Britney Jean Spears (born Britney Jean Spears; born December 2, 1981, McComb, Mississippi, USA) - American pop singer, dancer, songwriter, film actress, winner of the Grammy Award.
Her debut album ... Baby One More Time made her world-famous, and her eponymous single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Britney's first album contained five powerful hits. The successful debut of the singer in music has generated a great public response: for example, The Daily Yomiuri called her “the most talented underage pop idol of recent years” , and according to Rolling Stone, “Britney Spears is a classic stereotype of the teenage queen of rock and roll , an angelic child who just has to be on stage ". The second record Spears Oops! ... I Did It Again was released in the spring of 2000 and only consolidated its status as a pop star. Her third album, Britney, was released in the fall of 2001, and the next, In the Zone, in the fall of 2003. For the single “Toxic,” Spears received her first Grammy statuette. The Greatest Hits: My Prerogative hits collection was released in the fall of 2004, followed by the B in the Mix: The Remixes collection of remixes. After a break in his career in October 2007, the album Blackout was released, his first single "Gimme More" became a worldwide hit. She received three awards for the song “Piece of Me”: the best pop song, the best female video and the 2007 video. In December 2008, the new Spears album, Circus, was released, and the first single “Womanizer” again led the Billboard Hot 100. Next, “3” is the first single from The Singles Collection. This single debuted from # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 even without promotions: video clips and speeches. After one year of silence, Britney releases the single “Hold It Against Me”, which becomes the second single in a row that debuted Hot 100 in first place with sales of 411 thousand copies in the first week. The seventh album of the singer Femme Fatale presented the world with 3 singles in the top ten singles of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The eighth album by Britney Jean, released in 2013, reached the fourth line on Billboard 200 with sales of 107 thousand copies in the first week.
According to the company of the American Association of Record Companies, Britney Spears has sold more than 100 million copies of her albums worldwide, and together with sold singles - over 200 million records. Her debut album ... Baby One More Time sold 30 million copies, and the second - Oops! ... I Did It Again - a circulation of 26 million copies, and debuted from the first line of sales charts in the first week with a circulation of 1,319,193 copies in the United States, which allowed Britney to get into the Guinness Book of Records as the record holder of single sales for the first week in the history of music . Already after these two discs, Britney Spears was recognized as the best-selling singer of the last decade in America . In the list of the richest women in the world engaged in the entertainment industry, according to Forbes magazine, the singer took 12th place .
Spears manifested itself not only in music, but also in movies. She performed the lead role in the movie "Crossroads", released in 2002, participated in various television programs. Her fame helped her enter into several lucrative advertising contracts. In 2008, Phil Griffin’s biography, Britney Spears. Life behind glass [en]. ” In 2012, Spears was the judge of the second season of The X Factor USA show, having signed a contract for $$ 15 million, and Forbes magazine named Britney Spears as the highest paid singer in Hollywood in May 2012.
Personal life Spears has always aroused public interest. Her marriage to Kevin Federline in 2004, a subsequent divorce, and a lawsuit for custody of children was widely discussed.