Britney Spears was born Britney Jean Spears on December 2, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi, USA. She was, however, raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She is an artist, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Britney Spears involvement in music and performing arts started at a very tender age. At the age of three, she attended dance lessons, gymnastics, and voice lessons. She made her stage debut in her hometown of Kentwood at the age of five. She was enrolled at the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, New York City, at the age of eight, after which she got her first professional role in the Off-Broadway musical called Ruthless. At the age of eleven, she starred in a show series called The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Keri Russell. When the series ended, she enrolled at Parklane Academy in her city of of birth, McComb, Mississippi, in 1996.
Britney Spears breakthrough into the music industry came about with the release of her debut album: Baby One More Time, on January 12, 1999. The album topped the charts in 15 countries and sold over 10 million the first year alone. It also received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
She released her second album: Oops!...I Did It Again, on May 2000. The album topped at number one in USA and sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide the first year. It also received Grammy nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Her third album: Britney followed in November 2001, with a fourth album: In The Zone, released tow years later in November 2003. Her fifth album: Blackout was released in October 2007. Blackout won Album of the Year at MTV Europe Awards 2008.
In December 2008, Britney Spears released her sixth album: Circus, with her seventh album: Femme Fatale released in March 2011. Her eighth album: Britney Jean was released in June 2013, while her ninth and most recent album: Glory was released in August 2016.
Overall, Britney Spears album sales exceeds 100 million, making her one of the best selling music artists of all time.
As it can be seen at this juncture, Britney Spears' accomplishment as a music artist has been outstanding. She is regarded worldwide as a pop icon and is dubbed the pop princess in some quarters. As such, in recognition of her immense contribution the music industry, Britney Spears has been honored with numerous awards that include some monumental global awards like:
1) The Icon Award by Radio Disney Music Awards, 2017
2) Billboard Millennium Award, 2016
3) Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by MTV Video Music Awards, 2011
4) A Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2002
Other awards include among others:
1) Seven Billboard Music Awards
2) Six MTV Video Music Awards
3) Seven Guinness Book of Word Records
Further to being a very successful music artist and actress, Britney Spears is an entrepreneur to reckon with. Her business activities include lucrative endorsement and promotional deals with global manufacturers of products like Pepsi; as well as production of her own beauty products and accessories in collaboration with other producers like Elizabeth Arden and Curious. She has also ventured into the restaurant business.
Britney Spears is also a very committed philanthropist. She has her own charitable organization called Britney Spears Foundation aimed at helping children in need. The Motto of the Foundation is that: Music And Entertainment Has Healing Quality That Can Benefit Children. In April 2002, the Foundation donated $1 million to Twin Towers Fund, to support children of the service men and women affected by the September 11, 2001, terror attack in New York City. Even earlier on October 30, 2001, Britney Spears joined Bono and other artists to make and release a song: What's Going On, under the banner of Artist Against Aids Worldwide, for the benefit of AIDS victims in Africa and elsewhere.
As an individual person, Britney Spears who is very beautiful, is an incredibly humble person, publicly praised older artists who have inspired her career achievement as a music artist. She has openly cited Janet Jackson, Madonna, and Whitney Houston as her three favorite inspirational persons. She has also mentioned Michael Jackson, Otis Redding, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, and Sheryl Crow. Furthermore, Britney Spears is intelligent, empathetic, charismatic, strong, fighter and survivor.
With a net worth of $200 million as of 2017 by TheRichest magazine, Britney Spears is one of the richest women in the world. Her commitment to philanthropic endeavors demonstrates her perception of massive personal wealth and other privileged personal achievements as drivers for bringing positive change to society. On this basis, Britney Spears is a very smart beautiful woman indeed.
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