Singer and performer from the United States, Britney Jean Spears, who was brought up in Louisiana but was born in Mississippi, had her first appearance on national television in 1992 as a Star Search candidate. From 1993 to 1994, she served as a cast member on the Disney Channel programme The New Mickey. Baby, one more time, her album sold more than 25 million copies worldwide and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. She maintained creative control of her fourth studio album, In the Zone, released in 2003. Her success also persisted with her second album, Oops! She was the only female artist to have her first four albums debuted at number one during the Nielsen Soundscan period. Blackout, her fifth studio album, was released in 2007. Circus, her sixth studio album, landed at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart when it was released in 2008.
The senior vice president of A&R hired Spears in 1997 to collaborate with producer Eric Foster, who gave her sound a pop flair and helped her record her debut album at Cheiron Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Her debut album, "Baby One More Time," debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 list in 1999.
She secured an $8 million contract with Pepsi in 2001 and co-wrote the book "A Mother's Gift" with her mother. Britney, her third album, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 upon its release. Spears had the lead role in the Hollywood failure Crossroads in 2002, yet some reviewers commended her for the position. The movie cost $11 million to make, and it made 57 million.
In the Zone, her fourth studio album was released in 2003. The majority of the album's songs were co-written and co-produced by her. At least 10 million copies of the record were sold globally. Its Grammy-winning song was called "Toxic." Spears released an album named "Greatest Hits: My Progressive" in 2004. It had a collection of his greatest successes over the previous several years and the famous cover of Bobby Brown's "My Progenitor."
Spears' debut remix album, B in Mix: The Remix, was released in 2005. One million copies of the album were sold globally. She appeared in the "Bye, Bye Baby" episode of "Will & Grace" that same year. Blackout, her 2007 album, sold three million copies worldwide and took home the Album of the Year prize at the MTV Europe Awards. The same year, he performed "Gimme More" at the MTV VMAs. Her sixth studio album, "Circus," was released in 2008 and immediately shot to the top of the charts in Canada and the Czech Republic. She broke the Guinness Book of World Records to become the youngest female artist to debut five of her albums at number one.
Her seventh studio album, "Fame Fatale," was published in 2011, and it reached the top spot in the US, Australia, Canada, and other countries. She performed on tour for "Fame Fatale" the same year, earning rave acclaim from reviewers. Brittany Jean, her eighth studio album, was made available on December 3, 2013. In September 2013, she revamped her website and shared the song "Work Between" off her upcoming album. She also recorded the song "Oooh La La" for "The Smurfs 2."
Spears, raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, started singing and dancing at the age of two and immediately entered talent competitions. When she was eight years old, she audited for the Disney television series The All-New Mickey Mouse Club but was rejected because she was too young. However, she was encouraged by the enthusiastic producers to find an agent in New York City, where she started spending her summers studying at the Professional Performing Arts School. She began producing television ads at this time, and in 1991, she had an appearance in the Off-Broadway drama Ruthless. After waiting two years, Spears eventually joined the cast of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. She joined future pop sensations Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, with whom she subsequently developed romantic ties.
Spears and Justin Timberlake were involved in relation during her famous show time on "The Mickey Mouse Club" from 1999 to 2002. The two celebrities announced their romance to the world in 2000, and when they split up in 2002, there were accusations that Spears had cheated on her all over the place. In 2004, she wed her friend, Jason Allen Alexander, although she delayed the announcement for 55 hours because she felt ill-prepared.
After only three months of dating Kevin Federline, she hooked up with him in 2004. Later, they got married, and Sean Preston Federline, their first child, was born the following year. Jaden James Federline, Spears' second child with Federline, was born in 2006. She and Federline decided to share joint custody of their two children when she filed for divorce from them in the same year.
Spears enrolled in a drug treatment facility in Antigua in 2007 but only stayed for one day. That same evening, she shaved her head in a Los Angeles salon, which greatly alarmed bystanders due to her mental condition. He was regarded as incapacitated at the time. She surrendered custody of her children to Federline in 2007 due to her deteriorating mental state and socioeconomic standing. In the same year, he started dating photographer Adnan Ghalib.
While Jason Trawick was still Spears' agent, they started dating in 2009. They finally acknowledged their relationship with the bar a year later, and Trawick cut off their professional connection to concentrate on their personal life. After four years, they called it quits. She was promised a part in the movie "Chicago," but Luciliu eventually received the part. Victoria's Secret has dubbed her the "Sexiest Songwriter."
Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Madonna were Spears' "three favourite musicians" as a youngster, to whom she would "sing along... day and night in the living room." Houston's "I Have Nothing" was the song she sang during her audition that ultimately led to her signing a record deal with Jive Records. Mariah Carey was "one of the key reasons I started singing," according to Spears. In terms of singing, choreography, and stage presence, Spears has been frequently compared to Madonna and Jackson throughout her career. Spears claims, "I know when I was younger, I looked up to individuals... like, you know, Madonna and Janet Jackson. Furthermore, they inspired me. However, I also had a sense of self and recognised my identity".
She is cited as saying: "I have been a tremendous fan of Madonna since I was a small child" in Carol Clerk's 2002 book Madonna style. She is the one whom I have always admired the most. I aspire to have the same legendary status as Madonna. The song "Touch of My Hand" from Spears' album In the Zone was inspired by "That's the Way Love Goes," the singer said, adding that she "likes to relate it to "That's the Way Love Goes," kind of a Janet Jackson thing." She said the song "Just Luv Me" from her Glory album also made her think of "That's the Way Love Goes."
Spears is a pop artist and frequently employs dance-pop to further the genre's exploration. After making her debut, she was recognised for having a positive impact on the resurgence of teen pop in the late 1990s. "Spears carries on the traditional paradigm of the rock & roll adolescent queen, the dungaree doll, the angel baby who simply wants to make a spectacle," noted Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone.
» Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic characterised her music as a "combination of catchy, rap-inflected dance-pop and sweet balladry" in his review of...Baby One More Time. Oops! She said, "It took much time, it's extremely different, and there are like two or three songs that go in the path of more urban that I've never really done that." One more time, baby, and Oops! I Did It Again explores young perspectives on issues like love and relationships.
Her team and producers wanted to stick with the formula that propelled Spears to the top of the charts after the enormous commercial success of her first two studio albums. Spears, however, had grown dissatisfied with the style and subjects addressed in her music. Oh, baby baby, which she used as her opening phrase in her first song, "...Baby One More Time," is regarded as one of her distinctive lines and has been imitated in the media by various musicians, including Nicole Scherzinger and Ariana Grande. Throughout her work, it has been utilised in a variety of ways, including "baby" and "oh baby", as well as the Blackout song "Ooh Ooh Baby." Barry Weiss said Spears came up with the slogan for "...Baby One More Time" amid the weird ad-libbing she did when the song was being recorded.
Spears' recording success instantly led to her becoming a global pop culture phenomenon. Spears was listed as the eighth artist in the United States for the 2000s decade by Billboard magazine in December 2009. Additionally well-known are Spears' legendary performances and music videos. Spears performed her hit "I'm a Slave 4 U" the following year.
As Jocelyn Vena of MTV put it, "Spears produced one of the most spectacular sights in the 27-year history of the programme," "draping herself in a white python and slithering around a sweltering garden setting, accompanied by dancers in zebra and tiger attire." She also sang a duet of "The Way You Make Me Feel" with pop star Michael Jackson a few days earlier at his show celebrating his 30th anniversary.
Spears performed alongside Madonna, Christina Aguilera, and Missy Elliott at the beginning of the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards on August 27, 2003. Madonna kissed Spears and Aguilera on the lips halfway through the performance. The media response to Spears and Madonna's kiss was quite positive.
Shades of Britney is a limited edition pair of sunglasses Spears released in 2000. She inked a contract with Skechers, a shoe business, and a $7-8 million promotional agreement with Pepsi, the beverage corporation's biggest entertainment deal at the time. She participated in a 2004 Pepsi television commercial alongside the artists Beyoncé, Pink, and Enrique Iglesias, and other ads with the latter during the same year with the subject of "Gladiators." Britney's Dance Beat, her first multi-platform video game, was launched on June 19, 2002, and was well-received.
Spears was announced as the face of Kenzo, a modern French luxury apparel brand, in March 2018. The ambit of Spears's business endeavours and goods also covers fragrances and cosmetics. A Los Angeles judge rejected the corporation lawyers' motion in July 2011, citing the fact that Spears is still under conservatorship. However, Brand Sense declared that they would challenge the judgement. Cosmic Radiance, a new version of the 2011 fragrance Radiance, was released. Spears sold over a million bottles globally in the first five years, generating $1.5 billion in sales.
After being sued in 2010 for alleged sexual assault by her "bodyguard," Britney Spears' case was arbitrarily resolved in 2012. After the release of her fifth studio album, Blackout (2007), a string of highly publicised personal issues ensued, record marketing was prohibited, and Britney was then involuntarily placed under guardianship. The album is frequently cited as Britney's most significant work as a producer.
After receiving support, they launched a couple more chart-topping albums, including Circus (2008) and Femme Fatale (2011). After Femme Fatale was released, Britney started a four-year residency show at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas called Britney: Peace of Me. The event aimed to promote their subsequent two albums, Britney Jean (2013) and Glory (2016). Britney Spears' legal struggle over her conservatism was publicly publicised in 2019 by several media sites, sparking the #FreeBritney campaign. BBC On November 12, 2021, her conservatism ended after over 14 years. A court in Los Angeles has decided that the myth surrounding Britney Spears' life and career for almost 14 years must cease immediately.
According to Judge Penny, the guardianship of Britney Jean Spears' person and property is no longer necessary. Her father, Jamie, initially petitioned the court in 2008, requesting control over his adult daughter's life and income, as well as her open mental health difficulties and suspected drug misuse. It mentioned intake.