Hollywood Actress Britney Spears MTV Video Music Awards Photo
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, dancer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997.
She hit the studio with writers/producers, such as Max Martin and Eric Foster White, and the result was her debut album. In late 1998, Jive released her debut single “(Hit me) Baby one more time” which was a pop hit around the Globe, accompanied by the sixteen-year-old first of many controversial acts – the video, which featured Britney dressed in a Catholic schoolgirl uniform, baring her midriff, which was soon to become her trademark. Nonetheless, the single was a smash worldwide and Britney was instantly a household name.
Her debut album was released a few months later in early 1999 and, like the single, took to the top of the album charts, where it remained number one for six weeks. The album has now sold millions worldwide and is officially 14 x platinum in the US. Her next controversial act, after the video, was to take the cover of Rolling Stones magazine in a suggestive pose, but as Britney mania took off, the 17-year-old became more and more popular. Appealing to young girls, teenage boys and older men, She was on her way, yet nobody could have predicted at that time the impact she would have on Pop Culture. The second single, “Sometimes”, was released in June 1999 followed by the top 10 hit “Crazy” in September and “from the bottom of my broken heart” soon after. Britney ended 1999 selling over 10 million copies of her debut and, as the Billboard Top Female Pop Artist (singles and albums), Top New Pop Artist, Top Billboard 200 album Artist and Top 100 singles Artist – female. The American Awards, MTV and Teen Choice awards soon began rolling in and, in early 2000, Britney was nominated for two Grammy awards.
Born: December 2, 1981 (age 34), McComb, Mississippi, United States
Children: Sean Federline, Jayden James Federline
Spouse: Kevin Federline (m. 2004–2007), Jason Allen Alexander (m. 2004–2004)
Awards: MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, more
TV shows: The X Factor (U.S.), Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, MMC, The X Factor Digital Experience