Britney Jean Spears, born in McComb, Mississipi on December 2, 1981, is an American singer, actress, and dancer. After rapper EminemBritney Spears is the 2nd artist who sold the most albums during the entire first decade of the 21st century in the United States. His first public appearance was made in 1992 on the Star Search program, which years later gave him the opportunity to be part of the Mickey Mouse Club program.
He stayed there for three years (1993-96), a period that was followed by a union with the Innosense group. However, after a few months Britney Spears signed a contract with the Jive Records label. After that, in late 1998 he released his debut single, “… Baby One More Time”, which astonished the music industry, after becoming a No. 1 hit in more than 21 countries, including the United States. In early 1999 this was followed by the release of her debut album, … Baby One More Time, which debuted directly as a No. # 1 in sales in the United States. In doing so, Britney Spears became the first singer, and also the youngest, to make her single and debut album become No. 1 hits in America. During her 10-year career, Britney Spears has managed to have 5 of her 6 studio albums debut at the No. 1 position on America’s most important music album chart, the Billboard 200. In addition, 24 of her singles have been released.
have become top 40 hits on Billboard magazine’s Pop Songs chart. For her part, worldwide Britney Spears has consistently reached the top of the charts with her studio albums … Baby One More Time (1999), Oops! … I Did It Again (2000), Britney (2001) , In the Zone (2003), Blackout (2007) and Circus (2008); recording worldwide sales estimated at 62 million albums according to Forbes. His success in the music industry has given him the opportunity to participate in other fields of the medium, including film and television. The most recognized has been the leading role he played in the 2002 film Crossroads.
In addition to this, her fame as a singer has also led her to represent important commercial campaigns, including her own line of perfumes. In addition to this, together with Her fame as a singer has also led her to represent important commercial campaigns, including her own line of perfumes. In addition to this, together with Her fame as a singer has also led her to represent important commercial campaigns, including her own line of perfumes. In addition to this, together withAvril Lavigne Pink and Justin Timberlake and with 5 of their singles, Britney Spears is the second singer with the most successful No. 1 in the history of the radio chart Pop Songs of the United States.
After the artist married dancer Kevin Federlinehis life has been the target of the entertainment media. And after their marriage ended in 2006, even more attention from the media followed the singer. She also gave birth to her first child: Sean Preston in 2005 and her second: Jayden James in 2006 Britney Spears entered show business at age eight when her mother enrolled her at the Performing Arts School in New York. She was hired at the age of 10 to participate in the (MMC) Mickey Mouse Club where she was rejected for her young age.
Three years later, at the age of 11, she ran again to host the new Mickey Mouse Club and was accepted; unfortunately for Britney the show was canceled after three seasons. Shortly after, Britney was offered to participate in a girl group, however she rejected this offer as she desired a solo career. Soon after, his mother contacted Larry Rudolph and he paid for a trip to New York. At the end of 1998, the Jive Records label released “… Baby One More Time”, Britney Spears’ debut single, written and produced by the prestigious Swedish lyricist and producer Max Martin.
Backed up by a music video directed by Nigel Dick, in which the then 17-year-old singer was shown singing and dancing as a Catholic schoolgirl; “… Baby One More Time” became a No. 1 hit in 21 countries, including the United States, where Britney Spears became the first singer to have her debut single reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the main musical list of songs in the country. After that, In early 1999, his debut album, … Baby One More Time, was released, an album of ballads and dance-pop songs, backed, for the most part, by Eric Foster White and Max Martin.
From … Baby One More Time two other singles were released: “Sometimes” and “(You Drive Me) Crazy”, of which the latter, in addition to being part of the soundtrack of the movie Drive Me Crazy, became in the second top 10 of the singer on the Billboard Hot 100. These were followed by “Born to Make You Happy”, outside the United States, and “From the Bottom of My Broken Heart”, of which the first rose as Britney Spears’ second UK No. 1 hit. All in all, … Baby One More Time sold more than 22 million albums worldwide, with 14 million of them certified by the RIAA, in United States.
The success of Britney Spears sparked the rise of several young pop singers, such asChristina Aguilera with whom she would be constantly rivaled by the media. For her part, Britney Spears became a superstar in demand by countless magazines and the youngest singer to have both her single and her debut album reach the top of the Billboard charts. After that, the singer received two nominations at the 2000 Grammy: Best Female Pop Performer and Best New Artist, but she did not win any of them. Following the overwhelming success of her debut, in mid-2000 the singer released her second studio album, Oops! … I Did It Again, which followed the same vein as its predecessor, with catchy sentimental ballads and dance-pop songs.
For his part, his credits recruited Max Martin, again, Rodney “Darkchild”and its producer Robert “Mutt” Lange. His promotion involved four singles: “Oops! … I Did It Again”, “Lucky”, “Stronger” and, outside the United States, “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know”; in addition to the singer’s first international music tour: Oops! … I Did It Again World Tour, which generated earnings of more than $ 40.5 million. For its part, “Oops! … I Did It Again”, in addition to becoming a No. 1 hit in 20 countries and Britney Spears’ third top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, became the 6th best-selling single. of the decade, after registering sales of more than 5 million copies.
In sum, worldwide sales of Oops! … I Did It Again amounted to more than 17 million albums, of which 10 million of them were certified as Diamond by the RIAA, in the United States. This was followed by two new nominations at the 2001 Grammys: Best Female Pop Album and Best Female Pop Performer, but neither did she win either. After establishing herself in the pop music industry with … Baby One More Time and Oops! … I Did It Again, at the end of 2001 the singer released her third studio album, Britney, which according to critics , reflected her transition stage to a more mature young woman, with slight hints that her personal life was not always totally puritanical.
For its part, the production of Britney, in addition to including the prestigious Max Martin and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, who had already worked with Britney Spears, included in a key way the duo The Neptunes, which until then was only recognized in the rap music industry. The most important part of Britney’s promotion was made up of her five singles: “I’m a Slave 4 U”, “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman”, “Overprotected”, “Boys” and, outside of United States, “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”; in addition to the international music tour Dream Within a Dream Tour, which generated earnings of more than $ 43.7 million.
Although the releases of their singles were made in a different chronological order around the world, none of them managed to devastate the music industry. This, also despite the fact that in that period the singer made her acting debut in Crossroads and contributed to the soundtrack of Austin Powers in Goldmember. For its part, “I ‘Michael Jackson In sum, Britney sold more than 9 million copies around the world, with more than 4.3 million of them sold in the United States alone, where it was certified four times Platinum by the RIAA.
Although its sales were high, they were lower than those registered by its two predecessors. This, as a result of the emergence of new alternative singers of pop variants, such as Avril Lavigne After a few months out of the music industry, Britney Spears appeared with Madonna Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. presentation, Madonna made out with Britney Spears and Christina Aguileraalthough only the kiss with the former was televised, which immediately made headlines around the world.
After the controversial kiss, at the end of 2003, Britney Spears released her fourth studio album, In the Zone, which, according to critics, ended her transition period and reflected her desire to be considered an adult woman. For its part, In the Zone included Madonna’s strategic collaboration and encompassed a diverse range of producers, including R. Kelly and Guy Sigsworth, and the duos RedZone and Bloodshy & Avant. For its part, the promotion of In the Zone involved the release of four singles: “Me Against the Music” (sung in duet with Madonna, “Toxic”, “Everytime” and, only in the United States, “Outrageous”; in addition to the controversial and highly sexualized international music tour The Onyx Hotel Tour, which despite being canceled halfway through, generated earnings of more than $ 34 million.
Despite the fact that its first three singles became No. 1 hits worldwide, “Toxic” stood out, which after devastating the music industry, became the 4th best-selling single of the decade, with worldwide sales exceeding all 5 million copies. For its part, its music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, established Britney Spears as a “sexual icon”, who thanks to “Toxic” won her first and so far only Grammy. Similar to how Britney did it, In the Zone debuted as a No. 1 bestseller on the Billboard 200, where it became the singer’s fourth No. 1 album.
On top of that, it sold nearly 3 million copies in the United States, where it was certified twice Platinum by the RIAA. For its part, worldwide it sold more than 6 million copies, of which those registered only in its first six weeks, made it the 8th best-selling album around the world in 2003. At the end of 2004, months After the accident that prevented her from promoting In the Zone, Britney Spears released her first compilation album, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, which in addition to including almost all of her hitherto released singles, included three other songs produced by the duo.
Bloodshy & Avant. For its part,Madonna Promotion of the album included the release of two singles: “My Prerogative” and “Do Somethin ‘”; being only the first of them launched in the United States. For its part, “My Prerogative”; a cover of the R&B singer’s lead single; from the 80s, Bobby Brown; It was a No. 1 hit in Finland, Ireland, Italy, and Norway, but it failed to make the US Billboard Hot 100. This, despite the fact that his music video was chosen as the best of the year 2004 by Rolling Stone magazine. In sum, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 1.3 million copies in the United States, where it was certified Platinum by the RIAA. For its part, its worldwide sales are estimated at more than 5 million copies; of which those recorded only in its first two months, made it the 13th best-selling album around the world in 2004.
In mid-2005, in a first attempt not to leave Britney Spears out of the music industry, in some European countries the ballad “Someday (I Will Understand)” was released. In the same period, the reality show Britney & Kevin: Chaotic was released on DVD with the singer’s first EP, Chaotic. At the end of that same year, in a new attempt, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the singer’s new record company, released her first remix album, B in the Mix: The Remixes, which, given its null promotion, only debuted. in position Nº 134 of the Billboard 200 of the United States, where it sold a total of scarce 100 thousand copies.
Kevin FederlineThese include the loss of custody of his two children and his own, entrances and exits to rehabilitation centers and a media head shaved; At the end of 2007 Britney Spears released her fifth studio album, Blackout, which was produced mostly by the duo Bloodshy & Avant and by Timbaland’s “right hand”, the American producer Nate “Danja” Hills. Although the disagreements of the damaged image of Britney Spears led to believe that the singer would not offer a good studio album, Blackout ended up being widely praised by critics, who described her electropop sound immersed in lyrics as “elegant, brilliant and addictive” sexual and sensationalist nature.
In short, the same critics, the media and the audience, They anticipated Blackout as the studio album for Britney Spears’ return to the music industry, four long years after the release of her then-last studio album, In the Zone. For its part, the promotion of Blackout involved three singles: “Gimme More”, “Piece of Me” and “Break the Ice”; the first two of them standing out for their varied commercial achievements. Of both, “Gimme More” sold more than 3 million copies around the world, after rising as the second highest ranked single by Britney Spears on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, where it reached the No. 3 position. For the first and only time in her career, the singer did not embark on a music tour to promote a studio album; she performed “Gimme More” at the opening of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, which represented Blackout’s only promotional performance.
Although this was highly anticipated by MTV as the expected return of Britney Spears to the stage, the presentation was a resounding failure. In it, the singer forgot the lyrics and the choreography, and was ridiculed by the media for her physical condition, coming to be classified as one of the most disastrous presentations in the history of the awards. Even so, given its expected release, Blackout debuted at the top of the album sales charts around the world.
This, after its launch was advanced a few weeks, because part of it was leaked on the internet. Despite everything, it quickly left the rankings, failing with commercial expectations of its release and becoming, modestly in two months, the 32nd best-selling album around the world in 2007. For its part, in its first year in the United States, it failed to debut as a hit. No. 1 in sales on the Billboard 200 and certified Platinum by the RIAA. Though part of it was due to a last-minute policy change by Billboard magazine, for the first and only time in her career, Britney Spears failed to debut one of her studio albums at # 1 on the Billboard. 200, where Blackout debuted at No. 2. In sum, Blackout failed to restore Britney Spears to the commercial heyday it enjoyed at the beginning of the decade and, despite the praise it received from critics, This was overshadowed by the singer’s personal problems, by the presentation of “Gimme More” at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards and by the low promotion it received.
For its part, its modest worldwide sales amounted to 2 million copies, of which only 980,000 were sold in the United States. Despite everything, Britney Spears later won three 2008 MTV Video Music Awards and two 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards; including Video of the Year, for “Piece of Me”, and Artist of the Year, respectively; which, with the overcoming of his personal problems and the vindication of his image, would serve as a platform to start what would be cataloged as his definitive return to the music industry.
In a new and definitive attempt to regain its commercial peak, at the end of 2008, Around her 27th birthday, Britney Spears released her sixth studio album, Circus, the production of which recruited rookie duo The Outsyders, lauded American producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, and four prestigious producers who had endorsed stages. different from the singer’s career: Bloodshy & Avant, Guy Sigsworth, Danja and Max Martin, who despite being considered her “musical father”, had been excluded from her then two last studio albums. For their part, critics argued that, with its set of ballads and dance tracks, Circus was designed to mark Britney Spears’ definitive return to the music industry, following the failed attempt at Blackout.
For this, its promotion involved four singles: “Womanizer”, “Circus”, ” which worldwide became the 4th most commercially successful musical tour of 2009. All in all, Circus debuted and remained, for several weeks, in the top positions of the main album sales rankings around the world , becoming a No. 1 success in sales in the United States and Europe, and, in less than a month, the 15th best-selling album around the world in 2008. For its part, in the United States it became on the fifth studio album No. 1 by Britney Spears on the Billboard 200, where he raised the singer as the only one who has made their debut four of them in that position, with record sales of more than 500 thousand copies.
In sum, Circus sold more than 3.5 million copies around the world, of which more than 1.6 million were sold in the United States alone. which led to it being certified Platinum by the RIAA. After that, as a celebration of her ten-year career, at the end of 2009 the singer released her second compilation album, The Singles Collection, whose only single, “3”, debuted, directly and paradoxically, as the third hit No. 1 of Britney Spears on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. This, after three years since no single had managed to record such a feat. For its part, given the variety of its editions and its non-simultaneous releases, The Singles Collection debuted at number 22 on the Billboard 200, and sold only 124 thousand copies in the United States.
All in all, Britney Spears was placed, with more than $ 38.8 million, in the No. 5 position of the Money Makers 2009 ranking of Billboard magazine, which was prepared based on the monetary gains generated by the singers only based on their impact on the music industry in the United States, during 2009. This was due, in large part, to the high 763 thousand copies sold by Circus in that year in the country, which led to being the 6th best-selling album in 2009 in the United States to the success of The Circus Starring tour: Britney Spears, which only in the country raised more than $ 36.4 million; and the 7.5 million digital downloads that sold the singer’s songs and singles that year in the United States.
With this, Britney Spears only figured behind to the high 763 thousand copies that Circus sold that year in the country, which led to it being the 6th best-selling album in 2009 in the United States to the success of The Circus Starring tour: Britney Spears, the one that only in the country raised more than $ 36.4 million; and the 7.5 million digital downloads that sold the singer’s songs and singles that year in the United States. With this, Britney Spears only figured behind to the high 763 thousand copies that Circus sold that year in the country, which led to it being the 6th best-selling album in 2009 in the United States to the success of The Circus Starring tour: Britney Spears, the one that only in the country raised more than $ 36.4 million; and the 7.5 million digital downloads that sold the singer’s songs and singles that year in the United States.
With this, Britney Spears only figured behindU2 Bruce Springsteen Madonna and AC / DC. After endless rumors, on Monday March 1, 2010, one of the singer’s official websites officially confirmed that she was recording her seventh studio album; the one that does not yet have a definite release date. This is only a few weeks after Britney Spears was chosen as the sexiest female singer of all time, by the readers of Billboard magazine. All, after receiving more than double the votes of the second place obtained by Beyoncé.
The end of her relationship with Justin Timberlakecaused a stir in the media in March 2002, however and surrounded by many rumors of infidelity, neither of them specified the reason for the separation. When Justin released the single “Cry Me a River” in 2003, it was speculated that the lyrics of the song were directly related to his split with Britney and an alleged infidelity on her part. The version became important when the music video for the song was released, since a sad Justin appeared, accompanied by a blonde woman, very similar to Britney, in a rainy and melancholic environment. Regarding Spears’ enigmatic virginity, everything became clear when Timberlake gave an interview to Barbara Waltersin November 2002, where he claimed that he had been Britney’s first man.
In August 2003, Spears made her discharges in W magazine, clarifying: “I have only slept with one person in my entire life. It was two years after I started my relationship with Justin. I thought he was the one. But I was wrong. I never thought she would go to Barbara Walters’ to betray me. ” Months later, when she was promoting her album In the Zone on the MTV special show, In the zone and out all night, she suggested that Timberlake’s penis was reduced in size, not as the media believed. 2004, Britney married Jason Allen Alexander, a longtime friend, in Las Vegas. The wedding took place at the Little White Wedding Chapel. 55 hours later, the couple annulled their marriage.
Many sources claim that Britney and Jason had drunk too much that night, so they were not aware of what they were doing. She married the dancerKevin Federline on September 18, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, from whom he divorced on November 6, 2006, shortly after the birth of their second son Jayden James. The legitimacy of the wedding was criticized. A Los Angeles County representative confirmed that the couple had registered their marriage license within ten days of the date of the ceremony and that they were legally married. Britney announced on her website in April 2005 that she was pregnant with her husband, Kevin, and their son Sean Preston was born in September 2005. Later, in May 2005, her reality show was broadcast by the UPN channel, in which her followers could witness how you met Kevin Federlineand
they finally got married. Said reality show is titled Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, using the slogan Can you handle our truth? (Can you bear our reality?). The program has 6 episodes, the first and last of 1 hour and the others of half an hour each. On June 14, 2005, she appeared on the cover of People magazine along with her husband Kevin Federline.and their first son Sean Preston. Their second son, Jayden James, was born on September 13, 2006 in Los Angeles by cesarean section weighing about three kilos.
The singer was accompanied by her mother, Lynne Spears; and his sister, Jamie Lynn. In addition, her husband was also by her side. On May 9, 2000 she released her first book called Britney Spears Heart to Heart which was co-written by her mother, Lynne Spears. It is based primarily around Spears’ fame, her background, and family. Plus never-before-seen features, dozens of photos, performances, award appearances, and more. It was named a best-seller in 2000 by the New York Times. His second book called A Mother’s Gift which was also co-written by his mother, Lynne Spears. The story is about a 14-year-old girl named Holly Faye from a small town in Mississippi. She accepts a scholarship as a student at the exclusive Haverty School of Performing Arts.
The book was later made into a television movie on ABC called Brave New Girl, however the story was drastically changed, the New York Times named them a best seller. Stages was released as Britney’s third book along with a DVD about her tour, Dream Within a Dream Tour. The book was published in 2002. The book is supplied with a DVD that shows the interpreter 3 days in Mexico. The type of documentary film shows on his arrival in Mexico, at a press conference where he refuses to talk about his personal life also about his last concert, which was canceled due to bad weather, as the first two books Stages managed to be named best -Seller by the New York Times. In 2004, her first fragrance named Curious went on sale, with sales of more than one hundred million dollars, according to the BrandWeek.com website.
A year later, the publicity campaign for the launch of what would become his second fragrance was launched, which is called Fantasy, the television commercial has as its soundtrack the song Breathe on Me from his fourth studio album In the Zone. Finally after two years of successful fragrances, in April 2006 its third In Control fragrance was put on sale in the main department stores in the United States and Europe. According to statements by Britney herself, her most recent essence is defined as the twin of Curious.
On Wednesday, November 22, 2006, he confirmed on his fragrance page, that soon the new essence called Midnight Fantasy would go on sale, this name broke with the rumor that the new Britney Spears album would be called the same way. The packaging of the perfume is the same as that of Fantasy nothing more than in blue, and the promotional photo that was unveiled on the page is on a raining moonlit night. In 2007, Spears released her fifth fragrance, called Believe. The advertising of this fragrance was quite controversial, since it showed Spears more slender and beautiful than ever, being that a few days later a Britney was shown a little overweight. Because of this, many said that the woman in the advertisement was not Britney.
The packaging of the perfume is the same as that of Fantasy nothing more than in blue, and the promotional photo that was unveiled on the page is on a raining moonlit night. In 2007, Spears released her fifth fragrance, called Believe. The advertising of this fragrance was quite controversial, since it showed Spears more slender and beautiful than ever, being that a few days later a Britney was shown a little overweight. Because of this, many said that the woman in the advertisement was not Britney. The packaging of the perfume is the same as that of Fantasy nothing more than in blue, and the promotional photo that was unveiled on the page is on a raining moonlit night. In 2007, Spears released her fifth fragrance, called Believe.
The advertising of this fragrance was quite controversial, since it showed Spears more slender and beautiful than ever, being that a few days later a Britney was shown a little overweight. Because of this, many said that the woman in the advertisement was not Britney. being that a few days later a Britney was shown with a little overweight. Because of this, many said that the woman in the advertisement was not Britney. being that a few days later a Britney was shown with a little overweight. Because of this, many said that the woman in the advertisement was not Britney.