Britney Jean Spears…singer, songwriter, dancer, actress…you name it, Britney’s probably done it.
She was born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana.
Before becoming an internationally best-selling singer, Britney appeared in stage productions and television series, even being part of the House of Mouse, alongside Justin Timberlake.
Spears’s first two studio albums, …Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!… I Did It Again (2000), were global successes and made her the best-selling teenage artist of all-time. Referred to as the “Princess of Pop”, Spears was regarded as a pop icon and credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
But that is all pretty well known information. What about the stuff that isn’t as well-known. This is where we have you covered…
10. Britney and Natalie Portman share history
Britney Spears and the actress, Natalie Portman, were both understudies together for the off-Broadway play Ruthless.
The show was about a girl who’d literally kill for the lead in her school play.
9. She was exchanging emails with Prince William
Before marrying Kate Middleton, Prince William and Britney were sending emails back and forth, but nothing came of it.
“He was supposed to come and see me somewhere,” she said, “but it didn’t work out.”
8. She would like Portman to play her in a film
If there was ever a biopic about Britney’s life, she has said she would like Natlie Portman to play her.
This comes from their time working as understudies together for the play Ruthless.
7. She worked as an aerobics teacher
When Britney was only 12 years old, she worked at her dad’s gym, Total Fitness by Jamie.
She worked at the coordinator for an aerobics class.
6. She also worked at a crawfish restaurant
As well as working as an aerobics coordinator, Britney also worked in her great-grandmother’s crawfish restaurant.
It was called Granny’s Seafood and Deli and Britney waited on tables and worked on the cash register.
5. She was a bit of a tomboy growing up
Britney has described herself as a bit of a ‘tomboy’ when she was growing up.
She enjoyed racing go-karts and playing basketball with kids in the neighborhood.
4. She was in the all-female group ‘Innosense’
Before becoming a solo artist, Britney was in the all-female group ‘Innosense,’ formed in 1997.
Other members included Danay Ferrer, Mandy Ashford, Nikki DeLoach and Amanda Latona. The band decided to misspell the name so they wouldn’t sound like “innocent little four-year-olds.”
3. ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time,’ was first written for someone else.
It’s hard to imagine anyone else singing ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time,’ better than Britney. It’s her signature hit.
However, it was originally written for TLC, but they didn’t like the lyrics.
2. The school in the music video for “…Baby One More Time” might be familiar
The music video for “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” was shot at Venice High School.
The was the same school where Grease was filmed.
1. She uses some inventive names when staying in hotels
Being one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, it’s no surprise that Britney wants some privacy whilst on tour and staying in hotels.
As such, she uses aliases whilst booking in, including ‘Anita Dick,’ ‘Alotta Warmheart,’ and ‘Chastity Montgomery.’