If the Mickey Mouse club knew what she was now they would have told her no for the second time as Britney Spears is an international sex symbol and pop icon that earns our Hottie of the Week honor.
Britney Spears at the age of eight auditioned for the 1990′s revival of The Mickey Mouse Club but the casting director rejected her for being too young to join the series. They were impressed by her vocals and suggested enrolling her at the Professional Performing Arts School.
Shortly after Spears was hired for her first professional role, as the understudy for the lead role of Tina Denmark in the Off-Broadway musical Ruthless!. She also appeared as a contestant on the popular television show Star Search, as well as being cast in a number of commercials. In December 1992, she was finally cast in The Mickey Mouse Club, but two years after the show was cancelled.
In June 1997, Spears was in talks with manager Lou Pearlman to join female pop group Innosense. Lynne asked family friend and entertainment lawyer Larry Rudolph for his opinion and submitted a tape of Spears singing over a Whitney Houston karaoke song along with some pictures. Rudolph decided he wanted to pitch her to record labels, therefore she needed a professional demo. He sent Spears an unused song from Toni Braxton; she rehearsed for a week and recorded her vocals in a studio with a sound engineer. Spears traveled to New York with the demo and met with executives from four labels, returning to Kentwood the same day. Three of the labels rejected her, arguing audiences wanted pop bands such as The Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls, and “there wasn’t going to be another Madonna, another Debbie Gibson, or another Tiffany.”
Jeff Fenster, two weeks later from Jive stated that “It’s very rare to hear someone that age who can deliver emotional content and commercial appeal. For any artist, the motivation—the ‘eye of the tiger’— is extremely i
Her first concert tour followed, as an opening act for ‘N Sync. Her debut album, Baby One More Time, was released on January 1999. It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified two-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America after a month. Worldwide, the album topped the charts in fifteen countries and sold over ten million copies in a year. It became the biggest selling album ever by a teenage artist.mportant. And Britney had that.” They appointed her to work with producer Eric Foster White for a month, who reportedly shaped her voice from “lower and less poppy” delivery to “distinctively, unmistakably Britney.” After hearing the recorded material, president Clive Calder ordered a full album.Spears had originally envisioned “Sheryl Crow music, but younger more adult contemporary” but felt alright with her label’s appointment of producers, since “It made more sense to go pop, because I can dance to it—it’s more me.”
The title track was released as the lead single from the album. Originally, Jive Records wanted its music video to be animated; however, Spears rejected it, and suggested the final idea of a Catholic schoolgirl which will live in the heart of private school boys forever.
The single sold 500,000 copies on its first day, and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, topping the chart for two consecutive weeks.”…Baby One More Time” later received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance The title track also topped the singles chart for two weeks in the United Kingdom, and became the fastest-selling single ever by a female artist, shipping over 460,000 copies.
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