Biography

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Career Sales: Over 83 Million Units Sold in a career spanning less than a decade
Eight #1 Worldwide Hit Singles
RIAA-ranked 8th Best-Selling Female Artist In American History
Five #1 Albums on Billboard Top 200 Album Sales Chart
Billboard-ranked Best-Selling Female Artist of the Past Decade (1998-2008)
23 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart


SINGLES AWARDS
Platinum (USA): "...Baby One More Time"
Platinum (USA): "From The Bottom of My Broken Heart"
Platinum (USA): "Gimme More"
Platinum (USA): "Piece of Me"
1999 Music Week Awards Highest Selling Singles Artist in the UK ("...Baby One More Time")
1999 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Song ("...Baby One More Time")
2000 BMI Pop Awards Honored Most Performed BMI Songs ("Sometimes")
2001 BMI Pop Awards Honored Most Performed BMI Songs ("(You Drive Me) Crazy")
2004 Billboard Music Awards Hot Dance Sales Single of the Year ("Me Against The Music" feat. Madonna)
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Single ("Toxic")
2005 Grammy Best Dance Recording ("Toxic")
2005 Ivor Novello Awards (Ivors) PRS Most Performed Work ("Toxic")
2005 ASCAP Pop Music Awards Honored Most Performed ASCAP Songs ("Toxic")
2008 MTV Video Music Awards
- Best Female Video ("Piece of Me")
- Best Pop Video ("Piece of Me")
- Video of the Year ("Piece of Me")
2008 TRL's Most Influential Video of All Time ("...Baby One More Time")


ARTIST AWARDS
1999 Billboard Music Awards
- Female Album Artist of the Year
- Female Artist of the Year
- Best New Artist of the Year
1999 MTV Europe Music Awards
- Best Female Artist
- Best Pop Artist
- Best Breakthrough Artist
1999 Echo Award Best International Female Artist
1999 Much Music Award Best International Artist
2000 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female Singer
2000 American Music Awards Favorite New Pop/Rock Artist
2000 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Artist
2000 Billboard Music Awards
- Female Album Artist of the Year
- Special Billboard Award (Oops! ...I Did It Again album sales)
2000 Canadian Juno Award Best Selling Album (...Baby One More Time)
2000 Europe NRJ Radio Awards Best International Female Artist
2000-2006 Yahoo! Top Searched Artist of the Year
2001 Echo Award Best International Female Artist
2001 Rolling Stone Magazine Awards Artist of the Year
2001 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female Singer
2001 World Music Awards World's Best Dance Female Artist
2001 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Artist
2001 World Music Awards World's Best Pop Female Artist
2002 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Artist
2002 MTV Asia Awards Best International Female Artist
2002 Emmy Awards
- Best Direction (Britney Spears: Live in Las Vegas)
- Best Special Television (Saturday Night Life)
2003 Japan Golden Disc Awards
- Best International New Artist
2003 Hollywood Walk of Fame (recording artists)
2003 TRL Awards First Lady Award
2004 TRL Awards Gridlock Award (for most fans)
2004 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Female
2004 Brasil Music Award Best International Female Artist
2005 Golden Music Awards Rock/Pop Album of the Year (Greatest Hits: My Prerogative)
2008 MTV Europe Music Awards
- Best Act of 2008
- Album of the Year (Blackout)
2008 Bambi Awards Best International Pop Star
2009 NRJ Music Awards
- International Female Artist of the Year
- Best Video of the Year ("Womanizer")
2009 LOGO's NewNowNext Awards Always Next, Forever Now Award
2009 Bravo's A-List Awards
- A-List Artist of the Year
- A-List Album (Circus)
- A-List Download ("Circus")
2009 Teen Choice Awards Ultimate Choice Award


SALES
...Baby One More Time (1999)
Total Worldwide Sales: 22 million
Diamond: US, Canada
10x Platinum: Philippines
9x Platinum: Poland,
6x Platinum: Indonesia
5x Platinum: Korea
4x Platinum: UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Taiwan, Ausralia,Holland, Portugal
3x Platinum: France, Ireland, Hungary, Switzerland, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Venezuela, Thailand, New Zealand, and Czech Republic
2x Platinum: Austria, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, and Singapore
Platinum: Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway, Turkey, Hong Kong

Oops!... I Did It Again (2000)
Total Worldwide Sales: 17 million
Diamond: USA, Turkey
10x Platinum: Korea
8x Platinum: Canada, Philippines, Poland
5x Platinum: Switzerland
4x Platinum: Germany, Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Brazil, Indonesia,
3x Platinum: UK, Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand
2x Platinum: Denmark, France, Italy, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, India, and Taiwan
Platinum: Japan, South Africa, Finland

Britney (2001)
Total Worldwide Sales: 9 Million
10x Platinum: Korea
4x Platinum: USA
3x Platinum: Canada, Ireland, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand
2x Platinum: Austria, France, Hungary, Portugal, Switzerland, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, Japan
Platinum: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, UK, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, New Zealand

In The Zone (2003)
Total Worldwide Sales: 6 million
4x Platinum: Korea
3x Platinum: Indonesia, Canada
2x Platinum: USA, Thailand
Platinum: UK, Ireland, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Australia
Gold: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, South Africa, Chile, Mexico, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand

Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (2005)
Total Worldwide Sales: 5 Million
6x Platinum: Ireland
3x Platinum: Japan, Korea, Taiwan
2x Platinum: UK, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore
Platinum: USA, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Ecuador, Hong Kong, India, Thailand
Gold: Canada, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand

Circus (2008)
Total Worldwide Sales: 3 Million
Platinum: USA, Ireland, Canada, UK
Gold: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand
Silver: Italy