Timeline Of Britney Spears’ Career

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The release of Framing Britney Spears, a documentary about the music icon’s experience in a conservatorship, has caused many to reexamine her career and its coverage by the media. The Onion looks at key moments in Britney Spears’ career.

  • 1981: Lynne and Jamie Spears welcome 8-pound, 11-ounce jackpot.
  • 1984: 3-year-old Britney tries to make up for all those wasted years by enrolling in dance classes.
  • 1993: Savvy Disney executives agree this 11-year-old will grow up to be hot.
  • 1999: Spears’ first single, “I’m A Sexual Sexual Baby Come Be Violent With Me,” debuts at the top of the charts.
  • 2001: Nation aroused for the first time ever by a Pepsi commercial.
  • 2003: 45-year-old Madonna finally receives her first kiss.
  • 2006: Spears chastised by media for completing one full night of restful sleep.
  • 2007: In a move often associated with her complete and total mental collapse, Spears got a haircut.
  • 2008: Conservatorship formed to help provide structure and organization for people leeching off her.
  • 2021: Journalists and comedians who relentlessly exploited Spears at her most vulnerable given chance to step back into limelight.