Disposable 55-hour weddings in Vegas, lip-locking with the queen of pop, and music videos that exist only to out-raunch each other, Britney Spears sure knows how to hit the spotlight.
Like the committed celebrity she has proven herself to be, Britney is willing to determinedly go the distance to make sure that addictive glare from paparazzi cameras remains focused exclusively on her.
Now, as she launches her Greatest Hits, it's time to take a quick Britney recap:
...Baby One More Time
Music channels across the world suddenly seemed to be taken over by an excessively sassy schoolgirl. The video of her rat-tatting her pencil irritatedly in class and dancing down a high-school corridor worked on both the pre-teen audience as well as the leering men of the world.
Spears, at 17, became the then-youngest to have her first single debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and ...Baby One More Time is, to date, the greatest-selling album by a teenager.