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  • 1981


  • 1990

    • 1990s: Following her debut, Spears was credited with leading the revival of teen pop in the late 1990s. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.

  • 1991


  • 1992


  • 1993

    • 1993: She was featured on the show from 1993 to 1994, until she was 13. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.

  • 1997


  • 1998

    • October, 1998: Spears released her debut single, "...Baby One More Time", in October 1998 which peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1999 and topped the chart for two weeks. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.

  • 1999

    • January, 1999: Spears's debut album ...Baby One More Time peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 in January 1999. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • April 15, 1999: Geoff Boucher of The Los Angeles Times reported, "there was no mistaking the titillation factor in the recent Spears cover story and accompanying photos in the April 15 issue of Rolling Stone, which sent eyebrows arching throughout the music industry, where several executives half-jokingly called it "child pornography". - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • April, 1999: Spears posed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in April 1999, shot by photographer David LaChapelle. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1999: She won four Billboard Music Awards, including Female Artist of the Year. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.

  • 2000


  • 2001


  • 2002

    • 2002: Her career success was highlighted by Forbes magazine in 2002 as Spears was ranked the world's most powerful celebrity, earnings of over $39.2 million . - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2002: Spears had her first starring role in the 2002 film Crossroads,[59] in which she portrayed a high school graduate who travels to find her long-lost mother. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2002: Saturday Nick Television was a morning show that was launched in 2002 with the help of Britney Spears. - Nickelodeon (Australia), Wikipedia.
    • October 7, 2002: "People Magazine declared that, Spears sold 52 million albums worldwide in the last four years and making between $40 million and $50 million a year as a result. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.

  • 2003

    • 2003: She assumed creative control of her fourth studio album, In the Zone released in 2003, which made her the only female artist of the Nielsen Soundscan era to have her first four albums debut at number one. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: It also garnered first-week download sales of 286,000, the biggest opening-week tally by a female artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital downloads in 2003. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: At a performance at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, she appeared with Christina Aguilera performing the song "Like a Virgin", and was later joined by American pop singer Madonna, with whom Spears and Aguilera both locked lips; the incident was highly publicized. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: Madonna kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards. - Madonna as gay icon, Wikipedia.
    • September 3, 2003: "Carlson: Give me the chronology of the kiss. How did you decide to kiss Madonna? Spears: Actually, in rehearsals it wasn't something like 'This is what we're going to do.' It was kind of like we play around a little bit and she said before the performance, let's just feel it out and see what happens. I didn't know it was going to be that long and everything, but it was cool." - Britney Spears, Wikiquote.
    • September 3, 2003: "Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision he makes and should just support that, you know, and be faithful in what happens." - Britney Spears, Wikiquote.
    • September 3, 2003: "I think I'm still clean living. That's — I mean I don't go home and have orgies or anything like that. I'm still the same person I've always been." - Britney Spears, Wikiquote.
    • November, 2003: Spears released her fourth studio album In the Zone in November 2003, jettisoning the Max Martin-produced synthpop of her earlier releases. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • November 23, 2003: "From her Diane Sawyer Interview (November 23, 2003)" - Britney Spears, Wikiquote.
    • December 26, 2003: He debuted with TVXQ at a BoA and Britney Spears showcase. - Hero (singer), Wikipedia.

  • 2004

    • January 3, 2004: Spears married childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander on January 3, 2004, at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: Footage of Spears appeared in the 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, which samples a 2003 CNN interview about the Iraq War in which Spears stated that she thought "we should just trust our president in every decision he makes and should just support that". - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: Britney Spears visited the club in 2004 the night before her concert in Copenhagen. - Pan Club Copenhagen, Wikipedia.
    • July, 2004: Spears announced her engagement to Kevin Federline, three months after they met. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2004: Spears, although being raised a Baptist, became involved in the Kabbalah Centre through her friendship with Madonna. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • November, 2004: November 2004 saw the release of her first greatest hits collection, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, which features all of Spears's singles with the exception of "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart". - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.

  • 2005


  • 2006

    • May, 2006: Spears announced her second pregnancy in May 2006 during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • June 14, 2006: "From her Matt Lauer interview June 14, 2006" - Britney Spears, Wikiquote.
    • 2006: Spears guest-starred on the Will & Grace episode "Buy, Buy Baby" as a closeted lesbian. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: Author Gary Giddins wrote in his book Natural selection: Gary Giddins on comedy, film, music, and books (2006) that "among many other performers accused of moving their lips while a machine does the labor are Britney Spears, Luciano Pavarotti, Shania Twain, Beyoncé, and Madonna."[191] Rashod D. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • August, 2006: They’re coming up on the sides of the car which is a scary situation for me… so I get my baby out of the car and I go home."[91] The month following the televised interview, Spears posed nude for the August 2006 cover of Harper's Bazaar. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • September 12, 2006: Just two days before Sean's first birthday, Spears gave birth to her second son, Jayden James Federline on September 12 in Los Angeles. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • November 7, 2006: Spears filed for divorce from Federline on November 7, 2006, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for both physical and legal custody of their two children, with visitation rights for Federline. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.

  • 2007

    • January 21, 2007: Spears's aunt Sandra Bridges Covington, with whom she had been very close, died of ovarian cancer on January 21, 2007. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • February 16, 2007: Spears then stayed in an off-shore drug rehabilitation facility in Antigua for less than 24 hours on February 16. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • February 22, 2007: While leaving the facility briefly, she quickly returned on February 22. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • February 17, 2007: Singer Britney Spears controversially shaves her head. - February 2007, Wikipedia.
    • March, 2007: The couple reached a global settlement agreement in March 2007 and their divorce was finalized in July. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • March 20, 2007: Spears left the rehabilitation center on March 20 according to her manager, who said she was released after "successfully completing their program."[106] As the legal battle over the custody of their children continued, many members of her entourage have been summoned to testify about her parenting skills. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Spears has sold over 83 million records worldwide as of late 2007. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Her fifth studio album, Blackout was released in 2007. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Spears's highly anticipated performance of "Gimme More" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards attracted worldwide attention which exceeded expectations. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Throughout 2007, Spears's behavior received heightened media attention, including attacking a paparazzi vehicle with an umbrella. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: This sequence was also duplicated by Britney Spears during her infamous 2007 MTV Video Music Awards Performance. - Jailhouse Rock (film), Wikipedia.
    • August 6, 2007: A few days later, on August 6, she was officially charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a license. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2007: Crocker gained international fame in September 2007 from his viral video Leave Britney Alone tearfully defending pop singer Britney Spears's comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards; his video had over four million views in two days. - Chris Crocker (Internet celebrity), Wikipedia.
    • September, 2007: The official findings in Spears's custody battle were announced by the court. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • October 30, 2007: The release of Spears's fifth album, Blackout, was rescheduled to October 30, 2007 rather than November 13, 2007 due to online leaks. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • October 26, 2007: "From Extra - October 26, 2007" - Britney Spears, Wikiquote.
    • October 1, 2007: Spears lost physical custody of her children to Federline on October 1,[114][115] with the court ruling that Federline will keep full custody of the children. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • December, 2007: Spears began a relationship with Adnan Ghalib, had been working as a paparazzo, taking photographs of Spears outside her house. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.

  • 2008

    • January 31, 2008: A court placed Spears under temporary co-conservatorship of her father James Spears and attorney Andrew Wallete, giving them complete control of her assets. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • January 3, 2008: On the evening of January 3, 2008, after not sleeping for over four days, Spears refused to relinquish custody of her children to Federline's representatives. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • February 19, 2008: Pending a February 19 hearing, Commissioner Scott Gordon issued an order on January 14 stating that her visitation rights have been suspended indefinitely. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • February 1, 2008: A restraining order was issued against Sam Lutfi, a prominent figure in Spears's life. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • February 6, 2008: She was released from the hospital on February 6, amid speculation that she has bipolar disorder,[152][153] although medical records are confidential, and no confirmation has been made. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: Spears guest-starred on CBS's television show How I Met Your Mother playing a receptionist. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: Her sixth studio album, Circus released in 2008, also debuted at number one in the Billboard 200 albums chart with the hit single "Womanizer" which is Spears second song to peaked at number one on Billboard Hot 100 in over 10 years. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • July 18, 2008: Spears and Federline reached a custody settlement in which Federline retains sole custody while Spears keeps her visitation rights. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • August 30, 2008: Blackout's lead single, "Gimme More" leaked on the internet on August 30. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • September 26, 2008: The single was released to radio stations on September 26, and the release date for the album is December 2, Spears's 27th birthday. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • September 15, 2008: Jive released a statement announcing the title of her sixth studio album, Circus as well as the first single, "Womanizer". - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • September 7, 2008: Spears opened the MTV Video Music Awards for the third time. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • September 4, 2008: It was announced that Britney Spears would open the event. - 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, Wikipedia.
    • October 21, 2008: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Steele declared a mistrial and dismissed the August 2007 driving without a license misdemeanor charges against Spears, who was represented by attorney J. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • October 15, 2008: The song made a record-breaking jump to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the record set by T.I.'s Live Your Life. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • October 3, 2008: The song, which was Spears's first produced by Danja, peaked at number three on Billboard Hot 100 on October 3, making it, at the time, her most successful single in the U.S. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • November 6, 2008: Spears won two awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008, "Album of The Year" for Blackout and "Act of 2008",[167] and despite not being present, two acceptance videos were taped and shown at the show. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • November 29, 2008: In series 5, 12.8 million tuned in to see the 29 November 2008 show featuring guest Britney Spears, a new X Factor record. - The X Factor (UK), Wikipedia.

  • 2009

    • January, 2009: Spears and her father obtained a restraining order against the singer's former manager/friend Sam Lutfi, one-time beau Adnan Ghalib, and attorney Jon Eardley—all of whom, court documents claim, have been conspiring to gain control of the pop star's affairs. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • February, 2009: Spears achieved further success in solidifying her comeback by having the second single of off her comeback album, "Circus" rise to number one on the Top 40 Radio Chart, making it the first time Spears has achieved back-to-back number one hits on the Top 40 Chart along with her comeback single, "Womanizer". - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • March 3, 2009: The Circus Starring Britney Spears began its run on March 3, 2009 in Spears's home state of Louisiana. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • April, 2009: Spears declared her support for same-sex marriage to the media, following the controversial incident on Miss USA where contestant Carrie Prejean, representing California, expressed her disapproval of same-sex unions. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: It garnered positive reception from contemporary critics and became the fifth highest grossing tour of 2009 worldwide. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Spears is also ranked by Forbes 2009 issue as the 13th most powerful celebrity, and with earnings of over $35 million dollars in 2009, the 2nd-highest earning young musician of the year. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: In the late 2009, Spears released The Singles Collection which include Spears third number one hit single entitled "3". - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.
    • December 11, 2009: Billboard Magazine named Spears the second-best selling act of the 2000s, solely based on album sales as well as the 8th overall best act of the decade based on album sales, chart success, and cultural relativity. - Britney Spears, Wikipedia.






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