The Princess of Pop, Britney Spears needs no introduction. This 35-year old Mississippi born started out as an actress in stage productions and television series. As her singing talent became apparent, she was signed on to Jive Records in 1997. She became a megastar with her first two albums, …Baby One More Time in 1999 and Oops!...I Did It Again in 2000. Since then, the international superstar has never looked back. Six of her seven albums have reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and she has sold more than 150 million albums all over the world.
Currently, the artist is all set to play a series of shows at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood that will go on all the way till the end of December 2017. You have got to grab these Britney Spears tickets and enjoy one of the most popular stars of this age, live in action.
Early Life and Child Star Days
Britney Jean Spears developed an interest in singing and performing at a very young age. She got to showcase her talents on a popular television show called Star Search in 1992. Soon she tried and got selected for The All-New Mickey Mouse Club on Disney Channel, when she was 11. This show also had other future megastars such as Justin Timberlake, Keri Russell and Christina Aguilera. After this show got cancelled in 1995, Spears started working on her solo career and got signed on to her first record label, Jive Records.
Becoming a Pop Superstar
Britney Spears released her first single, “....Baby One More Time” in September 1998. By the end of January 1999, the song had topped the pop charts. It hit No.1 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 25 million copies all over the world. At the Billboard Awards in 1999, Spears got four awards, including one for the Female Artist of the Year. Her super successful song along with its video made her the leader of the teen pop wave, led by Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson.
More success followed with the release of her second studio album, Oops!...I Did It Again in 2000. The album topped charts instantly and sold more than a million copies within the first week. This meteoric rise to super stardom made Spears a household name all across the US and beyond.
In the Spotlight
Spears’s life started to attract more scrutiny as her fame grew. Rumors started circulating that she was dating Justin Timberlake, who was a part of the hit boy band NSYNC at the time. As her public image began to change, she received stronger criticism from parents of children who were her followers. She made headlines for her performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards for performing with a 7-foot python around her neck in a skimpy costume. She again made headlines on the same awards show in 2003, when she and Christina Aguilera shared a kiss with pop queen, Madonna.
In addition to her performances, her marriages also received a lot of media attention. In her rebellious state, she married her childhood friend, Jason Alexander in Las Vegas and annulled the wedding two days later. After that, she married the backup dancer, Kevin Federline, whose girlfriend at the time was pregnant with his second child. This marriage, her subsequent pregnancy and motherhood, all became matters of national debate.
Spears’s Continued Successes
Even though she was having quite a few troubles in her personal life, Spears continued making chart-topping hits. Her fourth album, In the Zone, released in 2001 had the single “Toxic”, which got Britney her first Grammy Award for the Best Dance Record. Her next album, Blackout, received a positive response as well, reaching the second slot on the Billboard charts.
Her comeback album in the true sense of the word, however, was 2008’s Circus. This album rose to the top of the charts thanks to the chart topping single, “Womanizer”.
The pop princess proved that she could overcome troubles in her personal and professional life and still make amazing music – as she released another album, Femme Fatale, in 2011. With hits such as “Till the World Ends” and “I Wanna Go”, Spears continued to dominate the charts. Her most recent album, Glory, was released in 2016, which was followed by an international tour that saw her perform in the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Israel as part of her residency with Caesars Entertainment.
Awards and Accolades
The Princess of Pop has achieved enviable heights of success in her career. Her work has gotten her numerous awards, including a Grammy Award, seven Billboard Music Awards and six MTV Video Music Awards. Spears has also gotten a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was ranked by Billboard as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade in 2009. According to the RIAA, Spears is the 8th highest selling female artist in the US. She was ranked by VH1 as one of the “100 Greatest Women in Music” in 2012. Forbes Magazine ranked her as the highest paid female musician in 2012, with earnings close to $58 million.
Britney Spears Tour Tickets
For fans of the pop princess, a chance to catch her live performance is not to be missed. Grab these Britney Spears tour tickets now and get ready to enjoy some of her most famous songs in the heart of Las Vegas. Her residency show at The AXIS auditorium in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino opened on 27th December, 2015. Since then, it has been extended to go on through till the end of 2017. The show features many of Spears greatest hits and is performed 50 times every year. With more than 980,000 attendees already and $121 million in revenues, the show is without doubt, one of the most successful residency shows in the city. You certainly will not want to miss this Britney: Piece of Me show!