Britney Spears

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: American

Born: December 2, 1981 (33)

Britney Spears was launched into the international pop limelight when her debut single '...Baby One More Time' reached number one in more than 15 different countries. She has since released seven multi-platinum albums and over 30 international hit singles including 'Oops... I Did It Again', 'Toxic', 'Womanizer' and 'Till The World Ends'.

Spears has been at the center of media attention almost constantly since her rise to fame, dating Justin Timberlake early in their careers. In 2004, her marriage to Jason Alexander lasted 55 hours until it was annulled. She then tied the knot with dancer Kevin Federline, and the couple had two children. Spears and Federline divorced in 2007, and experienced a public breakdown, from which she has since recovered.

Spears has appeared in How I Met Your Mother and Fox musical series Glee, and served as a judge on the second series of the US The X Factor. She will embark on two-year Las Vegas residency titled 'Piece of Me' to coincide with the release of her untitled eighth studio album on December 3, 2013.
Pop's super-producer will forever be indebted to Deal Or No Deal. Here's why Naughty Boy owes Noel Edmonds Singer 'interviews' new minders - it's like the movie The Bodyguard, only not. Britney performs ace hidden camera prank "She's such a good actor that I feel like [the writers] could do anything with her!" OITNB star wants Britney Spears cameo It's Britney, bitch! Britney shocks dancers by teaching their class Irving Azoff thinks she's in her prime - which is more than can be said for Britney and J-Lo. Christina "hasn't peaked" yet says manager You'll never hear 'The Wheels on the Bus' performed like this again. Ever. Ariana's Christina impression is brilliant From Piece of Me perfection to a genuine smile, she's finally happy again. Britney's back and she means business Feels like the crowds are saying gimme more. Is Britney extending her Vegas run? The Aussie rapper speaks about the struggles of being in the public eye. Iggy Azalea: "Britney Spears gives me hope" Series showrunner hints that there'll be music in Britney Spears's Jane the Virgin episode. Britney's Jane the Virgin role explained The 'Overprotected' singer says listening to Swift's music makes her "so happy". Britney thinks Taylor Swift is "very wise" "I really love doing the show. It's a lot of fun, but I'm kind of torn right now." Britney may be ending her Vegas residency The actress wowed Ludacris with her quickfire rap at the Teen Choice Awards. Gina Rodriguez has some impressive rapping skills Immerse yourselves in the places where Katy Perry's 'Firework' and Britney's '...Baby One More Time' were filmed. 9 pop videos' surprising real-life locations Including renditions of '...Baby One More Time', 'Toxic', 'Piece Of Me' and even latest single 'Pretty Girls'. 9 essential Britney Spears covers Jane the Virgin 's Marbella Hotel is getting a 'Toxic' visitor this autumn. Britney is making her acting comeback The young girl was depressed after suffering an aneurysm - but the song inspired Maegan in her recovery. Britney's 'Toxic' helps girl recover from surgery Test yourself on the decade that gave us huge pop albums from The Killers, Britney and Lady Gaga. How many albums of the 2000s can you name? Pop is a fickle game, but who do you think is currently coming out on top? Who is the Queen of Pop? Vote for your fave The Swedish singer-songwriter releases her own take on a '90s pop classic. Listen to Tove Styrke's take on Britney hit Australian pop punk group 5 Seconds of Summer will also be storming the stage at Fox gala. Britney Spears to present at Teen Choice Awards Nate Richert played Sabrina's high school sweetheart from 1996 until 2003. This is what Harvey from Sabrina looks like now The singer gets his young son Noah to make a very special announcement. Watch Michael Bublé's adorable baby news The star continues to record new music for her upcoming ninth studio album. Britney working on "harder than hard" music Azalea recently suggested it was Britney's fault that 'Pretty Girls' wasn't doing well. Did Britney just take a dig at Iggy Azalea? The Australian rapper admits that she resents the lack of promotion of her duet with Britney Spears. Iggy Azalea unhappy with 'Pretty Girls' promotion The comedy writer and Jimmy Fallon take on the Wheel of Impressions. Seth MacFarlane does a scarily good Liam Neeson Including Britney's thumping cover, The Maccabees at their happiest and MS MR's melancholic ballad. Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear That's a sentence we never thought we would write. Britney Spears paints topless to Mariah Carey Interview: Jade and Leigh-Anne talk new single 'Black Magic' and writing for Britney. Little Mix: We just want a big song that explodes Eminem, Missy Elliott and Oasis also get the LA band's treatment. FIDLAR channel Britney Spears for new video "I've been going non-stop for the past two years, nearly every single day," she says. Iggy on tour cancellation: "I deserve a break" The star struts her way to the top spot, while Wiz Khalifa stays firm at two. Taylor Swift wins Aussie No.1 with 'Bad Blood' The girl group are transformed by magic in the visual for their latest single. Watch Little Mix's spellbinding new video The girl group give a brief rendition of the bubblegum pop anthem. Watch Little Mix sing Britney's Pretty Girls A petition claims the 'Fancy' rapper wasn't eligible to win her Billboard Award. 11,000 people want Iggy Azalea to return award The singer films the hilarious sketch for the season finale of The Voice. Watch Christina impersonate Gaga and Britney The model laughs off suggestions she rolled her eyes at Iggy Azalea on the red carpet. Chrissy Teigen denies eye roll at Iggy Azalea The duo dance their way through an energetic performance at the Billboard Awards. Watch Pitbull and Chris Brown perform 'Fun' Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez and Ed Sheeran are among the stars showing off their style. See the stars on the Billboard red carpet