Britney Spears

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Legal name: Britney Jean Spears


Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!... I Did It Again (2000), became international successes, with the former becoming the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. Title tracks "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops!... I Did It Again" broke international sales records. In 2001, Spears released her self-titled third studio album, Britney, and played the starring role in the film Crossroads (2002). She assumed creative control of her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003), which yielded the worldwide success of the "Toxic" single.

In 2007, Spears's much-publicized personal issues sent her career into hiatus. Her fifth studio album, Blackout, was released later that year, and spawned hits such as "Gimme More" and "Piece of Me". Her erratic behavior and hospitalizations continued through the following year, at which point she was placed under a still ongoing conservatorship. Spears's sixth studio album, Circus (2008), included global chart-topping lead single "Womanizer". Its supporting tour The Circus Starring Britney Spears was one of the highest-grossing global concert tours in 2009.

Later that October, "3" became Spears's third single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale (2011), became her first to yield three top-ten singles in the United States: "Hold It Against Me", "Till the World Ends" and "I Wanna Go". She also served as a judge during the second season of the American version of The X Factor. Spears's eponymous eighth studio album Britney Jean was released in 2013; it spawned the top 15 hit "Work Bitch"; however, it became the lowest-selling record of her career. Later that year, Spears began the four-year residency show Britney: Piece of Me at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Spears was established as a pop icon and credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s. She became the 'best-selling teenaged artist of all time' and garnered honorific titles including the "Princess of Pop". Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, nine Billboard Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, Billboard ranked her as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade, and also recognized her as the best-selling female artist of the 2000s, as well as the fifth overall.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) named Spears the eighth top-selling female artist in the United States, with 34 million certified albums. She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and over 100 million singles making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. According to Billboard Spears has sold about 22.38 million singles in digital downloads in US and is the fourth best-selling female artist since Nielsen SoundScan began.

Rolling Stone recognized her instant success as one of the Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments of all time, while VH1 ranked her eleventh on their "100 Greatest Women in Music" list in 2012, and Billboard named her the sexiest woman in music. Forbes reported that Spears was the highest paid female musician of 2012, with earnings of $58 million, having last topped the list in 2002.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 ...Baby One More Time Britney Spears 3.65 10
2000 Oops!...I Did It Again Britney Spears 3.75 15
2001 Britney Britney Spears 4.8 8
2003 In the Zone Britney Spears 3.65 12
2007 Blackout Britney Spears 3.8 7
2008 Circus Britney Spears 4.15 13
2011 Femme Fatale Britney Spears 4.7 10
2013 Britney Jean Britney Spears 5 7

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Greatest Hits: My Prerogative Britney Spears 4.75 7
2009 The Singles Collection Britney Spears 5 5
2011 The Collection: Britney Spears Britney Spears 1
2012 Oops! I Did It Again: The Best of Britney Spears Britney Spears 2 2
2013 The Essential Britney Spears Britney Spears 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Live From Las Vegas Britney Spears 1
2011 Live: The Femme Fatale Tour Britney Spears 3
2015 Life Is a Beach: Live in Miami Britney Spears 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 B in the Mix: The Remixes Britney Spears 4 4
2011 B in the Mix: The Remixes Vol. 2 Britney Spears 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 ...Baby One More Time Britney Spears 5 6
1999 Sometimes Britney Spears 3.5 9
1999 (You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop Remix!) Britney Spears 4 5
1999 Born to Make You Happy Britney Spears 3.5 3
1999 From the Bottom of My Broken Heart Britney Spears 3 2
2000 Oops!...I Did It Again Britney Spears 4 5
2000 Lucky Britney Spears 3.5 4
2000 Stronger Britney Spears 4.5 6
2001 Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know Britney Spears 4 2
2001 I’m a Slave 4 U Britney Spears 5 3
2001 Overprotected Britney Spears 5 3
2002 I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman Britney Spears 3.5 5
2002 I Love Rock 'n' Roll Britney Spears 3.5 5
2002 Anticipating Britney Spears 1
2002 Boys Britney Spears feat. Pharrell Williams 2.5 3
2003 Everytime Britney Spears 5 5
2003 Me Against the Music Britney Spears feat. Madonna 4.5 7
2004 Toxic Britney Spears 5 2
2004 Outrageous Britney Spears 5 1
2004 My Prerogative Britney Spears 4.5 2
2005 Do Somethin' Britney Spears 3.5 2
2005 Someday (I Will Understand) Britney Spears 3 5
2007 Gimme More Britney Spears 5 5
2008 Piece of Me Britney Spears 5 4
2008 Break the Ice Britney Spears 5 6
2008 Womanizer Britney Spears 4.5 7
2009 Circus Britney Spears 4 4
2009 If U Seek Amy Britney Spears 4 5
2009 Radar Britney Spears 1
2009 3 Britney Spears 5 7
2011 Hold It Against Me Britney Spears 4.35 4
2011 Till the World Ends Britney Spears 4 7

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