Spears is regarded as a pop icon and credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s.She became the 'best-selling teenage artist of all time' Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, ten Billboard Music Awards including the Billboard Millennium Award making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
She assumed creative control of her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003), which yielded the worldwide success of the single "Toxic".
In 2001, Spears released her self-titled third studio album, Britney, and played the starring role in the film Crossroads (2002).
Later that year, Spears began the four-year residency show, Britney: Piece of Me, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
In 2016, Spears released her ninth studio album, Glory.
I Did It Again (2000), became international successes, with the former becoming the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. Her fifth studio album, Blackout, was released later that year, and spawned singles such as "Gimme More" and "Piece of Me".
In 2007, Spears's much-publicized personal issues sent her career into hiatus.
Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, dancer and actress. Her erratic behavior and hospitalizations continued through the following year, at which point she was placed under a still ongoing conservatorship.
Born in Mc Comb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's sixth studio album, Circus (2008), included the international chart-topping single "Womanizer".
Her maternal grandmother, Lillian Portell, was English (born in London), and one of Spears's maternal great-great-grandfathers was Maltese.