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In November, she hit the top 10 with the sexually charged Im a slave 4 u which took a completely different turn in musical direction from her previous singles and, in the same month, released her third LP, self-titled Britney, which shot to the top of the albums charts, breaking records for a female artist. Her performance of Slave at the MTV VMAs caused outrage among animal rights campaigners, as she performed with a live giant snake and wearing little herself. It was a far cry from the Britney of just three years ago, and perhaps the critical moment when what some people would say she started going downhill. Sales of her third album, while impressive, where not nearly as high as her former releases, perhaps due to the increase of new pop female singers flooding the market, yet Britney, still incredibly popular, carried on. In early 2002, the 20-year-old Britney released Im not a girl, not yet a woman, taken from the soundtrack of her debut movie Crossroads (2002/I), which was released in February of that year. She soon after hit the charts with Overprotected and also toured worldwide on the Dream within a dream tour. Yet, it seemed it was all getting too much for Britney, her four year relationship with Timberlake ended suddenly and very publicly and she soon announced she was to take 6 months off, after all, she had achieved so much by such a young age and in such a short space of time. Her star was by no means fading, with Forbes declaring her The Worlds most powerful celebrity in mid-2002.
While she may have been on a break from her career, she was by no means breaking from the media, who followed her relentlessly, even more keen to track her down and find out what she was up to. Britney was increasingly letting her pop princess crown slip, admitting she had lost her sacred virginity to Timberlake, outside of marriage. Britney could also be seen smoking and drinking to excess on wild nights out and famously breaking down in tears while being interviewed by Diane Sawyer about her parents (who were recently divorced) and her bitter split from Timberlake. Britney was linked to men such as Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit and openly kissed Colin Farrell at a movie premiere. However, she seemed to get herself back together for her new album released in late 2003. In a blitz of publicity which included the infamous Like a Virgin performance and Madonna kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards in August that year. The new album, In The Zone, was a bid to be seen as a woman and caused controversy with songs on it such as Breathe on Me and Touch of my hand which was about masturbation however, the appeal of Britney was still there and the album topped the Billboard 200 albums charts. The first single to be lifted was Me against the music a club hit that featured pop icon Madonna and singing with her was a dream come true for Britney. Now 22, it seemed Britney was in a lot more control over her career, yet her personal life still seemed to be slipping. In January 2004, Britney got married to childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in a Las Vegas ceremony. The incident shocked the world, especially when the marriage was annulled 55 hours later and was described as a joke taken too far by her management.
Britney soon released one of her biggest singles, Toxic, which topped various charts around the world including the UK and Canadian singles charts. The single was a smash-hit and silenced any critics that said Britney no longer had what it took to make a comeback. She soon began her highly publicized and overtly sexual Onyx Hotel Tour, which was canceled a few months later after Britney damaged her knee during a video shoot and had to receive medical treatment. Other singles off the album included the gold-selling Everytime, which topped the UK singles charts and, like usual, also carried a fair amount of controversy for its video, which allegedly depicted the star committing suicide after a fight with her boyfriend, played by Stephen Dorff; however, this was changed to an accident in which she drowns yet reincarnates. It was around this time that Britney began dating Kevin Federline, a former backup dancer who she had taken on tour with her a few months previously. The snag here was that Kevin came with baggage in the form of an ex girlfriend, heavily pregnant Moesha (1996) actress Shar Jackson and their young child. Britney and Kevin soon became engaged and, in September 2004, were married in a secret ceremony, soon after the birth of Kevins second child. That same month, Britney released a single off her upcoming Greatest Hits album (released in November 2004) a cover of Bobby Browns 1988 hit My Prerogative.
Britney was a changed woman, no longer concerned with what the public thought of her or her appearance, she parted ways with her manager who she had had since she was 13, and was increasingly stepping out looking more trailer trash than multi-millionaire. In February 2005, Britney won her first Grammy for the single Toxic as Best Dance Recording. Just two months later, it was announced Britney was pregnant with her first child. A reality TV Series Britney & Kevin: Chaotic (2005), which featured the pair getting to know each other the previous year, leading up to their wedding aired on UPN and eventually got a world-wide audience, despite harsh criticism. In September 2005, Britney evolved yet again, this time as a devoted wife and mother, with the birth of her first child, a son, who she named Sean Preston. In November of that year, she released a remix album B in the mix, the Remixes.
Looking back over the last seven years of this remarkable ladys career and life, it really is hard to imagine what the face of Pop would look like without her. Here is a 24 year-old woman who has grown in the face of the glaring media from innocent School-girl to sexual pop vixen to young wife and mother. Who knows what is next for Britney? Rumours of a comeback album for 2006 have been circulating for a while and also a few more movie productions, yet one thing is for certain: Britney Spears has worked hard to get to where she is today and by no means will she be disappearing any time soon. Her name and face is legend in the media and celebrity circuit and its surely only a matter of time before Spears shocks us all again, with her next album or tour or movie or personal move. One thing is for certain, though, the public will be watching