Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She is credited with her influence on the renaissance of teenage pop in the late 1990s and early 2000s, for which she has been referred to as the “Princess of Pop.
At the age of three, she began taking dance lessons in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, and was selected to perform as a solo artist at the annual recital. Spears made her debut on the local stage at the age of five, singing “What Child Is This?” at her kindergarten graduation. During her childhood, she also took gymnastics and singing lessons, and won many state-level competitions and talent shows for children.
Billboard ranked her as the eighth greatest artist of the 2000s decade. One of the best-selling musical artists in the world, Spears is considered a pop icon and has sold nearly 150 million records worldwide, including more than 70 million records in the United States.
Britney Jean Spears was born December 2, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi, the second daughter of Lynne Irene Bridges and James Parnell Spears. Her maternal grandmother, Lillian Portell, was English (born in London), and one of Spears’ maternal great-great-grandfathers was Maltese. Her siblings are Bryan James and Jamie Lynn Spears.
Referred to as the “Princess of Pop”, has been seen as one of the “driving forces [i] behind the return of teen pop in the late 1990s”.