Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She is credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s and early 2000s, for which she is referred to as the "Princess of Pop".
Early Life & Career
Britney Spears began her performance career as a child with acting roles on stage productions and in television shows. Spears auditioned for a revival of The Mickey Mouse Club but was rejected for being too young to join the series. Spears subsequently became a client of a New York City talent agency and was eventually cast in The Mickey Mouse Club in December 1992. Her first studio album, 1999's "Baby One More Time" was a major hit, debuting at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the album two-times platinum after a month. The single "Baby One More Time" sold 500,000 copies on its first day, debuting at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and becoming the fastest-selling single ever by a female artist. Spears' subsequent albums produced a number of well-known hits like "Oops!… I Did It Again," "I'm a Slave 4 U," "Me Against the Music," "Piece of Me," and more. Spears has also dabbled in the world of acting and landed a starring role in the 2002 film Crossroads She also starred in the reality series Britney & Kevin: Chaotic with then-husband Kevin Federline in 2005. Spears has made a number of appearances on TV shows and designed a limited edition clothing line for Candies.
In 2012, Spears was hired as a judge on The X Factor. With a salary of $15 million, she was the highest-paid judge on a singing competition series in television history at the time.
As of 2020, Britney has released nine albums: 1999's …Baby One More Time, 2000's Oops!…I Did It Again, 2001's Britney, 2003's In the Zone, 2007's Blackout, 2008's Circus, 2011's Femme Fatale, 2013's Britney Jean, and 2016's Glory.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake dated from 1998 to 2002. Who can forget the pop superstar couple and their matching denim outfits on the red carpet of the 2001 American Music Awards?
In 2002, Britney had a brief fling with Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst. Spears was romantically linked to Colin Farrell in 2003 after attending a movie premiere with him.
In January 2004, after a night of partying in Las Vegas with her childhood friend Jason Alexander, they decided to spontaneously get married. Then, just 55 hours later, their marriage was annulled.
On October 6, 2004, Britney surprised the world once again by marrying her backup dancer Kevin Federline. They had two sons together, Sean (born 2005) and Jayden (born 2006) but ended up getting divorced in 2007. She paid Federline just $1 million when they divorced but has also agreed to pay him $20,000 per month in child support until their children are 18.
In 2007, she started dating paparazzo Adnan Ghalib. They broke up in 2008.
Britney finally found herself in a stable relationship in 2009 with her now-former manager, Jason Trawick. They ended up getting engaged in December 2011 but broke it off in January 2013.
After Britney and Trawick broke off their engagement, Spears began dating David Lucado. Spears caught him cheating on her in a TMZ video, leading Spears to end their relationship.
Spears dated film producer Charlie Ebersol for eight months between 2014 and 2015.
In 2016, Britney met model and much younger man Sam Asghari on the set of her "Slumber Party" music video. They have been inseparable ever since. Sam was born in 1994 in Tehran, Iran. He is 13-years-younger than Britney but seems perfect for her.
In August 2020, it was revealed that Britney spent more than $1 million in legal fees on her conservatorship in 2019.
Britney Spears is an American pop singer, actress, and entertainer who has a net worth of $115 million.