Britney Spears, born in Kentwood, Louisiana, U.S.A. on December 2nd 1981, took America by storm back in November 1998 with her debut single ‘…Baby One More Time’, which smashed into the American Billboard charts at #1. Her debut album of the same title was released only a few weeks later also debuting at #1, making her the first ever female artist to have a simultaneous Billboard #1 single and album with a debut release. The impact was mirrored on charts throughout the world. Britney Spears had arrived on the music scene in a very big way.
Appearing in talent shows and choirs around her hometown, Britney’s talents were obvious from a young age. She auditioned for The Disney Channel’s ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ at the age of eight. Too young for the show, but too talented to dismiss, a Disney producer helped her to get an agent in New York where she spent the next three summers studying performing arts. She began to act in TV commercials and off-Broadway shows. At age 11, with varied and invaluable entertaining experience already behind her, Britney graduated to a coveted place in Disney’s ‘Mickey Mouse Club’.
After a couple of years on the show, Britney went back to New York to start a music career hoping to follow in the footsteps of her idols Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Brought to Jive Records’ attention, Britney had an opportunity to sing ‘a’cappella’ for record company executives. Her talent and natural presence were undeniable. She hooked up with Backstreet Boys’ producer Max Martin and Whitney Houston producer Eric Foster White who loved her voice, so they set about recording some great pop songs, the first of which was ‘...Baby One More Time’.
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).... Herself|
Britney's Dance Beat (2002) (VG).... Herself
Crossroads (2002).... Lucy Wagner (Reviews ....)
Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas (2001) (TV).... Herself
Longshot (2001).... Flight attendant
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson (2001) (TV).... Herself
Britney in Hawaii (2000) (TV).... Herself
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Britney Jean Spears
December 2, 1981
NYC's Professional Performing Arts School
Singing, dancing, basketball, swimming and reading
John Cusack, Colin Farrell, Fred Durst, Justin Timberlake, Jason Geddert
Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston