Here is a look a the life of Britney Spears, pop singer, Grammy award winner, and television personality
Personal: Birth date: December 2, 1981
Birth place: McComb, Mississippi
Birth name: Britney Jean Spears
Father: Jamie Spears, a former building contractor and chef
Mother: Lynne (Bridges) Spears
Marriages: Kevin Federline (September 18, 2004-July 30, 2007, divorced); Jason Alexander (January 3, 2004-January 5, 2004, annulled after 55 hours)
Children: with Kevin Federline: Jayden James, September 12, 2006; Sean Preston, September 14, 2005
Other Facts: Number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart include: "Baby, One More Time" in 1999, "Womanizer" in 2008, 3 in 2009 (debut), and "Hold It Against Me" in 2011 (debut).
Six albums have reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart: "Baby One More Time" (1999), "Oops!.... I Did It Again" (2000), "Britney" (2001), "In the Zone" (2003), "Circus" (2008), and "Femme Fatale" (2011).
As of 2012, has sold nearly 100 million records worldwide (Jive Records/RCA Records).
Timeline: 1993-1994 - Cast member on "The Mickey Mouse Club."
1997 - Signs a contract with Jive Records at age 15.
2000-2002 - Wins Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Artist three years in a row.
2002 - Is named Hollywood's Most Powerful Celebrity by Forbes magazine.
November 17, 2003 - Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
February 13, 2005 - Wins a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for Toxic (47th Annual).
February 16, 2007 - Shaves her head at a beauty parlor in Tarzana, California.
October 1, 2007 - Temporarily loses physical custody of her children after failing to attend court hearings.
January 3, 2008 - Spears is hospitalized over issues involving the custody of her children. Kevin Federline, her ex-husband, is awarded sole custody on January 4, 2008.
February 1, 2008 - A Los Angeles court grants temporary conservatorship to Britney Spears's father, Jamie Spears, after Spears is taken to a hospital and deemed unable to take care of herself.
July 18, 2008 - In a custody agreement, Spears gives Kevin Federline sole custody of the children, but retains visitation rights.
August 2008 - Becoming Britney, a musical based on the life of Britney Spears, debuts at the New York International Fringe Festival.
September 7, 2008 - Wins Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, and Video of the Year for Piece of Me at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
October 28, 2008 - Jamie Spears is granted permanent conservatorship of Spears's affairs.