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Britney Spears Biography

Birth Name:
Britney Jean Spears
Birth Place:
Kentwood, Louisiana, United States
Singer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Auditioned, at age 8, for The Mickey Mouse Club in 1990 and was turned down due to being too young
  • Competed on Star Search in 1992 and won (but was defeated her second week)
  • Appeared alongside Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera on The Mickey Mouse Club after finally joining the cast in 1993
  • Guest starred as herself on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch in 1999 and The Simpsons the following year
  • Shared a headline-making kiss with Madonna at the 2003 MTV Music Video Awards
  • Got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003
  • Despite (and possibly, to some extent, because of) a period of major controversies in the mid-2000s involving marriage, divorce, motherhood and racy partying, she delivered hit CDs in 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Billboard magazine in 2009 named her among the top-selling acts of the century's first decade
  • In 2009, Forbes magazine named her the 13th most powerful celebrity