It’s Britney Spears. One of the most famous 90’s and early 2000’s pop superstars. Since she was 16, this woman has topped the charts with her many hits that include “Hit Me Baby (One More Time)” and “‘Till The World Ends”. Even though she did go through a lull in music, she is still one of the most popular female recording artists in the world.
Spears became famous through the Mickey Mouse Club television show where she starred alongside Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. When she turned 16, her first single came out and rocketed her to instant stardom. By the time she was 22, she had three studio albums and had starred in a movie.
2004 was the year that made Spears go down hill in the media scene. She was in Vegas with one of her male friends (not her boyfriend) whom she had known since childhood. The two decided to get married after a night of drinking. The marriage was annulled within 72 hours. Later that year, Spears married backup dancer Kevin Federline after knowing him only a few months. The couple went on to have two children and then divorced in 2006.
After her divorce, Spears began a downward spiral. She decided to shave her head and then went on a rampage, in which she broke a car window with an umbrella. Later that year she lost custody of her children. In 2007, Spears released her fifth album, Blackout, which had a very different sound than her previous albums.
In 2008, Spears spent a second time in rehab after police found her under the influence of drugs, which caused her to lose custody of her children once more. She released her sixth album in late 2008, which caused her to gain even more fame. In 2011, her seventh album was released, giving her another world tour.
In 2012, Spears was offered a position as a judge on the American “X-Factor”. She did one season and will not return for another. She is currently working on another album, and trying to get her romantic life together after ending her relationship with her fiancee.
I think Britney Spears is a legitimate crazy lady. She has talent yes, but she has been in the spotlight since she was a very young child, which can definitely corrupt a person in the future. As long as she keeps having a new boyfriend every few months and jumping from music to TV she is not going to be able to get her life straight. Britney needs to take a long vacation to think about what she is going to do with the next stage of her career.