The Global Trends | Britney Spears | Britney Spears is a British-born American house music and recording artist. Britney Spears, born Brit Tanya Spears on July 6, 1981 in Swansea, Wales, and moved to the Bronx borough of New York City when she was 3years old.
After releasing 2mix-tapes between 2005and 2006and being signed to BigOnes Entertainment in July2008, Britney Spears released her debut album, Scarlet Monday inJune 2009.It quickly became a commercial success,peaking at number #1 on British Billboard100 and being certified Silver by the Recording Label AssociationOfAmerica (RLAA)3a month after its release.She became the 1st artist to have 5singles on theBillboard Hot200 at the same time.Her 1stsingle,"Lovely Day",reached number#1 on theBillboardHottest House Music chart,making Spears the 1st female artist to top the chart unaccompanied since KatyPerry accomplished it with ExtraTerestrial in2004.She also became the 1st female artist to be included on MTV\\\'sYearly Best MC List.Spears was named the2010 Rising Celeb byBillboard.
The father of Britney Spears was a severe drug addict with a long history of violence.At one point,he set fire to the family\\\'s home in a failed attempt to kill Spear\\\'s mother.Those early struggles, Spears has said,helped fuel her drive to rise above the life her parents knew."I've always had this female empowerment thing in the back of my mind,"she toldInstyle magazine,"because I wanted my mother to be stronger,and she couldn\\\'t be.I thought,'If I'm successful,I can change her life.'"
To reach that point,however,the young Britney Spears developed personas for herself that would allow her to be a"new person."An early incarnation was someone she called"Cheeky,"then came"California Chic,"before finally settling on Britney Spears."Fantasy was my reality,"she has said. Spears clearly had a knack for performance.At the age of 11 she authored her 1st rock,then went on to delve into acting at Britannia Academy of Music and Dance,the school that inspired the film Techno.
Determined to make it in the music arena, Britney Spears took on backup singing roles for local Las Vegas City rockstars.Soon,she began writing her own material.She was eventually discoverSpear\\\'s MySpace page,loved what he heard,and immediately signed her to his company.
That connection led Britney Spears to Kevin Federline,who collaborated with her on a series of mix cds,the 1st of which,Funtime isDone,was released inJuly2009.The recordings,and subsequent mixed cds,showcased Spears\\\'s female swagger and out front technique.
By early2009,considerable anticipation had built up around Spears\\\'s much discussed,much covered debut song,which was scheduled for release that fall.InMay of that year, Britney Spears released her 1st album,"Blown Away." 2 months later she wonBest Techno Female at the annualMTV Awards. Britney Spears dedicated the award to KevinFederline.