Britney Spears Songs
Britney Spears: Biography
The public doesn’t seem to get enough of Britney Spears songs. She’s always in the limelight whether she’s in top shape or just having a bad day. Through the years, she has already proven that she is a pop icon. Whatever she does, expect Spears to land on the news pages. The Princess of Pop is a queen in her own right.
Spears is more popular for being a great influence in reviving teen pop songs before the onset of the 21st century. Before she turned 20 years old, she emerged as the best-selling teenaged recording artist of all time. Not only did she enjoy commercial success; she also bagged numerous accolades including those from Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Grammy’s. Not surprisingly, she has her own star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Spears is the eighth best-selling female recording artist in the US. That is because she has sold more than 34 million units of her albums. She is the 10th top-selling digital recording artist after selling over 28.6 million downloads of digital singles. Worldwide, she has sold more than 100 million copies of her albums. And yes, she was the highest paid among all female musicians in 2012, according to Forbes.
Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi on December 2, 1981. She was the second of her parents’ three children. She was raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, where she began attending dance lessons when she was 3 years old. She also attended voice and gymnastics lessons during her childhood. He local stage debut happened when she was 5 years old when she sang ‘What Child Is This?’ during her kindergarten graduation.
When she was 8 years old, she traveled to Atlanta to audition for the revival of ‘The Mickey Mouse Club.’ She was rejected because she was too young. She then appeared in the musical ‘Ruthless!’ before she joined ‘Star Search’ as a contestant. She did several TV commercials during that time. In December 1992, Spears was finally contacted to join the cast of ‘The Mickey Mouse Club.’
In 1997, Spears started sending out recorded demos to various music labels. Three of those instantly rejected her. Jive Records saw her potential and signed her to the label. In January 1999, her first CD ‘Baby One More Time’ debuted right to the No. 1 post on the US Billboard 200. It was the biggest selling CD from a teenage artist in history. The carrier single of the same title was a phenomenon worldwide.
Her second CD ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ (May 2000) also debuted at No. 1. It was also huge but not as big as the first. The World Tour for the album grossed more than $40.5 million. The follow-up album ‘Britney’ was released in November 2001. It contained the s**y track ‘I’m a Slave 4 U.’ Her fourth CD ‘In the Zone’ came in November 2003. It produced hit signature Britney Spears songs like ‘Toxic’ and ‘Me Against the Music,’ her collaboration with the Queen of Pop Madonna.
2004 was a tumultuous year for Britney Spears. In January of that year, she married a childhood sweetheart only to get an annulment 55 hours later. She married Kevin Federline in September and took her career break in October, the month she released her ‘Greatest Hits: My Prerogative’ album. A year after, ‘B in the Mix: The Remixes,’ her first remix album was released.
In 2006, she divorced Federline after having two children with him. In February 2007, she went to a drug rehabilitation facility, when she shocked her fans after shaving her hair. Despite all the odds, she released her fifth album in October 2007, ‘Blackout.’ It was not as popular as her previous albums but it was greatly appreciated by music critics. The period culminated the darkest times of her career.
In December 2008, she rebounded by releasing her sixth CD ‘Circus,’ which debuted at No. 1 in most music charts. It put her in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest female recording artist who has debuted five albums at No. 1. In 2009, she had her second greatest hits CD ‘The Singles Collection.’ In March 2011, her seventh studio CD ‘Femme Fatale’ made waves. Spears is working on her eighth album, which will be released soon by RCA Records, her label after Jive Records was disbanded. Fans and music critics are excited because latest Britney Spears songs from the new album is said to be reminiscent of the acclaimed quality of ‘Blackout.’