Britney Jean Spears

Britney Jean Spears

|American
date of birth : 02/12/1981 | date of death :
Born on December 2, 1981, Mc Comb, Mississippi, United States, Recording artist, songwriter, actress, dancer, record and television, producer, fashion designer, entertainer, director and businesswoman, In January 2004, Britney got "married" to childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in a Las Vegas ceremony. The incident shocked the world, especially when the marriage was annulled 55 hours later and was described as "a joke taken too far" by her management.

Birth, Birthplace, Time of birth:

Britney Spears was born on 2-Dec-1981 in McComb, Mississippi, United States.

Father's name: Jamie Parnel Spears
Mother's name: Lynne Irene Bridges
Brother: Bryan Spears
Sister: Jamie Lynn Spears
Spouse: Jason Allen Alexander/ Kevin Federline
Children: Sean Preston Federline/ Jayden James Federline

Reputation, fame, nickname:

Brit/ Pinkey/ The Princess of Pop/ Pop Icon/ Queen B

Personal Information:

Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Official Website: http://www.britneyspears.com/

Life events:

Early Years

Born to parents Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears, Britney is their second child of three. Her older brother, Bryan Spears, was born in April 1977 and her younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, was born in April 1991. They later moved to Kentwood, Louisiana. From a young age, Britney was always fixing to be a star with idols such as Madonna, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, the young Britney could always be heard singing, no matter what else was going on around her. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. In December 1992, she was finally cast in The Mickey Mouse Club, but returned to Kentwood after the show was canceled. She enrolled at Parklane Academy in nearby McComb, Mississippi. Although she made friends with most of her classmates, she compared the school to "the opening scene in Clueless with all the cliques. [...] I was so bored. I was the point guard on the basketball team. I had my boyfriend, and I went to homecoming and Christmas formal. But I wanted more." Spears focused on developing her musical career. She eventually landed a contract with Jive Records. In December 1998, Spears released her first single, "...Baby One More Time." The catchy pop tune reached the top of the pop charts at the end of January 1999, propelled in part by its music video. In the video, the teenaged Spears wore a skimpier version of the traditional Catholic schoolgirl uniform, drawing sharp criticism from the parents of her young fans. Despite her racy outfit, Spears claimed to be a sweet, innocent Southern girl at heart.

Her First and Second Album

Spears signed a recording contract with Jive and released her debut studio album, “…Baby One More Time,” in January 1999. The album opened at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and went on to be certified 14x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It featured the global hit single “…Baby One More Time,” which notably topped the Billboard Hot 100. “You Drive Me Crazy” also became a Top Ten hit, and helped the album to sell 25 million copies worldwide. The video and song sparked the image of Britney as a highly sexualized young girl. The April 1999 cover of Rolling Stone featured Spears lying on her bed, covered with a bra, shorts and an open top. The American Family Association (AFA) referred to the shoot as "a disturbing mix of childhood innocence and adult sexuality" and called to "God-loving Americans to boycott stores selling Britney's albums." Spears responded to the outcry commenting, "What's the big deal? I have strong morals. [...] I'd do it again. I thought the pictures were fine. And I was tired of being compared to Debbie Gibson and all of thisbubblegum pop all the time." Shortly before, Spears had announced publicly she would remain a virgin until marriage.While publicly, Britney maintained proclamations of her virginity, her career choices and music portrayed her as a sexual figure. That same year, she began her headlining tour and received numerous award nominations. In December at the Billboard Music Awards, she won Female Artist of the Year, and in January at the American Music Awards she won Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist.At just 18, Britney released her second album in 2000, the #1 smash "Oops! I did it again" and single of the same title, which topped the singles chart for 5 weeks. The album itself entered the charts at number one and sold over a million copies in its first week of release, setting a new record for single-week sales by a female artist. Follow-up singles included "Lucky," the gold-selling "Stronger," and "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know," which was co-written by country diva Shania Twain and her producer Mutt Lange. On September 7, 2000, Spears performed at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. Halfway through the performance, she ripped off her black suit to reveal a sequined flesh-colored bodysuit, followed by heavy dance routine. It is noted by critics as the moment that Spears showed signs of becoming a more provocative performer.Amidst media speculation, Spears confirmed she was dating 'N Sync member Justin Timberlake. It seemed some people weren't too happy with the message she was sending their impressionable young children. On one hand, Britney was the perfect picture of innocence, declaring herself a Virgin until marriage yet, on the other hand, she was sexually charged and provocative, with performance such as the MTV Video Music Awards in 2000, when her costume made her appear scantily-clad. She also released her first book, Britney Spears' Heart-to-Heart, co-written with her mother.Her MTV Music Awards performance generated controversy yet again, due to her being barely dressed and using animals (including a python) in her performance, which angered animal rights activists.

Snake on a Pop Star

Spears's performance of the single at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards featured a caged tiger and a large albino python draped over her shoulders. It was harshly received by animal rights organization PETA, who claimed the animals were mistreated and scrapped plans for an anti-fur billboard that was to feature Spears.To support the album, Spears embarked on the Dream Within a Dream Tour. The show was critically praised for its technical innovations, the pièce de résistance being a water screen that pumped two tons of water into the stage. Spears' third album, Britney (Number One, 2001), delivered smaller hits, this time emphasizing raunchiness without coyness, particularly on the Neptunes-produced "I'm a Slave 4 U" (Number 27, 2001), featuring a greased-up Spears moving in a more bluntly sexual direction than ever — a maneuver made even more bold-faced when Spears French-kissed Madonna during a performance on the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2003. In 2002, Britney’s relationship with Timberlake ended. The general impression was that Britney had been unfaithful in the relationship, which she didn’t directly deny. Timberlake also made public the fact that they had sex during their relationship, which Britney initially denied, but later acknowledged as true. Around this same time, Spears took a leading role in the feature filmCrossroads. The coming-of-age drama received a drubbing from critics after its February 2002 release, but it ended up netting more than $37 million at the box office. Later that spring, Spears experienced another disappointment. In June 2002, Spears opened her first restaurant, Nyla, in New York City, but terminated her relationship in November, citing mismanagement and "management's failure to keep her fully apprised". In July 2002, Spears announced she would take a six-month break from her career; however, she went back into the studio in November to record her new album. In December 2002, Timberlake released the song "Cry Me a River" as the second single from hissolo debut album. The music video featured a Spears look-alike and fueled the rumors that she had been unfaithful to him.As a response, Spears wrote the ballad "Everytime" with her backing vocalist and friend Annet Artani. The same year, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst said that he was in a relationship with Spears. However, Spears denied Durst's claims. In November 2003, Britney released her fourth album, “In the Zone.” Britney co-wrote nine of the album’s songs, as well as co-producing some of her own material. In the Zone sold over 609,000 copies in the United States and debuted at the top of the charts, making Spears the first female artist in the SoundScan era to have her first four studio albums to debut at number one. The recording's top single, "Toxic," earned Spears her first Grammy Award win for Best Dance Recording.

A Joke Taken Too Far

In January 2004, Britney got "married" to childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in a Las Vegas ceremony. The incident shocked the world, especially when the marriage was annulled 55 hours later and was described as "a joke taken too far" by her management. Soon after, Britney went off on her fourth world tour, The Onyx Hotel Tour. The tour grossed over $34 million, but later dates were canceled due to a reported knee injury Britney sustained during filming for a video. Spears's cover version of Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative" was released as the lead single from the album, reaching the top of the charts in Finland, Ireland, Italy and Norway. The second single, "Do Somethin'", was a top ten hit in Australia, the United Kingdom and other countries of mainland Europe.The greatest hits album sold over 5 million copies worldwide.[81]In July 2004, Spears became engaged to American dancer Kevin Federline, whom she had met three months before. The romance received intense attention from the media, since Federline had recently broken up with actress Shar Jackson, who was still pregnant with their second child at the time. Also in September 2004, Britney released her first fragrance, called Curious. In February 2005, Britney won her first Grammy for the single "Toxic" as Best Dance Recording. In 2005, Britney and Kevin starred in their own reality show entitled, “Britney and Kevin: Chaotic.” The series consisted of five episodes, but ratings were not as high as expected for the show. In September 2005, her first son was born. Britney released anther fragrance, “Fantasy,” in September 2005.In September 2006, Spears and Federline had a new addition to their young family with the birth of their son Jayden James. But Spears made a surprising move two months later when she filed for divorce, claiming "irreconcilable differences." After her separation, Spears frequented the club scene for a time, partying with socialite Paris Hilton among others.

Family Struggles

In February 2007, Spears stayed in a drug rehabilitationfacility in Antigua for less than a day. The following night, she shaved her head with electric clippers at a hair salon in Tarzana, Los Angeles. She admitted herself to other treatment facilities during the following weeksIn May 2007; she produced a series of promotional concerts at House of Blues venues, titled The M+M's Tour. In October 2007, Spears released her fifth studio album, Blackout (Number Two), which was mostly produced by Nate "Danja" Hills, the Timbaland protégé. Though she barely promoted the album, it generated the first-single smash "Gimme More" (Number Three, 2007) and the paparazzi kiss-off "Piece of Me" (Number 18), as well as "Break the Ice" (Number 43, 2008). Expectations were high for Spears' return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage the month before the album's release, but Spears' show-opening performance of "Gimme More" was seen as a disaster that failed to feature Spears' signature dancing skills.In December 2007, Spears began a relationship with paparazzo Adnan Ghalib. In January 2008, Britney was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation when she refused to return her sons to their father after a court-appointed visit. Federline eventually received full custody of the two boys. By month's end, Spears returned to the hospital for another evaluation. Rumors circulated that she had bipolar disorder, but that diagnosis has not been confirmed. Her mother, Lynne, later wrote in her memoir Through the Storm that she believed her daughter experienced postpartum depression. In 2009, the single "3" followed "Womanizer" to the top, and appeared on her career-spanning compilation The Singles Collection.

Femme Fatale and Britney Jean

In 2011, Spears returned with the studio album Femme Fatale, featuring the single "Hold It Against Me," which became her fourth single to top the Billboard Hot 100. The second single, the Ke$ha co-written "Till the World Ends," didn't top the charts but it was a bigger hit, going double platinum in the US. Spears has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists in the history of contemporary music. In addition, she is ranked as the eighth best-selling female recording artist in the U.S. with 32 million albums sold certified by the RIAA, and is currently the fifth best-selling act, as well as the highest-selling female, of the decade in the country. Spears also is the world's most successful teenager recording artist with over 37 million albums sold worldwide before she turned 20, with only 2 years of releasing music. After joining the singing competition in May 2012, Spears makes her debut as a judge on The X Factor's second season premiere. "I prefer to be honest. I think that's the best way to go," she tells Ellen DeGeneres of herjudging style. "I wouldn't want to be told something and then waste seven years of my life."In December 2013, a day after celebrating her 32nd birthday, Spears releases her eighth album, Britney Jean. "It's the most personal album I've done," she says, revealing some of the songs were inspired by her breakup with Trawick. In October 2013, she was featured as a guest vocalist on Miley Cyrus' track "SMS (Bangerz)", taken from her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). It debuted in the Billboard charts at number 10 in US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, number 29 in the US Pop Digital Singles, and number 70 in the US Hot Digital Songs, respectively. On January 8, 2014, Spears won Favorite Pop Artist at the 40th People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Education:

Professional Performing Arts School
Parklane Academy

Occupations and Career:

She is a Recording artist, songwriter, actress, dancer, record and television, producer, fashion designer, entertainer, director and businesswoman.In 1998, Britney’s first single was released and began to run on the radio and MTV. “Hit Me Baby One More Time” featured a teenage Britney in a revealing schoolgirl outfit, and became a huge success internationally, hitting No. 1 in the U.S., among other countries. Building upon her meteoric rise, Spears released Oops! I Did It Again in 2000. The recording was an instant No. 1 hit on the album charts, selling more than 1 million copies in its first week. In November 2001, Spears released her self-titled album, which opened at the top of the Billboard 200 and produced worldwide hit "I'm a Slave 4 U,” which is notable for her change of style from bubblegum pop to dance-pop and exploring into urban pop. In 2002, Spears hit the big screen in Crossroads, a movie that was panned by critics but still drew her fans to theaters. Spears' next album in 2003, In the Zone, hit stores that November, which included an appearance by Madonna on the "Me Against the Music" track. The recording's top single, "Toxic," earned Spears her first Grammy Award win for Best Dance Recording. In the Zone sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The year 2005 was no less eventful for Spears. She released Greatest Hits: My Prerogative that January, but it was the announcement of her pregnancy that really garnered the headlines. Britney released a remix album just in time for the holiday season. In October 2007, Spears' highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Blackout,” was released. It opened at #2 on the Billboard 200 and featured the hit songs "Gimme More,” "Piece of Me" and "Break the Ice.” The album received positive reviews from critics and has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. In December 2008, Spears's sixth studio album Circus was released. It debuted at number one in Canada, Czech Republic and the United States, and inside the top ten in many European nations. In the United States, Spears became the youngest female artist to have five albums debut at number one, earning a place in Guinness World Records. She also became the only act in the Soundscan era to have four albums debut with 500,000 or more copies sold. The album was one of the fastest-selling albums of the year, and has sold 4 million copies worldwide.Its lead single, "Womanizer", became Spears's first number one in the Billboard Hot 100 since "...Baby One More Time". The single also topped the charts in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway and Sweden. Spears proved that she can still make powerful pop music in 2011 with Femme Fatale, featuring such hits as "I Wanna Go" and "Till The World Ends." In 2012, Spears took on a new challenge: She joined the judges' panel of the popular singing-competition show The X Factor in its second season, embracing the role of being a critc of others' work. In late November 2013, Spears made headlines when she released her eight studio album—and her first project in two years—Britney Jean, which the songstress called her "most personal album ever" in a post on her Twitter page. The album's lead single, "Work Bitch," was released in September 2013; other tracks include "Alien," "Perfume" and "Passenger." Britney Jean received mixed reviews, with some critics calling it "introspective" and "mature," and others deeming it "forgettable."

Awards /Honors:

SINGLES AWARDS

  • Platinum (USA): "...Baby One More Time"
  • Platinum (USA): "From The Bottom of My Broken Heart"
  • Platinum (USA): "Gimme More"
  • Platinum (USA): "Piece of Me"
  • 1999 Music Week Awards Highest Selling Singles Artist in the UK ("...Baby One More Time")
  • 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Song ("...Baby One More Time")
  • 2000 BMI Pop Awards Honored Most Performed BMI Songs ("Sometimes")
  • 2001 BMI Pop Awards Honored Most Performed BMI Songs ("(You Drive Me) Crazy")
  • 2004 Billboard Music Awards Hot Dance Sales Single of the Year ("Me Against The Music" feat. Madonna)
  • 2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Single ("Toxic")
  • 2005 Grammy Best Dance Recording ("Toxic")
  • 2005 Ivor Novello Awards (Ivors) PRS Most Performed Work ("Toxic")
  • 2005 ASCAP Pop Music Awards Honored Most Performed ASCAP Songs ("Toxic")
  • 2008 Fuse TV Awards Video of the Year (“Womanizer”)
  • 2008 MTV Video Music Awards
  • - Best Female Video ("Piece of Me")
  • - Best Pop Video ("Piece of Me")
  • - Video of the Year ("Piece of Me")
  • 2008 TRL's Most Influential Video of All Time ("...Baby One More Time")
  • 2009 NRJ Music Awards Best Video of the Year ("Womanizer")
  • 2009 MTV Video Music Awards Best Pop Video (“Womanizer”)
  • 2009 NRJ Music Award's Music Video Of The Year ("Womanizer")
  • 2009 Sesac New York Music Awards Honored Songs ("Womanizer")
  • 2009 Fuse TV Awards Video of the Year (“Circus”)
  • 2009 Rolling Stone Magazine Awards
  • - Song of the Decade (“Toxic”)
  • - Album of the Decade (Blackout)
  • 2010 MTV UK Greatest Track of the Decade (“Toxic”)
  • 2010 ASCAP Pop Music Awards Honored Most Performed ASCAP Songs ("Womanizer" and "Circus")
  • 2010 International Dance Music Awards Best Music Video (“3”)
  • 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Best Pop Video ("Till The World Ends")

ARTIST AWARDS

1999 Billboard Music Awards

  • - Female Album Artist of the Year
  • - Female Artist of the Year
  • - Best New Artist of the Year

1999 MTV Europe Music Awards

  • - Best Female Artist
  • - Best Pop Artist
  • - Best Breakthrough Artist

1999 Echo Award Best International Female Artist

1999 Much Music Award Best International Artist

2000 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female Singer

2000 American Music Awards Favorite New Pop/Rock Artist

2000 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Artist

2000 Billboard Music Awards

  • - Female Album Artist of the Year
  • - Special Billboard Award (Oops! ...I Did It Again album sales)

2000 Canadian Juno Award Best Selling Album (...Baby One More Time)

2000 Europe NRJ Radio Awards Best International Female Artist

2000-2006 Yahoo! Top Searched Artist of the Year

2001 Echo Award Best International Female Artist

2001 Rolling Stone Magazine Awards Artist of the Year

2001 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female Singer

2001 World Music Awards World's Best Dance Female Artist

2001 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Artist

2001 World Music Awards World's Best Pop Female Artist

2002 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Artist

2002 MTV Asia Awards Best International Female Artist

2002 Emmy Awards

  • - Best Direction (Britney Spears: Live in Las Vegas)
  • - Best Special Television (Saturday Night Live)

2003 Japan Golden Disc Awards

  • - Best International New Artist

2003 Hollywood Walk of Fame (recording artists)

2003 TRL Awards First Lady Award

2004 TRL Awards Gridlock Award (for most fans)

2004 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Female

2004 Brasil Music Award Best International Female Artist

2005 Golden Music Awards Rock/Pop Album of the Year (Greatest Hits: My Prerogative)

2008 MTV Europe Music Awards

  • - Best Act of 2008
  • - Album of the Year (Blackout)

2008 Bambi Awards Best International Pop Star

2008 Fuse TV Awards Viewers’ Choice

2009 NRJ Music Awards International Female Artist of the Year

2009 LOGO's NewNowNext Awards Always Next, Forever Now Award

2009 Bravo's A-List Awards

  • - A-List Artist of the Year
  • - A-List Album (Circus)
  • - A-List Download ("Circus")

2009 Teen Choice Awards Ultimate Choice Award

2009 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America Best Fan Club

2009 MTV Video Music Awards Brazil Best International Artist

2009 Virgin Media Music Awards

  • - Best Solo Female Artist
  • - Twit of the Year

2009 Billboard Decade Chart-Topper's Top Ten Artists Of The Decade (No. 8 )

2009 Billboard Year End Chart Topper

  • - Top Female Artists Of The Year (No. 5)
  • - Top Artists Of The Year (No. 7)
  • - Billboard 200 Albums Of The Year (No. 6, Circus)

2009 Guinness World Record: Youngest Female Artist To Have Five Of Her Albums Reach #1 On The Music Charts

2011 Guinness World Record: Youngest Female Artist To Have Six Of Her Albums Reach #1 On The Music Charts

2011 MTV Video Music Awards Video Vanguard Award

Works:

DISCOGRAPHY

  • Baby One More Time (1999)
  • Oops!... I Did It Again (2000)
  • Britney (2001)
  • In the Zone (2003)
  • Blackout (2007)
  • Circus (2008)
  • Femme Fatale (2011)
  • Britney Jean (2013)

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Teenage Paparazzo (22-Jan-2010) • Herself
  • Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) • Herself
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember (22-Jul-2002) • Herself
  • Crossroads (11-Feb-2002)
  • Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas (18-Nov-2001) • Herself
  • Longshot (2000)

TELEVISION

  • MMC (seasons 6 and 7)
  • The X Factor Judge (2012)

Books:

  • A Mother's Gift
  • Britney Spears: MovieDiary
  • Britney Spears' Heartto Heart
  • Britney Spears: Stageswith DVD

Hobbies and personal interests:

She is a huge fan of Björk. Britney likes Basketball, Clubbing, Dancing, Hanging With Friends, Listening to Music,Reality TV, Shopping, Singing and Working Out

Quotes and Memoirs:

With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt because love is an amazing feeling.
The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.
I'm not at the point where I'd feel safe in a house alone. I would be really scared. I'm the kind of person that when I get up to go use the bathroom I have this big long hallway, and I just know someone's going to jumpout and get me.
Just because I look sexy on the cover of Rolling Stone doesn't mean I'm naughty.
I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.
I know not everyone will like me, but this is who I am so if you don't like it, tough!
I think with anybody who's doing well in the public eye or whatever, there's always gonna be a shift because people don't wanna see somebody happy all the time. And they're gonna try to take shots at people.
I'm a hometown girl, and my personality at home is the opposite of the performer in me. But then, when I'm home and haven't done anything for a while, I get really itchy and nervous and weird-feeling.
I don't allow anybody to change me. I still walk outta my house in rollers and I take walks. I do not care what people think.
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