Biography of Britney Spears and music career

Published At: 11 January 2021 , 04:51 PM

Biography of Britney Spears

Britney Spears became a star and trendsetter in pop music as a teenager, gaining worldwide fame with her hits Baby One More Time and Oops! ... I Did It Again. Thousands of young girls wanted to be like an American. The singer skillfully combined the image of a neighbor girl and a brave beauty, not fully aware of her sexuality.

Childhood and youth

Britney was born on December 2, 1981 (according to the zodiac sign Sagittarius) in the city of McComb (Mississippi). Lynn Ayren Bridges, Britney's mother, taught elementary school children and was an aerobics coach, while her father, James Parnell Spears, served as an architectural engineer and worked as a cook.

Parents fully supported their daughter's hobbies and tried to develop her talent. Mother played sports with Britney, in particular, much attention was paid to rhythmic gymnastics, in which Spears excelled: she was often invited to regional competitions.

Also, from an early age, the girl began to sing, she was sent to the choir, which helped develop her vocal abilities. The family soon realized that they had made the right choice.

Britney Spears as a child with her parents

Spears has always dreamed of a singing career. Once, while watching her favorite cartoons on TV, she found out about the set in the popular children's TV show "Mickey Mouse Club" and persuaded her parents to take her to the casting, which was successful. But the producers of the program were embarrassed by the very young age of the participant - 8 years old. The organizers of the project ventured to take the girl to the show and sent her to one of the schools in New York. From that moment, the preparation of the young star began to climb the Olympus of musical fame.

At the school for future stars, the main emphasis was on acting skills and stage movement. Britney was taught to behave properly on stage and in public, several times she even played in theatrical productions. At the age of 13, Spears entered the first professional songwriting competition, Star Search, which gave young performers a chance to break into show business. But then she was in for a failure, as she did not go beyond the 2nd round.

When the girl was 14 years old, the producers of The Mickey Mouse Club felt that she was ready to become a full-fledged participant in the show. Here Spears met talented young people, whose names later sounded loudly in the world of music.

A year later, the program was closed, and Spears returned to her hometown, went to a regular school, but did not intend to part with her dream. The girl recorded a couple of Whitney Houston's songs on a cassette, which her mother gave to lawyer Larry Rudolph, who had close ties with representatives of show business.

Producers of Jive Records, who previously worked with alumni of the Mickey Mouse Club, gave her a chance and took up Britney's career.


In 1998, Spears signed her first contract with Jive Records, whose management sent the girl to a recording studio in Stockholm. The young star was taken up by producer Mac Martin, who promoted the famous boy bands Backstreet Boys and N'Sync. He offered Britney the song Hit Me Baby One More Time, and from the first seconds, she realized that the song was bound to become a hit. An active creative biography of the performer began.

The album ... Baby One More Time was released in January 1999 and became an instant hit. Critics spoke differently about the album, but Britney's work was a resounding success among ordinary listeners. Her youth, attractiveness, and apparent innocence only added a special charm to the compositions. The American became the idol of millions who dreamed of attending her concerts.

After touring the cities of America in support of her debut album, Britney began recording a second album called Oops! ... I Did It Again, which went on sale in May 2000. The reviews from critics have become more unequivocal and positive. The song of the same name again conquered the world charts.

The album, according to Spears, turned out to be adult and mature, and this was reflected in the lyrics of the songs, which turned out to be bold and incendiary. In the first week, more than a million copies were sold, which for many years became an absolute record for the US music market.

The singer's popularity grew exponentially. One after another followed by offers from brands and corporations wanting to see the bright girl as the face of their advertising campaign. In 2001, Britney signed a contract with Pepsi and starred in a commercial for a multinational corporation, which only contributed to her rise in fame.

After 17 years, Pepsi released a limited edition of the drink in a personalized can with Spears' image. In the same 2001, the artist published her third album, Britney. It includes the legendary composition I Love Rock 'N' Roll in the rock genre, written in 1975 by Allan Merrill and Jake Hooker.