Late on July 14, the pop queen released her song "Make Me," her first single from her upcoming album. Within a few hours she booted her former former boyfriend from the top spot on the iTunes charts.
Britney and Justin battling in the charts? What year is this anyway?
Britney has yet to release a video for the song and still hasn't announced the name of her ninth album. "Make Me" is the first taste of what's to come, and is an R&B-influenced song that features up-and-coming rapper G-Eazy.
The song is, well, awfully sexual and suggestive.
"I just want you to make me move, like it ain't a choice for you, like you got a job to do," she sings in the song. "Just want you to raise my roof, something sensational, and make me ooh, ooh, ooh."
Justin's "Can't Stop The Feeling" has been arguable the song of the summer thus far, having been released in early May.
After a fan took a screenshot of Britney's new song hitting number one, she tweeted, "This is an incredible feeling. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! ❤️ #MakeMe."
G-Easy seemed indebted to the pop mainstay, tweeting at her, "Thank you @britneyspears for the opportunity," along the praying hands emoji. Britney tweeted back, "Thank YOU for taking the song to the next level 🙌."
Britney certainly has a great start to the album, which she told E! was "my baby."
In an interview with V magazine earlier this year, she said the album, which she's been working on for two years, is "the best thing I've done in a long time. I'm proud of the work, and it's very different; it's not what you would think at all."
Britney Spears, still the queen of the charts, no matter the decade. Justin Timberlake, the king of the charts, no matter the decade.