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[[caption-width-right:200:[-She's not that innocent.]]-]
[floatboxright:Influences:
+ Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/JanetJackson, Music/WhitneyHouston, Music/MichaelJackson
]

-> ''"I don't like defining myself, I just am."''

''[[DescribeTopicHere Don't describe Britney Spears here!]] [[MemeticMutation LEAVE HER]] [[Creator/ChrisCrocker ALONE!]]''

Britney Jean Spears, born 2nd December 1981 (1991-present) is a pop star who rose to fame in 1999 off of the success of her debut single "...Baby One More Time". She also had many immensely successful singles and iconic moments in her career. Known for her catchy, dramatic, electronic-focused, deep and edgy pop music. She also has a CashCowFranchise set up because of her.

You may know her from her hit songs such as "...Baby One More Time", "Oops!...I Did It Again", "I'm a Slave 4 U", "Me Against the Music", "Toxic", "Gimme More", "Womanizer", "3", "Hold It Against Me", "Till the World Ends", "Scream & Shout" and "Work Bitch". Britney has also inspired many female singers of the 00's with the likes of Music/LadyGaga, Music/MarinaAndTheDiamonds,Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, Sky Ferreira, Music/EllieGoulding, Kesha, Music/LanaDelRey, Music/MileyCyrus, Charli XCX, Music/KatyPerry and Music/PixieLott all citing her as a big influence in their music and career choices.

A former member of the 90s revival of ''TheMickeyMouseClub'', Britney was the first, and ultimately the poster girl, for the [[TheNineties the late '90s]] wave of {{boy band}}s and [[IdolSinger female solo artists]]. Part of her rise came from the exploitation of her sexuality, as the [[JailBait seventeen year old Britney]] flaunted her lolita looks with [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule school girl outfits]] and [[LatexSpaceSuit tight red leather catsuits]], while [[ContractualPurity still having]] an [[TheIngenue image of innocence]]. Interestingly, Spears orchestrated many of her most controversial moments, including choosing a high school setting for her first music video, and unbuttoning her t-shirt for her '99 Rolling Stone cover. She did two promo tours in 1998, in a mall and one with *NSYNC. She did four tours in four years, starting with "...Baby One More Time" tour and ending in DreamWithinADream.

Her albums and singles sales total in the millions, and her music videos gained constant rotation on {{MTV}}; she made numerous, well-received guest spots on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' as both host and musical guest while most of her MTV VMA performances are considered some of the most controversial and memorable, most specifically her strip-tease performance of "Oops!...I Did It Again", dancing with a snake for "I'm A Slave 4 U", and lip-locking with Madonna, among other things. She had a hit movie (''Film/{{Crossroads|2002}}'') and received 2 Grammy nominations (for Best New Artist in 1999 and Best Pop Vocal Performance in 2002) and won a UsefulNotes/GrammyAward for "Toxic" in 2005, along with a multitude of sold out world tours under her belt. In early 1999, Spears started dating Music/JustinTimberlake after being reunited with him on tour. The two broke up in March 2002, after three years together, much to the delight of the tabloids. Britney soon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.

In 2004, Britney's personal life entered a downward spiral, with the media reporting every detail. Britney had an impulse marriage to a childhood friend in Las Vegas which was quickly annulled after just 55 hours. This was followed by a whirlwind romance to backup dancer Kevin Federline. The pair married months after meeting while Federline's ex-girlfriend (''Series/{{Moesha}}'' star Shar Jackson) was still pregnant with their second child. The public and media widely believed Spears was too good for Federline and that he made her "trashy". A {{reality TV}} series in 2005 (''Britney & Kevin: Chaotic'') was created in an effort to combat the waves of bad publicity surrounding their relationship. Viewership started off strong but gradually declined over the show's run and ironically, only adding to the media craze around her.

Though she ultimately divorced Federline in 2006, shortly after the birth of her second child, it culminated in a rather public [[CreatorBreakdown mental breakdown]] that resulted in Britney night-partying heavily with Paris Hilton & Lindsay Lohan, [[ImportantHaircut shaving her head]], and checking into rehab twice. She was sent back and completed a month in rehab, but continued to spiral out of control. She gave a universally panned performance of her single "Gimme More" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards that was followed by her losing custody of her kids for a period of time eventually leading to a three hour standoff at her home regarding her custody of her sons, which involved police, ambulances, helicopters, and the paparazzi. She was soon placed in a 5150 hold at the hospital and after being released, her father was named her conservator by the courts.

All of this is explained further, though not entirely in-depth, in her 2008 MTV documentary ''For The Record''. Britney also discusses life in the spotlight, the thrill of performing and explains her actions after her marriage to Federline fell apart. She also revealed she WillNotBeAVictim, how dancing is therapy for her, and shows her workload over a three month album launch.

Britney has since recovered fairly well and has made [[CareerResurrection a comeback]] of sorts, returning to her career full-time. By that time, she had firmly secured her status as a pop culture figure and icon. To date, she has sold over 100 million records worldwide and her albums, ''Circus'' and ''Femme Fatale'', debuted at #1 on their first weeks of release. She also had one of the five biggest-selling concert tours of 2009 and 2011 with "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" and the "Femme Fatale Tour", respectively. In May 2012, it was announced that she, alongside DemiLovato, would be joining the judging panel of the US version of ''Series/TheXFactor''. She left the series at the end of her one-year only contract to focus more on creating music and performing.

During this time, she collaborated with Will.I.Am, who released their duet "Scream & Shout" that October. The song was a global success, reaching #1 in over 20 countries. She spent most of 2012 and 2013 recording her 8th album ''Britney Jean'', with William Orbit, Sia, will.i.am, and David Guetta. Spears co-wrote all the album's tracks and cited the album as her most personal yet, though it became her lowest debuting album on the US charts - at #4 - partly because of low promotion against her more hyped Vegas residency, "Piece of Me". She also did a rockumentary called "I Am Britney Jean" that showcased the build up to her said residency. Spears' two year Vegas residency started December 2013, opening to rave reviews and selling out the first two legs. Due to its success, it was recently extended 2 more years until December 2017.

[[folder: Discography & Releases ]]
'''Albums'''
* ''...Baby One More Time'' (1999)
* ''[[HotterAndSexier Oops!...I Did It Again]]'' (2000)
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Britney]]'' (2001)
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum In the Zone]]'' (2003)
* ''[[CreatorBreakdown Blackout]]'' (2007)
* ''[[LighterAndSofter Circus]]'' (2008)
* ''[[BeYourself Femme Fatale]]'' (2011)
* ''Britney Jean'' (2013)
* ''Glory'' (2016)

'''Compilations'''
* ''Greatest Hits: My Prerogative'' (2004)
* ''B in the Mix: The Remixes'' (2005)
* ''The Singles Collection''(2009)
* ''B in the Mix: Vol. 2'' (2011)
* ''Oops!...I Did It Again: Best of Britney Spears'' (2012)
* ''The Essential'' (2013)

'''Video and DVD Recordings For Public Release'''
* ''Time Out with Britney Spears'' (1999)
* ''Live and More! '' (2000)
* ''Britney: The Videos'' (2001)
* ''Live From Las Vegas'' (2002)
* ''Crossroads'' (2002)
* ''Stages: Three Days in Mexico'' (2002)
* ''In the Zone'' (2004)
* ''Greatest Hits: My Prerogative'' (2004)
* ''Britney & Kevin: Chaotic'' (2005)
* ''For The Record'' (2009)
* ''Live: The Femme Fatale Tour'' (2011)

'''Soundtracks'''
* ''Crossroads'' EP

'''Extended Plays''':
* ''In the Zone" EP (2004)
* ''Chaotic: Britney and Kevin'' (2005)
* ''Someday (I Will Understand)'' (2005)

'''Other Singles'''
* ''My Only Wish (This Year)'' (2000)
* '''What's Going On'' (2001)
* ''Boys (Co Ed Remix)'' (2002)
* ''And Then We Kiss'' (2005)
* ''S&M'' (2011)
* ''Scream & Shout'' (2012)
* ''Ooh La La'' (2013)
* "Tom's Diner" (2014)

'''Cancelled Releases'''
* Original Doll (2005)

'''Tours'''
* ''...Baby One More Time Tour'' (1999-2000)
* ''Oops!...I Did It Again Tour'' (2000-2001)
* ''Dream Within a Dream Tour'' (2001-2002)
* ''The Onyx Hotel Tour'' (2004)
* ''M+M's Tour'' (2007)
* ''The Circus Starring Britney Spears'' (2009)
* ''The Femme Fatale Tour'' (2011)
* ''Piece of Me'' Residency (2013-2017)

'''Guest Appearances and Roles in Television'''
* ''Series/KenanAndKel'' (1999)
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' (1999)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (2000)
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (2000-2002)
* ''Series/{{Punkd}}'' (2003)
* ''Series/WillAndGrace'' (2006)
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' (2008)
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' (2010)
* ''Series/TheXFactor'' (2012)

!!Books
* ''Heart To Heart'' (2000)
* ''A Mother's Gift'' (2001)
* ''Stages'' (2002)

!!Fragrances:
* Curious (2004)
* Fantasy (2004)
* Curious in Control (2006)
* Midnight Fantasy (2006)
* Believe (2007)
* Curious Heart (2008)
* Hidden Fantasy (2009)
* Circus Fantasy (2009)
* Radiance (2010)
* Cosmic Radiance (2011)
* Twist Fantasy (2012)
* Island Fantasy (2013)
* Fantasy Anniversary (2014)
* Fantasy Naughty (2014)
* Fantasy Nice (2014)
* Fantasy Stage (2014)

!!Others:
* Dolls (1999-2001)
* Shades of Britney (2000)
* Britney's Dance Beat (2002)
* Britney for Candie's Collection (2009-2010)
* The Intimate Collection (2014)
* Tour Merch (1999-2014)
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!!This singer provides examples of:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Her Elvis-outfit promo for "Live in Las Vegas" and her white one-piece swimsuit for the "3" music video.
* ActionGirl: In many of her videos such as "Toxic", "Break the Ice", "Womanizer", "Criminal" and stage shows.
* TheAce: In both work ethic and general ability to sell, one can look for "flops", but they are few and far between, semi on-purpose (Britney Jean) or forced by sketchy circumstances (the Clear Channel radio drama during the Britney era). Besides her comeback and "hiatuses", she's the most successful of her peers who started at the same time she did.
* AllJustADream: The videos for "...Baby One More Time", "Born to Make You Happy", and "I Wanna Go".
* AudienceParticipationSong: "I Wanna Go" during her Femme Fatale Tour where audience members danced alongside her on stage. "Anticipating" was the sing-along section in Dream Within A Dream.
* AloneInACrowd: The lyrics of "Lucky" and "Alien", where the trope is almost said word for word.
* AlohaHawaii: Her "Live And More" show was recorded on the beaches of Hawaii, as it focused on her holiday there.
* AfterTheEnd: "Till The World Ends".
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Her role in How I Met Your Mother.
* AlbumTitleDrop: The significant majority of her albums have these...
** "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops!...I Did It Again" in the title tracks.
** "I wanna get ''In the Zone"..." in "Me Against the Music".
** In the ''Circus'' track on her sixth album. "All eyes on me in the center of the ring just like a ''Circus''."
** A track from her album ''Femme Fatale'', titled "Big Fat Bass" Will.I.am can be heard saying "The Femme Fatale" at the end of the song.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Kevin Federline and Adnan the creepy paparazzo aside, she sang of this in ''Toxic'' and ''Criminal''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Has had the most negative feedback out of most of her contemporaries, despite being one of the most successful artists of all time. If she does have a "good" day, some of her own fans will try and take it away from her, poor girl never gets a break. She gets made fun of for basically what makes her so successful: pop songs, prominent sexuality, not possessing powerhouse vocals, lip-syncing during live performances which feature heavy dancing, albums that focus on creating dance anthems with mass appeal instead of singer/songwriting, poor personal decisions, and even for still working after immense troubles.
* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Done towards the end of her song "Girl in the Mirror".
--->''I can't believe it's what I see''
--->''That the girl in the mirror''
--->''The girl in the mirror''
--->''Is me''
* AntiLoveSong: "Oops!...I Did It Again."
---> ''It may seem like a crush. But it doesn't mean that I'm serious'.'
---> ''I'm not that innocent.''
** She has others like "When I Say So".
* AnimatedMusicVideo: "Break The Ice" and "Kill The Lights" - both unrelated in terms of art style and continuity.
* {{Ascended Fan|boy}}girl: Both ways with Madonna, who wanted to work with her and did twice. SelenaGomez got one of her song rejects. Performed with Music/MichaelJackson at his 30th anniversary concert in 2001 and also presented him with MTV's Artist of the Millennium award in 2002.
** Also worked with Music/LadyGaga, Music/MileyCyrus and Music/{{Kesha}} on "Quicksand", "SMS Bangerz" and "Till The World Ends" respectively, and Music/DemiLovato on X Factor. Lady Gaga originally wrote "Telephone" for Spears but recorded it herself when disagreements on release arose.
** KatyPerry co-wrote a song called "Passenger" featured on Spears' 8th album Britney Jean.
* AudienceShift: Her audience was originally pre-teens and teenagers her age, then. We all just grew up with her!
* AuthorVocabularyCalendar / VerbalTic / LyricalTic / ArcWords: You'd be amazed by how often she says [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omqGT9L76hs "crazy" and "baby"]].
* BaldWoman: Part of her CreatorBreakdown in 2007 involved shaving her head.
* BareYourMidriff: Is quite famous for doing this since 1998 and continues today; was once considered "controversial" because of it.
* BadassLongcoat: In three different sections of the "Dream Within A Dream" tour.
* BeYourself: Arguably, her overall message.
** "Bottom line: If you love yourself, it will all work out."
** "I know not everyone will like me, but this is who I am so if you don't like it, tough!"
** "I looked up to people, but I never wanted to be them. I always had my own identity."
**
---> "What you see is what you get
---> This is me, hey you
---> If you want me, don't forget
---> You should take me as I am
---> 'Cause I can promise you
---> Baby, What U See Is What U Get"
**
---> "Baby I'm a freak and I don't really give a damn."
---> "Walk a mile in my shoes, do me right or I'm through!"
** "Go with your heart, follow your instincts, don't try to control it, let it kind of control you."
** The message and theme of ''Femme Fatale''
** "People can take everything away from you, but they can never take away your truth. But the question is, can you handle mine?" From ''My Prerogative''.
* BSide: "I Run Away", "Deep In My Heart", "Intimidated", "Before The Goodbye", "Autumn Goodbye", "Heart", "Mona Lisa", "Over To You Now", and that's not even half of it.
** Bonus Tracks: WAY too many to list - this woman has a truckload of them that she could easily make another album's worth, or two, just from them. General fan consensus is that some are better than the actual album tracks. Recent ones include "Amnesia", "Quicksand", "Scary", "Brightest Morning Star" and "Hold On Tight".
* BewareTheNiceOnes: On December 2, 2010, after yet another set of rumors involving Britney Spears, this time from Star magazine (with input by her first husband for two days, Jason Alexander, about her boyfriend Jason Trawick allegedly physically abusing her and her keeping silent to the police on the matter, Britney personally makes five posts on her {{Twitter}} account. The first two for congratulating her fans for wishing her a happy 29th birthday, the next one announcing that the release date of her then album in March 2011, the fourth one to announce she will be enjoying a romantic vacation for the weekend, [[TakeThat and the last one...]], [[http://twitter.com/britneyspears/status/10465543475691520 well, you can see it for yourself]]. BewareTheNiceOnes, indeed.
** When it was reported that a prominent Republican governer's wife said she wanted to "shoot Britney" for promoting her sexuality, Britney joked "she probably just needs to get laid!"
*** Recorded a scathing attack on her label/creative team called Rebellion. Choice lyrics include: "The poison they feed you/And the voodoo that they do". Similarly, Mona Lisa - the demo of which Britney leaked herself unedited to the world on live radio - details a celebrity tired of the limelight: "She's the original, she wants you to know, she's been cloned! Now Mona Lisa's got to fly".
*** During a particularly dark period of 2007, Spears' website consisted solely of a picture of her and her backup dancers flipping off the camera.
* BeneathTheMask: Played with in her video for "If U Seek Amy" where her character has a "bright and happy" public persona and a "dark and wild" hidden self.
* BeigeProse / Administrivia/BrevityIsWit: Her statements at ''The X Factor'' have had this element to them.
** Additionally the times when she does think hard about what she wants to say she can be quite witty.
* BuffySpeak: She was a teen pop star, but she hasn't outgrown it much.
* {{Bishoujo}}: {Drop Dead} Beautiful.
* BitingTheHandHumor: Some of her earlier SNL stints had this. Particularly the Dawn Pawlowski skit in 2000.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: She plays all three in her videos for "Toxic" and "Womanizer".
* BrownEyes: She has a personable and trustworthy set of these.
* BreakupBreakout: Was in a girl-group called Innocense for all of five seconds before deciding to go solo and getting signed to Jive.
* BreakupSong: A lot; ranging from depressed to angry to hopeful to broken. "...Baby One More Time", "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart", "Where Are You Now", "I Run Away", "Shadow", "Everytime", "Why Should I Be Sad", "Toy Soldier", "Womanizer", "Shattered Glass", "Mannequin", "Till It's Gone", "Don't Cry", and a ton more...
* UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}:
** Randomly adopted one during 2007 while dating British paparazzo Adnan Ghalib.
** Played around with for collaboration with will.i.am - "Scream and Shout".
** An unreleased song, "Whiplash", co-written by Britney and recorded by SelenaGomez, features Selena incorporating a FakeBrit accent -- quite possibly a holdover from the demo recording.
** Used in some parts of "Work Bitch".
* BadassBoast: "Piece Of Me": "No wonder there's panic in the industry, I mean, please!" and "Miss American Dream since I was seventeen". Hot As Ice's key lyric is : "Living legend, you can look but don't touch!". The producer of "Gimme More" announces "The legendary Miss Britney Spears" at the end of the song. "Toy Soldier" features the line: "Coming back looking delicious, yes I know you wanna kiss it". "Work Bitch" can be seen as one Badass Boast considering she already has all of the luxury and riches she sings of and is in a position to tell others they should work for the same. Also stated, when asked if she was ashamed of her prior music, all of it "fucking rocks!".
* BreakTheCutie: Yes, so very much. Especially the whole period 2002 to late 2008. Bad break ups, slander, being bashed by so called "supporters", distancing herself from friends and family, the pressure and effect of overexposure, being used then enabled into a breakdown, an unhappy marriage, intense media backlash, artistic blocks, one memorably lazy performance, among other things. 2002 to 2008 was an awful period in her life, and while she herself has said she WillNotBeAVictim, damn, Britney!
* BuxomIsBetter: Britney was always a tad bit controversial even back in her "glory years" for revealing attire, with detractors claiming she only became famous because she was a well-endowed, attractive woman rather than because of any talent she may have as a musician. (But then again any musician who is known for sex appeal has been accused of this.)
* CallBack: One notable lyrical moment is the song "Stronger," where she sings "My loneliness ain't killing me no more," a reference to "...Baby One More Time" in its lyrics "My loneliness is killing me."
** Also in the song "Inside Out." She references "...Baby One More Time" ("Hit me one more time, it's so amazing").
** Outright called the "Womanizer" music video, ''Toxic part 2'' in her documentary For The Record.
*** Additionally called up an actor she also hired for "Toxic" in "Womanizer".
** "Yeah I did, did it again" was delicately slipped into "Mannequin".
** Her Piece Of Me performances call back to her whole career.
* CannotSpitItOut: Topic of "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know".
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: She rarely, if ever, criticizes her peers and contemporaries; the very few times she has though, in self-defense, gained her much criticism. She is TheStoic of the pop world the rest of the time.
** This even applies to her "Golden Years" where she was blocked from radio stations in 2001-2004 due to copyright issues involving her label and Clear Channel.
** She is (was) knocked for being a bad role model even though if anything she is an overachiever (then) and a survivor (now). See [[http://www.newbritneyology.com/?p=219 NewBritneyology's Article About this Phenomenon]].
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: "Baby One More Time". Oh baby, baby...
* CoolBigSis: To her 10 year younger sister named Jamie Lynne who she recorded "Chillin With You" with.
* CommitmentIssues: The character in "Oops!" could be seen as suffering this. Hinted at also in the In The Zone/Blackout albums.
* TheCasanova: In "Womanizer" she discusses this trope.
* CensorSteam: In the edited version of the "Womanizer" video. She appears naked in a sauna [[HandOrObjectUnderwear covering her breasts with her hands]] and with her genitals out of view of the camera, but this was still too racy for some airings, so the edited version was released.
* CelebrityEndorsement: Did three memorable Pepsi commercials back in 2000-2001, was the face of Candies for two years, and of course, her own perfume line, reported as one of the most, if not the, most successful celebrity fragrance lines. She also worked with Sketchers in the early 2000s. PlentyofFish, and Sony were featured in her "Hold It Against Me" music video. Appeared in various Japanese and USA commercials for numerous brands and companies.
** Also joined and backed ''The X Factor''.
** Made a mini music video/commercial for Twister Dance, released September 2012.
** She released her own video game called Britney's Dance Beat in 2001.
** She's had at least two clothing lines, one by Candies, one Intimate.
** Enough perfumes to fill every shelf in America, one of the best selling lines, ever.
** She popped in a popular Super Bowl ad with multiple football fans, and famous cartoon characters.
* CentralTheme: Be yourself and it's okay to make mistakes.
* ChangedForTheVideo: "Born To Make You Happy" has the breakdown removed and "Overprotected" was remixed for US release.
* ChildProdigy: Dancing since 3, singing since at least 5, worked for Disney in a variety show when she was a kid, used to have an incredibly low voice for a child, which she won awards for, used to be a successful gymnast, and went to a performance arts school in New York when she was a pre-teen.
* ChristmasSongs: "My Only Wish (This Year)."
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: The tied up and buttoned down school shirt, the red jumpsuit in Oops!, her flesh-toned VMA 2000 outfit, her 2001 VMA snake, her 2003 Toxic air hostess uniform and her various belly baring outfits in the early 00's.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her persona on ''The X Factor'' and to some, her persona in life.
* CombatStilettos: When fighting her doppelganger in the "Hold It Against Me" music video.
* ConceptAlbum: Surprisingly apparent if you think about her albums; they all tell a story...
** ''...Baby'' is about summer romances and youthful love, ''Oops!'' is about being yourself and dealing with fame, ''Britney'' is about maturing and real life, ''In The Zone'' is about sexuality and fame, ''Blackout'' is about going out and blacking out negativity, ''Circus'' is a variety of sounds and songs which examine a number of different topics, ''Femme Fatale'' is about bad relationships & dancing and ''Britney Jean'' is the story of a break up & handling it, then finding love again.
* CoverVersion: "The Beat Goes On", "Satisfaction", "I Love Rock N Roll", and "My Prerogative", to name a few.
** A lesser known cover would be "Out From Under," which was originally on a Bratz soundtrack.
** She recently covered Madonna's "Burning Up" for the Femme Fatale tour.
** She covered "You Oughta Know" on The Circus Tour.
** She did a Madonna[=/=]Janet Jackson cover medley in her debut tour.
** She also covered Walk This Way with Music/{{NSYNC}} and Aerosmith themselves at the SuperBowl...
** I'm Scared was briefly a part of her Circus tour, originally by the artist Duffy.
* CrossOver: Meeting Film/AustinPowers, Pharrell Williams and DJ Qualls in the "Boys" video.
* CensoredTitle: "If U See Amy" instead of "If U Seek Amy". "Work Work" instead of "Work Bitch".
* CloudCuckooLander: One said that she gets the FullNameUltimatum in a affectionate way. She has her moments of saying odd things that it's almost endearing.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Lynne, her mother, wrote a book; Through The Storm released in 2008, which basically took the story they told in 2000, with Heart To Heart, and turned it on its head, with alcoholicism, money problems, her father's business issues and numerous other indications/incidents and family cited as reasons for Britney to have such a big breakdown in 2004-2008, outside the immense career pressure she was enduring.
* TheDeterminator: She makes all her decisions.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Britney Jean is personal, dark and has a Parental Warning sticker, compared to Femme Fatale's less personal dance album vibe. In The Zone was also edgier and sexier than Britney. Blackout is way darker and sexier than Circus. Oops was darker and edgier then Baby by focusing on break ups and celebrity issues.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: "Touch Of My Hand"; is about appreciating self-love in the absence of one's partner, specifically written by Spears because she felt there weren't enough songs for girls on the topic.
** "Don't Hang Up", "Phonography", and "I Wanna Go" also apply.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: A "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Ds6b33PTbGxk Criminal]]."
* DancingIsSeriousBusiness: She doesn't want to tour unless she can dance on her tours.
---> "Any time I can go into the studio and just dance and put choreography together is like a spiritual experience for me. Everyone has a world they create around themselves, if I have a lot of nervous energy... when I start dancing it all goes away and I just feel emotion."
---> "For me, art is therapy because it's like your expressing yourself in such a spiritual way, Sometimes you don't need words to go through what you need to go through. It's an emotion you feel when you dance that you need to touch on and you only touch it when you move a certain way."
** And most fan discussions are about her dancing, her dancing style, and her passion for it. Expect multiple threads and gifs of her dancing when you enter a Britney forum.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: "Cannot record with my shoes on".
* DoubleVision: Used in the video for "Lucky" with her playing the role of the titular character as well as her guardian angel. Plays three different versions of herself in "Toxic" and "Womanizer".
* DownerEnding: "Why Should I Be Sad?" on Blackout, "Everytime" on In the Zone and "Don't Cry" on Britney Jean.
* DoYouThinkICantFeel: Both her haters and even some of her fans like to believe her shyness and awkwardness indicates she's controlled and going through the motions. For The Record, I Am Britney Jean and all her interviews after X Factor state differently..
* DigitalPiracyIsOkay: She leaked the demo of Mona Lisa to her fans in 2004/2005 and has been ever since. Over 50 noted on TheOtherWiki. Anytime a song of hers is leaked, it's affectionately called "Britmas" by her fans and supporters.
* DreamTeam: Music/LadyGaga, Music/{{Kesha}}, Music/NickiMinaj, the Yin Yang Twins, Madonna, Music/JustinTimberlake, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Bloodshy & Avant, William Orbit, Elizabeth Arden, and many, many more.
* DrivenToSuicide: In the cancelled ideas for Everytime and Gimme More videos.
* DreamWithinADream: Her third concert tour for her third album was titled, and based upon this idea.
* {{Dedication}}: Just Yesterday (for my sister) for Jamie Lynn, Someday for her first son, My Baby for her second son, Perfume for Jason Trawick, Dramatic/Guilty/Look Who's Talking for Justin Timberlake, she probably has more both unreleased and songs on her albums which she hasn't disclosed who there about.
* EpicRocking: "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart" is longer than any of her other songs.
* EthicalSlut: Most of the "In The Zone", "Femme Fatale", and "Blackout" albums. And songs like "When I Say So", and "3", go figure.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: She has her fair share of female fans who would turn for her at the drop of a pin. Reese Witherspoon admitted a crush and another female celebrity said "I'd bathe in her sweat".
* {{Expy}}: In some of her music videos, Britney isn't Britney, she's ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'', complete with her own Trevor Goodchild. Three instances: "Toxic", "Womanizer", and "[[AnimatedMusicVideo Break The Ice]]".
* EasterEgg: All over the artwork of her seventh album "Femme Fatale", she has a tattoo saying either 7 or the "FF" insignia.
* {{Fangirl}}: Madonna, Lady Gaga, Music/MarinaAndTheDiamonds, Music/DemiLovato, Music/KatyPerry, Music/PixieLott, Music/{{Kesha}}, Rihanna, Music/LanaDelRey, Music/MileyCyrus, Music/HilaryDuff, Music/KellyClarkson, and Music/SelenaGomez, to name a few.
* {{Fanservice}}: Quite possibly almost all of her videos and outfits.
* FirstNameBasis: If you hear or say "Britney", chances are she's the first person you think of. Also the unique spelling of her name means "Brittany" is often used as a diss against her.
* FeatherBoaConstrictor: Her famous and infamous "I'm A Slave 4 U" 2001 MTV VMA performance.
* FemmeFatale: Her seventh album and tour was based around this concept; a "sexy assassin".
* FemaleGaze: Often in her music videos when she shows off her man's sexiness too, notably in "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" and "Womanizer".
* FollowYourHeart: To go with her BeYourself message, she also said:
** "Go with your heart, follow your instincts, don't try to control it, let it kind of control you."
** Songs of hers such as "Stronger", "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know", "Touch of my Hand", "I Wanna Go", and "Passenger" for example, all fit into the criteria.
* FullNameUltimatum: She herself has said that when her parents got angry at her, they'd call her "Britney Jean".
* FormerChildStar: Former Mouseketeer.
* FakeOutFadeOut: In her cover of I Love Rock N Roll.
* GemEncrusted: Famously had diamonds glued all over her naked body for the "Toxic" video. Wore a bra made entirely from diamonds during her Dream Within A Dream tour in 2001-2002. Has also opened her Vegas residency wearing a jewel-encrusted bodysuit similar to the one she wore at the 2000 MTV VMAs.
* GeniusDitz: Offstage she can be flaky, awkward and weird, but during her glory years she was an unparalleled performer and the most successful pop star of the 2000's.
* GenkiGirl: She barely has breaks, even her "breaks" are over-filled with projects, TV shows, recording gigs, tours, and little ditties/Britmases for her fans. She's mentioned how quickly she gets bored when having had too much free time.
* GenreRoulette: Ever since her third album she's been mixing up her sounds a lot.
** To be exact, she's toyed with genres such as bubblegum pop, dance-pop, R&B, trip-hop, electronica, rock, dubstep, synthpop, and new wave.
** Her most varied albums are In The Zone, Blackout and Circus.
* GoodBadGirl: A big part of her image growth from the year 2000, which was not overtly in-your-face sexual until 2001's "I'm A Slave 4 U".
* GenreShift: While she has been mixing up her sound, there does seem to be a general drift in one direction. Ever since she got the Grammy for "Toxic" (for Best Dance Recording) she's produced fewer ballads, and had begun to experiment with a lot of rhythm-based genres, like Electronica, Dubstep, and Trip-Hop. She seemed to have found her niche in the umbrella of "Dance Music," and all the sub-genres that envelops. However, her 8th album Britney Jean saw her return to some old-school pop beats and saw Spears using her natural, deeper voice for some songs.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Love me, hate me, say what you want about me but all of the boys and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer all of the girls]] are begging to '''[[DoubleEntendre if you seek Amy]]'''." Say those last four words out loud. Then put them into context with the rest of the song. The album it was on escaped the [[MediaWatchdog Parental Advisory]] label, but [[SubvertedTrope it didn't get past the radar the second time]] four months later, when she released it as a single (not only was it heavily censored, but Creator/TheBBC and likely many other broadcasters insisted on just calling it "Amy").
**
--> "Do me right or I'm through."
--> "Baby, don't you wanna dance upon me?"
** Her third and fourth albums featured many sexual references, overt and subtle, and were released at a time when her key demographic was still quite young.
* GirlishPigtails: In the "...Baby One More Time" video and various live performances.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Her kiss with Madonna at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, some moments during her 2007 VMA performance and her Slave music video where she engaged in a co-ed orgy.
** Almost kissed Lady Gaga's character Jo Calderone at the VMA's 2011 but backed away, quipping "I've done that already!".
* GodivaHair: While she's in the bath in the "Everytime" video.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Two, ''Greatest Hits: My Prerogative'' and ''The Singles Collection''.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Was marketed as this when she first started out, though she's cast that image aside in favor of a more mature one.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Began partying frequently in 2001-2002, partied hard with Paris Hilton after her divorce in 2006 and continued for most of 2007. Infamously partied with Diddy the night before her 2007 VMA performance, with some choosing to blame her clubbing for her failed performance after.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: The "Womanizer" video has her completely naked in a sauna covering her breasts with her hands, and the "Toxic" video has her entirely naked and covered with diamonds.
* HatesBeingAlone: Is never single for very long, and she said she was a "go-er" when in mental and emotional trouble, doing anything to stay busy. She loves her friends and family dearly. She hates being alone and doesn't thrive being on her own. Even when her workload is immense, she keeps up with people she works or worked with and even makes time for her old childhood pals, one time flying her friends to Hawaii to see her!
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: Used at the end of, oddly enough, Heart!
* HollywoodSpelling: Those with the more traditional spelling of "Brittany" are probably annoyed by how she spells her name (or more specifically, her mother's choosing to spell it as such to set her apart).
* HotterAndSexier: Been walking this path for awhile now. Was dubbed "Sexist Woman In Music" by Billboard in 2012 and "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2004 by FHM.
* HiddenDepths: Before fame, she used to perform with a voice much more similar to Christina Aguilera's style of singing. She and her label decided to "change" her style to something more "relatable" to younger audiences, hence the "girly" and "sexy" tone she's known for, though recently, she worked for a year with a vocal coach to bring back some of her older vocal nuances for her 8th album Britney Jean. She taught herself piano over one weekend, as confirmed by her manager, and plays the piano on her song Everytime. Spears also wrote the song Someday (about a baby) in one sitting, two weeks before discovering she was pregnant. Almost all the producers who have worked with her have publicly admitted, and were pleasantly surprised by, her professionalism and her vocal abilities. One even commented that she does not need anywhere near as much vocal doctoring or autotune compared to other pop contemporaries.
* HumanAliens: in the music video for "Oops!...I Did It Again", she's the queen of Mars.
** Recently lampshaded in the video for "Hold It Against Me". Britney pokes fun at a rumor from early in her career that she was an alien by crash landing to Earth as a pop star who shortly after takes the world by storm at the beginning of the video.
** A song on her 2013 album Britney Jean is called "Alien". It examines loneliness caused by fame and features lyrics such as "the stars in the sky look like home/take me home" and "I was lonely then/like an alien".
* HymnToMusic: "Me Against The Music", "Circus", "Till The World Ends", "Body Ache", to name a few.
* IdiosyncraticAlbumTheming: 5 out of her 8 albums so far, end on a ballad. "Dear Diary", "Everytime", "Why Should I Be Sad", "My Baby" and "Criminal".
* InDaClub: All her albums from Britney to Britney Jean.
* ImportantHaircut: Shaving her head in February 2007 shortly after being forced into, then checking out of, rehab.
* IntercourseWithYou: So many of her songs... Especially on ''In The Zone'' and ''Blackout''. "I'm A Slave 4 U" and "3" as singles are probably the best known.
** Pretty much every song on ''Femme Fatale'' features this trope in full effect.
** "Body Ache" and "Tik Tik Boom" off of Britney Jean.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: An interpretation of "Toxic" reads this way.
* InsultBackfire: One of the most common insults about Crossroads was that she was playing herself. A very intelligent, quiet, socially outcast nerd, with morals. Also when people call her voice "too soft", they might as well say she knows how to fit into a song than compete or overpower it.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: "can we just go to the movies?", "I like to be out amongst the people", "I don't wanna be one of those stuck up people who's like "everybody's looking at me', but they are, it's the truth", ''Like an alien'', are but a few examples.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Katy Perry, and Selena Gomez. She's the bridge between the the 80's pop stars and the 2010's pop stars.
* JustFriends: Discussed in "Dear Diary", "Seal It With A Kiss" and other songs.
* KaleidoscopeHair: She has dyed her hair many colors over the years, though blonde has always been predominant and associated with her career.
* TheKlutz: Her selling point is "Klutz to whom you can relate".
* LampshadeHanging: A few examples of this...
** "Womanizer" has a conspicuous shot of a Nokia cell phone near the start. One of the appointments just visible in the frame is about a product placement meeting.
** The start of the video for "If U Seek Amy" spells out the "hidden" message in the lyrics very blatantly before the song begins.
** "Piece Of Me" is one long lampshade hanging regarding her relationship with the press.
** In the video for "Hold It Against Me" Britney pokes fun at a rumor from early in her career that she was an alien by crash landing to Earth as a pop star who shortly after takes the world by storm at the beginning of the video.
** The SopranoAndGravel elements "Big Fat Bass (Feat. will.i.am)" is lampshaded with the lyric: "I can be the treble, you can be the bass".
** Overprotected (Darkchild Remix) video has a woman obviously from a radio news channel saying how "Britney shows up at awards show half naked again, this annoys MoralGuardians Everywhere".
* TheLeader: Known for starting trends within pop music; credited with kickstarting the teen pop trend of the early 2000s, one of the first pop stars to work with The Neptunes, Blackout brought dubstep to the mainstream with Freakshow, while Toxic foreshadowed dance pop's resurgence. A few low-tier pop stars in the early 2000s have since commented that they were indeed marketed to be similar to Britney in sound and style. Blackout was dubbed "one of the most influential albums of all time". She also showed an odd focus on Chick Rock, Pop/rock, Faux rock and rock elements on her second and third album before the sound became mainstream in late 2002. Her 2001 album also had heavy R&B elements in Slave, Boys and others.
* LighterAndSofter: Circus was softer than Blackout, song and sound-wise.
* LongRunner: She has been in the music industry for more than 17 years.
* LongTitle: Quite a few. "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart", "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know", "Born To Make You Happy", "Oops!...I Did It Again", "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman", "That's Where You Take Me", "What It's Like to be Me", "Don't Go Knockin' On My Door","Why Should I Be Sad", "Now That I Found You".
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: The topic of "(You Drive Me) Crazy" as well as "Perfume" being about her insecure moments in her relationship with her then-boyfriend Jason Trawick. On "Womanizer", quips: "You say I'm crazy/I got your crazy!" to the uh, womanizer. Appeared on then-husband Kevin Federline's song "Crazy", where she sings "And they say I'm crazy, for loving you". You get the picture.
* LyricalDissonance: "Lucky" is a perky, symphonic pop song about a celebrity who hates their life and feels very alone, despite how many people surround them on a daily basis.
---> "She cries in her lonely heart thinking, if there's nothing missing in my life, why do these tears come at night?"
---> "Lost in an image, in a dream, but there's no one there to wake her up."
* LicensedGame: Britney's Dance Beat.
* MelismaticVocals: The word "go" in "...Baby One More Time" which she turns into a very deep "GoOoOoOoOoOoOO". Same for "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know": "Don't hold back! Just let it goooooooooo! Don't...let me be the last to knoOoOoOoOw". "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart" and "And Then We Kiss" are full of these. "I'm A Slave 4 U": "I'm a slaAaAaAaAve...for you!". "I Love Rock N Roll": "We can be aloooooone". "Perfume": "Sometimes it feels like there's threeeeeeeee." The time she sang Happy Birthday to LA Reid during X Factor in 2012.
* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Discussed in the notes in her first greatest hits collection.
---> "...is she a good girl doing bad things,
---> or a bad girl doing good things?
---> Either way we are engaged."
* {{Medley}}: She's done about 8 tours featuring various medlies. Best examples are the DWAD medley of Sometimes/Born To Make You Happy/Lucky featuring Britney dancing in a life-size music box, the Femme Fatale tour medley of "...Baby One More Time" and" S&M", her VMA performance of Satisfaction/Oops!...I Did It Again. Her performance with Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Music/MissyElliott saw her performing Like A Virgin/Hollywood/Work It and a Madonna Janet Jackson 80's medley in her first tour, and recently a Gimme More/Break The Ice segment in her latest Vegas show.
* MinisculeRocking: "Dear Diary" is her shortest song, as is "Shattered Glass", just under 3 minutes, her average is way over 4.00
* MusicIsPolitics: Played straight, but Britney and her team know how to play the game. She was the first pop star out the gate in 1997. She knew what styles were "cool" and not. Took risks when others didn't and worked her ass off when others put in the bare minimum. Understands momentum and having presence even on when on "hiatus".
* MadnessMantra: "Not alone, not alone, not alone" in "Alien".
* {{Meganekko}}: While in disguise as a SexySecretary in the "Womanizer" video, and on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
* MindScrew: Many of the videos for her first songs turn out to be daydreams. "Lucky" turned out to be incredibly prophetic to Spears' own life. The Overprotected Darkchild video sees Britney being annoyed by criticism of an outfit she wore to a recent awards show. In response, Spears puts on the same outfit and dances in various public places before the media catches up to her.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Is subjected to some of the cruelest lies and criticisms yet refuses to respond to most of it. Was famously brought to tears by both Diane Sawyer and Matt Lauer in 2003 and 2006 respectively, after they reminded her of the hardships she'd suffered and informed her of some of hatred surrounding her. Lauer went so far as to show her untrue tabloid headlines wishing for the ending of her marriage to Federline. Spears could only tearfully remark "Oh, they shouldn't say that, they should be pro-love". Examines loneliness all throughout her discography. Talked about wanting to feel "a part of the people" but not being able to walk down a street without security in her 2008 documentary. Again, was reduced to tears after confronting her lack of personal freedom.
* MoodWhiplash: The penultimate track of ''In The Zone'' is the upbeat, girl-powerish "Brave New Girl," which segues into "Everytime", one of the most TearJerker songs Britney has ever recorded.
* MoralGuardians: She did manage to anger many of them in her early years, with the claims that she presented inappropriate sexual imagery to her younger fans and especially when she posed for a very provocative photo shoot for Rolling Stone magazine in 1999 while still underage.
* MsFanservice: In work and personal life.
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: Her audience ranges from preteens to seniors.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Noted in both "Live and More!" and "Behind The Scenes of The Toxic Video" she must have caffeine every morning due to her crazy working hours. Is somewhat (in)famous for her Starbucks addiction; nicknamed "Queen of Starbucks" by her Chinese fans.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: While Britney has largely shied away from talking about politics, during an interview for MTV, Britney stated her patriotism and political beliefs: that she had unwavering support and trust for then-president George W. Bush regarding the Iraq War, as well as hoping that Americans would trust and support their President no matter what.
** She did, however, lampshade this when she guest-starred on ''Will and Grace'' as a maniacally right-wing pop star who takes over Jack's gay network--only to reveal that she's actually a hardcore lesbian.
*** She has since voiced her support for gay marriage, hinting at a slightly less Republican or conservative perspective.
* {{Nice G|uy}}irl: One unarguable part of her persona; very, very few negative anecdotes, remembers fans after concerts, follows them on twitter, tweets them on occasion, was brought to tears when one gave her a framed poem about what she meant; these days, she says she does her albums and tours for her fans. Pink, Ke$ha, Hilary Duff, Mary J Blige, Robyn, all her producers and collaborators, and almost everyone who's ever met/worked with her have always called her "sweet" and/or "shy" as well as highly professional.
* NonActorVehicle: Crossroads was Britney's first major acting role.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Brave New Girl" and "The Hook Up" don't have the titles as they are titled in the song. "brave girl" is said in Brave New Girl and "hook up" is said in The Hook Up. "Me Against The Music" was originally titled In The Zone, while the song was renamed, the album it was featured on was titled In The Zone and the title appears as a spoken ad-lib.
** Also Blackout doesn't feature the word, or any references to "blacking out". The Britney and Britney Jean albums lack her name in them.
* NoodleIncident: At her December 30, 2013 Las Vegas show, she led *NSYNC's Lance Bass around on a leash. He thanked her for leading him "around like a kitty. Totally like old times."
* NostalgiaFilter: In regard to her fans, if it is older, then it's better by default, even if it's just the same thing or she's just a little older than she was back then. Her fans have an odd fixation with comparing everything she does now to the "Old Britney" - usually her work/style/clothes/body from 1998 to 2003. Anything after 2003 is considered "New" or "Recent Britney". Most fans agree that her attitude towards her career significantly changed after her knee injury in 2004 and as a result, tend to idolize the intense workaholic she used to be.
** These days the overall opinion is that her music has gotten better. "Blackout", "Circus" and "Femme Fatale" earned her some of the best reviews of her career. The general consensus is that she knows how to create a hit, and deliver a good pop album, "Britney Jean" notwithstanding.
* NostalgicMusicBox: Used in her unreleased track "Baby Boy" and in her 2001 tour performances of "Born To Make You Happy".
** Also used for TearJerker effect in "Everytime." [[invoked]]
* NotStayingForBreakfast: She had a string of flings post Justin in 2003-2004. This is also a running theme on the ''In The Zone'', "Blackout" and "Femme Fatale" albums.
* NextSundayAD: Till The World Ends is dated 21 December 2012. The song came out early 2011. This is a reference to the end of the world conspiracy theory that year.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Depends on how easily you believe rumors, what she and her people state outright, and what her songwriters/collaborators say. Her producers, coworkers, directors and other coordinators have consistently confirmed she contributes heavily in the creation of her songs and how they are executed. On the other hand, in some interviews she could not name producers on her albums (though then again, not all artists directly meet with their producers). In an interview shortly after In the Zone came out, she identified one producer as "some guy in England". Songwriter Keri Hilson, who co-wrote "Gimme More," called Britney "One-take Jake." T-Pain commended her professionalism when she recorded their song Hot As Ice. Britney's generally known for her professionalism in the studio and not taking up too much time doing numerous takes. She herself has said that just because her performances are showy and her music popular, doesn't mean she doesn't know what she's doing!
* OrWasItADream: TheReveal of the DreamWithinADream tour is that she wasn't dreaming the experience.
* ObligatoryBondageSong: ''Lace And Leather'' is this.
** Her feature on a remix of "S&M" by Rihanna too.
** "Selfish" could be interpreted this way.
* ObsessionSong: "Radar" has its creepy moments...
--> "Whether you like it or not, I ain't gonna stop!"
--> "I got my eye on you... and I can't let you get away..."
* PassingTheTorch: From Madonna in the "Me Against the Music" video. Also a TakeUpMySword moment as Madonna is still around.
* PastInTheRearViewMirror: Her song "Passenger".
* PimpedOutDress: The nightgown and awards show gown in "Lucky" and the wedding dress in "Hold It Against Me".
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Her childhood friends have been with her since infancy, Jason was a long term friend/associate turned lover. Song-wise, "I Will Be There" a track off her first album and "Chillin With You" off her 8th.
* PerformanceVideo: "Gimme More", "Overprotected" (Crossroads video).
* ThePerfectionist: She has noted this about herself in interviews, most recently her "I Am Britney Jean" docu, but doesn't like the fact that she's a perfectionist because she knows she can be stubborn as a result.
* PrayerPose: She did this in her "...Baby One More Time" album cover, her "Piece of Me" music video and her 2007 VMA performance.
* PluckyGirl: Especially after 2002!
* PrecisionFStrike: "If U Seek Amy" is wordplay for "F U C K me". Dramatic: "Baby, fuck you". Get Naked: "I'm crazy as a motherfucker". Hot As Ice: "This ain't no foolishness or fuckery".
* PrettyInMink: Has worn several furs, like a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/britney_at_the_2000_grammys.jpg fox wrap over]] a [[SimpleYetOpulent simple white dress]] to the 2000 Grammys, a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/britney_spears_into_womanhood_4915.jpg sable-trimmed dress]] for a magazine shoot, a [[PinkMeansFeminine pink rabbit jacket (with pink jeans)]], and others.
** The single cover for Work Bitch has her wearing blue fur.
* ProductPlacement: Has started using her own branded perfume in her most recent music videos: "Circus", "Hold It Against Me", "Criminal" and, of course, "Perfume"!
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: I'm! Not! That! Innocent!
* RageQuit: She fired her entire creative team in 2005, saying on her website that they were too controlling and she was sick of being taken advantage of. Her quickie marriage was also dubbed an act of rebellion against her team, as was her head shaving. In an online letter in 2007, Britney spoke of "a manager from a long time ago who tried to come back into my life and change things..." in relation to her actions around the time of her head shaving. It was later revealed her manager worked with her mother to get her into rehab. Britney spent most of 2007 at odds with her team, friends and family, infamously serving her mother with papers from a lawyer stating that she was not to go near Spears' children if she was on any medication. They have since repaired their close relationship.
* RearrangeTheSong: In her shows and performances, but most specifically the cabaret style of hit songs "Oops!", "Crazy" and "...Baby One More Time".
** The cabaret mixes were performed at her Onyx Hotel tour and her ABC Gotham City Hall special.
** Overprotected was remixed for release in America, in order to target a more urban demographic.
** Crazy was remixed for release as a "Stop!" remix.
** Boys was remade into a Co-Ed remix with producer and songwriter Pharrell Williams singing a verse.
** Me Against The Music Bollywood remix and Circus was made funky.
* RefugeInAudacity: In her ''Series/WillAndGrace'' and ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episodes where she plays extremely out of character people.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Rockstar", an unreleased song, has this in spades ending with "I never loved you, XOXOXO"
** "Stronger", "Womanizer", "Don't Go Knockin' On My Door", "Cinderella", "Lonely", "Piece Of Me", "Kill The Lights", as well.
* TheRival: Music/ChristinaAguilera, who was also originally in ''[[TheMickeyMouseClub The New Mickey Mouse Club]]'' also Music/JessicaSimpson and Mandy Moore fit into this description in the early 00's. Not so much recently...
** Recently Music/LadyGaga, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Music/KatyPerry and Music/{{Kesha}} fit the bill today. Though she is friendly with all of them.
* RunningGag: In her Greatest Hits: My Prerogative DVD, its extras feature the astronaut of the Oops! video. Also, an in-joke within her fanbase about her song "Radar" always being a new bonus track in every subsequent album since Circus, "I Am Britney Jean" has her father Jamie Spears and his duct tape.
* RockStarSong: "Can't Make You Love Me", "Look Who's Talking", "Overprotected", "Outrageous", "Mona Lisa (Both Versions)", "Money, Love and Happiness", "Rock Star" "All That She Wants (Self written verses)", "Rebellion", "Alien", "Work Bitch", "Telephone", "Get Back", "Piece Of Me", "Circus", "Kill The Lights", "Mannequin" and "I Wanna Go". There's a lot.
* {{recut}}: Multiple cuts exist for her Not A Girl, Piece Of Me, Perfume, Gimme More, 3, Womanizer and Till The World Ends videos.
* RecordProducer: Danja, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Will I Am, and David Guetta to name a few.
* {{Rockumentary}}: "Time Out With Britney Spears", "Live and More", "Stages:Three Days In Mexico", "Britney Spears: In The Zone", "Chaotic", "For The Record", "I Am the Femme Fatale" and "I Am Britney Jean".
* RuleOfSymbolism: Fully invoked for the "Hold It Against Me" music video.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Hates being alone, thus always seems to want a good man who's not threatened by her power, and isn't a cheater.
* SanitySlippage: During her tragic breakdown from 2007-2008.
* StalkerWithACrush: Her role on How I Met Your Mother and in the lyrics of her song "Radar".
* ShrinkingViolet: Since her breakdown she's been more introverted and quiet, as well as quite awkward and nervous both in interviews and performances.
* SequelSong: "Now That I Found You" for "When I Found You", "My Baby" for "Someday", and of course "Stronger" for "...Baby One More Time". Her albums "Britney" and "Britney Jean" sort of serve as personal bookends.
* SelfBackingVocalist: Written about in NewBritneyology.com's In Depth articles, particularly used in her song "Shadow."
** Recently "Selfish" and "Don't Keep Me Waiting".
* SelfDeprecation: "Piece Of Me" includes calling herself shameless. Used to do a lot of skits poking fun at her fame/unique style.
** "Lip-Sync + Fake Boobs (SNL)" is one fine example of her Self-Deprecation habit.
** She briefly appeared in a Macy's Christmas advert where wide bunch of different stars and TV personalities were setting up an outlet for the Christmas shopping season, and basically played up her somewhat ditsy image. First seen trying to push open a door labeled "Pull", last seen accidentally pulling the plug on a string of lights that were set up for decoration.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Her third album and her 8th album.
* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: "Brave New Girl" is a song Britney wrote to encourage herself to embrace her new-found freedom as a 21 year old in 2002. "Stronger", "Don't Go Knockin' On My Door" and "Lonely" also encourages people to get out of bad relationships and find happiness within themselves. "Rebellion", an unreleased song, sees Britney speaking out against controlling people. "Touch Of My Hand" examines female sexuality away from the male gaze, and finds sexual fulfillment in self love. Spears wrote the song specifically for girls because she felt it was important they discover themselves outside of anyone else's validation. Many of her songs see Britney take on a sexually forward or dominant attitude, particularly "I'm A Slave 4 U": "I won't deny it, I'm not trying to hide it". Her 8th album examines adulthood, emotional maturity, clarity after breakups and sees Britney rediscovering religion on its three bonus tracks.
* SexySecretary: One of the personas she uses to test the loyalty of her boyfriend in the "Womanizer" video. Also the character she plays on How I Met Your Mother,
* SexyWalk: On the stage!
* SexyStewardess: She dresses up as one in the "Toxic" video.
* ShoutOut:
** The last shot of her "I Wanna Go" video is a shout out to Music/MichaelJackson's "Thriller" video.
*** There are also shout outs to ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', ''Film/HalfBaked'', and ''Crossroads'' in the middle of the video.
** Her VMA performance with Music/{{Madonna}} and Music/ChristinaAguilera was a callback to Madonna's own 1984 performance of "Like A Virgin."
** The video of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Ds6b33PTbGxk Criminal]]" feels reminiscent of Film/BonnieAndClyde, complete with the police trying to kill them with machine guns.
* SillyLoveSongs: Songs such as "Heaven On Earth", "Trip To Your Heart," and "Now That I Found You"; her first and third albums in particular.
* SingerNamedrop: In "Gimme More", "Intimidated" and "When I Say So".
* SingerSongwriter: Usually writes poems first that later become songs. Co-wrote the majority of In The Zone and the entirety of Britney Jean. Her Everytime co-writer said she only helped with arrangement and melodies, otherwise everything else was all Britney. Wrote "Someday" in one sitting.
* SmarterThanYouLook: See Obfuscating Stupidity, above. Producers outright state she has a say in her songs and how they are executed. Music video directors have said she comes to them with ideas in place. On the other hand, in 2003 interviews she could not name a producer on In the Zone, saying he was "some guy in England." The vast majority of her coworkers insist she works very hard on her albums, picking selecting and evolving the projects. Her managers have insisted numerous times that she is far from an industry puppet and even when she had minimal power, she was still calling the shots. She has stated multiple times that she knew what she wanted from a young age. Had a similar rise to fame as Beyonce yet does not receive anywhere near the same industry respect or credit.
* {{Socially Awkward Hero}}ine: Performs for millions worldwide but comes off incredibly awkward and shy in interviews. Often cannot word sentences properly on the spot especially for detailed questions but can remember hours upon hours of detailed choreography for shows. Has taken some cringe-worthy Meet and Greet photos with fans.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Her ventures into pop rock ("I Love Rock N Roll", "Rock Boy," "Rock Me In") and rock ("Don't Keep Me Waiting"). Her live rock cover of "You Oughta Know", too. Her habit of putting ballads at the end of heavy dance albums. Freakshow introduced dubstep when it was still fairly underground. Her albums shifting from bubblegum pop to urban sexy pop courtesy of The Neptunes in 2001. In a way, her 2000 VMA performance - starting the show with a tuxedo and a breathy cover of the Stones 'Satisfaction' before bursting out of the tuxedo revealing a flesh coloured body suit and performing a rock-inspired remix of Oops I Did It Again.
** Britney Jean, her eighth album is intentionally personal and from her heart, featuring only two dance tracks. The rest all examine various personal encounters including her recent breakup with Jason Trawick, her breakdown, her fame and her religion.
* StageMom: Lynne Spears encouraged her and her sister to get into show business from a very young age, with Britney in dance classes by age 2 and working nightly on Broadway by age NINE. Spears now encourages her own children's musical talent but has said she will not ever force them into the industry if they don't want to. In one interview she joked that she'd lock them in their rooms till they were 30 if they wanted to be famous, but has eventually said that she would support whatever they wanted to be.
* StepfordSmiler: Subject of "Lucky" Type A and Type B.
** Some people feel she is this in her Femme Fatale era interviews.
* TheStoic: Refuses to get into feuds. Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, and Justin Timberlake have all made somewhat direct or indirect comments regarding Britney in an insulting or rude manner at one point or another but she has never said anything rude about any artist save for when defended herself against Christina Aguilera during a TRL episode and even then, complimented her still. Most of the time she keeps her head down and does her own thing.
* StrictlyFormula: Her first two albums were this so much they border on [[ExtrudedBookProduct Extruded Music Product.]] Both followed a pattern of singles consisting of the title track, ("...Baby One More Time," "Oops!... I Did It Again") a mid-tempo song ("Sometimes," "Lucky") another up-tempo song with rock and dance flairs ("Crazy," "Stronger"), and a slow syrupy ballad ("From the Bottom of My Broken Heart," "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know."). Although "Born to Make You Happy" wasn't released in the U.S.
** All of her main men featured in her career somehow: She toured with *NSYNC and recorded "What It's Like To Be Me" with Justin, Kevin was in My Prerogative's video and Jason was in Criminal's video.
* StudioChatter:
** "Is this thing on?" and "Can you turn it up?" on "I Love Rock N' Roll" and "Don't Keep Me Waiting", respectively.
** The "Oops!...I Did It Again" album also features some studio chatter and random phone conversations with her friends as cuts in between songs.
* SuperBowlSpecial: Got paid an obscene amount for doing one of these in the early 00's. This was in relation to her CelebrityEndorsement of Pepsi.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Not in the typical hardcore rock sense, but in the break-from-dancing-your-ass-off sense:
** "Where Are You Now" on Oops, "Everytime" / "Shadow" during In The Zone, "Why Should I Be Sad" at the end of Blackout, "Unusual You" / "Out From Under / "Blur" / "My Baby" on Circus, "Trip To Your Heart" on Femme Fatale and "Passenger" / "Chillin With You" on Britney Jean.
* SurrealMusicVideo: "Hold It Against Me," and "I Wanna Go" so very much. "Boys" also is a bit trippy, as is "Circus" in parts.
* SubduedSection: Mostly from her Britney and Britney Jean records.
* SmartMark: Britney Spears fans come in two flavours: the more cynical, just for the music kind, and the more thoughtful, sympathetic kind, who love her for her.
* TakeThat: Has done three unreleased songs about how much crap Justin Timberlake gave her after he was done with her and sold her out to the media. The songs are called, "Look Who's Talking", "Dramatic" and "Guilty." She implied that he was a momma's boy who placed her very low on his list of priorities and wasn't there for her and then subsequently freaked out when she actually did something about it and dumped him, also indicating her fame bothered him. This however clashes with Justin's version of what went down, which he details on his hit song "Cry Me A River" and the Justified album.
** There was another TakeThat that never came to be. Songwriter Cathy Dennis wrote a song for Britney after hearing Justin's TakeThat song "Cry Me A River" and designed it to be her rebuttal. The song was called "Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex," but Britney decided not to record the song. The song was then given to British singer Rachel Stevens, and it became one of her biggest hits.
** "Womanizer", About all her prior lovers..
** The leaked demo "Rock Star" may have been aimed at Fred Durst after he dissed her in "Just Drop Dead".
** "Mannequin" outright states that a guy "can cry cry cry, again-gain gain, [but] my face like a mannequin".
* TakeThatCritics: She's not afraid to give it like she gets it, especially from her third album onward, in her SNL specials, her cameos (''Will and Grace'') and beyond, "Piece Of Me" directly confronts how perverted and invasive paparazzi have been towards her since the start, "Kill The Lights" is basically a continuation of this, and the "If U Seek Amy" performance on Femme Fatale Tour has a follow on from that concept, showing Britney standing on a pedestal while dancers with cameras try to sneak up-skirt shots.
** She called "Cry Me A River" by Justin Timberlake, "pussified", and called out her ex-boyfriend David on stage in Vegas.
* TallPoppySyndrome: And how, especially in the media! Australian media loathes her success, going so far as to ask fans outside her shows to look sad for their false reports of people walking out. The Australian public took all her In The Zone singles to #1 and sold out all her Circus Tour shows. Femme Fatale went to #1. "Till The World Ends", "I Wanna Go, "Criminal", "Work Bitch" and "Scream & Shout" stayed in the charts for months.
* TeenIdol: She was the definitive one in her early years, hitting it big with her first ever single "...Baby, One More Time" at age 16.
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: "Circus."
--->"There's only two types of people in the world/the ones that entertain, and the ones that observe"
--->"There's only two types of guys out there/Ones that can hang with me, and ones that are scared"
* ThisIsASong: "Everytime."
--->''I may have made it rain/Please forgive me''
--->''My weakness caused you pain/And this song's my sorry...''
** Also "Lucky"
---> "This is a story about a girl named Lucky"
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: In "Gimme More" with the catchphrase: "It's Britney, bitch!"
** "Work Bitch" applies too.
* TenMinuteRetirement: She was supposed to take a 6 month break after the Hype Backlash of 2001/2002; didn't happen, went straight back to work harder than ever, resulting in the In The Zone era, where she saturated media for two straight years. Was technically on "maternity" leave through periods 2005-2008, did TV shows, two albums (Blackout, Circus), award shows, a remix album, and at least one mini-tour during this period, and in 2010 she earned millions of dollars despite only featuring in a Glee cameo, and starting another perfume and clothing campaign. She also recorded Femme Fatale during that period.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: Slave, Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know, Till The World Ends, Gimme More. Okay, basically the majority of her songs.
* ThreeWaySex: The focus of the song "3" and "Boys & Girls".
** AThreesomeIsHot: "3", obviously.
* TitleOnlyChorus: "Gimme More" (and "Womanizer", almost).
* TitleTrack: "...Baby One More Time", "Oops!...I Did It Again" and "Circus".
* {{Twitter}}: She is one of the most followed celebrities on the social media site, [[https://twitter.com/#!/britneyspears 44 million+ strong]].
* TrueCompanions: She has stayed friends with the same set of people since she was a child. Noted in her "Live And More!" and For The Record documentaries. "Chillin With You" and "I Will Be There" discuss this.
* UnknownRival: Known throughout the pop world for never responding to put downs and ignoring or being polite to people who openly talk trash about her. Christina Aguilera is her most particular unknown rival, though some of her mean-spirited, confusing comments came to Spears' attention in 2004, who responded with hurt, assuming they were on good terms. Aguilera apologized to Spears for her comments shortly after, claiming they were misconstrued.
* UpdatedRerelease: Usually refrains from doing this, with the exception of "Britney" which was re-released in Australia/Oceania with an extended album (17 tracks) and a bonus DVD.
* UnexpectedCharacter: To most of her younger fanbase, Ying Yang Twins was very left field. Subverted years later with her much anticipated works with Will I Am and T.I.
* VocalEvolution: She's used many vocal styles, depending on the song and the era, from full bodied, to whisper, being aggressive, while still keeping it heartfelt. While most write her off as minimally talented vocally, her variation and nuance in her performances are what fans love most about her and what producers praise. You won't find many Britney fans who enjoy the show-pony, powerhouse vocal performances of Whitney Houston or Adele.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know" is set on a beach, with her love interest being a living trope of this.
** "Womanizer" shows Britney's love interest in the shower.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: "Blur" and "Early Mornin'"
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Employs a British accent on "Scream & Shout" and "Work Bitch".
* WeirdnessMagnet: She's been through some crazy highs and lows. Most of which we've witnessed.
* WolverinePublicity: All her features and the songs she features on always bring success for the people she works with. Recently, Rihanna's "S&M" hitting number 1 as soon as she called Spears in to sing it with her, along with giving Giorgio Moroder his most downloaded track with their work on a electronic cover of "Tom's Diner".
* WillNotBeAVictim: The theme and verbalized outright in her "For the Record" rockumentary. "I don't like that; [being called a] victim of my success. I've been *placed* in that category for some reason, and I hate that because I love to see people making the most of their situations."
* AWildRapperAppears: Ying Yang Twins in "Boom Boom", Sabi in "(Drop Dead) Beautiful", Will I Am in "Big Fat Bass", and T.I in "Tik Tik Boom".
** Played with in Brave New Girl and It Feels Nice/Sin City when she's the rapper.
* WomanScorned: "Toxic", "Stronger", "Lonely" and "Womanizer."
** On the unreleased songs list, "Dramatic" and "Guilty" would also count.
* WomanofaThousandVoices: From a crazy party animal ("Get Naked", "I'm A Slave 4 U", "Freakshow"), to the maternal kindhearted mother ("My Baby", "Someday", "Now That I Found You").
* {{Workaholic}}: Even if her fans feel she needs 6 years off to recover from herself, she opts out of that. She's composed two separate albums over both her pregnancies while rehearsing dances on her few breaks. Her fellow composers note that she calls them when she wants to lay down a track and has even said she notes down things when they come to her - to use for as tour ideas. She's almost hesitant to take time off as stated in her "I Am Britney Jean" docu that she likes to work on her birthday and tends to get into trouble when she doesn't have a schedule. She likes to work, and hard.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: "Brave New Girl" is an example of this. "Changing her M.O". Stronger also mentions how she's better off on her own...
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "I'm A Slave 4 U", "What U See (Is What U Get)" and "If U Seek Amy".
* YouAreNotAlone: "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman", "Dear Diary", "Brave New Girl", "Lucky", "Touch Of My Hand", "Alien", "I Will Be There" were all created for the purpose of relating to her fans; the trope works well with her "BeYourself" over-all message.
* {{Yandere}}: Her role on How I Met Your Mother.
* YourCheatingHeart:
** "He About To Lose Me" to {{tear jerk|er}}ing effect.
** "Womanizer", "Perfume", "Shattered Glass" also apply.
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-->''Bottom line: If you love yourself, it will all work out''