Britney Spears began her career at the age of 11 on 'Star Search,' where she lost in the second round of competition. She later got a gig on 'The New Mickey Mouse Club,' where she previewed some of the moves that would later make her famous.

By 1997, she'd released her smash debut album '...Baby One More Time' and was well on her way to becoming one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.

Her personal troubles over the years have been well-publicized, but now with a judging spot on 'X Factor,' she now seems firmly back on track.




Watch a Montage of Early Britney Spears Performances