146 Facts About Britney Spears


Britney Jean Spears was born on December 2,1981 and is an American singer and songwriter.


Britney Spears has earned numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, 15 Guinness World Records, six MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, the inaugural Radio Disney Icon Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Britney Spears's heavily choreographed videos earned her the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.


Britney Spears was executive producer of her fifth studio album Blackout, often referred to as her best work.


Subsequently, Britney Spears released the chart-topping albums, Circus and Femme Fatale, the latter of which became her most successful era of singles in the US charts.


Britney Spears was ranked by Billboard as the eighth-biggest artist of the 2000s.


In 2004, Britney Spears launched a perfume brand with Elizabeth Arden, Inc.


Britney Jean Spears was born on December 2,1981, in McComb, Mississippi, the second child of James "Jamie" Parnell Spears and Lynne Irene Bridges.


Britney Spears's siblings are Bryan James Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears.


At age three, Britney Spears began attending dance lessons in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, and was selected to perform as a solo artist at the annual recital.


When Britney Spears was eight, she and her mother Lynne traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to audition for the 1990s revival of The Mickey Mouse Club.


Carson was impressed with Britney Spears's singing and suggested enrolling her at the Professional Performing Arts School; shortly afterward, Lynne and her daughters moved to a sublet apartment in New York.


In June 1997, Britney Spears was in talks with manager Lou Pearlman to join the female pop group Innosense.


Lynne asked family friend and entertainment lawyer Larry Rudolph for his opinion and submitted a tape of Britney Spears singing over a Whitney Houston karaoke song along with some pictures.


Britney Spears sent Spears an unused song of Toni Braxton; she rehearsed for a week and recorded her vocals in a studio.


Britney Spears traveled to New York with the demo and met with executives from four labels, returning to Kentwood the same day.


Britney Spears had originally envisioned "Sheryl Crow music, but younger; more adult contemporary".


Britney Spears's show was a four-song set and she was accompanied by two back-up dancers.


Originally, Jive Records wanted its music video to be animated; however, Britney Spears rejected it, and suggested the final concept of a Catholic schoolgirl.


Britney Spears is the youngest female artist to have a million seller in the UK.


Britney Spears premiered songs from her upcoming second album during the show.


On September 7,2000, Britney Spears performed at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.


Amidst media speculation, Britney Spears confirmed she was dating NSYNC member Justin Timberlake.


Britney Spears's self-titled third studio album, Britney, was released in November 2001.


Britney Spears landed her first starring role in Crossroads, released in February 2002.


In June 2002, Britney 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, Britney 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.


Britney Spears released her fourth studio album, In the Zone, in November 2003.


Britney Spears assumed more creative control by writing and co-producing most of the material.


The marriage was annulled 55 hours later, following a petition to the court that stated that Britney Spears "lacked understanding of her actions".


In June 2004, Britney Spears fell and injured her left knee during the music video shoot for "Outrageous".


Britney Spears was forced to remain six weeks with a thigh brace, followed by eight to twelve weeks of rehabilitation, which caused The Onyx Hotel Tour to be canceled.


In July 2004, Britney Spears became engaged to dancer Kevin Federline, whom she had met three months earlier.


Britney Spears later referred to the show in a 2013 interview as "probably the worst thing I've done in my career".


In October 2004, Britney Spears took a career break to start a family.


Britney 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.


In February 2006, pictures surfaced of Britney Spears driving with her son, Sean, on her lap instead of in a car seat.


Britney Spears claimed that the situation happened because of a frightening encounter with paparazzi, and that it was a mistake on her part.


Britney Spears announced she no longer studied Kabbalah in May 2006, explaining, "my baby is my religion".


Britney Spears posed nude for the August 2006 cover of Harper's Bazaar; the photograph was compared to Demi Moore's August 1991 Vanity Fair cover.


In November 2006, Britney Spears filed for divorce from Federline, citing irreconcilable differences.


Britney Spears admitted herself to other treatment facilities during the following weeks.


In October 2007, Britney Spears lost physical custody of her sons to Federline.


Britney Spears was sued by Louis Vuitton over her 2005 music video "Do Somethin'" for upholstering her Hummer interior in counterfeit Louis Vuitton cherry blossom fabric, which resulted in the video being banned on European TV stations.


In October 2007, Britney Spears released her fifth studio album, Blackout.


Britney Spears performed the lead single "Gimme More" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.


In December 2007, Britney Spears began a relationship with paparazzo Adnan Ghalib.


In January 2008, Britney Spears refused to relinquish custody of her sons to Federline's representatives.


Britney Spears was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after police that had arrived at her house noted she appeared to be under the influence of an unidentified substance.


Britney Spears was committed to the psychiatric ward of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and put on 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold under California state law.


Britney Spears received positive reviews for her performance, as well as bringing the series its highest ratings ever.


In July 2008, Britney Spears regained some visitation rights after coming to an agreement with Federline and his counsel.


In September 2008, Britney Spears opened the MTV Video Music Awards with a pre-taped comedy sketch with Jonah Hill and an introduction speech.


Britney Spears won Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, and Video of the Year for "Piece of Me".


Britney Spears became the only act in the SoundScan era to have four albums debut with 500,000 or more copies sold.


In November 2009, Britney Spears released her second greatest hits album, The Singles Collection.


In May 2010, Britney Spears's representatives confirmed she was dating her agent, Jason Trawick, and that they had decided to end their professional relationship to focus on their personal relationship.


Britney Spears designed a limited edition clothing line for Candie's, which was released in stores in July 2010.


In March 2011, Britney Spears released her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale.


The music video sparked controversy when British politicians criticized Britney Spears for using replica guns while filming the video in a London area that had been badly affected by the 2011 England riots.


On Billboards 2011 Year-End list, Britney Spears was ranked number fourteen on the Artists of the Year, thirty-two on Billboard 200 artists, and ten on Billboard Hot 100 artists.


In June 2011, Britney Spears embarked on her Femme Fatale Tour.


In December 2011, Britney Spears became engaged to her long-time boyfriend Jason Trawick, who had formerly been her agent.


Britney Spears mentored the Teens category; her final act, Carly Rose Sonenclar, was named the runner-up of the season.


Trawick was removed as Britney Spears's co-conservator, restoring her father as the sole conservator.


Britney Spears Jean debuted at number 34 on the UK Albums Chart, selling 12,959 copies in its first week.


In doing so, it became Britney Spears's lowest-charting and lowest-selling album in the country.


On January 8,2014, Britney Spears won Favorite Pop Artist at the 40th People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


Britney Spears began dating television producer Charlie Ebersol in October 2014.


In November 2015, Britney Spears guest-starred as a fictionalized version of herself on The CW series, Jane the Virgin.


In 2016, Britney Spears confirmed via social media that she had begun recording her ninth studio album.


On March 1,2016, V magazine announced that Britney Spears would appear on the cover of its 100th issue, dated March 8,2016, in addition to revealing three different covers shot by photographer Mario Testino for the milestone publication.


Editor-in-chief of the magazine, Stephen Gan, revealed that Britney Spears was selected for the "V100" issue because of her status as an icon in the industry.


On May 22,2016, Britney Spears performed a medley of her past singles at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.


On July 15,2016, Britney Spears released the lead single, "Make Me", from her ninth studio album, featuring guest vocals from American rapper G-Eazy.


Britney Spears appeared on the cover of Marie Claire UK for the October 2016 issue.


Britney Spears began dating "Slumber Party"'s music video co-star Sam Asghari after the two met on set.


In January 2017, Britney Spears received four wins out of four nominations at the 43rd People's Choice Awards, including Favorite Pop Artist, Female Artist, Social Media Celebrity, as well as Comedic Collaboration for a skit with Ellen DeGeneres for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.


In March 2017, Spears announced that her residency concert would be performed abroad as a world tour, Britney: Live in Concert, with dates in select Asian cities.


On December 31,2017, Spears performed the final show of Britney: Piece of Me.


In January 2018, Britney Spears released her 24th perfume with Elizabeth Arden, Sunset Fantasy, and announced the Piece of Me Tour which took place in July 2018 in North America and Europe.


On March 20,2018, Britney Spears was announced as part of a campaign for French luxury fashion house Kenzo.


Britney Spears said it aimed to shake up the 'jungle' world of fashion with Spears's 'La Collection Memento No 2' campaign.


In July 2018, Britney Spears released her first unisex fragrance, Prerogative.


On October 18,2018, Spears announced her second Las Vegas residency show, Britney: Domination, which was set to launch at Park MGM's Park Theatre on February 13,2019.


Britney Spears was slated to make $507,000 per show, which would have made her the highest paid act on the Las Vegas Strip.


On October 21,2018, Britney Spears performed at the Formula One Grand Prix in Austin, the final performance of her Piece of Me Tour.


On January 4,2019, Britney Spears announced an indefinite hiatus and the cancellation of her Las Vegas residency after her father, Jamie, suffered a near-fatal colon rupture.


Britney Spears entered a psychiatric facility amidst stress from her father's illness that same month.


Britney Spears said "all [was] well" two days later and left the facility later that month.


An interactive pop-up museum dedicated to Britney Spears, dubbed "The Zone", opened in Los Angeles in February 2020, though it was later suspended in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Britney Spears released Glorys Japanese-exclusive bonus track, "Mood Ring" as a single, and debuted a new cover of the album to streaming and digital platforms worldwide in May 2020.


Britney Spears later revealed that she had seen parts of the documentary, stating that she felt humiliated by the perception of her that was presented and that she "cried for two weeks" following the initial broadcast.


On June 22,2021, shortly before Britney Spears was set to speak to the court, The New York Times obtained confidential court documents stating that Britney Spears had pushed for years to end her conservatorship.


Britney Spears said she had lied by "telling the whole world I'm OK and I'm happy", and that she was traumatized and angry.


Britney Spears mentioned feeling "blessed" after earning "real representation", referring to Judge Penny's decision to allow her to choose her own counsel.


Five days later, Britney Spears announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari, through an Instagram post.


On February 21,2022, it was reported that Britney Spears signed a $15 million book deal for her upcoming memoir, one of the biggest book deals of all time.


Britney Spears named Mariah Carey as "one of the main reasons I started singing".


Britney Spears has named Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Otis Redding, Shania Twain, Brandy, Beyonce, Natalie Imbruglia, Cher, and Prince as inspirations, and younger artists such as Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande.


Britney Spears is described as a pop artist and generally explores the genre in the form of Following her debut, she was credited with influencing the revival of teen pop in the late 1990s.


Britney Spears has explored and heavily incorporated the genres of electropop and dance music in her records, as well as influences of urban and hip hop, which are most present on In the Zone and Blackout.


Femme Fatale and Britney Spears Jean were heavily influenced by electronic music genres.


Britney Spears was no longer satisfied with the sound and themes covered on her records.


Britney Spears has been criticized for her reliance on Auto-Tune and her vocals being "over-processed" on records.


Britney Spears is known for her stage performances, particularly the elaborate dance routines which incorporate "belly-dancing and tempered erotic moves" that are credited with influencing "dance-heavy acts" such as Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls.


Britney Spears is described as being much more shy than her stage persona suggests.


Britney Spears can appear stiff, even robotic, today, relying on flailing arms and flashy sets.


Britney Spears used her dancer's intuition to help select the beats for each track.


An early criticism of Britney Spears dismissed her as a "manufactured pop star, the product of a Swedish songwriting factory that had no real hand in either her music or her persona", which Vox editor Constance Grady assesses as being perpetuated from the fact that Britney Spears debuted in the late 1990s, when music was dominated by rockism, that prizes "so-called authenticity and grittiness of rock above all else".


Brittany Spanos of LA Weekly stated that Britney Spears "set the bar for the 'adulthood' transition teen pop stars often struggle with".


Britney Spears is recognized as a gay icon and was honored with the 2018 GLAAD Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards for her role in "accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community".


Britney Spears addressed the "unwavering loyalty" and "lack of judgment" of her LGBTQ fans in Billboards Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community.


Since her early years in the public eye, Britney Spears has been a tabloid fixture and a paparazzi target.


Britney Spears was named as Most Searched Person in the Guinness World Records book edition 2007 and 2009.


In 2016, Britney Spears posted pictures of a meeting with Hillary Clinton on social media.


Britney Spears described Clinton as "an inspiration and [a] beautiful voice for women around the world".


In December 2017, Britney Spears publicly showed support for the DREAM Act in the wake of the announcement that Donald Trump would end the DACA policy, which previously granted undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation.


Britney Spears posted a photo of herself on social media wearing a black T-shirt that reads "We Are All Dreamers" in white letters.


On September 15,2021, Britney Spears was named one of the 100 most influential people of 2021 by Time magazine.


Britney Spears was at the forefront of the female teen pop explosion starting in 1999 and extending through the 2000s, leading the pack of Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, and Mandy Moore.


RCA Records quickly signed Aguilera and rushed her debut single to capitalize on Britney Spears's success, producing the hit single "Genie in a Bottle" in June 1999 and Aguilera's debut album a few months later.


Britney Spears's album sold millions but not as many as Spears's.


Since her early days as a Mouseketeer, [Britney Spears] has pushed the boundaries of 21st century sounds, paving the way for a generation of artists to shamelessly embrace glossy pop and redefine how one can accrue consistent success in the music industry.


Britney Spears has had a direct influence on singer Porcelain Black's work after growing up around her music as a child.


Britney Spears has been credited with redefining Las Vegas residencies as a retirement place for musicians.


Britney Spears's much-publicized personal problems and her subsequent career comeback have inspired some artists.


Britney Spears's hounding by paparazzi and personal problems inspired Barry Manilow's album 15 Minutes.


Britney Spears is listed by the Guinness World Records as having the "Best-selling album by a teenage solo artist" for her debut studio album,.


Britney Spears is recognized as the best-selling female albums artist of the 2000s in the United States, as well as the fifth overall.


Britney Spears is one of the few artists in history to have had a number-one single and a number-one studio album in the US during each of the three decades of her career.


In 2016, Britney Spears ranked at number twenty on Billboards Greatest Of All Time Top Dance Club Artists list.


In 2000, Spears released a limited edition of sunglasses titled Shades of Britney.


On June 19,2002, she released her first multi-platform video game, Britney Spears's Dance Beat, which received positive reviews.


In March 2009, Britney Spears was announced as the new face of clothing brand Candie's.


Britney Spears teamed up with Hasbro in 2012 to release an exclusive version of Twister Dance, which includes a remix of "Till the World Ends".


Britney Spears was featured on a commercial, which was directed by Ray Kay, to promote the game.


Britney Spears was featured on the commercial of Twister Dance Rave, and the game included a Twister remix of "Circus".


In March 2018, it was revealed that Britney Spears would be the face of Kenzo, a contemporary French luxury clothing house.


Britney Spears released her first perfume with Elizabeth Arden, Curious in 2004, which broke the company's first-week gross for a perfume.


On June 17,2016, Britney Spears announced the release of her twentieth fragrance, Private Show.


Britney Spears has helped several charities during her career, including Madonna's Kabbalah-based Spirituality for Kids, cancer charity Gilda's Club Worldwide, Promises Foundation, and United Way, with the latter two focused on giving families from various disadvantaged situations new hope and stable foundations for the future.


On October 24,2015, Britney Spears donated $120,000 to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.


Britney Spears fundraised for the charity through social media, in addition to selling limited edition merchandise, with all proceeds going to the NCCF.


Britney Spears regularly participates in Spirit Day to combat bullying of LGBTQ youth and bullying.


Britney Spears told fans to send her messages on Instagram if they need supportive words during the coronavirus pandemic, with Spears picking three fans.