Britney Spears – Teen Pop Star Gone Wild
Britney Spears was born on the 2nd of December in Mississippi USA. She reached fame after starting her career as one of the child actors in the Mickey Mouse Club (with Justin Timberlake) and has reached the top of the worldwide music charts numerous times. With sales of over 75 million records all over the world she is the eight best selling singer in American history with sales of over 30 million albums in the USA alone.
Britney’s career in music started with hits such as „…Baby One More Time“, and songs like „Oops!… I Did It Again“ and the more mature „I’m a Slave 4 U“. She has won a Grammy award and her latest album is supposed to be released in the USA in November 2007.
Britney Spears is reportedly worth over $150,000,000. She makes much of this money from her music career, such as album sales, as well as endorsements, movies, and tv shows.
Britney married a dancer called Kevin Federline. This second marriage produced two children, Sean Preston and Jayden James. During the marriage she put her singing on hold and eventually the marriage resulted in a divorce in 2007. The marriage was riddled with drug and alcohol abuse by Federline (according to Spears) and Kevin was seen out and about in town nearly every single night during the last months of the marriage.
After the divorce it was reported that Britney would pay Kevin a whopping $19 million – but this soon proved to be a bit too good to be true for Federline. He only ended up walking away from the deal with $1 million – less than %1 of what Britney Spears is worth.
Currently Britney is enjoying a lot of press but not for a good reason. After the marriage she experienced a public meltdown of her profile. During the divorce proceedings she was seen drunk and possibly under the influence of drugs and going out with friend Paris Hilton. It appeared that she was not spending any time with her kids and this led to a public questioning of her parenting skills.
During her last public performance as a singer at the VMA Awards in 2007 Britney seemed incoherent. She stumbled across the stage and did not bother with any of the dance moves that she had been studying for a week. According to many music industry professionals this may haven been the final blow to her music career.
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