Britney Spears Carporn Karaoke
Britney Spears is hitting up pop culture one more time, releasing a new album, singing retro karaoke hits and about to take the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) stage for the first time since 2007.
Spears, 34, who became a teen pop phenomenon with breathy, sexually-charged hits like “Toxic” and “Oops!.. I Did it Again,” released new album “Glory” on Friday ahead of a much anticipated return to the VMA show on Sunday in New York.
She also became the latest superstar to ride, sing and chat with U.S. talk show host James Corden for his viral “Carpool Karaoke” segment, where both donned the schoolgirl uniforms that shot her to fame as a 16-year old in the 1998 music video for “… Baby One More Time.”
Spears dominated pop music before undergoing a personal and career meltdown in 2006-2007 that included shaving her signature blonde locks, losing custody of her two children and being placed under a court-ordered conservatorship.
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Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, dancer, and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. She rose to stardom with the release of “…Baby One More Time” (1998) and her debut album of the same name. The record went on to sell over thirty million copies worldwide, making her a household name. Her second studio album, Oops!… I Did It Again (2000), achieved similar critical and commercial success to its predecessor. Spears began to adopt a more provocative image with the release of her eponymous third studio album, which saw a shift in musical direction from her previous work. This was further emphasized in her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003), which became her fourth album to top the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album spawned the hit single “Toxic” (2004), which went on to become one of her signature songs.
Following the cancellation of her Onyx Hotel Tour (2004) due to a knee injury, Spears married dancer Kevin Federline and announced that she would be taking a break from her career to focus on starting a family. Spears became pregnant shortly afterwards, giving birth to her first child in September of 2005. During this time, she began to gain considerable media attention centering around her marriage and motherhood, and became a tabloid fixture. She gave birth to her second son in September of 2006, and later filed for divorce from Federline two months later. She worked on her fifth studio album in the midst of her highly publicized personal struggles, releasing Blackout (2007) that October. The album received a mixed reaction upon release, and became her first studio album not to top the Billboard 200 chart. Her sixth studio album, Circus (2008), was seen as Spears’ comeback album. It was her fifth to top the Billboard 200, and was preceded by the release of “Womanizer” (2008), which became her second single to top the Billboard Hot 100.
Spears released her second greatest hits album, The Singles Collection (2009), on November 10. It spawned the hit single “3” (2009), which became her first to debut atop the Billboard Hot 100. She worked with producers such as Dr. Luke on material for her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale (2011). The project debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, her sixth album to do so. She embarked on her worldwide Femme Fatale Tour (2011) to promote the record. Spears was a judge on the second season of the reality singing competition The X Factor in 2012. She collaborated with will.i.am on his single “Scream & Shout” (2013), which went on to become a critical and commercial success. Spears’ eighth studio album, Britney Jean (2013), was released to a mixed reaction. Spears began her residency show, titled Britney: Piece of Me (2013-17), shortly following the release of the album. The residency show has went on to become a commercial success. Her ninth studio album, Glory (2016), was released on August 26.
Spears is regarded as a pop icon and credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s. She became the “best-selling teenage artist of all time” and garnered honorific titles including the “Princess of Pop”. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, ten Billboard Music Awards including the Billboard Millennium Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, Billboard ranked her as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade, and also recognized her as the best-selling female artist of the 2000s, as well as the fifth overall. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists Spears as the eighth top-selling female artist in the United States, with thirty four million certified albums. She has sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.