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2000s Artist Highlight: Britney Spears

February 8, 2017

Some may argue she’s the ‘Queen of Pop’ or perhaps even the queen of the world, but there is one thing for certain, Britney Spears ruled over the 2000s. From her chart toppers and outlandish fashion statements to her many infamous relationships with the male species, Britney has definitely made her mark on the world.  

As we approach our spring Coffeehouse themed with the decade of the 2000s, it is nearly impossible to merely pass by without acknowledging the ‘queen’ herself. Without further ado, here are a few of the most eventful occurrences of Britney Spears’ career on the 2000s*. 

At the start of the decade, Britney Spears had just finished up her first tour of …Baby One More Time and quickly jumped right into her worldwide tour for the chart topper Oops!... I Did It Again in September of 2000. She rose to fame very quickly and stayed there for quite a while. 

Let us also never forget her 2001 VMA performance of ‘Slave 4 U’ in which she not only shocked the crowd with her iconic blue and green bedazzled ensemble but also with her stage props – the caged tiger and albino python.  

Britney didn’t just stop at the wild animals to prove her untamed persona; it was in 2004 that she proved she really was a ‘Brave New Girl’.  After marrying her childhood best friend Jason, it was only 55 short hours later that she was once again a single woman due to an annulment – and it was just seven months later that she remarried to the notorious Kevin Federline. 

It was in 2007 when Ms. Spears took a razor to her blonde locks and that was also the moment we thought the icon had finally fallen… however, just like the Britney Spears we know and love, in late 2008 when she released her popular album Circus and just like that, she was back on top… Oops, she did it again.  

Through the twists and the turns of Britney Spears’ life, there have always been a couple things for certain: her pop music has brought many people together, and she remains an icon for the 2000s. As we look toward our spring Coffeehouse, we can always turn to Britney Spears for the ultimate inspiration.