Britney Spears.
Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981 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. During her first decade within
the music industry, she became a prominent
figure in mainstream popular music and popular
culture, followed by a much-publicized personal
life. 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, Britney
released her third studio album and expanded her
brand, playing the starring role in the movie
Crossroads. She assumed creative control of her
fourth studio album, In the Zone released in 2003,
which yielded chart-topping singles "Me Against
The Music", "Toxic" and "Everytime". After the
release of two compilation albums, Britney Spears
experienced personal struggles and her career
went under hiatus. Her fifth studio album, called
Blackout, was released in 2007 and even when it
received little promotion, it spawned hits "
Gimme
More" and "Piece Of Me". In 2008, her erratic
behaviour 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".
After embarking on The Circus Starring Britney
Spears, she released greatest hits The Singles
Collection, which featured U.S. and Canadian
number-one single "
3". Spears has sold over 100
million records worldwide, making her one of the
best-selling music artists in the history of the
contemporary music. According to the Recording
Industry Association of America (RIAA), she has
been the eighth top-selling female artist in the
United States, with 32 million certified albums. The
pop singer was also recognized as the best-selling
female artist of the first decade of the 21st
century. She is also ranked as the third most
powerful musician in the world. In January 2011
"
Hold It Against Me" (video) becomes the first
single from her album "Femme Fatale", followed
by "
Till The World Ends" (video), "I Wanna Go"
(
video) and "Criminal". In 2013 Britney releases
"
Ooh LaLa" (video) from the movie "The Smurfs
2" and "
Work Bitch" (video). In may of 2015
"
Pretty Girls" (video) is released, featuring Iggy
Azalea. In july of 2016 Britney returns with "Make
Me..." (video), first single out of her album
"Glory", followed by "
Slumber Party" (video). In
December of 2020 "
Swimming In The Stars" is
released.