Eric Foster White and Max Martin, two industry giants, orchestrated Spears' debut. Her first single, ...Baby One More Time, fueled by a video in which she dressed up as an innocent but sexy Catholic school girl, jettisoned to the top of the pop charts.
Her next album, Oops!...I Did It Again was another monster. Her third, Britney, though successful in its own right, did not approach the standards set by the first two super hits.
In The Zone, her next album, was released in November 2003. It debuted at No. 1 with more than 609,000 copies sold in its first week of release. The first single, Me Against the Music, featured an appearance by Britney's idol, Madonna, who also co-starred in the video. The second hit single off the album was Toxic.
On September 14th, 2005 the very married and very pregnant Britney was taken to Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center. The 23-year-old entertainer gave birth to a baby boy, Sean Preston Federline, by Caesarean section shortly before 1 p.m. PDT (1700 GMT).
Spears and Federline showed up at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center earlier that day with Spears's mom, Lynn, and sister Jamie in tow. Originally, Britney had been scheduled for a C-section the next day, but the surgery was moved up after she began experiencing early contractions. With her husband at her side, Spears, 23, was wheeled into the operating room, and both parents were crying when the baby was born. Sean Preston weighed in at 6 lbs. 11 oz.
Appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman on May 9, 2006, Britney announced that she was pregnant with her second child and due in October.
Her divorce from K-Fed was viewed as inevitable by many, but subsequent events like her peep show photos, her head shaving, reported drug use, and the loss of custody of her kids have left fans wondering "What's up with that?" We can only hope that Britney Jean gets her act together and soon.
Britney's album, Blackout, was released on October 30, 2007. "It shows a lot of growth as a performer," said the singer's A&R rep, Teresa LaBarbera Whites.
Meanwhile, Britney's 2009 comeback tour got rave reviews from those closest to the singer. With support from her parents, Jamie Lynn, her brother Bryan, and many more friends and family, she kicked off her 36-show concert tour at the New Orleans Arena. Their verdict: "She just nailed it!"
During the promotion of her eighth and ninth studio albums, Britney Jean (2013) and Glory (2016), Spears signed up for a four-year concert gig, entitled Britney: Piece of Me, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Hers became one of the highest-grossing residencies of all-time. In 2019, Spears announced an indefinite career hiatus and was later admitted involuntarily into a mental health facility by her conservator, leading to a court-led investigation into malpractice conducted by Spears's team.
As always, we wish Britney the best.