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Elton John :

Just who is this teeny bopper making all the headlins. Well, at the beginning of Britney's music career you might have been able to call her a 'teeny bopper' but the title just doesn't fit now.

Britney Jean Spears was born December 2, 1981, in McComb, Mississippi but calls Kentwood, Louisiana, USA her home. Britney began performing as a singer and dancer at a young age. In 1992, she made a nationally televised appearance on Star Search winning the first round but sadly missing out on the second. Poor Britney. She did't let this get her down - she n auditioned for the Disney Channel's New Mickey Mouse Club at age eight. At such a tender age, the producers felt she was way too young and turned her down. All was not lost - one of the producers saw her potential and introduced her to an agent in New York.

Britney spent the next three years studying at the Professional Performing Arts School, a New York City public school "created in 1990 to meet the needs of two groups of students: those who wanted to pursue professional work in the arts as they earned a junior/senior hight school diploma and those who wanted to study the arts as an avocation. Since Britney had her heart set on being a star, she eaily fell into this category and so enrolled and off she went! She also appeared in several television commercials and off-Broadway plays, including 1991's Ruthless! as well.

When Britney was 11, she decided to give The New Mickey Mouse Club another go and so came back for a second audition. Seeing that Britney had matured and was ready, she made the grade joining fellow 'Mouseketeers' such as Justin Timberlake (of whom she would later become very close to for a time), JC Chasez, Christina Aguilera, and Felicity actress Keri Russell. Misfortune once again would dim Britney's career when the show was cancelled during her second season! After this slight hiccup, it was back to the books and high school. Want to know more? Click on the arrow.


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