Britney Spears was born Britney Jane Spears. She is a well known American pop singer and performer. Her talents also include song writing, acting, and dancing. Some of her biggest hits are Baby One More Time, Oops! I did it again etc. Her more recent album “Toxic” has received a Grammy Award.
Britney Spears was born on December 2, 1981, at McComb, Mississippi. Britney’s dad James is in construction and her mom Lynne Irene is a school teacher. Her brother is managing the merchandising part of the “Britney Spears Empire.”
Britney Spears trained a gymnast at an early age and even competed on the state level. She also often performed in her church’s choir. When she first auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club (Disney Channel), she was rejected on account of being young. It was then that one of the Disney Channel producers referred her to an agent in New York. Britney Spears later attended the Professional Performing Arts School for three years.
Britney Spears’ debut music album “Baby One More” was released in the year of 1998. The title song soon hit number one both in the U.S. and in the U.K. The success of the song and the album itself was greatly due to the popularity of the music video of “… Baby One More Time.” Britney Spears was wearing a shortened school uniform and danced provocatively. The album proved to be a major hit and went on to sell more than 1.5 million copies in the first week, and the total came in at over 9 million.
She soon released her second album “Oops! I did it again” which became a similar success selling millions of copies.
By this time she had become a pop icon. Pepsi signed her for a multimillion dollar deal.
Britney Spears’ third album was released in the year 2001. The pressure to keep up with the success of the past was enormous. For the first time, she was listed as co-author of several songs on the CD. This album also did well on the charts.
In the Zone was the title of the fourth album of Britney Spear that was released in the year 2003. In her fourth album, Britney co-wrote eight out of the thirteen songs which the album contained. She also co-produced some of the materials which were the first time to be done.
In recent years, the diva spent most of her time producing plenty to write about for the tabloids and not so much in the studio. she married a former school mate in 2004 as a spur-of-the-moment decision in Las Vegas. The marriage was annulled after 55 hours. Later that year, she married Kevin Federline and gave birth to two children. In January 2007, after Britney Spears lost an aunt after which she reportedly checks into rehab. The following day, Britney Spears went to a hair cutting salon in California where she shaved her hair off and became Britney Spears bald. This act of Britney Spears becoming bald caused a media frenzy. Despite, the request of her manager to the media not to publicize Britney Spears Bald, many pictures were released.