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[11] Gold 10,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] 2× Platinum 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mixup Music Store". "Live From Las Vegas". Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  2. ^ Conrad, Jeremy (February 20, 2002). "Britney Spears: Live From Las Vegas – IGN". IGN Music. Retrieved October 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Complete list of 2002 Emmy winners – SFGate". SFGate. September 23, 2002. Retrieved October 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Recording Industry Association of Japan - Related Data". riaj.or.jp. 
  5. ^ "Music Video Sales : Mar 02, 2002 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Australian Chart Position Archived September 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Mexican DVD Chart". MixUp.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2004. Retrieved 2003-08-27. 
  8. ^ "Britney Spears: Charts & Awards". Billboard magazine. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  9. ^ "French video certifications – Britney Spears – Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2002 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  11. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas.  Type Britney Spears in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas in the box under TÍTULO
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Britney Spears – Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.