Britney Jean Spears was born on December 2, 1981, in McComb, Mississippi, USA, but moved to Kentwood, Louisiana at such an early age that many sources mistakenly call this town her birthplace. Anyway, she was brought up in Kentwood, went into gymnastics, performed successfully in this kind of sport at state competitions, attended a church choir and danced. At the age 8 she was auditioned for the new season for The New Mickey Mouse Club at the Disney's Channel, but failed due to her young age. Nevertheless, one of the producers saw a future star in Britney and invited her to New York to attend the Professional Performing Arts School, where the girl consequently spent 3 years mastering the show business secrets. At 11, she auditioned for the second time for the same show and took part there with such future colleagues as Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. The show was abandoned and at 13 Britney came back to Kentwood and finished a grade in high school, but being 15 returned to New York in order to make a pop career. She auditioned for several teen bands and even took a short appearance in Innocense, but made up her mind funally to go solo. One of Spears' demos leaked on Jive Records that eventually signed up the promising teenager. In the studio she worked with the best producers and in late 1998 the artist released her first single, ...Baby, One More Time, that made her a worldwide star. This wonderful dancing composition greatly attributed to the success of Britney's eponimous debut disc of 1999 that was simply wiped off from the shop shelves. The album gave green light to a number of other hits, including the beautiful ballad Sometimes and a fiery dancefloor single (You Drive Me) Crazy.
The incredible popularity of this pop phenomena emerged a wave of alike teenage stars like Pink, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and others. In the spring of 2000 Spears fuelled the interest to her personality by the follow up Oops!..I Did It Again. In musical concern it was the same qualitative teen pop, partially consisting of dancing songs, partually represented by romantical ballads. Nevertheless, the lead single Oops!..I Did It Again and the album was an undoubted success. Energetic Lucky, Stronger, and a lowtempo Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know, written with the country star Shania Twain and accompanied with a provocative video, were no less cheered by the public. Spears' private life awoke the sick interest of paparazzi due to the pop-singer's positioning herself as an innocent girl. This contradicted strongly her almost physically felt sex appeal. That is why the confirmation of her romance with Justin Timberlake was such a sensation. Though Britney did not hurry with the wedding bells. The singer concentrated on her career and in late 2001 presented her new album, Britney. Its hits, frankly sexy I'm A Slave 4 U, pop-ballad I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman and very Britney-like dancing Overprotected, failed to get the success of the previous creations, though the album headed the U.S. charts, making Spears the first female artist, whose first three albums were chart leaders in the States. As for the material, it was more mature without any doubt, showing Britney's intention to go on in adult pop. In 2002 it became known that the pop star finished her relations with Timberlake, saying a farewell to the teens.
In 2003 Britney presented a new deal for discussing - her fourth disc In The Zone. It was recorded in the manner of good adult pop and gave to the world such hits as pulsating Toxic, Everytime and Me Against The Music, brining the artist her first Grammy. The same year Britney had a two day Las Vegas marriage to her childhood friend, Jason Alexander. She also played the major part in a chilly perceived movie Crossroads. Though her perfumes by Elizabeth Arden were a real success. In three months of dating Britney married to the former backup dancer Kevin Federline. The tabloid scandal was fuelled by the fact that Kevin left his ex-wife being pregnant by his second child. Spears announced that she needed a break to manage her family life. In order to ignite the musical popularity Britney released a compilation of hits, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, in 2005. The same year she officially announced her being pregnant, and it was a truely outbreaking event. Though it was not an obstacle for Spears to present a remix album soon, B In The Mix: The Remixes, that contained fresh and even unexperted mixes of her hit singles. In September 2005 Britney became the mother of Sean Preston Federline. Almost exactly in a year, in September 2006, the second son, Jaden James was born into the family. In November 2006 Britney decided to divorse from her husband, which was a total surprize for him according to Kevin's words. The same time Spears told about her working on a new album. In 2007 after the death of her beloved aunt, Spears was said to behave strangely in public. Finally she had to spend some time in a private medical facility. Her musical "come back" at 2007 MTV Video Music Awards with the lead single Gimme More was widely discussed by the media. In spite of all lowered critical expectations Gimme More became the most successful Britney's song since her debut ...Baby, One More Time, while the brand new creation, Blackout, saw light in October 2007, a month before the originally scheduled date to the cheer of Spears' fans. Britney Spears’s new studio album Circus appeared in the United States on December 2, 2008. It features a mix of melodic syrupy ballads and up-tempo dance compositions, among them : the leadoff single Womanizer, a title track Circus, a brilliant disco bang Kill the Lights, a saucy, swinging song If U Seek Amy.