"Britney Jean", Spears's eighth studio album, got released. It was sold in almost 300,000 copies in the United States
March 29, 2011
Britney released her seventh studio album "Femme Fatale", sold in more than 3 million copies worldwide. In June she embarked on the Femme Fatale Tour
December 2, 2008
"Circus", Spears's sixth studio album, released. It was sold in more than 3 million copies worldwide
October 30, 2007
She released "Blackout", her fifth studio album, sold in more than 2 million copies worldwide
November 8, 2003
Britney released her fourth studio album, "In the Zone", which got sold in more than 6 million copies worldwide
November 5, 2001
Her third studio album, "Britney", was released. It was sold in more than 9 million copies worldwide. The "Dream Within a Dream" Tour kicks off
May 16, 2000
"Oops!...I Did It Again", her second studio album released. Sold in more than 17 million copies worldwide. "Oops!...I Did It Again" World Tour kicked off and Britney confirmed she was dating 'N Sync member, Justin Timberlake
January 12, 1999
Her debut studio album, "...Baby One More Time", released. It made its bow on the charts at No. 1 and got sold in more than 22 million copies worldwide
Britney is cast in the Mickey Mouse Club, Disney Channel. She was featured for two years between the ages of 11 and 13
December 2, 1981
A star is born
A miss American dream since she was 17, Britney has grown up and grown into her larger-than-life persona with the eyes of the world watching her every move. For a time, however, she was better known for her personal struggles:
55 hours marriage with her childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander, custody battles with former backup dancer Kevin Federline, parenting skills, rehab. Thanks to her best-selling albums and an image that mixes innocence with sexiness, Britney Spears remains a pop culture icon.
As a child, Britney attended dance classes, was great at gymnastics and loved to sing. At age eleven she was cast in The Mickey Mouse Club but her big break came with the release of her debut album, "...Baby One More Time" in early 1999, which quickly turned her into a pop phenomenon.
Britney has since been one of the most successful and sometimes controversial singers in pop music; with several number-one pop albums under her belt, she definitely had her ups and downs throughout her career.