Britney Jean Spears was born on December 2, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi. But was raised in Kentwood, Louisiana.
Wrote Someday two weeks prior to finding out that she was pregnant.
Nickname is Pinky and Brit.
Was chosen in junior high (1996-1997) as most beautiful!
First appeared on TV in 1992 as a contestant on Star Search.
Went on to star on The New Mickey Mouse Club 1993-1994.
In 1997 signed a recording contract with Jive.
Released her debut album, …Baby One More Time, in 1999.
…Baby One More Time debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.
Blackout is her only album that did not debut at #1.
Circus was released in December 2008.
According to Zomba Label Group and Sony BMG, she has solf over 83 million albums worldwide!
She is also ranked as the 8th best-selling female recording artist in the US with 32 million copies of her albums certified by the RIAA.
Is currently the 5th best selling artisit act of the decade, and the top selling female artist.
Was ranked by Forbes as the 13th most powerful celebrity.
Has an alto voice on vocals and can play the piano.
Was an accomplished gymnast until age nine when she competed in state-level competitions.
Performed local dance revues and sang in her local Baptist choir.
At age eight was enrolled at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts.
Was at first, an opening act for N’ Sync adn the Backstreet Boys.
Lost the role of playing Daisy Duke to Jessica Simpson.
Is the Best-Selling Artist of the decade and century, having sold a certified 32 million albums in the United States.
Was mentioned in songs like “Don’t Let Me Get Me” by Pink, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem, and “Riot Girl” by Good Charlotte.
Raised money for the Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund, by selling her personal items such as clothing, jewelry, and furniture.
Donate $2 million dollars to the children of police officers and fireman who died when the World Trade Center collapsed.
Turned down PETA’s offer to pose nude for the anti-fur campaign as, in 2001.
Had her co-written (with her mother) novel “Britney Spears’ Heart To Heart” published in 2000. The follow up novel “A Mother’s Gift” was then published in 2003.
Became the only female artist in SoundScan history to have her first four albums debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Has been criticized by PETA for wearing fur.
Bought her brother Bryan a loft for $1.5 million in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
Was offered a role in “Scary Movie” but turned it down as she was touring.
The Boston Globe cited Madonna and Janet Jackson as two os Spears’ biggest influences.
Her perfume Curious sold over $100 million is sales in the first five weeks of its 2004 release.
Her other perfumes include Fantasy, Curious: In Control, Midnight Fantasy, Believe, Curious Heart, and Hidden Fantasy.
In 2009 it was announced that Spears has the #1 selling celebrity fragrance.
March 2, 2009 it was announced that Spears would be the new face of Candie’s
Albums include: …Baby One More Time, Oops!…I Did It Again, Britney, In The Zone, Blackout, and Circus.
Her tours have included: Baby One More Time, Crazy 2K Tour, Oops!…I Did It Again World Tour, Dream Within a Dream Tour, The Onyx Hotel Tour, and most recently The Circus Starring Britney Spears.
Was once a member of the group Innosense.
Has the record for most retired videos on TRL with 14.
Had a wedding dress designed by Monique L’Huillier.
Made the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2003, at #30.
In the video “Baby One More Time“, the male model is actually Britney’s cousin.
Has been married twice and has had two children, both boys.
Trivia: http://www.britneyspears.com, http://www.aceshowbiz.com/celebrity/britney_spears/trivia.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_spears.