Britney Spears
American musician, singer, songwriter, actress, author
Britney Spears
Britney Jean Spears is an American recording artist and entertainer. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, Spears began performing as a child, landing acting roles in stage productions and television shows. She signed with Jive Records in 1997 and released her debut album ... Baby One More Time in 1999, which became the "Best-selling album by a teenage solo artist".
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Twitter Couldn't Handle How Terrible Lifetime's Britney Spears Biopic Was
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We Tested Lifetime's Britney Ever After Stars' Knowledge of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's Iconic Relationship - E! Online
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E! Online We Tested Lifetime's Britney Ever After Stars' Knowledge of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's Iconic Relationship E! Online From the Mickey Mouse Club to TRL to those infamous denim outfits, Britney Ever After is letting us relive Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's iconic relationship all over again. The Lifetime movie's very own Britney and J.T., Natasha Bassett and ... Britney Spears biopic star says the Lifetime movie is 'a feminist story at its core'ABC News An Objective Look At Britney Spears' Long, Tumultuous CareerBustle What to Watch on Saturday: Lifetime movie on the life of Britney SpearsNews & Observer (blog) Page Six -Cosmopolitan.com -Entertainment Tonight -2paragraphs.com all 48 news articles »
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Dear Beyhive: Stop Whining. Beyonce Still Hasn't Earned Her Album Of The Year Grammy
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Jamie Lynn Spears' Daughter Is All Smiles Leaving The Hospital
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Jamie Lynn Spears' 8-Year-Old Daughter Reportedly 'Awake And Talking'
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Britney Spears suffers wardrobe malfunction during concert
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Britney Spears is living her song "Oops I did it again" after suffering a wardrobe malfunction on Wednesday night.
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Britney Spears Shares Abs-olutely Silly Selfie
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Britney Spears Shares Abs-olutely Silly Selfie
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Britney Ever After Trailer Features That Head-Shaving Meltdown and These Are the Other Moments We Need to See - E! Online
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E! Online Britney Ever After Trailer Features That Head-Shaving Meltdown and These Are the Other Moments We Need to See E! Online It's Britney Spears' world and we're all just living in it, but come Saturday, Feb. 18, Lifetime hopes to take viewers deeper into the pop princess' universe with Britney Ever After, their new TV movie biopic. The first trailer, above, features Natasha ... WATCH: 'Britney Spears' Shaves Her Head and Marries 'Kevin Federline' in First Lifetime Biopic TrailerPEOPLE.com The First Trailer for Lifetime's Britney Spears Biopic 'Britney Ever After' Is Here! WatchUs Weekly Lifetime's Britney Ever After Trailer Recreates That Head-Shaving IncidentMTV.com Cinema Blend -New York Daily News -Just Jared -A.V. Club all 109 news articles »
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A Touch Unfair
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I'm pissed off. Shock! I don't think I can make it through the day without something getting on my (lack of) tits. It's barely a quarter of the way through today and I'm already riled up, I'm attributing this to some sort of battle taking place in my uterus at present. Goddamn the perils of being a woman eh? Anyway, it's not just my monthly womanly reminder that's sparked off some sort of aggression within, it's an article I had the displeasure of perusing this morning. Little Mix, arguably the best girl band in the world at present (I said arguably before you get your knickers twisted), have just dropped (I sound like SUCH a cool music journo don't I?!) a new video for single; Touch. I really rate Little Mix, they can sing, they can dance and they seem like really nice girls. Down to earth, friendly, funny and supportive of one another, I'll happily read an interview with them or listen to their music (they've released some absolute corkers over the years). I saw them ...
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Britney Spears shows off toned body in skimpy new outfit for her Vegas show
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The 35-year-old singer is lookin' good!....
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Celebrities React As Donald Trump Becomes President Of The United States
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Well, Inauguration Day is here ― the day Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. We’re all experiencing a lot of emotions right now, as are the celebrities who, as a whole, stayed very far away from Thursday’s festivities and Friday’s ceremony.  Here’s how Hollywood reacted to Trump’s inauguration:  what a beautiful prayer. makes me wanna grab my puss — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 i was going to go to sundance to support john tomorrow but feeling compelled to support my fellow women. see you at the women's march, DC — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 I made a appointment at the DMV this morning. That's where I'll be. The DMV.  #AlreadyGreat — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 20, 2017 My heart goes out to Mrs Clinton and her family #InaugurationDay — Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 20, 2017 The last 2 in ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Britney Spears
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    On June 17, 2016, Spears announced the release of her twentieth fragrance, Private Show.
    More Details Hide Details The singer founded The Britney Spears Foundation, a charitable entity set up to help children in need. The philosophy behind the Foundation was that music and entertainment has a healing quality that can benefit children. The Foundation also supported the annual Britney Spears Camp for the Performing Arts, where campers had the opportunity to explore and develop their talents. In April 2002, through the efforts of Spears and The Britney Spears Foundation, a grant of $1 million was made to the Twin Towers Fund to support the children of uniformed service heroes affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, including New York City Fire Department and its Emergency Medical Services Command, the New York City Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Office of court Administration and other government offices. However, it was reported in 2008 that the Foundation had a deficit of $200,000. After the singer went through conservatorship, her father and lawyer Andrew Wallet zeroed out the effort, leading to its closure in 2011.
    In 2016, Spears teamed up with Glu Mobile to create her own role-playing game, Britney Spears: American Dream.
    More Details Hide Details The app officially launched in May 2016 and is compatible with IOS and Google Play.
    Spears will appear on the cover of Marie Claire UK for the October 2016 issue.
    More Details Hide Details In the publication, Spears' revealed that she had suffered from crippling anxiety in the past, and that motherhood played a major role in helping her overcome it. "My boys don't care if everything isn't perfect. They don't judge me," Spears said in the issue. Following her debut, Spears was credited with leading the revival of teen pop in the late 1990s. The Daily Yomiuri reported that "music critics have hailed her as the most gifted teenage pop idol for many years, but Spears has set her sights a little higher-she is aiming for the level of superstardom that has been achieved by Madonna and Janet Jackson." Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone wrote: "Britney Spears carries on the classic archetype of the rock & roll teen queen, the dungaree doll, the angel baby who just has to make a scene." Following the release of her debut album, Chuck Taylor of Billboard observed, "Spears has become a consummate performer, with snappy dance moves, a clearly real-albeit young-and funkdified voice... "(You Drive Me) Crazy", her third single... demonstrates Spears's own development, proving that the 17-year-old is finding her own vocal personality after so many months of steadfast practice." Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic referred to her music as a "blend of infectious, rap-inflected dance-pop and smooth balladry."
    On August 16, 2016, MTV and Spears announced that she would perform at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
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    On July 14, 2016, Spears released the lead single, "Make Me", from her ninth studio album, featuring guest vocals from American rapper G-Eazy.
    More Details Hide Details The album, Glory, was formally released on August 26, 2016.
    On May 22, 2016, Spears performed a medley of her past singles at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to opening the show, Spears was honored with the Billboard Millennium Award.
    On the decision, Gan stated, “who in our world did not grow up listening to her music?" In May 2016, Spears launched a casual role-play gaming application titled Britney Spears: American Dream.
    More Details Hide Details The app, created by Glu Mobile, was made available through both iOS and Google Play.
    On March 1, 2016, V magazine announced that Spears would appear on the cover of its 100th issue, dated March 8, 2016, in addition to revealing three different covers shot by photographer Mario Testino for the milestone publication.
    More Details Hide Details Editor-in-chief of the magazine, Stephen Gan, revealed that Spears was selected for the "V100" issue because of her status as an icon in the industry.
    In 2016, Spears confirmed via social media that she had begun recording her ninth studio album.
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    In 2016, Spears released her ninth studio album, Glory.
    More Details Hide Details Spears is regarded as a pop icon and credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s. She became the 'best-selling teenage artist of all time' and garnered honorific titles including the "Princess of Pop". Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, ten Billboard Music Awards including the Billboard Millennium Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, Billboard ranked her as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade, and also recognized her as the best-selling female artist of the 2000s, as well as the fifth overall. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists Spears as the eighth top-selling female artist in the United States, with 34 million certified albums. She has sold 100 million albums and over 100 million singles worldwide making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. According to Billboard Spears has sold about 22.38 million singles in digital downloads in US and is the fourth best-selling female artist since Nielsen SoundScan began.
  • 2015
    Age 33
    At the 2015 Teen Choice Awards, Spears received the Candie's Style Icon Award, her ninth Teen Choice Award.
    More Details Hide Details In November, Spears guest starred as a fictionalized version of herself on The CW series, Jane the Virgin. On the show, she danced to "Toxic" with Gina Rodriguez's character.
    On June 16, 2015, Giorgio Moroder released his album, Deja Vu, that featured Spears on "Tom's Diner".
    More Details Hide Details The song was released as the fourth single from the album on October 9. In an interview, Moroder praised Spears's vocals and said that she did a "good job" with the song and also stated that Spears "sounds so good that you would hardly recognize her."
    Spears and Azalea performed the track live at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards from The AXIS, the home of Spears's residency, to positive critical response.
    More Details Hide Details Entertainment Weekly praised the performance, noting "Spears gave one of her most energetic televised performances in years."
    In March 2015, it was confirmed by People magazine that Spears would release a new single, "Pretty Girls", with Iggy Azalea, on May 4, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details The song debuted and peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and charted moderately in international territories.
  • 2014
    Age 32
    On September 25, 2014, Spears confirmed on Good Morning Britain that she had extended her contract with The AXIS and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, to continue Britney: Piece Of Me for two additional years.
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    It was available to be purchased on September 9, 2014 in the United States and Canada through Spears's Intimate Collection website.
    More Details Hide Details It was later available on September 25 for purchase in Europe. The company now ships to over 200 countries including Australia and New Zealand.
    Spears announced through her Twitter account in August 2014 that she would be releasing an intimate apparel titled "The Intimate Britney Spears".
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    In August 2014, Spears confirmed she had renewed her contract with RCA, and that she is writing and recording new music for her next album.
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    On January 8, 2014, Spears won Favorite Pop Artist at the 40th People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. For the week of July 26, 2014, "Alien" debuted and peaked at number 8 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles despite not being released as a single from Britney Jean.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    In October 2013, she was featured as a guest vocalist on Miley Cyrus's track "SMS (Bangerz)", taken from her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013).
    More Details Hide Details It debuted in the Billboard charts at number 10 in U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, number 29 in the U.S. Pop Digital Singles, and number 70 in the U.S. Hot Digital Songs.
    During the same appearance, Spears announced that Britney Jean would be released on December 3, 2013, in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details It was released through RCA Records due to the disbandment of Jive Records in 2011. Britney Jean became Spears's final project under her original recording contract with RCA, which had guaranteed the release of eight studio albums. The record received a low amount of promotion and had little commercial impact, reportedly due to time conflicts involving preparations for Britney: Piece of Me. Upon its release, the record debuted at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 107,000 copies, becoming her lowest-peaking and lowest-selling album in the United States. Britney Jean debuted at number 34 on the UK Albums Chart, selling 12,959 copies in its first week. In doing so, it became Spears's lowest-charting and lowest-selling album in the country. "Work Bitch" was released as the lead single from Britney Jean on September 16, 2013, one day earlier than expected after being leaked online. It debuted and peaked at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 marking Spears's 31st song on the chart and the fifth highest debut of her career on the chart, and her seventh in the top 20. It also marked Spears's 19th top 20 hit and overall her 23rd top 40 hit. It also entered the top 10 on the U.S Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart at number 6 and debuted at number 2 on both the U.S. Billboard chart's Hot Dance Club Songs and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.
    On September 17, 2013, she appeared on Good Morning America to announce her two-year residency show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, titled Britney: Piece of Me.
    More Details Hide Details It began on December 27, 2013, and will include a total of 100 shows throughout 2014 and 2015.
    During the production of Britney Jean, Spears recorded the song "Ooh La La" for the soundtrack of The Smurfs 2, which was released in June 2013.
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    In January 2013, Spears and Trawick ended their engagement.
    More Details Hide Details Trawick was also removed as Spears's co-conservator, restoring her father as the sole conservator.
  • 2012
    Age 30
    Spears began work on her eighth studio album, Britney Jean, in December 2012, and enlisted will.i.am as its executive producer in May 2013.
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    In December, Forbes magazine named her music's top-earning woman of 2012, with estimated earnings of $58 million.
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    In May 2012, Spears was hired to replace Nicole Scherzinger as a judge for the second season of the U.S. version of The X Factor, joining Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and fellow new judge Demi Lovato, who replaced Paula Abdul.
    More Details Hide Details With a reported salary of $15 million, she became the highest-paid judge on a singing competition series in television history. She mentored the Teens category; her final act, Carly Rose Sonenclar, was named the runner-up of the season. Spears did not return for the show's third season and her spot was filled by Kelly Rowland. Spears was featured on will.i.am's "Scream & Shout", which was released as a single from his fourth studio album, #willpower (2013). The song later became Spears's sixth number one single on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at #3 on US Billboard Hot 100. Scream & Shout was among the best selling songs of 2012 and 2013 with denoting sales of over 8.1 million worldwide, the accompanying music video was the third-most viewed video in 2013 on VEVO despite the video being released in 2012.
    Trawick became a co-conservator of Spears, alongside her father, in April 2012.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    In August 2011, Spears received the MTV Video Vanguard Award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details The next month, she released her second remix album, B in the Mix: The Remixes Vol. 2. In December, Spears became engaged to her long-time boyfriend Jason Trawick, who had formerly been her agent.
    In June 2011, Spears embarked on the Femme Fatale Tour.
    More Details Hide Details The first ten dates of the tour grossed $6.2 million, landing the fifty-fifth spot on Pollstar's Top 100 North American Tours list for the half-way point of the year. The tour ended on December 10, 2011 in Puerto Rico after 79 performances. A DVD of the tour was released in November 2011.
    On Billboards 2011 Year-End list, Spears was ranked number fourteen on the Artists of the Year, thirty-two on Billboard 200 artists and ten on Billboard Hot 100 artists.
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    In April 2011, Spears appeared in a remix of Rihanna's song "S&M".
    More Details Hide Details It reached number one in the US later in the month, giving Spears her fifth number one on the chart.
    The music video caused controversy when British politicians criticized Spears for using replica guns while filming the video in an area of London that had been badly affected by the 2011 England riots.
    More Details Hide Details Spears's management briefly responded, stating, "The video is a fantasy story featuring Britney's boyfriend, Jason Trawick, which literally plays out the lyrics of a song written three years before the riots ever happened."
    In March 2011, Spears released her seventh studio album Femme Fatale.
    More Details Hide Details The album peaked at number one in the United States, Canada, and Australia, and peaked inside the top ten on nearly every other chart. Its peak in the United States ties Britney with Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson for the third-most number ones among women. It has sold 1,000,000 copies in the United States and 2.2 million worldwide, and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album's lead single "Hold It Against Me" debuted at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Spears's fourth number-one single on the chart and making her the second artist in history to have two consecutive singles debut at number one, after Mariah Carey. The second single "Till the World Ends" peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in May, while the third single "I Wanna Go" reached number seven in August. Femme Fatale became Spears's first album in which three of its songs reached the top ten of the chart. The fourth and final single "Criminal" was released in September 2011.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    In September 2010, she made a cameo appearance on a Spears-themed tribute episode of American TV show Glee, titled "Britney/Brittany".
    More Details Hide Details The episode drew Glees highest ratings ever.
    Spears designed a limited edition clothing line for Candie's, which was released in stores in July 2010.
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    The album's lead and only single, "3" became her third number one single in the U.S. In May 2010, Spears's representatives confirmed she was dating her agent Jason Trawick, and that they had decided to end their professional relationship to focus on their personal relationship.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    In November 2009, Spears released her second greatest hits album, The Singles Collection.
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    Spears embarked on The Circus Starring Britney Spears in March 2009.
    More Details Hide Details With a gross of U.S. $131.8 million, it became the fifth highest grossing tour of the year.
    In January 2009, Spears and her father James obtained a restraining order against her former manager Sam Lutfi, ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib and attorney Jon Eardley — all of whom, court documents claim, had been conspiring to gain control of Spears's affairs.
    More Details Hide Details The restraining order forbids Lutfi and Ghalib from contacting Spears or coming within 250 yards of her, her property or family members.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    In December 2008, Spears's sixth studio album Circus was released.
    More Details Hide Details It received positive reviews from critics and debuted at number one in Canada, Czech Republic and the United States, and inside the top ten in many European nations. In the United States, Spears became the youngest female artist to have five albums debut at number one, earning a place in Guinness World Records. She also became the only act in the Soundscan era to have four albums debut with 500,000 or more copies sold. The album was one of the fastest-selling albums of the year, and has sold 4 million copies worldwide. Its lead single, "Womanizer", became Spears's first number one in the Billboard Hot 100 since " Baby One More Time". The single also topped the charts in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway and Sweden. It was also nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Dance Recording.
    In September 2008, Spears opened the MTV Video Music Awards with a pre-taped comedy sketch with Jonah Hill and an introduction speech.
    More Details Hide Details She won Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Video of the Year for "Piece of Me". A 60-minute introspective documentary, Britney: For the Record, was produced to chronicle Spears's return to the recording industry. Directed by Phil Griffin, For the Record was shot in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and New York City during the third quarter of 2008. The documentary was broadcast on MTV to 5.6 million viewers for the two airings on the premiere night. It was the highest rating in its Sunday night timeslot and in the network's history.
    In July 2008, Spears regained some visitation rights after coming to an agreement with Federline and his counsel.
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    In January 2008, Spears refused to relinquish custody of her sons to Federline's representatives.
    More Details Hide Details She was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after police that arrived at her house noted she appeared to be under the influence of an illicit substance. The following day, Spears's visitation rights were suspended at an emergency court hearing, and Federline was given sole physical and legal custody of the children. She was committed to the psychiatric ward of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and put on 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold. The court placed her under temporary, and later, permanent conservatorship of her father James Spears and attorney Andrew Wallet, giving them complete control of her assets. She was released five days later. The following month, Spears guest-starred on the How I Met Your Mother episode "Ten Sessions" as receptionist Abby. She received positive reviews for her performance, as well as bringing the series its highest ratings ever.
    The album was honored with two Grammy nominations—Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Overprotected"— and was listed in 2008 as one of Entertainment Weeklys "100 Best Albums from the Past 25 Years".
    More Details Hide Details The album's first single, "I'm a Slave 4 U", became a top-ten hit worldwide.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    The performance marked Spears' first time returning to the VMA stage after her widely-controversial performance of "Gimme More" at the 2007 show nine years earlier.
    More Details Hide Details Along with "Make Me ", Spears and G-Eazy also performed the latter's hit song "Me, Myself & I".
    In December 2007, Spears began a relationship with paparazzo Adnan Ghalib.
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    Spears performed the lead single "Gimme More" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details The performance was panned by many critics. Despite the backlash, the single rocketed to worldwide success, peaking at number one in Canada and the top ten in almost every country it charted. The second single "Piece of Me" reached the top of the charts in Ireland and reached the top five in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The third single "Break the Ice" was released the following year and had moderate success due to Spears not being able to promote it properly.
    In October 2007, Spears released her fifth studio album, Blackout.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at the top of charts in Canada and Ireland, number two in the U.S. Billboard 200, France, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom and the top ten in Australia, Korea, New Zealand and many European nations. In the United States, Spears became the only female artist to have her first five studio albums debut at the two top slots of the chart. The album received positive reviews from critics and has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Blackout won Album of the Year at MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 and was listed as the fifth Best Pop Album of the Decade by The Times.
    In October 2007, Spears lost physical custody of her children to Federline.
    More Details Hide Details The reasons of the court ruling were not revealed to the public. Spears was also sued by Louis Vuitton over her 2005 music video "Do Somethin'" for upholstering her Hummer interior in counterfeit Louis Vuitton cherry blossom fabric, which resulted in the video being banned on European TV stations.
    In May 2007, she produced a series of promotional concerts at House of Blues venues, titled The M+M's Tour.
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    Spears's aunt Sandra Bridges Covington, with whom she had been very close, died of ovarian cancer in January 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In February, Spears stayed in a drug rehabilitation facility in Antigua for less than a day. The following night, she shaved her head with electric clippers at a hair salon in Tarzana, Los Angeles. She admitted herself to other treatment facilities during the following weeks.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    In November 2006, Spears filed for divorce from Federline, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in July 2007, when the couple reached a global settlement and agreed to share joint custody of their children.
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    In September 2006, she gave birth to her second child, a son.
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    In February 2006, pictures surfaced of Spears driving with her son Sean, on her lap instead of in a car seat.
    More Details Hide Details Child advocates were horrified by the photos of her holding the wheel with one hand and Sean with the other. Spears claimed that the situation happened because of a frightening encounter with paparazzi, and that it was a mistake on her part. The following month, she guest-starred on the Will & Grace episode "Buy, Buy Baby" as closeted lesbian Amber Louise. She announced she no longer studied Kabbalah in June 2006, explaining, "my baby is my religion." Two months later, Spears posed nude for the cover of Harper's Bazaar. The picture was heavily compared to Demi Moore's August 1991 Vanity Fair cover.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    In November 2005, she released her first remix compilation, B in the Mix: The Remixes, which consists of eleven remixes.
    More Details Hide Details It has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
    In August 2005, Spears released "Someday (I Will Understand)", which was dedicated to her first child, a son, who was born the following month.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    Musically, though, Spears will always have to measure up to her own gold standards of pop euphony: the operatic slither of 2004's 'Toxic' and the candied funk of 2000's 'Oops!
    More Details Hide Details I Did It Again.' Spears is no technical singer, that's for sure. But backed by Martin and Dr. Luke's wall of pound, her vocals melt into a mix of babytalk coo and coital panting that is, in its own overprocessed way, just as iconic and propulsive as Michael Jackson's yips or Eminem's snarls." 'Britney Spears' was Yahoo! 's most popular search term between 2005 and 2008, and has been in a total of seven different years. Spears was named as Most Searched Person in the Guinness World Records book edition 2007 and 2009. She was later named as the most searched person of the decade 2000 – 2009. Spears has been cited as a musical inspiration by contemporary artists. Gwyneth Paltrow's character in 2010 drama film Country Strong was inspired on the singer's public meltdown. According to film director Shana Fest, "that's where this movie came from. I mean, I was seeing what was happening in the media to Britney Spears. I think it's tragic how we treat people who give us so much, and we love to see them knocked down to build them back up again, to knock them down again." Nicki Minaj has cited Spears as a major influence on her career, and commented, "the fact that she came back out with just so much fire inspires me, and it inspires young women and people all over the world.
    Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, her first greatest hits compilation album, was released in November 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Spears's cover version of Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative" was released as the lead single from the album, reaching the top of the charts in Finland, Ireland, Italy and Norway. The second single, "Do Somethin'", was a top ten hit in Australia, the United Kingdom and other countries of mainland Europe. The greatest hits album sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
    In October 2004, Spears took a career break to start a family.
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    They held a wedding ceremony on September 18, 2004, but were not legally married until three weeks later on October 6 due to a delay finalizing the couple's prenuptial agreement.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after, she released her first fragrance with Elizabeth Arden, Curious, which broke the company's first-week gross for a perfume.
    In July 2004, Spears became engaged to American dancer Kevin Federline, whom she had met three months before.
    More Details Hide Details The romance received intense attention from the media, since Federline had recently broken up with actress Shar Jackson, who was still pregnant with their second child at the time. The stages of their relationship were chronicled in Spears's first reality show Britney & Kevin: Chaotic.
    During 2004, Spears became involved in the Kabbalah Centre through her friendship with Madonna.
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    In June 2004, Spears fell and injured her left knee during the music video shoot for "Outrageous".
    More Details Hide Details Spears underwent arthroscopic surgery. She was forced to remain six weeks with a thigh brace, followed by eight to twelve weeks of rehabilitation, which caused The Onyx Hotel Tour to be canceled.
    In March 2004, she embarked on The Onyx Hotel Tour in support of In the Zone.
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    In January 2004, Spears married childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    More Details Hide Details The marriage was annulled 55 hours later, following a petition to the court that stated that Spears "lacked understanding of her actions".
  • 2003
    Age 21
    First meeting in 2003 while Spears was promoting In The Zone – Britney would later provide a writing credit to the song "Look Who's Talking" on BoA's eponymous debut English album.
    More Details Hide Details Spears's version of the song leaked in 2012. People magazine and MTV reported that October 1, 2008, the Bronx's John Philip Sousa Middle School, named their music studio in honor of Britney Spears. Spears herself was present during the ceremony and donated $10,000 to the school's music program. In 2000, the singer released a limited edition of glasses titled Shades of Britney. In 2001, Spears signed a deal with shoe company Skechers, and a $7–8 million promotional deal with Pepsi, their biggest entertainment deal at the time. Aside from numerous commercials with the latter during that year, she also appeared in a 2004 Pepsi television commercial in the theme of "Gladiators" with singers Beyoncé, Pink, and Enrique Iglesias. On June 19, 2002, she released her first multi-platform video game, Britney's Dance Beat, which received positive reviews. In March 2009, Spears was announced as the new face of clothing brand Candie's. Dari Marder, chief marketing officer for the brand, explained why they choose the singer, saying, "everybody loves a comeback and nobody's doing it better than Britney. She's just poised for even greater success." In 2010, Spears designed a limited edition line for the brand, which was released in stores in July 2010. In 2011, she teamed up with Sony, Make Up For Ever and PlentyofFish to release her music video for "Hold It Against Me", earning her $500,000 for the product placement.
    Spears released her fourth studio album, In the Zone, in November 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She assumed more creative control by writing and co-producing most of the material. Vibe called it "A supremely confident dance record that also illustrates Spears's development as a songwriter." NPR listed the album as one of "The 50 Most Important Recording of the Decade", adding that "the decade's history of impeccably crafted pop is written on her body of work." In the Zone sold over 609,000 copies in the United States and debuted at the top of the charts, making Spears the first female artist in the SoundScan era to have her first four studio albums to debut at number one. It also debuted at the top of the charts in France and the top ten in Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. In the Zone sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The album produced the hit singles: "Me Against the Music", a collaboration with Madonna; "Toxic"—which won Spears her only Grammy for Best Dance Recording; "Everytime" and "Outrageous".
    In 2003 Spears opened the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards with Christina Aguilera, performing "Like a Virgin".
    More Details Hide Details Halfway through they were joined by Madonna, with whom they both kissed. The incident was highly publicized.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    In July 2002, Spears announced she would take a six-month break from her career; however, she went back into the studio in November to record her new album. Spears's relationship with Justin Timberlake ended after three years. In December 2002, Timberlake released the song "Cry Me a River" as the second single from his solo debut album.
    More Details Hide Details The music video featured a Spears look-alike and fueled the rumors that she had been unfaithful to him. As a response, Spears wrote the ballad "Everytime" with her backing vocalist and friend Annet Artani. The same year, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst said that he was in a relationship with Spears. However, Spears denied Durst's claims. In a 2009 interview, he explained that "I just guess at the time it was taboo for a guy like me to be associated with a gal like her."
    In June 2002, Spears opened her first restaurant, Nyla, in New York City, but terminated her relationship in November, citing mismanagement and "management's failure to keep her fully apprised".
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    Spears also landed her first starring role in Crossroads, released in February 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Although the film was largely panned, some critics praised Spears's acting. Crossroads, which had a $12 million budget, went on to gross over $61.1 million worldwide.
    Her career success was highlighted by Forbes in 2002, as Spears was ranked the world's most powerful celebrity.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 19
    Spears's performance of the single at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards featured a caged tiger and a large albino python draped over her shoulders.
    More Details Hide Details It was harshly received by animal rights organization PETA, who claimed the animals were mistreated and scrapped plans for an anti-fur billboard that was to feature Spears. To support the album, Spears embarked on the Dream Within a Dream Tour. The show was critically praised for its technical innovations, the pièce de résistance being a water screen that pumped two tons of water into the stage. The tour grossed $43.7 million, becoming the second highest grossing tour of 2002 by a female artist, behind Cher's Farewell Tour.
    Her self-titled third studio album, Britney, was released in November 2001.
    More Details Hide Details While on tour, she felt inspired by hip hop artists such as Jay Z and The Neptunes and wanted to create a record with a funkier sound. The album debuted at number one in the Billboard 200 and reached top five positions in Australia, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called Britney "the record where she strives to deepen her persona, making it more adult while still recognizably Britney. It does sound like the work of a star who has now found and refined her voice, resulting in her best record yet."
    In February 2001, Spears signed a $7–8 million promotional deal with Pepsi, and released another book co-written with her mother, titled A Mother's Gift.
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  • 2000
    Age 18
    On September 7, 2000, Spears performed at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Halfway through the performance, she ripped off her black suit to reveal a sequined flesh-colored bodysuit, followed by heavy dance routine. It is noted by critics as the moment that Spears showed signs of becoming a more provocative performer. Amidst media speculation, Spears confirmed she was dating NSYNC member Justin Timberlake. She also bought a home in Destin, Florida.
    Oops! I Did It Again, her second studio album, was released in May 2000.
    More Details Hide Details It debuted at number one in the US, selling 1.3 million copies, breaking the SoundScan record for the highest debut sales by any solo artist. The album sold over 25 million copies worldwide to date, making one of the best-selling albums of all time. Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone said that "the great thing about Oops! – under the cheese surface, Britney's demand for satisfaction is complex, fierce and downright scary, making her a true child of rock & roll tradition." The album's lead single, "Oops! I Did It Again", peaked at the top of the charts in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and many other European nations. The album as well as the title track received Grammy nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, respectively. The same year, Spears embarked on the Oops! I Did It Again Tour, which grossed $40.5 million; she also released her first book, Britney Spears' Heart-to-Heart, co-written with her mother.
  • 1999
    Age 17
    On June 28, 1999, Spears began her first headlining Baby One More Time Tour in North America, which was positively received by critics, but generated some controversy due to her racy outfits.
    More Details Hide Details An extension of the tour, titled Crazy 2k, followed in March 2000. Spears premiered songs from her upcoming second album during the show.
    The April 1999 cover of Rolling Stone featured Spears lying on her bed, covered with a bra, shorts and an open top.
    More Details Hide Details The American Family Association (AFA) referred to the shoot as "a disturbing mix of childhood innocence and adult sexuality" and called to "God-loving Americans to boycott stores selling Britney's albums." Spears responded to the outcry commenting, "What's the big deal? I have strong morals. I'd do it again. I thought the pictures were fine. And I was tired of being compared to Debbie Gibson and all of this bubblegum pop all the time." Shortly before, Spears had announced publicly she would remain a virgin until marriage.
    Her debut studio album, Baby One More Time, was released on January 12, 1999.
    More Details Hide Details It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified two-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America after a month. Worldwide, the album topped the charts in fifteen countries and sold over 10 million copies in a year. It became the biggest selling album ever by a teenage artist. The title track was released as the lead single from the album. Originally, Jive Records wanted its music video to be animated; however, Spears rejected it, and suggested the final idea of a Catholic schoolgirl. The single sold 500,000 copies on its first day, and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, topping the chart for two consecutive weeks. It has sold more than 10 million as of today, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. " Baby One More Time" later received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The title track also topped the singles chart for two weeks in the United Kingdom, and became the fastest-selling single ever by a female artist, shipping over 460,000 copies. It would later become the 25th-most successful song of all time in British chart history. Spears is also the youngest female artist to have a million seller in the country. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" was released as the third single from the album. It became a top-ten hit worldwide and propelled Baby One More Time to sell even more.
  • 1998
    Age 16
    She flew to Cheiron Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, where half of the album was recorded from March to April 1998, with producers Max Martin, Denniz Pop and Rami Yacoub, among others.
    More Details Hide Details After Spears returned to the United States, she embarked on a shopping mall promotional tour to promote her debut album. Her show was a four song set and she was accompanied by two back up dancers. Her first concert tour followed, as an opening act for NSYNC.
  • 1997
    Age 15
    In June 1997, Spears was in talks with manager Lou Pearlman to join the female pop group Innosense.
    More Details Hide Details Lynne asked family friend and entertainment lawyer Larry Rudolph for his opinion and submitted a tape of Spears singing over a Whitney Houston karaoke song along with some pictures. Rudolph decided he wanted to pitch her to record labels, therefore she needed a professional demo. He sent Spears an unused song of Toni Braxton; she rehearsed for a week and recorded her vocals in a studio with a sound engineer. Spears traveled to New York with the demo and met with executives from four labels, returning to Kentwood the same day. Three of the labels rejected her, arguing that audiences wanted pop bands such as the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls, and "there wasn't going to be another Madonna, another Debbie Gibson, or another Tiffany." Two weeks later, executives from Jive Records returned calls to Rudolph. Senior vice president of A&R Jeff Fenster stated about Spears's audition that "it's very rare to hear someone that age who can deliver emotional content and commercial appeal. For any artist, the motivation—the 'eye of the tiger'—is extremely important. And Britney had that." She then sang Houston's "I Have Nothing" (1992) for the executives, and was signed to the label. They appointed her to work with producer Eric Foster White for a month, who reportedly shaped her voice from "lower and less poppy" delivery to "distinctively, unmistakably Britney." After hearing the recorded material, president Clive Calder ordered a full album.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 10
    In December 1992, she was finally cast in The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Keri Russell, but returned to Kentwood after the show was canceled in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details She enrolled at Parklane Academy in McComb, Mississippi. Although she made friends with most of her classmates, she compared the school to "the opening scene in Clueless with all the cliques. I was so bored. I was the point guard on the basketball team. I had my boyfriend, and I went to homecoming and Christmas formal. But I wanted more."
    Also its debut on the U.S. Billboard Pop Songs chart at number 25, marks Spears's 31st chart entry, pushing her past Mariah Carey (30) for the second-most entries to the chart's October 3, 1992, launch.
    More Details Hide Details The song marked Spears's highest sales debut since her 2011 number one hit "Hold It Against Me". "Work Bitch" also had commercial success in the UK debuting and peaking at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart and also peaked at number 2 on the UK Dance Chart. The song also charted well in several other countries, peaking within the top ten of the charts in Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain and South Korea. The second single "Perfume" premiered on November 3, 2013, two days earlier than originally announced. It debuted and peaked at number 76 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. "Perfume" also charted on the U.S. Billboard Pop Songs chart, it debuted at number 37, reaching number 22 weeks later.
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on December 2, 1981.
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