Discography


1999: “Baby One More Time”

2000: “Oops! I did it again!”

2001: “Britney”

2003: “In The Zone”

2004: “Greatest Hits: My Prerogative”

2005: “B InThe Mix: The Remixes”

2007: “Blackout”

2008: “Circus”



"…Baby One More Time"

The debut album by American pop singer Britney Spears, released on January 12, 1999 in the United States. The album was produced by Denniz PoP, Max Martin and Rami. The title track is generally considered Spears’ signature song. It is her best-selling album both in the U.S. and internationally and propelled the then-seventeen-year-old to superstardom during the year of its release. The album also spent fifty-one weeks in the top ten of the US Billboard 200 and sixty weeks in the top twenty. With this, it became the second best-selling album of 1999 in the United States, only behind Backstreet Boys’s Millennium. It stayed on the Billboard 200 for two years until being moved to the Pop Catalog chart. This album, its lyrics, and its music videos maintained the typical virgin image of the late 90′s teen pop revival for Spears. …Baby One More Time can be counted as the highest-selling debut album by a female artist in the United States. The song, “…Baby One More Time”, became a US number one, however of the singles from this album, only the title track has topped the US Billboard Hot 100. The rest are either Top 10 or Top 20 hits.

The album was first released with five snippets of demo songs on January 2, 1998. It was officially released on January 12, 1999 in Canada and the United States, and on March 8, 1999 in the United Kingdom. The cassette had the same cover that was later included in “…Baby One More Time” single booklet, although some editions, like the Australian edition, have an alternate cover picture, a picture of Spears in white, with her hands in a praying gesture. The picture also resembles the cover artwork of Björk’s album Debut. The album was then meant to be named just Britney Spears, but due to the debut single success, the title was changed to make the album more recognized in the public. In the UK the album peaked at #2 and stayed there for 2 weeks, it has since sold more than 1 million copies and has been certified 3× Platinum. On early pressings of the album, there is a “hidden message” by Britney after the song “The Beat Goes On”. In the message, Spears advertises her labelmates The Backstreet Boys’ album, and playing snippets of the singles from their album. The running time of “The Beat Goes On” with the special message at the end is 5:53.

Although the critical response to the album was lukewarm, …Baby One More Time was a huge commercial success. It debuted at number one in both the U.S. and Canada it sold 121,000 copies in its first week in the U.S, and reached the top ten in many other countries. The record has been certified 14× Platinum in the United States. It is the highest selling album by a teenager both in the US and worldwide. Spears also made history by being the first female artist to have both album and single go number one at the same time, as well as the youngest to do so. The album currently has a 4/5 rating on Itunes based on over 165 reviews. In France, the record debuted at number twenty-four, after thirty-eight weeks in the chart peaked at number-four, it has sold over 545,000 copies and has been certified 2× Platinum. In the United Kingdom …Baby One More Time debuted at number two, after one year in the UK Albums Chart earned 3× Platinum certification ( over 1.1 million copies sold). The album has sold over 36 million copies around the world and according to Fox News is the biggest selling debuted album of all time.

Tracklisting:
“Baby One More Timer”
“(You Drive Me) Crazy”
“Sometimes”
“Soda Pop”
"Born To Make You Happy"
"From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart"
"I Will Be There"
"I Will Still Love You" (Featuring Don Phillip)
"Deep In My Hear"t [Only International]
"Thinkin’ About You"
"E-Mail My Heart"
"The Beat Goes On
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"Oops!… I Did It Again"

The album’s predecessor, …Baby One More Time, set high commercial standards, yet Oops! sold extremely well worldwide. The album’s mixture of ballads and Eurodance beats was panned by many critics and purists, who dismissed Spears as a teen idol with little or no musical talent. Most reviewers, however, saw Spears as a pop star who never claimed to be anything but, and who succeeded at making pop music. For example, Rolling Stone magazine gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, saying “Britney’s demand for satisfaction is complex, fierce and downright scary, making her a true child of rock & roll tradition,” and also refers to her “song-factory” and “fantastic pop cheese,” while NME reported (with a score of 8 out of 10) that “She’s modern-day pop perfection realised in a nearly, human form,” though it also refers to her as an “evil genius” and rather cynically compares her music to the addictive drug ketamine, based on the drug’s tendency to blank the user’s mind and thought processes. According to Jive Records, Britney Spears’ second album, Oops!… I Did It Again, debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 1,319,000 units in its first week. She easily broke the SoundScan record for highest sales in a week by a solo female artist. The previous record was held by Alanis Morissette’s 1998 album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, which sold 469,000 copies its first week. During its second week the album sold 612,500 units and slipped to number-two, and it remained seventeen weeks in the top 3 in the Billboard 200. The record also topped the Canadian and U.S. Internet album charts, and reached a peak of number-two in the United Kingdom. Singles off the album consist of the title track “Oops!… I Did It Again”, “Lucky”, “Stronger”, “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know”, and “Girl In The Mirror”. The album was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, while the title track was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Tracklisting:
"Oops!… I Did It Again"
"Stronger"
"Don’t Go Knockin’ on My Door "
"(Satisfied [Interlude])"
"(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction"
"Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know"
"What U See (Is What U Get)"
"(Lucky Answering Machine Message)"
"Lucky"
"One Kiss from You"
"Where Are You Now"
"Can’t Make You Love Me"
"When Your Eyes Say It"
"Girl in the Mirror [Non-U.S. edition only]"
"You Got It All [Non-U.S. edition only]"
"Heart [Non-U.S. edition only]"
"Dear Diary"
"(Britney Talking To Friends [Interlude])
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"Britney"

Britney is the self-titled third studio album by American pop singer Britney Spears, released on November 5, 2001 around the world (see 2001 in music). Britney is notable for Spears’s own increasingly prominent role in the songwriting. The record features aids from producers such as Max Martin, The Neptunes and others.

The album is registered as one of TropicaUK’s all time favorite albums. It fared well with critics such as Allmusic, who gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars, describing the album’s title tracks as being “pivotal moments on Britney Spears’ third album, the record where she strives to deepen her persona, making it more adult while still recognizably Britney.” In contrast, Rolling Stone said of the album: “Britney belabors the obvious: Spears is one month away from entering her twenties and clearly needs to grow up if she’s going to bring her fans along.” The 1000th issue of Entertainment Weekly dated July 4, 2008 celebrated the 1000 best films, television shows, albums, books, etc. from 1983 to 2008. In “The Classics: Music” category, Britney was listed at number ninety-seven on the list of the 100 best albums of the previous twenty-five years.

Tracklisting:
"I’m a Slave 4 U"
"Overprotected"
"Lonely"
"I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"
"Boys"
"Anticipating"
"I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll"
"Cinderella"
"Let Me Be"
"Bombastic Love"
"That’s Where You Take Me"
"When I Found You"
"Before the Goodbye [Non-US Edition]"
"I Run Away [I-Tunes Bonus Track]"
"What It’s Like to Be Me
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"In The Zone"

In the Zone is the fourth studio album by American singer Britney Spears, released in late 2003. It debuted at number one in the United States and France, breaking Spears’ own record of having her first three albums debut at number one. While album sales were fewer in comparison to her previous albums, it generated three worldwide number-one hits: “Me Against the Music”, “Toxic” and “Everytime”.

Spears’ most sexual offering to date, In The Zone was also Britney’s most musically diverse album, featuring producers such as R.Kelly, Roy “Royalty” Hamilton, Bloodshy & Avant, and Moby and also, an increased artistic input by Spears herself compared to her other albums. The album spawned the international number one and U.S. top ten hit single, “Toxic”, which won Spears her first Grammy in the category of Best Dance Recording.

After the release of the album the critics ignored songs such as “Toxic” and focused their attention on “Breathe on Me” and “Touch of My Hand”, both with a very sexual lyrical content. The album had a mixed critical reception, although the positive notices were stronger on this outing. Stylus Magazine gave the album a D and even blamed her career choices saying, “Ultimately, In the Zone suffers greatly from Britney’s uneasy transition from teen tart to sexually powerful woman. Had Britney been in charge of her career direction instead of mercilessly prostituted by her management, she might have been able to produce something with some semblance of musical vision.” The Guardian praised the albums melodies and her effort giving it 4 out of 5 stars and writing, “Unlike previous Britney albums, In the Zone has no filler and no shoddy cover versions, just 57 varieties of blue-chip hit-factory pop. There is southern hip-hop, deep house, Neptunes-style R&B, the ubiquitous Diwali beat and, most importantly, oodles of Madonna.” The album currently has a 4/5 rating on iTunes based on over 55 reviews.

Tracklisting:
"Me Against The Music" Ft. Madonna
"(I Got That) Boom Boom" Ft. The Ying Yang Twins
"Showdown"
"Breathe On Me"
"Early Morning"
"Toxic"
"Outrageous"
"Touch Of My Hand"
"The Hook Up"
"Shadow"
"Brave New Girl"
"Everytime"

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"Greatest Hits: My Prerogative"

is the first greatest hits album by pop singer Britney Spears. The album was released on November 1, 2004 in Japan, on November 8, 2004 around the world and on November 9, 2004 in the United States and Canada. The set includes most of Spears’ hit singles, from “…Baby One More Time” to “Outrageous”, and almost everything in between. Included are three new songs; a cover of Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” (which was featured as the lead single and has gone on to be an international number-one hit), and two previously unreleased songs entitled “Do Somethin’” (which was later released as a single) and “I’ve Just Begun (Having My Fun)”, the latter of which also appeared on the In the Zone DVD. Rumors abounded that her record company were to release a greatest hits at the end of 2004 in early March, around the time of the massive success of “Toxic.” The album was officially announced later on in the year, with the UK leg of her label taking it upon themselves to launch a promotional campaign entitled “I Love Britney”; with badges, T-shirts, bags and CDs being sent out to promote the album (such a collage appears in the liner notes, with the album cover included as well), and an exhibition at a London art gallery officially launching the album in the UK. Bobby Brown, original performer of “My Prerogative”, has worked with Spears before as an assistant engineer on her previous smash hit album “Oops!…I Did It Again.” Spears also wrote additional lyrics for the song (the spoken part at the start), but is not credited normally. On February 16, 2007 the compilation was re-printed in Europe in the low-priced budget card pack format, with the liner notes made from recycled paper. In it, one of the new songs, “I’ve Just Begun (Having My Fun)”, accidentally has the “My” removed from the title.

The limited edition of the album was printed in a digipak, wherein its cover is the same as the standard edition, but the colors look darker because of the shining effect. There is a collage of all of Britney’s albums and singles covers in the limited edition. It also contains a second disc with unreleased remixes and the Chris Cox Megamix

Greatest Hits: My Prerogative was released only a mere five years after Spears first released …Baby One More Time. While it is somewhat common for artists to release compilations after four studio albums (compare with Madonna’s The Immaculate Collection), Spears released her hits album before she turned 23 years old. This age is considered young for an artist to release a greatest hits album (compare with LeAnn Rimes Greatest Hits).

The album’s liner notes, in addition to the aforementioned collage, contains snapshots of Spears in her music videos. The inside front and back covers also have a “Poster Choice”, with various shots of Spears throughout her career, symbolizing the transition she underwent between the releases of her second and third albums.

Tracklisting:
"My Prerogative"
"Toxic
"I’m a Slave 4 U
"Oops!… I Did It Again
"Me Against the Music" (featuring Madonna)
"Stronger"
"Everytime"
"…Baby One More Time"
"(You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop Remix)"
"Boys (The Co-Ed Remix)"
"Sometimes"
"Overprotected (Darkchild Remix)"
"Lucky"
"Outrageous"
"Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know (Only In UK & Japan Edition)"
"Born To Make You Happy (Non-US & Latinamerica Editions)"
"I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll (Non-US & Latinamerica Editions)"
"I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"
"I’ve Just Begun (Having My Fun)"
"Do Somethin’"

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"B In The Mix: The Remixes"

B in the Mix: The Remixes is the first remix album from Britney Spears. It was released in the U.S. and in Canada on November 27, 2005.

The album contains remixes of Spears’ biggest hits, from “…Baby One More Time” to “Toxic”, and also a remix (two for the Japanese edition) of her newest single, “Someday (I Will Understand)”, originally a piano ballad that was an ode to her then unborn son, Sean. It also contains a new song, “And Then We Kiss”. “And Then We Kiss” was released in Asia only, where it charted in several countries. The song surprisingly appeared on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart at #15, despite the fact that the song was not even officially released in the U.S., only for digital download. It currently has a 3.5/5 rating on iTunes.

The title was originally announced as Remixed and a cover was leaked onto the Internet, but it was not the final cover nor the final title used for the album.

Tracklisting:
"Toxic [Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix Edit]"
"Me Against the Music [Justice Extended Remix]" (feat. Madonna)
"Touch of My Hand [Bill Hamel Remix]"
"Breathe on Me [Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix]"
"I’m a Slave 4 U [Dave Audé Slave Driver Mix]"
"And Then We Kiss [Junkie XL Remix]"
"Everytime [Valentin Remix]"
"Early Mornin’ [Jason Nevins Remix]"
"Someday (I Will Understand) [Hi-Bias Signature Radio Remix]"
"…Baby One More Time [Davidson Ospina 2005 Remix]"
"Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know [Hex Hector Club Mix Edit]"

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"Blackout"

Blackout is the fifth studio album by American pop singer Britney Spears. It was released on October 27, 2007, in Australia, October 29, 2007, in the UK, and October 30, 2007, worldwide. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the album was number 32 in terms of units shipped worldwide by the end of 2007. The album has sold 879,000 copies in the United States alone. It was ranked at number 50 by Rolling Stone magazine in its publication of the Top 50 albums of 2007. Additionally, as of June 2008, there have been 3.1 million digital downloads of the songs and remixes from the album.

In February 2006, it was reported that Britney was “in the midst of recording her next album,” which could possibly be released later that year. According to the People magazine article, Spears said her new music could “reinvigorate the current pop scene,” of which she said was “boring”. In May 2006, it was reported that Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem said that Spears had “up-tempo club songs,” and “relationship songs,” “and everything in between.” In September 2006, Rotem said, “Our goal is to try to one-up it,” referring to the hits on the radio at the time. “I can tell you there’s some dance stuff; there’s some slow, more introspective stuff; some club things,” the producer said. Spears later revealed in a personal message on her official website that she planned to release her new album before the end of 2007. Britney Spears began working with Nate “Danja” Hills while she was pregnant with her second child. Recording began in Las Vegas and continued at Spears’ home in Los Angeles. In August 2007, it was revealed that “Gimme More” would be going to airwaves as the album’s first single. The album was released on October 30, 2007, ahead of its planned release date, due to numerous unauthorized online leaks, and to prevent any future illegal distribution. Spears’ website ran a competition for fans to vote for the album’s title; however, none of the suggestions were used. Several sources claimed “Piece of Me” to be the album’s title as well as the second single. On October 5, 2007, a message was posted on Spears’ official website confirming the title of the album to be Blackout. A spokesperson for Jive Records has said that the title and theme of Blackout is about “blacking out negativity and embracing life”. On November 13, 2007, U.S. store Target released a special edition of Blackout with the bonus track, “Outta This World,” a bonus mobile wallpaper, and a ringtone. Spears won “Best International Album” for Blackout at France’s NRJ Awards in January 2008. An Alternate Cover for the album has also been sold in certain areas since February.

This is the first studio album for which Spears did not do any promotion prior to its release, with the exception of her performance at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, which was panned by both fans and critics. Jive Records posted a commercial for the album on its official YouTube page. In addition to the official “Piece of Me” music video, the “Britney Spears Wants a Piece of You” contest, in which fans could create videos for the “Piece of Me” single themselves using MTV’s Video Remixer, began on November 30, 2007. The winning video aired on TRL on December 20, 2007. MTV, Jive Records, and Spears herself chose the winner. In the U.K a 10 second TV commercial was shown in October 2007.

Tracklisting:
"Gimme More"
"Piece Of Me"
"Radar"
"Heaven On Earth"
"Get Naked (I Got A Plan)"
"Freakshow"
"Toy Soldier"
"Hot As Ice"
"Ooh Ooh Baby"
"Perfect Lover"
"Why Should I Be Sad?
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Circus

Circus is the sixth studio album by American pop singer Britney Spears. Jive Records, in collaboration with Zomba Label Group and Sony Music Entertainment, released it on November 28, 2008. Having sold over 505,000 copies in the United States in its first week, Circus debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one, making it Spears’s fifth number-one album. The feat made Spears the only act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have four albums debut with 500,000 or more copies sold. As of January 2009, Circus sold over 3 million copies.

The album’s first single, “Womanizer”, became Spears’s first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 since her debut “…Baby One More Time”, almost 10 years prior. The second single, “Circus”, debuted at number three on the Hot 100 chart. On January 7, 2009, “If U Seek Amy” was announced as the album’s third single via Spears’ official website. On May 7, 2009, “Radar”, was announced on BritneySpears.com that it will be the 4th single off of Circus.

Danja and Bloodshy & Avant, who produced several tracks from Blackout, both announced independently that they were recording with Spears again. Vocal producer Jim Beanz told Us Weekly that he had also been in the studio with Spears. He said of Spears: “Everyone has personal stuff, but a true professional doesn’t bring it into the studio.” Spears collaborated much on the album, saying, “The process was cool, because I got to write a lot of the songs, and in the beginning, I really took part in that. … I experimented with a lot of the pop producers that I worked with on my earliest albums.” In her interview with OK! magazine, Spears revealed that she was working with Harvey Mason of The Underdogs. Spears commented, “I wanted to experiment with producers I haven’t worked with much before, like the Underdogs, who have a Timbaland kind of sound.”According to the Los Angeles Times, Guy Sigsworth – who previously produced the singles “Everytime” and “Someday (I Will Understand)” – spent time in the studio with Spears.[21] Max Martin, who wrote Spears’s first hit, “…Baby One More Time”, has produced, what he calls, his “best work ever”. Dr. Luke (who actually often collaborates with Martin) has produced songs for the album, including the title track, with up-and-comer Benny Blanco. Nicole Morier, who co-wrote Blackout’s “Heaven on Earth”, wrote several songs with Britney in spring 2008, including “Mmm Papi” and “Rock Me In”. Another notable collaborator is The Outsyders, an Atlanta-based production team, who produced the album’s first single.

Tracklisting:

“Womanizer”
“Circus”
“Out from Under”
“Kill the Lights”
“Shattered Glass”
“If U Seek Amy”
“Unusual You”
“Blur”
“Mmm Papi”
“Mannequin”
“Lace and Leather”
“My Baby”
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