“Hello” Britney Spears Born 2 December 1981
Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American recording artist, entertainer, dancer, actress, and occasional author. 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. Spears’s first and second studio albums …Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!… I Did It Again (2000) became international successes, with the former becoming the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. Title tracks “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!… I Did It Again” broke international sales records. In 2001, Spears released her third album Britney and played the starring role in the film Crossroads. Her fourth album In the Zone (2003), gave rise to the worldwide success “Toxic”.
After the release of two compilation albums, her personal problems hit the headlines.. Her fifth album Blackout(2007) spawned hits “Gimme More” and “Piece of Me”, but her erratic behaviour resulted in her having a guardian appointed by the Court to look after her affairs. Her sixth album Circus was released later that year, which included global chart-topping lead single “Womanizer”. In October 2009, “3” became Spears’s third single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Her seventh album Femme Fatale (2011) became her first to yield three top ten singles in the United States: “Hold It Against Me”, “Till the World Ends” and “I Wanna Go”. In 2012, Spears was featured on will.i.am’s single “Scream & Shout”, which topped charts in over 24 countries
Spears became the ‘best-selling teenaged artist of all time’ before she turned 20, gaining her titles such as “Princess of Pop”. She has earned numerous awards, including a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, nine Billboard Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.Forbes reported that Spears was the highest paid female musician of 2012, with earnings of $58 million, having last topped the list in 2002.