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This Happened—December 2: The Princess Of Pop Is Born In The Deep South

On this day, proud parents in a small town in Mississippi would welcome a baby girl destined to become the Princess of Pop.

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Where is Britney Spears from? 

Britney Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi on December 2 1981. She began singing and dancing at age 2, and her parents soon began entering her in talent shows.

At the age of 8, she auditioned for Disney’s The All New Mickey Mouse Club but was deemed too young. She got her first agent and spent her summers attending New York’s Professional Performing Arts School. She made her first TV appearances and joined the Mickey Mouse Club two years later, at only eleven years old.

What was Britney’s first album? 

Britney’s first album Baby One More Time was released in 1999 at the age of 17. The eponymous hit song sparked a controversy because of its lyrics and provocative music video, but Britney’s career was well on its way and she released her second album Oops! I Did It Again in 2000.

What happened between Britney Spears and her parents?

In 2008, Spears was involuntarily placed under the conservatorship of her father. After years of abuse and thanks to support from her fan with the #FreeBritney movement and other celebrities, she ended the conservatorship in November 2021, and has since been back on social media and gotten married again.

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