Britney… One More Time – A tribute to Britney Spears
Following in the fancy footsteps of her childhood idols—Madonna and Janet Jackson—singer, dancer and megastar Britney Spears has positioned herself as the Princess of Pop for Generation Next. The best selling female artist of the 2000s, she has sold 100 million records worldwide and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Britney began her journey to pop stardom at the tender age 3, in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana. Doting ‘stage mom’ Lynn Spears enrolled a young Britney in dance lessons initially, and by age 5, the budding performer was singing in—and winning—many state-level talent competitions. The tiny tot with the mature vocal range went on to compete on the televised talent show ‘Star Search’ and her triple threat abilities took centre stage on the revived ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ variety show.
But it wasn’t until Britney turned 17 that she became a household name, upon the release of her debut album, ‘Baby One More Time’. During a phase when overzealous pop groups like Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys dominated the charts, Britney’s innocent yet independent spirit was a breath of fresh air—and reminiscent of her idols in their younger days. Baby One More Time’s first single and title track sold 500,000 copies on its first day and the album became the best-selling album ever released by a teenager.
Over a decade later, Britney Spears is still a young woman, but has established herself as an industry veteran, showing considerable strength while riding the roller coaster of fame. She holds the longest time span of number ones on the Mainstream Top 40 chart (over 12 years) and her seventh studio album, ‘Femme Fatale’, was released in March 2011 to rave critical reviews. No longer the little girl chasing a big dream, she has been handed the torch by her iconic predecessors and continues the legacy by inspiring a new crop of pop divas—including the likes of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga.