BIOGRAPHY from RollingStone.com
Born in rural Louisiana, teen pop star Britney Spears was groomed for stardom
from the start. She spent her early childhood performing in talent shows
and dance reviews before, at age eight, she was discovered by a TV producer
who hooked her up with a New York agent.
Britney spent her summers in New York studying at the Off-Broadway Dance Center
and the Professional Performing Arts School and began picking up television
commercials. At 10 she landed a role in the Off-Broadway
production "Ruthless" and a year later was cast in the Disney Channel's
popular "Mickey Mouse Club Show."
After two years of taping the Disney show in Orlando, Britney returned to
Louisiana and set her sites on a career in pop music. She was quickly
recruited by Jive Records, home of the Backstreet Boys, and teamed up with
Eric Foster (Whitney Houston, Hi-Five) and Max Martin (Robyn, Backstreet
Boys), who produced her debut album.
Baby One More Time hit record store shelves in early 1999.
Written by:Lana Fanelli @ RollingStone.com
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