Since her first appearance on national television in 1992 on Star Search, Mississippi-born American singer and entertainer Britney Jean Spears has had an explosive impact on the music industry and pop-culture worldwide. Britney does it all: she sings, dances, writes and composes. A monster success!
From Star Search to the Disney Channel’s The New Mickey Mouse Club, Spears established herself as a pop icon and “bona fide pop phenomenon” with her debut hit album “. . . Baby One More Time,” leading the teen pop revival in the late 1990s.
When Britney Spears first burst onto the music scene, she was the incarnation of American clean-cut youth. But this changed, and she rose to become the sexiest superstar of her generation. Spears constantly changes her style in fashion and music, making her an unstoppable force in entertainment. But in the process, she has discovered the true price of fame and experienced an emotional tumble that led to a well-publicized nervous breakdown.
Spears’ personal life has been a frequent subject of celebrity and tabloid journalism. She has been married and divorced twice—most notably from Kevin Federline—has two children, and has been the subject of a reality TV show with Federline, Britney & Kevin: Chaotic. Divorce, rehab, and an unforgettable trip to the hair salon made Spears’ life a bonanza for the weekly magazines and the roving paparazzi.
With the faithful help of her father and family, along with the support of her many fans, Spears seems to have renewed herself and her colossal music career with the release of a new album, Circus, and a new tour.
About the Author
Toronto-based Christopher Heard built his career out of a lifetime passion for the history and culture of film and TV. He had his first screenplay optioned by a major Hollywood studio at age 21. Christopher had a long, Gemini Award-winning stint as a film critic on the CBC program On The Arts. He also served as co-host of the popular syndicated Canadian TV show Reel to Real for nine years. Christopher has written four books on a number of well-known actors and filmmakers, including:
- Johnny Depp Photo Album (2009)
- Mickey Rourke: High and Low (2006)
- Dreaming Aloud: The Films of James Cameron (1998)
- Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John Woo (1999)