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Britney Spears (born 2.12.1982) is an American singer who's debut album Baby One More Time found her international stardom in 1999 and contained the Billboard topping single 'Baby One More Time. She has sold over 83 million records worldwide, currently making her the eighth best-selling female artist in American music history, having sold 31 million albums in the U.S.
Her turbulent personal life has been well documented. Most recently, On the evening of 3rd January 2008, police were called to Spears's home after she refused to relinquish custody of her children. As a result of an order placed by her psychiatrist, Spears was taken to UCLA Medical Centre on January 31 where she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
Childhood: Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana.
She auditioned for the Disney Channel series 'The New Mickey Mouse Club' when she was just eight years old. At the time, she was considered too young to join the series, but a producer on the show suggested that she meet up with an agent in New York.
When she turned 11, Spears returned to the Disney Channel for a role in the 'The New Mickey Mouse Club'. She remained on the show from until the age of 13, from 1993 to 1994. Her young co-workers on the show included Christina Aguilera (pop singer), Justin Timbelake (who would go on to be her boyfriend for some time), Joshua Chasez (also in N'Sync with Timberlake), Keri Russell (actress) and Ryan Gosling (actor). She returned to schoool in Kentwood for one year after the show had ended.
After school, in 1997, she joined the all-girl group Innosense for a short period of time but later that year she recorded a solo demo tape and was signed by Jive Records on the strength of the demo. She eventually became the opening act for boy bands Backstreet Boys and N'Sync.
Musical Career: Her first single 'Baby One More Time was released in 1998 and became an instant international success. It sold nine million copies worldwide. The song's accompanying music video featured Britney dressed provocatively in a midriff-baring schoolgirl uniform.
The album, also called Baby One More Time was released in January 1999, reaching number one on the Billboard 200. The album subsequently acheived worldwide sales of over 25 million copies. In December 1999, she won four Billboard Music Awards and in early 2000, she took home the Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist award at the American Music Awards. She went on to receive two nominations at the Grammys, that same year, though she lost out to Christina Aguilera and Sarah McLachlan.
Her second album, Oops I Did It Again debuted at number one in the U.S. by selling 1,319,193 units during its first week of sales. Concerning both musical content and sales, the album was very similar to Spears's debut, although critics were more favourable to this second album.
In 2000, Britney gained two more Billboard Music awards and another two Grammy nominations. She also garnered controversy at the MTV Music awards when she ripped off a black suit to reveal a provocative nude-colored and crystal-adorned outfit.
Spears third studio album, Britney was released in November 2001. Although not as successful as her previous albums, she gained some creative control by co-writing five of the album's tracks. It still managed to surpass Michael Jackson's album Invincible when it had a successful debut at number one in the U.S. by selling 745,744 units during its first week. The singles did not fare so well. The lead single 'Im A Slave 4 U' peaked at 27 on the Billlboard Hot 100, making it the album's biggest hit. At the end of the album's promotional tour for the album, Spears announced she would take a six-month break from her career.
During her third consecutive MTV Video Music Awards performance, she controversially utilized caged animals and danced erotically with a large albino python draped over her shoulders. At a performance at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, she performed the song 'Like A Virgin' with Christina Aguilera and was later joined by Madonna, with whom Spears locked lips, in a highly publicised kiss.
Spears' fourth studio album, In The Zone, was released in November 2003. The album used lesser-known producers such as RedZone, as well as big names such as Moby and R.Kelly. The album reached number one in the U.S. charts during its debut week, with over 609,000 copies sold. Spears became the only female in music history to have her first four studio albums debut at number one.
The album spawned the hit single 'Toxic', winning Spears her first ever Grammy, despite previous nominations.
After her marriage to one of her dancers, Kevin Federline, Spears announced on her website she was taking another career break in order to start a family. However, November 2004 saw the release of her first greatest hits collection, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, which debuted at #4 on the U.S. charts. Then, In November 2005, she released her first remix album, B In the Mix: The Remixes. With Spears still on maternity leave, the album did not reach the success of her previous albums.
In May 2007, Spears made her musical comeback, but overall, this proved to be a disappointment to many. A mini-tour for the House Of Blues failed to see her singing live for the 15 minutes that she performed. Her most recent was recorded with producers such as Sean Garrett and Nate "Danja" Hills in 2006 and 2007.
The result of these recordings was Blackout, her fifth album. Scheduled for release in November 2007, it was pushed up to October 30th due to internet leaks. It debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard charts, selling 290,000 copies
Britney's ill-fated performance at the 2007 MTV Music Awards received much media attention, being described as a disappointing attempt at a comeback. The BBC, for instance, stated that "her performance would go down in the history books as being one of the worst to grace the MTV Awards." Whilst critics at The Times noted that "Spears was out of synch as she lip-synched and at times just stopped singing altogether." Despite the backlash, however, the single has achieved success worldwide.
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If anything's going to move you to tears today, it will most likely be this new song from Interscope Records: 'Hands', a tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, featuring Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Mary J. Blige, Imagine Dragons and many others.
Britney Spears opens Orlando benefit song 'Hands'
Seeing a bunch of artists come together like this, whether you like modern pop music or not, is a touching thing to behold. And when it's to support an entire community, not just the victims themselves, there's something even more powerful about it. Because it wasn't just the people killed and injured and their friends and families that were affected by the tragedy that took place at Pulse nightclub on June 12 2016, it was the entire LGBT community who felt a blow unlike anything they've ever experienced before.
Continue reading: Britney Spears Opens Tear-Jerking Orlando Tribute Song 'Hands'
The former back-up dancer was married to Spears from 2006 to 2008.
Britney Spears’ former husband Kevin Federline has opened up about his two year marriage to the pop superstar, describing it as, “so overwhelming”. The 38-year-old was married to Britney from 2004 to 2006 and the former couple have two child together Jayden James, nine, and Sean Preston, 10.
Kevin Federline has opened up about his two year marriage to Britney Spears.
Speaking about the marriage to VLAD TV, Kevin said: "That was a whole different lifestyle than I ever imagined. I mean, just getting around from place to place and having 20 people follow you all day long - your whole life kind of being told through somebody else's eyes.
Continue reading: Kevin Federline: 'Marriage To Britney Spears Was So Overwhelming'
The singer was delighted to get a pic with O'Neill last year, but the ‘Modern Family’ star thought she was just another fan.
Ed O'Neill has hilariously revealed how he failed to recognise pop megastar Britney Spears when she asked him for a picture at LAX airport last year. In the picture Spears is all smiles as she posed with the ‘Modern Family’ actor, but O'Neill looked a little more subdued, probably because he had no idea who he was posing with.
Fancy running into this guy! Such a sweetheart!! pic.twitter.com/jqyVIVmu30— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) March 21, 2015
She also posted a racy pic from the set of her new music video 'Make Me (Oooh)'.
The 34 year old pop queen spoke to the outlet on Thursday (June 2nd). “It’s very exciting… I’ve been working on this project for a year and a half now, almost two years so it really means a lot to me. It’s my baby.”
Spears’ last album, Britney Jean, was released back in November 2013, since when she has been working intensely on her Las Vegas residency. The new interview was conducted on the set of the video for new single ‘Make Me (Oooh)’, presumably the first to be taken from the new record, which is untitled at the moment.
Continue reading: Britney Spears Teases New Album Details
Britney posted an open letter on TIME Magazine's website on Wednesday, dedicated to her two sons Sean and Jayden.
Ahead of Mother’s Day in the U.S., Britney Spears has reversed the roles and taken the opportunity to pay tribute to her two sons Sean and Jayden in a heartfelt open letter, calling them “my masterpieces”.
The 34 year old pop queen penned an emotional tribute to her children on TIME magazine’s website on Wednesday (May 4th) ahead of Mothering Sunday in America this Sunday. Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9, are her two sons from her marriage to ex-husband Kevin Federline, with whom she shares joint custody.
Spears will also perform at the ceremony in Las Vegas on May 22nd.
Britney Spears is to become only the third ever recipient of Billboard’s prestigious Millennium Award, at this year’s ceremony in Las Vegas on May 22nd. The ‘Toxic’ singer follows in the footsteps of Beyonce, who received the award in 2011 and Whitney Houston, who was honoured posthumously in 2012.
Britney Spears will receive Billboard’s Millennium Award later this month.
The special award is meant to honour an artist with outstanding career achievements whose career has made a tremendous influence in the music industry. At the ceremony later this month Spears will also perform medley of her greatest hits.
Continue reading: Britney Spears To Receive Billboard's Millennium Award
Sam Lutfi is claiming unpaid and alleging breach of verbal contract - and court documents make sensational claims about her drug use nearly a decade ago.
Britney Spears is due to appear in court next week to give evidence in a lawsuit brought against her over unpaid earnings by a man claiming to be her former manager, Sam Lutfi.
Lutfi is suing the 34 year old pop star for breach of verbal contract among other things, and Britney herself has been ordered to give a deposition in a Los Angeles court next Monday (May 2nd), ahead of which legal documents have been released by the California Board of Appeals and obtained by TMZ – some of which contain sensational details about her drug use at the height of her personal troubles in 2007.
Britney Spears is being deposed to give evidence in a lawsuit concerning her 'ex-manager' Sam Lutfi
The former touring partners could be joining forces again
Britney Spears is ready to release a new single
HollywoodLife.com has reported that the former touring partners are joining forces for a new single and a new video.
Continue reading: Is Nicki Minaj Collaborating On Britney Spears' Next Single?
The pop princess could be swapping Las Vegas for London later this year.
Britney Spears is reportedly in talks to appear on the London stage this festive season as Cinderella. According to The Sunday People, the singer is being offered a deal thought to be worth £500,000 to swap the Vegas lights for the London stage in a very special pantomime.
Is Britney Spears set to play Cinderella in a London panto?
Continue reading: Is Britney Spears Set To Play Cinderella In London Pantomime?
The Australian rapper appeared on 'Watch What Happens Live' this week, and made the eyebrow-raising revelation.
The Australian-born rapper, 25, appeared on Andy Cohen’s chat show on Wednesday (March 23rd) and revealed that an advance team came to her house and swept the place for drugs before the lunch was allowed to go ahead, so paranoid were Britney’s team about the possibility of a relapse following the 34 year old’s infamous battle with substance abuse.
Iggy Azalea revealed what happened before Britney Spears came to visit her for lunch
Date of birth
2nd December, 1981
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