How much is Britney Spears worth? $215 Million
How did Britney Spears earn her money and wealth?
A distinguished name in the entertainment industry Britney Spears was born as Britney Jean Spears on the 2nd of December in 1981 in the US state of Mississippi to James Parnell Spears and Lynne Irene Bridges. Little Britney stepped into the world of music by singing choir in a Baptist church. She also attended dance and gymnastic classes during her childhood. She won many children’s talent shows including state-level talent hunts. She made her stage debut with “What child is this” at the age of 5 during her kindergarten graduation. Britney Spears set fire to her blazing career in the year 1992 with “I Have Nothing” and was signed with producer Eric Foster White for a month. He fine-tuned her voice to the sui generis it is. She then went on to record almost half of her album in Sweden with big shot names in the industry like Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, and Denniz Pop.
The debut studio album of Britney hit the racks on 12th of January 1999 and straight up rose to the #1 on Billboard 200. The Britney Spears sensation didn’t just stop by hitting the US but took over 15 other countries by storm and sold over 10 million copies in a year, the biggest ever hit record by a teenage artist. The title track “Baby one more time” from the album was released as a single and sold over 500,000 copies on the very first day and undoubtedly was the #1 on Billboard Hot 100. Till date, it has sold over 10 million copies making it the biggest ever single of all times. Another single “You Drive Me Crazy” from the album banged the charts all across the globe and has sold over 25 million copies as of today. The early days of her career generated quite a few controversies that added to the fame and star value of Spears.
On the 28th of June in 1999, Britney Spears embarked on a tour in North America “Baby One More Time Tour” and was widely celebrated by critics and public alike which ended up in a second tour “Crazy 2k” in 2000 during which she premiered songs from her upcoming album. Britney’s second studio album “Oops!… I did it again” was released in the May of 2000 and it straightaway sprung to the #1 spot selling over 1.3 million copies. As of today, it has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It also was nominated at the Grammys. Britney set off on her next tour titled “Oops!…I Did It Again Tour” in 2000. Needless to mention, it was a grant success and bagged over $40.5 million.
Her book Britney Spears’ Heart to Heart hit the shelves the very same year and she also performed at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards wherein her performance gained a lot of attention in an appreciative as well as a critical way. The following year, Spears locked in a deal worth $8 million with the big shot brand Pepsi and also released her second book A Mother’s Gift. Also, her third studio album “Britney” was released in the November of the same year and sans any doubt, it took over the charts selling over 12 million copies worldwide.
Apart from music, Britney Spears has also established herself in movies, TV shows and also has a designer clothing line to her credit. Six of Britney’s albums topped the lists at number one spot and it has landed her the prestige of being the youngest artist to own that title.
What are the highest selling music albums of Britney Spears?
- Baby One More Time (1999): 10.6 million units
- Oops!…I Did It Again (2000): 9.2 million units
- Britney (2001): 4.4 million units
- In the Zone (2003): 3 million units
- Circus (2008): 1.7 million units
- Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (2004): 1.5 million units
- Blackout (2007): 1 million units
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