Britney Spears Biography

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The reigning Princess of Pop Britney Spears has had fans going crazy for her since she burst onto the scene in the '90s.

 

Britney Spears: Growing Up

Born on December 2, 1981, Britney Jean Spears grew up a Southern girl in Kentwood, Louisiana, along with parents Jamie and Lynne Spears, brother Bryan, and younger sister Jamie Lynn. As a child, Britney Spears extracurricular activities ranged from gymnastics, dancing, and singing in the church choir. Britney Spears would soon pursue her dreams of becoming a performer - enrolling in New York City's Professional Performing Arts School, auditioning for the Disney Channel series The New Mickey Mouse Club, appearing in various off-Broadway shows, and competing on Star Search. Britney Spears was a Mousketeer for The New Mickey Mouse Club in Florida from age 11 to 13.

Britney Spears: Career Takes Off

Britney Spears' music career kicked off in 1997, when she joined the all-female pop outfit Innosense, inked a solo deal with Jive Records, set out on a U.S. concert tour, and soon snagged the opening spot on tours for the likes of 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. By 1998, Britney Spears had her debut single "Hit Me Baby One More Time" lined up for release. The single "Hit Me Baby One More Time" soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while the corresponding music video was in heavy rotation on music-video channels as well.  

In January 1999, Britney Spears' album Baby One More Time debuted at No. 1 on the album charts - the first of many for Britney Spears. On the strength of singles "Hit Me Baby One More Time," "Sometimes," "(You Drive) Me Crazy," "Born to Make You Happy," and "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart," Britney Spears' Baby One More Time would go on to become 14-times platinum. In December 1999, Britney Spears asserted her reign as Pop Princess by winning four Billboard Music Awards and an American Music Award soon after.

Britney Spears: Oops...I Did it Again

The success of Baby One More Time would surely be a hard act to follow, but Britney Spears' sophomore album Oops!...I Did it Again would also debut at No. 1 upon its release. The lead single "Oops!...I Did it Again" became a Top 10 hit and the corresponding music video flooded music-video channels to boot. Later in 2000, Britney Spears launched her first-ever world tour, and Britney Spears tickets flew out of the box office. For Oops!...I Did it Again, Britney Spears added two more Billboard Music Awards to her shelves.

Britney Spears: More No. 1s

Taking more creative control, Britney Spears co-wrote lyrics for five tracks on the 2001 album Britney. With the album debuting at No. 1, Britney Spears made history as the only female artist to have her first three albums debut at No. 1. In November 2001, Britney Spears tickets would also go on sale for her Dream Within a Dream Tour. Fans with Britney Spears tickets heard singles "I'm a Slave 4 U," "Overprotected," "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," "Anticipating," "I Love Rock'n'Roll," "Boys," and "That's Where You Take Me" - many of which appeared on the soundtrack for the 2002 film Crossroads, Britney Spears' first starring movie role.

In November 2003, Britney Spears' fourth studio album In the Zone hit the stores and was the fourth-straight No. 1 hit for the Pop princess. In the Zone boasted racier lyrics and stronger Southern Hip Hop and R&B grooves than previous Britney Spears albums, including singles "Me Against the Music," "Everytime," "Outrageous," and "Toxic," which snagged a Grammy for "Best Dance Recording." In 2004, Britney Spears launched The Onyx Hotel Tour, which had fans clamoring for Britney Spears tickets. Fans with Britney Spears tickets during the Moline, Illinois show saw Britney Spears injure her knee, which would cause her to cancel the remainder of her scheduled tour dates.

Britney Spears: Time Off

After her highly publicized engagement and marriage to Kevin Federline, Britney Spears released a greatest hits compilation in November 2004 entitled Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, which features a string of successful singles, some unreleased material such as "Do Somethin'" and a cover of Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative. A remix album followed a year later, the same year that Britney Spears welcomed her first child, Sean Preston, into the world. Britney Spears gave birth to her second child, Jayden James, in September 2006. With Britney Spears taking time off, fans would have to wait a while longer for Britney Spears tickets for a concert tour.

Britney Spears: Blackout Album

Britney Spears released her fifth album Blackout in October 2007, which debuted at No. 2 on the charts. Fans continued to flock to Britney Spears music, with 3.1 million digital downloads of songs from Blackout finding their way onto mp3 players in the U.S. alone. The leadoff single from Blackout was "Gimme More," which reached the No. 3 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and enjoyed success worldwide. Follow-up single "Piece of Me" became certified platinum in the U.S. Fans counted down the days until Britney Spears tickets would go on sale for a comeback tour.

Britney Spears: Comeback & Tour

Although Britney Spears tickets were not on the market, Britney Spears fans could see the Pop princess guest-starring as a receptionist on the TV show How I Met Your Mother, which helped the series garner its highest ratings ever. In September 2008, Britney Spears snagged three MTV Video Music Awards for her work on the "Piece of Me" music video. Soon after, fans got word that Britney Spears' latest single "Womanizer" would hit the radio airwaves in late September and brand new album Circus was set for release in early December.

The single "Womanizer" enjoyed a history-making leap to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first No. 1 single for Britney Spears since her debut single "Hit Me Baby One More Time." In its first week, over 286,000 mp3s and other digital formats of "Womanizer" were downloaded on the Web. Britney Spears has also announced that she would launch a 2009 concert tour, which sent fans going crazy for Britney Spears tickets. With tour dates across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, Britney Spears tickets are sure to sell out every venue and stadium as lucky fans with Britney Spears tickets will surely be treated to another history-making concert event from the Pop princess, Britney Spears.

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