The album's third single "(You Drive Me) Crazy" became a top-ten hit worldwide and further propelled the success of the ...Baby One More Time album. Beyonce wished Britney Spears a happy birthday on her site.  Spears was named as Most Searched Person in the Guinness World Records book edition 2007 and 2009. The fact that she's one of the most talked about – not just pop stars – but people in the world today, means that you've got this star power.  In 2004, Spears launched a perfume brand with Elizabeth Arden, Inc.; sales exceeded US$1.5 billion as of 2012[update].  Erlewine reflected on that time of her life by saying that "each new disaster [was] stripping away any residual sexiness in her public image".  During 2004, Spears became involved in the Kabbalah Centre through her friendship with Madonna. Trawick was also removed as Spears's co-conservator, restoring her father as the sole conservator. " In the Zone sold over 609,000 copies in the United States during its first week of availability in the United States, debuting at the top of the charts, making Spears the first female artist in the SoundScan era to have her first four studio albums to debut at number one.  The last show was broadcast live with performances of "Toxic" and "Work Bitch" airing on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve to a record audience of 25.6 million. The app, created by Glu Mobile, was made available through both iOS and Google Play.  Shortly after, she released her first perfume with Elizabeth Arden, Curious, which broke the company's first-week gross for a perfume. The stunning singer turns 39 years old today, and what better way to celebrate the star than by looking back at her transformation.  After the singer went through conservatorship, her father and lawyer Andrew Wallet zeroed out the effort, leading to its closure in 2011. , Spears appeared on the cover of Marie Claire UK for the October 2016 issue.  A 60-minute introspective documentary, Britney: For the Record, was produced to chronicle Spears's return to the recording industry. Spears and Azalea performed the track live at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards from The AXIS, the home of Spears's residency, to positive critical response.  In July 2018, Spears released her first unisex fragrance, Prerogative. 2' Track Listing", "Britney Spears' Engagement Ring: How Does It Stack Up?  Melissa Ruggieri of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported: "She's also marked for being the best-selling teenage artist.  Femme Fatale and Britney Jean were also heavily influenced by electronic music genres. Lynne asked family friend and entertainment lawyer Larry Rudolph for his opinion and submitted a tape of Spears singing over a Whitney Houston karaoke song along with some pictures. It was later available on September 25 for purchase in Europe. It debuted at number one in the US, selling 1.3 million copies, breaking the Nielsen SoundScan record for the highest debut sales by any solo artist.  Spears was slated to make $507,000 per show, which would have made her the highest paid act on the Las Vegas Strip. She also posted a pic from inside the plane, looking as relaxed and casual as we’ve seen her recently.  She has also topped the list of most searched celebrities seven times in 12 years, a record since the inception of the internet. It's exhilarating just to be something that you're not. I was trying to please everyone around me because that’s who I am deep inside. She was forced to remain six weeks with a thigh brace, followed by eight to twelve weeks of rehabilitation, which caused The Onyx Hotel Tour to be canceled. Britney Spears has paid tribute to her mother Lynne on her 65th birthday.  In August 2011, Spears received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. " Noting on the prevalence of lip-syncing, Los Angeles Daily News opined: "In the context of a Britney Spears concert, does it really matter? I Did It Again", "Toxic", and "Scream & Shout", topped the charts in most countries. ", In June 1997, Spears was in talks with manager Lou Pearlman to join the female pop group Innosense.  Prior to her breakout success, she is described as having sung "much deeper than her highly recognizable trademark voice of today", with Eric Foster White, who worked with Spears on her debut album ...Baby One More Time, being cited as "[shaping] her voice over the course of a month" upon being signed to Jive Records "to where it is today—distinctively, unmistakably Britney". " After hearing the recorded material, president Clive Calder ordered a full album. Spears traveled to New York with the demo and met with executives from four labels, returning to Kentwood the same day.  In the United States, Spears became the youngest female artist to have five albums debut at number one, earning a place in Guinness World Records. "Britney has had a rough year when it comes to her conservatorship. It was strange. She's the person that I've really looked up to.  In March 2019, Andrew Wallet resigned as her co-conservator of her estate after 11 years. During her childhood, she also had gymnastics and voice lessons, and won many state-level competitions and children's talent shows.  In December 1992, she was cast in The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Keri Russell.  Spears has had a direct influence on singer Porcelain Black's work after growing up around her music as a child. On the eve of her 39th birthday, Britney Spears took to Instagram to show off her look, her abs and to wish herself a happy birthday. The caption read, "Tell Congress to pass the #DreamAct". In a 2009 interview, he explained that "I just guess at the time it was taboo for a guy like me to be associated with a gal like her. Since then, she released the chart-topping albums, Circus (2008) and Femme Fatale (2011), the latter of which became her most successful era of singles in the US charts. Spears premiered songs from her upcoming second album during the show. ", "Guess Which Celebrities Vacation in Destin, Florida?  Pitbull was the supporting act for the European leg.  By 2009, she had released seven more perfumes including Fantasy. The picture was compared to Demi Moore's August 1991 Vanity Fair cover. " Spears cited "That's the Way Love Goes" as the inspiration for her song "Touch of My Hand" from her album In the Zone, saying "I like to compare it to 'That's the Way Love Goes,' kind of a Janet Jackson thing.  Spears also fundraised for the charity through social media, in addition to selling limited edition merchandise, with all proceeds going to the NCCF. , Spears has cited Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston as being major influences in her career, her "three favorite artists" as a child, whom she would "sing along to [...] day and night in [her] living room"; Houston's "I Have Nothing" was the song she auditioned to that landed her record deal with Jive Records. Gwyneth Paltrow's character in the 2010 film Country Strong was inspired by the singer's treatment by the media. She co-wrote five songs and choose each track's producer on her third studio album, Britney, which lyrics address the subjects of reaching adulthood, sexuality and self-discovery. Spears responded to the outcry commenting, "What's the big deal? Spears would later refer to the reality show in a 2013 interview as "probably the worst thing I've done in my career". Pop superstar whose first two albums, Baby One More Time and Oops!...I Did it Again, both sold over 20 million copies worldwide. She also appeared as a contestant on the popular television show Star Search and was cast in a number of commercials. The 'Toxic' hitmaker treated fans to the previously unheard outtake from her 2016 album 'Glory', which she made available to stream to coincide with her birthday.  As of January 2018[update], Spears has released 24 fragrances through Elizabeth Arden. Carson was impressed with Spears's singing and suggested enrolling her at the Professional Performing Arts School; shortly after, Lynne and her daughters moved to a sublet apartment in New York.  In addition to opening the show, Spears was honored with the Billboard Millennium Award. Britney Spears Funny Birthday Greeting Card - Best Friend, Bday, Love, Sister, Girlfriend, Boyfriend, Daughter, 30th, Louisiana, Pal, Thanks £3.59 Loading Low in … (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD) The former Las Vegas performer and the fitness model, 26, have been dating since 2017. She told fans to send her messages on Instagram if they need supportive words during the coronavirus pandemic, with Spears picking three fans. We will understand our own importance from the places we must stay," along with three emoji roses, "a symbol commonly used by the Democratic Socialists of America".  Forbes has reported Spears as the highest-paid female musician of 2002 and 2012. By Lisa Respers France, CNN. He commented further, "We thought it was really weird at first. The company now ships to over 200 countries including Australia and New Zealand. , Spears's aunt Sandra Bridges Covington, with whom she had been very close, died of ovarian cancer in January 2007.  "My boys don't care if everything isn't perfect.  In November 2020, Judge Penny approved Bessemer Trust as co-conservator of Spears's estate alongside Jamie. Regarded as a pop icon, Spears has sold over 100 million records worldwide, including over 70 million solely in the United States, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists.  In August 2005, Spears released "Someday (I Will Understand)", which was dedicated to her first child, a son, who was born the following month. Spears made her local stage debut at age five, singing "What Child Is This?"  Later in 2011, the singer raised $200,000 during An Evening of Southern Style at a private residence in Beverly Hills to benefit the St. Bernard Project, with the help of several celebrities, including Hilary Duff, Selena Gomez, Kelly Osbourne, Kellan Lutz and Kim Kardashian.  Following her debut, she was credited with influencing the revival of teen pop in the late 1990s. The album debuted atop the charts in Canada and Ireland, at number two in the U.S. From 2014 to 2015, she was in a relationship with Charlie Ebersol. " HuffPost's Ben Appel attributed Spears's status as a gay icon to "her oh-so-innocent/"not that innocent" Monroe-like sensuality, her sweet, almost saccharine nature, her beyond basic but addictive pop songs, her dance moves, her phoenix-out-of-the-fire comeback from a series of mental health crises, and her unmistakable tenderness. Nicole Scherzinger Does a Near-Flawless Impersonation of Britney Spears", "Yep, "It's Britney, B*tch," Is Still The Most Inspirational Catchphrase Ever", "Poptimist #10: Britney in the Black Lodge (Damn Fine Album)", "New music: Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me", "Soprano to bass: Can you find your voice?  The following month, a podcast titled Britney's Gram alleged that Jamie had canceled the planned residency due to Spears's refusal to take her medication, that he had been holding her in the facility against her will since January 2019 after she violated a no-driving rule, and that her conservatorship was supposed to end in 2009. The romance received intense attention from the media, since Federline had recently broken up with actress Shar Jackson, who was still pregnant with their second child at the time.  On May 22, 2016, Spears performed a medley of her past singles at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.  Her fifth studio effort, Blackout, also addresses issues such as fame and media scrutiny, most notably on the song "Piece of Me". There are moments where I look back and think: 'What the hell was I thinking? , At age three, she started attending dance lessons in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, and was selected to perform as a solo artist at the annual recital.  Its lead single, "Womanizer", became Spears's first chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100 since "...Baby One More Time". I Did It Again", peaked at the top of the charts in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and many other European nations. The music video featured a Spears look-alike and fueled the rumors that she had been unfaithful to him.  Spears's cover version of Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative" was released as the lead single from the album, reaching the top of the charts in Finland, Ireland, Italy and Norway.  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