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Who is Britney Spears

Updated on October 14, 2014

Britney Spears: Legendary Pop Icon

Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi on December 22nd, 1981 but was raised in a small town called Kentwood, Louisiana. After Britney Spears released her debut song "Baby One More Time", she was an instant star and that was just the beginning. She has been a superstar for over a decade and is continuing at a successful rate.

Who knew this young southern girl that came from a town with a population of 2,205 would grow up to be one of the worlds biggest pop icons?

Image Credit: Britney Spears Poster

Road to stardom

Britney's career

Britney Spears started performing at a young age. She was involved in gymnastics, dancing, singing, and acting. She competed in competitions whenever she could and auditioned for what she could in the area. Her first major break was when she competed on the television show Star Search. She won the first round and lost the second. One of her biggest auditions was for The New Mickey Mouse Club. She was to young to be on the show (8 years old) but the show was so impressed with her that they helped her get an agent. A few years later, Britney auditioned again for The Mickey Mouse Club and gained a role on the show. Other than the MMC, Britney was in various commercials, shows and competitions.

Britney took a break for awhile to be a normal kid, and began to miss performing so she called up her agent and he took her to audition for various recording studios. Britney was signed by Jive Records. She was initially supposed to be in the girl group Innocence, but decided to go solo instead.

Britney Spears Smiling
Britney Spears Smiling

Britney's life changed since her first hit single Baby One More Time. She is now one of the biggest superstars of all time.

She is a singer, author, actress, dancer, and songwriter.

Music

Britney Spears has sold approximately 85 million records worldwide making her one of the top selling solo artists of all time.

Albums:

1) ...Baby One More Time (#1)

2) Oops!...I Did It Again (#1)

3) Britney (#1)

4) In The Zone (#1)

5) Blackout (#2)

6) Circus (#1)

7) Femme Fatale (#1)

Other Albums:

1) Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

2) B in the Mix: The Remixes

3) The Singles Collection

Britney Spears' Heart to Heart
Britney Spears' Heart to Heart

Written by Britney Spears and her mother Lynn Spears. This is about Britney growing up and becoming a star.

 
britney spears and justin timberlake
britney spears and justin timberlake

Personal

Britney Spears' personal life seems like a roller coaster. She is the medias favorite celebrity to love (and hate), start rumors about, and photograph.

She has a younger sister (famous Jamie Lynn) and an older brother. Her mother and father were together for years and split up when Britney was in the middle of her fame.

In the early years, the biggest rumor to be spread was that Britney had breast implants at 17. She always denied these rumors and there was never any real proof of her having any.

Her most well known and talked about relationships are ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and ex-husband Kevin Federline. She has 2 children with Kevin Federline.

She always handled her life very well until 2007. Britney had a mental breakdown where she fired everyone she knew, shaved her head, went into rehab, and was checked into the hospital. Her dad has control over her life and has brought Britney back to a normal state. She has since had two world tours and is currently a judge on The X Factor.

She is a goofy, fun, and down-to-earth girl!!

The Singles Collection

Britney Spears: The Singles Collection (Deluxe)
Britney Spears: The Singles Collection (Deluxe)

This is the most recent edition to Britney's discography. It is a great addition to a Britney collection.

 

Britney's Favorites

These were her favorites in 2001 according to a Britney magazine I have. She is always evolving so some of these may be outdated. If I find more recent information I will update it.

Food: Pizza

Drink: Pepsi

Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies Dough

Book: Dangerous by Daniel Steel

TV Show: Friends

Music: Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson

Sport: Basketball

Color: Blue

Store: The Gap

Movie: Steel Magnolias

Holiday: Christmas

Locations: The Bahamas and England

Best Performances

Here are some of Britney's best performances in my opinion.

dream within a dream
dream within a dream

Tours

Britney Spears has the best tours! She knows how to put on a great show. Here is a list of all of her tours.

1999: ...Baby One More Time Tour

2000: Crazy 2K Tour

2000: Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour

2001/2002: Dream Within a Dream Tour

2004: The Onyx Hotel Tour

2007: The M+M's Tour

2009: The Circus Starring: Britney Spears

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      britney, u rock

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      termit_bronx 7 years ago

      I'm a fan of Britney. She has great songs and she is very hot :)

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      Sami4u LM 8 years ago

      Just a Britney fan stopping by to say Hi. Rated.

      Sami