Britney Spears has been in the limelight ever since her early days in the "Mickey Mouse Club" and has no plans in changing that. Here are 50 interesting facts about the award-winning singer.
Britney Spear’s middle name is Jean.
She was born December 2nd, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi.
She was raised in Kentwood, Louisiana.
She has two siblings, Bryan James and Jamie Lynn.
Britney was an accomplished gymnast by the time she was 9 years old.
When she competed on 'Star Search,' she sang Naomi Judd's "Love Can Build a Bridge." She lost in the second round of competition.
She auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club, but was too young at the time, however impressed by her Disney recommended an agent and she and her mom moved to New York and she got work as an understudy in a production of Ruthless!
Spears appeared on the children's variety show for two seasons. Other famous talents included Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling and actress Keri Russell.
She was signed to Jive Records in 1997.
Before she sealed her record deal, she was in talks to join an all girl group called Innosense in 1997.
Spears began gaining fame as a pop artist when in January 1999, her song "Baby One More Time" reached the top of the pop charts.
The song “…Baby One More Time” was originally intended for TLC.
The video for "...Baby One More Time" was shot at Venice High School, which was the same school that 'Grease' was shot in. She came up with the concept for the music video.
In 1999, Britney Spears made her return to The Disney Channel's original programming when she guest-starred on an episode of 'The Famous Jett Jackson.'
She was supposed to play Daisy Duke in Dukes of Hazzard but the role went to Jessica Simpson.
Britney dated fellow pop star Justin Timberlake for 3 years.
It was rumored but never confirmed that she cheated on Justin Timberlake which is the reason for their breakup. In his music video “Cry Me a River,” the girl featured bears a striking resemblance to Spears.
Britney Spears sometimes travels under the alias "Alotta Warmheart". She has also used Mrs. Diana Prince, "Queen of the Fairy Dance", and Mrs. Abra Cadabra.
Britney once owned a restaurant in NYC named Nyla.
Britney has several fragrances out and they’re hugely popular. So popular, they account for 34% of all celebrity perfume sales.
Shonda Rimes, who created “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” wrote “Crossroads,” Britney’s first (and only) feature film which came out in 2001.
She took creative control of her fourth studio album In the Zone, which contained the hits “Toxic,” “Everytime” and “Me Against the Music.”
She is the best selling female artist of the 2000s.
Her performance at the 2001 MTV Video Awards with an albino python and caged tiger has become famous, but forced animal rights group PETA to drop her as a potential spokesperson.
Her voice is a soprano.
She was named Hollywood’s Most Powerful by Forbes Magazine in 2002.
Lady Gaga’s duet with Beyonce, “Telephone,” was originally intended for Britney.
Additionally, she passed on “Umbrella” which was good news for Rihanna.
She says Madonna, Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston have been major influences.
Britney has endorsed Candie’s, Herbal Essences, Pepsi, Sony, Make Up For Ever and Twister, among many others.
With the release of Femme Fatale, Britney has tied both Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey with the third-most number one albums for a woman.
Britney has been married twice. Britney married Jason Alexander for a grand total of 50 hours before it was annulled. She wore a baseball cap, midriff top and jeans to their Vegas wedding.
She then married Kevin Federline in 2004 and had two boys with him, Sean and Jayden.
The couple got divorced in 2007.
Following her divorce and the death of her aunt Britney went through a difficult time and was admitted to several hospitals and treatment centers. She also had a breakdown where she shaved her hair off and attacked paparazzi with an umbrella.
She temporarily lost physical custody of her children after failing to attend court hearings in 2007.
She was accused of sexual harassment and sued by her former bodyguard, Fernando Flores in 2010. The case is settled out of court in 2012, it’s unclear how much was paid to the bodyguard.
She is a nail-biter.
A perfect day for Britney Spears: rest, relaxation, and her two sons.
Her favorite quote is “Always be true to yourself.”
If a movie had to be about her life, Britney said she would like Natalie Portman to portray her.
She is a huge fan of Bruno Mars.
Source: Bruno Mars
Her favorite author is Max Lucado.
Britney has 6 MTV Music Video Awards and 9 Billboard Music Awards.
She has one Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for “Toxic” in 2005.
The song "3" by Britney Spears is 3 minutes 33 seconds long.
Britney has been the musical theme on Glee for an episode in Season 4
She appeared in an episode of How I Met Your Mother.
Her net worth is around $200 million.
Britney was the highest-paid reality show judge ever, getting $15 million to do “X-Factor.”