Her maternal grandmother, Lillian Portell, was English (born in London), and one of Spears's maternal great-great-grandfathers was Maltese.According to Billboard Spears has sold about 22.38 million singles in digital downloads in US and is the fourth best-selling female artist since Nielsen Sound Scan began.Spears was born in Mc Comb, Mississippi, the second child of Lynne Irene Bridges and James Parnell Spears.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.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. She assumed creative control of her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003), which yielded the worldwide success of the single "Toxic".
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 seventh studio album, Femme Fatale (2011), became her first to yield three top-ten singles in the United States.She released her eighth studio album Britney Jean in 2013.
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.