Britney Spears has given the media lots of juicy topics to discuss over the course of her dynamic career. The singer, dancer, and actress, has been described as one of the most controversial acts of all time. The energetic and fierce diva has released up to eight studio albums, six of which made it to number one on Billboard 200. Showbiz has always been the life of the entertainer who had her first audition at the age of 8. There is a lot to know about the versatile figure who has kept the whole world intrigued and entertained all her life.
Britney Spears’ Bio & Age
She was born Britney Jean Spears on 2 December 1981, to her parents Lynne Irene Bridges and James Parnell Spears, in McComb, Mississippi. Britney always loved to entertain, she started taking dance lessons at the tender age of 3 and started singing at the age of five. Her inclination and glaring affiliation to arts caused her mother to take her to audition for Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club. She was however rejected for being too young for the role. She was instead introduced to Nancy Carson, a talent agent who enrolled her at the Professional Performing Arts School.
She auditioned again in 1992 for ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ and was finally selected for the show which lasted only two seasons. After the show ended, she returned to Mississippi and was enrolled at Parklane Academy.
Spears was signed to Jive Records in 1997 after her audition was approved by the executives. She had sung ‘I Have Nothing’ by Whitney Houston, which impressed the management and they signed her on to the label. Britney whose voice was groomed to fit the pop category released her debut album Baby One More Time in 1999, and it climaxed to the Billboard 200 at the time.
She released her second album Oops… I Did It Again, the following year. Spears’ second album sold over one million copies upon its release and broke the record as the highest debut sales by a solo artist. She was already a star and soon signed a million dollar deal with Pepsi in 2001. In November that same year, she released her third studio album Britney which also topped the Billboard 200.
The singer tested waters in the movie industry in 2002 when she starred in Crossroads. Her performance was hailed by critics and the movie had a fair reception as well. Britney’s fourth studio album In the Zone was released in 2003 and it sold up to 10 million copies. Another album Greatest Hits: My Prerogative was released the following year and it comprised the singer’s hit tracks over the course of her music career.
There was no stopping Spears as the year 2005 saw her release B in the Mix: The Remixes, her first remix album which made massive sales across the globe. Her sixth studio album Circus was released in 2008 and in 2011, her seventh album Femme Fatale was released. It was not the last of her, Spears released her eighth studio album in 2013, which was also the same year she relaunched her website. The singer announced that she was working on her ninth studio album in 2016 and released ‘Make Me’, a lead single from the album.
Personal Life – Sister, Kids, Boyfriend
Britney Spears has quite a dynamic personal life just like her ever-blossoming career. The talented entertainer was in a relationship with Justin Timberlake. The two who started dating in 1999 and went their separate ways in 2002. She then had a 55-hour marriage with Allen Alexander in 2004 and also got engaged with dancer Kevin Federline that same year. Spears and Federline got married in 2004 and had their first child Sean Preston Federline, the following year. They had their second child Jayden James Federline, in 2006 before Spears filed for a divorce.
The singer who reportedly entered into an episode of mental imbalance drew the attention of the public with some unusual style of living. She had shaved her hair and was said to have checked into a rehabilitation center. Spears later lost custody of her two children to Federline. She started a relationship with her agent Jason Trawick in 2009 but ended it with him after four years. She is recently dating fitness model Sam Asghari.
Britney Spears has a brother Bryan James and a younger sister named Jamie Lynn Spears; an actress and also a singer and songwriter. Jamie’s film debut was also in the drama Crossroads which featured Britney Spears as the main character.
Where Is She Now?
Britney’s personal and career life which has been a combination of a smooth and bumpy ride has the public wondering what the music big shot has been up to of late.
The whereabouts of the singer is not something completely away from the prying eyes of the media. Britney Spears has not closed the curtains on her tours. She still performs in shows and has been serving her works on Las Vegas’ table. Spears who had signed a deal Planet Hollywood in Vegas is said to have clinched another in Monte Carlo Resort.
Measurements – Height and Weight
Spears and her slender body stand at a height of 1.63 meters (5ft 4in) which is quite proportional to her weight of 57 kg (126 pounds). The singer’s 35-27-35 body stats fit into a size 8 (US) for her dresses.