Making BRITstory

You don't become a history-making, best-selling artist like Britney Spears without over a decade's worth of hard work, blood, sweat and tears. Our new "Making BRITstory" section follows the ongoing career of a pop music legend and is written and curated by Britney.com blogger, BRITannica. Click the dates below to view articles, rare photos and video content. Keep checking back, as content will be updated often. Enjoy!

THE EARLY YEARS
December 2, 1981 — Britney Spears is born
December 1992 — Britney is cast in the Mickey Mouse Club

1998
October 23, 1998 — “…Baby One More Time” single released
November 17, 1998 — Britney’s first concert tour kicks off (opening act for 'N Sync Tour)
November 24, 1998 — “…Baby One More Time” music video premieres

1999
January 12, 1999 — …Baby One More Time studio album released
April 15, 1999 — Britney's first magazine cover hits newsstands (Rolling Stone)
April 30, 1999 — “Sometimes” single released
May 6, 1999 — “Sometimes” music video premieres
June 28, 1999 — "…Baby One More Time" Tour kicks off (Britney's first headlining tour)
August 23, 1999 — "(You Drive Me) Crazy" single released
August 24, 1999 — "(You Drive Me) Crazy" music video premieres
September 9, 1999 — Britney performs with 'N Sync at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards
December 6, 1999 — “Born To Make You Happy” single released & video premieres
December 15, 1999 — "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" single released
December 17, 1999 — "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" music video premieres
December 21, 1999 — Time Out With Britney Spears DVD released

2000
January 23, 2000 — Britney appears on "The Mansion Family" episode of The Simpsons
March 27, 2000 — “Oops!...I Did It Again” single released
April 10, 2000 — "Oops!...I Did It Again" music video premieres
May 13, 2000 — Britney hosts Saturday Night Live
May 16, 2000 — Oops!...I Did It Again studio album released
June 20, 2000 — "Oops!...I Did It Again" World Tour kicks off
July 13, 2000 — "Lucky" music video premieres
August 8, 2000 — “Lucky” single released
September 7, 2000 — Britney performs at 2000 MTV Video Music Awards
November 2, 2000 — "Stronger" music video premieres
November 13, 2000 — “Stronger” single released

2001
January 8, 2001 — Britney performs at the 28th Annual American Music Awards
January 17, 2001 — “Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know” single released
February 7, 2001 — Pepsi Cola announced as Britney's corporate sponsor
March 2, 2001 — “Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know” music video premieres
April 10, 2001 — A Mother's Gift published (young adult fiction book co-written by Britney and Lynne Spears)
September 6, 2001 — Britney performs at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards
September 24, 2001 — “I’m a Slave 4 U” single released & music video premieres
November 1, 2001 — Dream Within a Dream Tour kicks off
November 5, 2001 — Britney studio album released
December 4, 2001 — Britney performs at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards
December 26, 2001 — "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" music video premieres

2002
February 2, 2002 — Britney hosts Saturday Night Live
February 4, 2002 — Britney appears as guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show
February 5, 2002 — “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” single released
February 12, 2002 — Britney Live From Las Vegas DVD released
February 15, 2002 — Crossroads movie premieres
March 26, 2002 — "Overprotected (The Darkchild Remix)" music video premieres
April 1, 2002 — “Overprotected (The Darkchild Remix)” single released
May 28, 2002 — “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” single released & video premiere
June 17, 2002 — "Boys: The Co-Ed Remix" music video premieres
July 1, 2002 — "Anticipating" single released
August 2, 2002 — "Boys: The Co-Ed Remix" single released

2003
May 5, 2003 — Britney appears in episode of Punk'd
August 28, 2003 — Britney performs at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards
October 18, 2003 — Britney performs “Everytime” on Saturday Night Live
October 20, 2003 — “Me Against the Music” single released
October 21, 2003 — “Me Against the Music” music video premieres
November 18, 2003 — In The Zone studio album released

2004
January 12, 2004 — “Toxic” single released
January 13, 2004 — “Toxic” music video premieres
March 2, 2004 — The Onyx Hotel Tour kicks off
April 12, 2004 — “Everytime” music video premieres
May 17, 2004 — “Everytime” single released
June 8, 2004 — Britney shoots music video for "Outrageous"
July 13, 2004 — "Outrageous" single released
September 14, 2004 — "My Prerogative" single released (Bobby Brown cover)
November 9, 2004 — Greatest Hits: My Prerogative compilation album released

2005
January 18, 2005 — “Do Somethin’” music video leaks online
January 27, 2005 — "My Prerogative" music video premieres
February 14, 2005 — “Do Somethin’” single released
May 17, 2005 — Britney & Kevin: Chaotic reality show premieres on UPN
June 14, 2005 — “Someday (I Will Understand)” music video premieres
August 21, 2005 — “Someday (I Will Understand)" single released
November 25, 2005 — B In The Mix: The Remixes remix album release

2006
March 30, 2006 — Britney appears on "Buy, Buy Baby" episode of Will & Grace

2007
May 1, 2007 — The M&M's Tour kicks off
September 9, 2007 — Britney performs at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards
September 25, 2007 — "Gimme More" single released
October 5, 2007 — "Gimme More" music video premieres
October 30, 2007 — Blackout studio album released
November 27, 2007 — "Piece of Me" single released
December 14, 2007 — "Piece of Me" music video premieres

2008
March 12, 2008 — “Break The Ice” music video premieres
March 24, 2008 — Britney appears on "Ten Sessions" episode of How I Met Your Mother
March 28, 2008 — “Break The Ice” single released
September 7, 2008 — Britney makes appearance at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards
September 26, 2008 — "Womanizer" single released
October 10, 2008 — "Womanizer" music video premieres
November 16, 2008 – MTV’s Total Request Live names “…Baby One More Time” most iconic music video of all time
November 30, 2008 — Britney: For The Record documentary premieres on MTV
December 2, 2008 — Circus studio album released & "Circus" single released
December 4, 2008 — "Circus" music video premieres

2009
March 2, 2009 — Britney announced as the new face of Candie’s
March 3, 2009 — The Circus Starring Britney Spears Tour kicks off
March 10, 2009 — “If U Seek Amy” single released
March 12, 2009 — “If U Seek Amy” music video premieres
July 20, 2009 — "Radar" music video premieres
July 22, 2009 — "Radar" single released
October 2, 2009 — "3" single released
October 30, 2009 — "3" music video premieres
November 10, 2009 — The Singles Collection compilation album released

2010
September 28, 2010 — Britney appears on "Britney/Brittany" episode of Glee

2011
January 11, 2011 — "Hold It Against Me" single released
February 17, 2011 — "Hold It Against Me" music video premieres
March 4, 2011 — "Till The World Ends" single released
March 29, 2011 — Femme Fatale studio album released
April 3, 2011 — Britney Spears: I Am the Femme Fatale premieres on MTV
April 6, 2011 — "Till The World Ends" music video premieres
May 22, 2011 — Britney performs at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards
June 16, 2011 — Femme Fatale Tour kicks off

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