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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.
Spears' lawyers claim that Adam Kluger fraudulently held himself out as a rep for the singer and concluded a deal to have Bumble's brand to appear in her next video.
Britney Spears has bizarrely become entangled with the dating app Bumble, looking to unwind a contract after a man fraudulently posed as her representative to conclude a deal to have the app’s designers sponsor one of her music videos.
Legal representatives for 34 year old Spears claim that Adam Kluger, who allegedly held himself out to be an official rep for the singer, negotiated with Bumble for an $800,000 deal that would place the company’s name and branding over her next video, according to a letter obtained by TMZ.
Britney Spears at the VMAs in 2016
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Spears exclaimed "he's single now!" when asked a question about her first ever celebrity crush in a new interview.
At least one person is happy that Brad Pitt has recently become single again, with Britney Spears admitting that she still has a crush on the actor during a casual interview on Australian television this week.
The 34 year old pop queen, on the comeback trail with her first album in three years, was speaking on Australia’s ‘Today Show’ on Thursday morning (October 6th) and was asked about her first celebrity crush.
“My first celebrity crush was Brad Pitt,” she replied with a big smile. “He’s single now!”
Continue reading: Is Britney Spears Still Crushing On Newly Single Brad Pitt?
Bastille thinks it would be ''horrible'' if they had fame like Britney Spears.
Bastille don't want to be famous.
The 'Good Grief' hitmakers - comprised of Dan Smith, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons - have no interested in being in the limelight and would rather people just focus on their music rather than their private lives.
Frontman Dan, 30, said: ''We feel very lucky, we love making songs, but have no interest in being famous at all. It's great when we play festivals and then be anonymous.
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The pop megastar spoke to British TV host Jonathan Ross about the hassles of dating in a new interview.
Britney Spears has said she isn’t particularly interested in dating, describing it as “silly” and “about games” in a new British TV interview with Jonathan Ross.
The 34 year old pop queen, currently on the comeback trail with Glory, her first album in three years, reportedly discussed her love life in an interview with Ross due to be broadcast on Saturday (October 1st), according to an article by People magazine.
Britney Spears at the MTV VMAs 2016
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Justin made his ex’s list of people she’d like to work with and it seems the feeling is mutual.
In news that’s bound to delight fans of early 2000s pop, Justin Timberlake has said he would ‘absolutely’ collaborate with former girlfriend Britney Spears. The two ex ‘Micky Mouse Club’ members were one of the hottest couples of the late 90s and early 2000s until they went their separate ways in 2001, before ever taking the chance to record a duet.
Justin Timberlake appears to be up for working with ex Britney Spears
Last month when Britney took part in a fan Q&A for 'Most Requested Live' with Romeo she was asked to reveal her dream collaborators and surprisingly, her ex made the cut. "Aerosmith seems really good and bright. He's a genius I think. He's very rock n' roll. He sings from his soul," Britney said. ”Gwen Stefani, I think she's great…Justin Timberlake is very good.”
But the 34-year-old says she now has ‘guidelines’ to deal with any bad situations.
She’s been a pop megastar since the age of 17, but Britney Spears says she suffers from nerves and anxiety when there’s a lot of people around. While Britney has long moved on from her public struggles of 2007, the singer admits that she still feels uncomfortable in a lot of situations, including parties and clubs.
‘Glory’ has been beaten to the top spot by Streisand’s 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway'.
Barbra Streisand is at number one on the UK album chart this week with her 35th studio album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. The veteran singing star managed to keep Britney Spears’ comeback album Glory off the top spot, while scoring her seventh number one album in the UK.
Barbra Streisand has scored her seventh UK number one album with Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway features Streisand duetting with Hollywood stars on classic Broadway tracks. Guests include Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx and Hugh Jackman.
The singer revealed her boys have made her feel comfortable with being single
Britney Spears is back and better than ever but recently revealed that she doesn’t intend to walk down the aisle again. Instead, it seems the best relationship the popstar has ever had with men has been with her two boys, Sean, 10 and Jayden, nine.
Britney's back - and she's happy to be single
The mother-of-two, 34, has credited her two sons with helping her overcome her crippling anxiety and have given her the confidence to be happily single once more.
Continue reading: Britney Spears' Best Relationship Is With Her Sons
Britney Spears is going into the MTV VMAs on the back of a popular 'Carpool Karaoke' episode with James Corden.
The 34 year old pop star is on the comeback trail with a new album, Glory, which was released on Friday (August 26th). On the same day, Spears gave a radio interview with KTU 103.5’s morning show and spoke about her highly anticipated return to the VMAs for the first time in nearly a decade.
Britney Spears is performing at the MTV VMAs on Sunday (Aug 28th)
Continue reading: Britney Spears Admits To Nerves Ahead Of VMAs Performance
The singer proved her haters wrong by singing along with James Corden.
Britney SpearsBritney Spears hit 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' this week to get involved in his much-loved segment 'Carpool Karaoke'. In a recent preview for the segment, she was mocked for miming along to her 2004 song 'Toxic', but now it seems it was all a lot of fuss over nothing.
Britney Spears sings with James Corden on Carpool Karaoke
She didn't mime the whole way through it, as was initially believed in the preview clip, but she rarely managed to sing through the entirety of a song, unlike her male counterpart who seriously gave it his all. There's always the possibility that she's forgotten the words, which would explain the frequent accusations for miming on stage too.
Continue reading: Britney Spears On Carpool Karaoke! And No, It Wasn't All Miming
Date of birth
2nd December, 1981
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