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Britney Spears: surprising facts about the pop princess

"Britney Spears is the classic stereotype of the teenage rock 'n' roll queen, the angelic kid who just has to shine on stage..."

Interesting facts about Britney Spears that you might not know

She has been dubbed pop princesswhich is fully deserved. In any case, she had no equal in the pop industry of the 2000s. Britney Spears' debut record "...Baby One More Time" The album was the most successful single in the world, sold 30 million copies, and brought Spears worldwide fame as a young star at the time. Each subsequent album only strengthened her status and sold huge numbers of copies, making Spears one of the most commercially successful pop singers. As a result, Britney even made it to the Guinness Book of World Records as the record-breaking first-week single saleswoman. Today her fortune is estimated at tens of millions of dollars... As described by the magazine Rolling Stone during the period of ascent:

"Britney Spears is the classic stereotype of the teenage rock 'n' roll queen, the angelic kid who just has to shine on stage..."

Britney Spears at the beginning of her career...
Britney Spears at the beginning of her career...

The songs of this 2000's hot-tempered beauty are still popular today. They sound fresh and modern, and their videos are steadily gaining views on YouTube, and even the current generation of teenagers sincerely admire this diva - not to mention many of her colleagues on stage. Nevertheless, despite her enormous success and the love of the public, Britney's life has always been rather complicated. Fame did not come at the snap of a finger, and the road to it was a long one. Here are some of the lesser known and most interesting facts from the biography of the pop star.

Early career: from understudy at age 10 to success as a mouseketeer

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

At the age of 10, Britney was already an understudy in the Broadway musical Ruthless!. The main role went to Laura Bell Bundy, and the makers were concerned that they could not find an equally talented understudy. However, the cutie Britney became their salvation. Spears, who was 10 years old at the time, was full of confidence, and instantly won and convinced everyone! She performed on the show for about a year before she got bored of the monotony and left. Her successor, by the way, was the future star: Natalie Portman.

But even before that, at age 8, Britney auditioned for the "Mickey Mouse Club.". True, at the time she was considered too young for the show. She went to professional acting school for several years before finally joining Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and other stars in 1993 Disney as a mouseketeer. Alas, the program closed two years later, and instead of building a life in Hollywood, Britney returned to Louisiana and enrolled in high school.

"I was so bored. I had a boyfriend, and I went to the prom and the Christmas party. But I wanted more. Then I got a recording contract and walked away from that life."

She almost led the girls' group.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

Before launching her solo career, Spears was the lead singer of an all-female band for some time. Innosenseformed by the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync manager Lou Pearlman. The group, which also included the future movie star Nikki DeloachThe band was originally conceived as the American answer to the Spice Girls, but Spears left before the project started, and the group was never able to build a large fan base.

It is noteworthy, but later on Innosense managed to open for Spears at several concerts in 2000.

The music video for "...Baby One More Time" was her idea

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

According to the president Jive Records Barry Weiss, the original idea of a music video director "...Baby One More Time" envisioned Spears disembarking from a spaceship and beginning a dance number on the surface of Mars, which the young Spears immediately vetoed. Instead, she presented a scene inspired by the movie Grease, in which a group of bored students dance around their school. Studio executives decided that the teen probably had a good sense of what other teens would enjoy, so they agreed. Spears also came up with the idea of wearing school uniform - Dick (the director) planned to dress them in simple T-shirts and jeans.

Do you remember the clip "Oops!...I Did It Again"?

It was Britney who insisted on dancing in the video in a red jumpsuit. Today this image of her has already become iconic in pop culture.

Film career

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

She is not only a singer, but also Actress. Britney starred in the film "Crossroads."The film, released in 2002, starred Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning as her childhood best friends who go on a trip together after graduation.

Spears was also a contender for a role in the film "Memory Diary."But in the end it went to Rachel McAdams, who impressed the creators with her assertiveness and emotional range. But Britney did not escape their attention:

"She actually did a great job!"

A failed romance with Prince William

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

According to Spears herself, rumors about her romance with the future King of England are not true, and the couple never met..

During an interview in 2002, Spears admitted that Prince William technically to blame for the fact that they never got to see each other.

"We exchanged emails a little bit, and he was supposed to go somewhere and see me. But it didn't happen, that's all. He's a busy guy!"

Britney Day in Las Vegas

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

Before Celine Dion came to town at the height of her career, Las Vegas had a reputation as the place "where musicians go to die," meaning where aging musicians can play an entire series of concerts without the tedious moments and epatage required for touring. In 2013, Spears raised the bar: with a ring of fire, acrobatics, giant hamster wheels and many other effects that take your breath away... The spectacle drew a younger crowd than usual and set a new precedent for shows in Vegas!

Since then, the city has attracted performers who currently rule the charts, such as Lady Gaga or Cardi B. To recognize Spears' influence and show appreciation, Las Vegas announced on Nov. 5 "Britney's Day." 2014. Spears got the key to the city, and the first 100 people named "Britney" who arrived at the party got free tickets to her show.

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