Britney Spears is and always will be a pop icon and a trendsetter. A Grammy award winner, Spears has won 232 awards in total. She trailblazed the way for pop music, iconic fashion statements and so much more since the age of 15. The megastar turns 39 today! As she’s left us in awe for the last 24 years, let’s take a look at 5 of her most iconic moments!
Her first music video: Hit Me Baby One More Time (1998):
It was apparent that Britney Spears was unique since her very first music video for the song Hit Me Baby One More Time. Even with controversial and often misunderstood lyrics, the song and the video were fresh and iconic for its time. The hit debut single has over 500 million views on Youtube.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/C-u5WLJ9Yk4
Her VMA Performance in 2000:
At the MTV Video Music Awards in 2000, Britney Spears dominated the whole event. She was a trendsetter in many, many ways. As she covered The Rolling Stones’ single, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction, she quickly transformed from a tuxedo to a chic bodysuit on stage. Her whole performance exuded talent, confidence, and energy.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/ywQ2BSm0gIo
Her music video for Toxic (2011):
The hit pop song from 2011 served as a cultural reset for break up music. From its foot stepping beats, stunning cinematography to phenomenal choreography, Toxic’s music video will give you several reasons for watching over and over again in 2020, which people still do. The video has over 400 million views on Youtube and is regarded as one of the best pop and break-up songs out there!
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/LOZuxwVk7TU
Her VMA performance in 2001:
How do you top the iconic costume switch of 2000 by Britney Spears in 2001? Well, having a live python draped over your shoulder shall definitely do the trick. Spears effortlessly nailed her rendition of I’m A Slave 4 U in an iconic outfit while having an albino python around her neck as she killed it with her choreography as well.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/dL1bghWN-Sg
Oops! ..She did it again:
In 2004, Britney Spears set a record that could not be broken for 15 years when she came out with her second hit single, Oops! ..I Did It Again. She topped all the musical charts in America and sold 1.3 million copies in the first week of her release! This was the highest number among all female artists!
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/CduA0TULnow
We wish the beautiful and talented Britney Spears a very happy birthday!
(Contributed by Sakshi Prabhu)