Britney Spears' career is looking up - her new single is vastly outselling her pop rival Kylie Minogue in the battle to top the British charts.

The sexy singers have gone head to head this week (ends05MAR04), but Britney's TOXIC is surprisingly triumphing over popular Kylie's RED BLOODED WOMAN - which would give Spears her first number one since 2000's OOPS!...I DID IT AGAIN.

Britney, whose popularity has waned since she first burst onto the scene, is even reportedly out-selling Sunday's (29FEB04) PETER ANDRE smash hit single MYSTERIOUS GIRL, which was re-released after the Australian star gained massive publicity from the recent reality TV show I'm a celebrity...GET ME OUT OF HERE!.

According to early sales figures, Minogue's offering is expected to only enter the charts at number five, behind George Michael's comeback single AMAZING.

02/03/2004 20:59