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Britney Spears :

On Britney's 15th birthday she went back to the big apple and started recording demo tapes and auditioning for pop bands. An executive for Jive Records heard one of her demos and was totally blown away - they promptly signed her up and in late 1998, she released her very first single, "Hit Me Baby One More Time", talk about a success!

Hit Me Baby shot up the charts like a lightning bolt. The fans loved it - young and old. Some of it's immediate success could have been duet to the fact she also made her first music video. She knocked their socks off. As is always the case, there were some bad reviews for the way she dressed in the video, portraying a high school teenager, complete with (slightly altered) uniform. What can I say - people have to have something to talk about and rumours circle whether they're true or not.

Not long after the release of her single, in 1999 she also let loose on the public her debut album. You guessed it, also titled "Hit Me Baby One More Time". Again rumours started to circulate that the title of the song suggested some form of abuse (possibly aimed at Britney by a boyfriend etc.) but I don't think that was the case.




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