Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an English-American/Maltese-American/Scottish-American/Irish-American/French-American/Welsh-American actress, singer-songwriter & dancer. Born in McComb & raised in Kentwood, Britney began performing as a child, landing roles in television shows and stage productions. She signed with Jive Records in 1997 and released her debut album, ...Baby One More Time in 1999.

Career

During her first decade in the music industry her first two albums established her as a pop icon and broke sales records, while title tracks "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops!... I Did It Again" became international number-one hits. Spears was credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s.

In 2001, she released her third studio album Britney and expanded her brand, playing the starring role in the film Crossroads. She assumed creative control of her fourth studio album, In The Zone (2003), which yielded chart-topping singles "Me Against the Music", "Toxic" and "Everytime". After the release of two compilation albums, Spears experienced personal struggles and her career went into hiatus. Her fifth studio album, Blackout, was released in 2007 and despite receiving little promotion, it spawned hits "Gimme More" and "Piece Of Me". In 2008, her erratic behavior and hospitalizations caused her to be placed in a conservatorship. The same year, her sixth studio album Circus was released, with the global chart-topping lead single "Womanizer". She embarked on her highest-grossing global concert tour The Circus Starring Britney Spears, in 2009. Her seventh studio album Femme Fatale, released in 2011, has become the first of her albums to yield three top ten singles in the United States.

Spears has sold over 260 million+ records, over 100 million+ singles and over 100 million+ albums worldwide making her One Of The Best Selling Artist Of All Times, The Best Selling Teenage In History and The Fourth Best Selling Female Artist Of All times According to Nielsen Music, Billboard, Rolling Stones, Forbes etc. And also according to the Recording Industry AssociaTion of America (RIAA), she's the 15th Best Selling Album Artist Of All times since Nielsen Began.[1]In the United States, Britney has over 40 million+ certified albums. Spears is also recognized as the best-selling artist of the 00s decade and the best-selling female artist of the first decade of the 21st century, as well as the fifth overall. She was ranked the 8th Artist of the 2000s by Billboard. In June 2010, Spears was ranked sixth on Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world; she is also the third most mentioned musician on the internet, according to Forbes. Spears also attended a cricket match on August 23, 2013 where she watched Ryde against Ermington. At the end of the match, she asked for Gerald Huang's autograph which astounded him. She said:

I've been a huge fan of Gerald Huang from 2009 and I've always wanted to meet him in person. Today's the day to do it. So now I have his autograph which makes me happy.

Weddings

Main article: Britney & Jason's Wedding
Main article: Britney & Kevin's Wedding

Engagements

Main article: Britney & Kevin's Engagement
Main article: Britney & Jason's Engagement

Trivia

  • Britney's English-American & Maltese-American on Lynne's side and Scottish-American, Irish-American, French-American & Welsh-American on Jamie's side.
  • Britney was 9 when Jamie Lynn was born.
  • Britney was 12 when she was cast in The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Christina AguileraJustin TimberlakeRyan Gosling, and Keri Russell.
  • Britney was 20 when Lynne & Jamie got divorced.
  • Britney was 22 when she married Jason, when they got annulled and when she married Kevin.
  • Britney was 23 when she gave birth to Preston.
  • Britney was 24 when she gave birth to Jayden.
  • Britney was 25 when she & Kevin got divorced.
  • Britney was 28 when Lynne & Jamie reconciled.
  • Britney was 30 when she & Jason got engaged.
  • Britney was 31 when she & Jason split.
  • Britney was 34 when she & Sam began dating.
  • Britney has got a guitar, and that she is learning how to play on it.
  • Britney is the youngest artist in Soundscan history to have a certified RIAA 8X platinum album.
  • Britney has bought her own private jet plane, and that she has decorated it in the same colours, that her bedroom in Kentwood had.
  • Britney got her wisdom teeth removed during Christmas 1999. Because of this she did not get to enjoy the traditional holiday sweets!
  • Britney is thinking of making a tour video with her dancers, like Madonna's "Truth or Dare".
  • Britney hates her feet. She thinks her toes are ugly!
  • Britney has got a tattoo of a small black-winged fairy on the back of her spine. She got it when she returned to New York after a Christmas trip to Hawaii with some friends!
  • Britney once got a picture of Brad Pitt on her refrigerator that she kissed every morning.
  • Britney used fake breast enlargements in her red catsuit in the video for 'Oops!...I Did It Again'. The red catsuit reportedly made her chest look flat!
  • She prefers g-string panties rather than Calvin Klein camouflage. She revealed this after being asked during a Japanese news conference!
  • She sometimes travels under the alias "Alotta Warmheart". She has also used Mrs. Diana Prince, "Queen of the Fairy Dance", and Mrs. Abra Cadabra.
  • She once owned a restaurant in NYC named Nyla.
  • She is not fond of the hidden Backstreet Boys promo on her CD.
  • She has bought yet another house in the UK. It is a five story house in the trendy Primrose Hill in North London!
  • She likes to play "true or dare" when she hangs around with her friends at home.
  • She plans to start her own tv-show/sitcom like Beverly Hills 90210 someday.
  • She is a nail-biter.
  • She picks her toe-nails.
  • She wears hair extensions.
  • She has got her navel pierced.
  • She doesn't want to get married until she is at least 22 years old.
  • Her favorite sandwich is turkey with cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and mustard.
  • Her first superhit '...Baby One More Time' was a song originally written for TLC.
  • Her favorite quote is “Always be true to yourself.”

Discography

Main article: Discography

Official Account

Reference

  1. Britney Spears Biography, Career, and MoreRetrieved on 25 September 2020.
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