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Monday, March 23, 2009

Britney Speares a pop icon

Birth name Britney Jean Spears
Born December 2, 1981 (1981-12-02) (age 27)
McComb, Mississippi, United States
Origin Kentwood, Louisiana, United States
Genre(s) Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, author, pianist, director
Instrument(s) vocals, piano
Years active 1993-Present
Label(s) Sony (1997–1998)
Jive / Zomba
Associated acts The New Mickey Mouse Club
Website www.britneyspearBritney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) (more commonly known as Britney Spears) is
an American singer, dancer, and actress.

Raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, Spears first appeared on national television in 1992
as a contestant on the Star Search program, and went on to star in Disney Channel's television
series The New Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1994. In 1997, Spears signed a recording
contract with Jive, releasing her debut album ...Baby One More Time in 1999
. The album established her as a pop icon and "bona fide pop phenomenon", credited for influencing
the revival of teen pop in the late 1990s] Spears released her sixth studio album Circus
on her 27th birthday in December 2008.

Spears is ranked as the eighth best-selling female recording artist in the United States with
32 million sold albums certified by the Recording Industry Association of America and
one of the world's best-selling music artists having sold an estimated 85 million records worldwide

Main article: Britney Spears discography
Studio albums

* 1999: ...Baby One More Time
* 2000: Oops!... I Did It Again
* 2001: Britney
* 2003: In the Zone
* 2007: Blackout
* 2008: Circus

Compilation albums

* 2004: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
* 2005: B in the Mix: The Remixes


* 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

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Mickey Mouse Club Various Roles Seasons 6-7, 1991-1993
1999 The Famous Jett Jackson Herself She sang "...Baby One More Time" and "Sometimes" on the show.[188]
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Herself Cameo (Sang (You Drive Me) Crazy on show)
2000 Longshot Flight Attendant Cameo
The Simpsons Herself Episode: "The Mansion Family"
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Herself Cameo/Soundtrack
Crossroads Lucy Wagner Lead Role/Feature Film
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe Donner English version/Animation
2004 Britney & Kevin: Chaotic Herself Reality Show
2006 Will & Grace Amber-Louise Episode "Buy, Buy Baby"
2008 How I Met Your Mother Abby Season 3: "Ten Sessions" and "Everything Must Go"
Britney: For the Record Herself Biography/Documentary

Further information: List of Britney Spears's awards
Year Category Genre Recording Result
Grammy Awards
2000 Best New Artist General ...Baby One More Time Nominated
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Pop "...Baby One More Time" Nominated
2001 Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Pop "Oops!... I Did It Again" Nominated
Best Pop Vocal Album Pop Oops!... I Did It Again Nominated
2003 Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Pop "Overprotected" Nominated
2005 Best Dance Recording Dance "Toxic" Wo
Spears also holds the title to multiple Guinness World Records.

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