Britney Spears has been a provocative dance-pop phenomenon and tabloid-headline mainstay since she burst onto the scene in the late '90s. Born in Mississippi in 1981, Britney first tasted fame as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club, featuring fellow superstars-in-training Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. The iconic music video for her supremely catchy debut single, '...Baby One More Time,' features the teen singer dressed as a Catholic schoolgirl as she performs in a school's halls. Her sophomore release, 'Oops! ...I Did It Again,' continued her chart supremacy and cemented her place as pop's reigning princess. Plagued by emotional upheaval in her personal life, including public breakdowns and custody battles over her children (as well as conservatorship of the singer herself), the ever-resilient Britney continued her career resurgence in 2013 with a best-selling Las Vegas residency.
Britney Spears Says Son Jayden, 15, Is Trying to ‘Undermine’ Her
"It saddens me not one of you have valued me as a person."
Britney Spears' Son Jayden Gives Tell-All Interview About Her
“I helped your father who hasn’t had a job in 15 years.”
Britney Spears Uploads Audio File Featuring Shocking Revelations
"I do feel victimized after these experiences and how can I mend this if I don’t talk about it."
Britney Spears + Elton John Team Up on 'Hold Me Closer': LISTEN
The single marks the pop princess' first new music release since 'Glory' in 2016.
Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All Time (PICS)
Kim Kardashian "broke the internet" with her booty-baring PAPER mag cover, but she's hardly the first to draw a scandal with a magazine cover.
Nicki Minaj Defends Britney Spears Against 'Coward' Ex K-Fed
"How dare you encourage this woman's children to be a part of your nonsense."
Why Britney Spears’ Raw Vocals on Instagram Are so Important
"I haven’t shared my voice in an extremely long time."
Britney Spears Buys Massive $11.8 Million Calabasas Mansion
Britney Spears' new neighbors are Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian.