Britney Spears Fast Facts

Here is a look a the life of Britney Spears, pop singer, Grammy award winner, and television personality.

Birth date:
December 2, 1981

Birth place: McComb, Mississippi

Birth name: Britney Jean Spears

Father: Jamie Spears, a former building contractor and chef

Mother: Lynne (Bridges) Spears

Marriages: Kevin Federline (September 18, 2004-July 30, 2007, divorced); Jason Alexander (January 3, 2004-January 5, 2004, annulled after 55 hours)

    Children: with Kevin Federline: Jayden James, September 12, 2006; Sean Preston, September 14, 2005

    Other Facts:
    Number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart include: "Baby, One More Time" in 1999, "Womanizer" in 2008, "3" in 2009 (debut), and "Hold It Against Me" in 2011 (debut).

    Six albums have reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart: "Baby One More Time" (1999), "Oops!.... I Did It Again" (2000), "Britney" (2001), "In the Zone" (2003), "Circus" (2008), and "Femme Fatale" (2011).

    1993-1994 -
    Cast member on "The Mickey Mouse Club."

    1997 - Signs a contract with Jive Records at age 15.

    2002 - Is named Hollywood's Most Powerful Celebrity by Forbes magazine.

    November 17, 2003 - Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    February 13, 2005 - Wins a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for "Toxic."

    February 16, 2007 - Shaves her head at a beauty parlor in Tarzana, California.

    October 1, 2007 - Temporarily loses physical custody of her children after failing to attend court hearings.

    January 3, 2008 - Spears is hospitalized over issues involving the custody of her children. Kevin Federline, her ex-husband, is awarded sole custody on January 4, 2008.

    February 1, 2008 - A Los Angeles court grants temporary conservatorship to Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, after Spears is taken to a hospital and deemed unable to take care of herself.

    July 18, 2008 - In a custody agreement, Spears gives Kevin Federline sole custody of the children, but retains visitation rights.

    August 2008 - Becoming Britney, a musical based on the life of Britney Spears, debuts at the New York International Fringe Festival.

    October 28, 2008 - Jamie Spears is granted permanent conservatorship of Spears' affairs.

    September 8, 2010 - Is accused of sexual harassment and sued by her former bodyguard, Fernando Flores.

    January 11, 2011 - Spears' single, "Hold It Against Me," is released and debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    March 29, 2011 - New album, "Femme Fatale," is released.

    March 30, 2011 - A $10 million lawsuit is filed by Brand Sense Partners against Spears and her father for breach of contract relating to a perfume deal between Spears and the Elizabeth Arden company.

    February 2012 - Spears settles out of court the lawsuit filed by Brand Sense Partners for breach of contract.

    February 3, 2009 - Sam Lutfi, Spears' former manager, sues Spears and her parents for defamation and breach of contract in Los Angeles Superior Court.

    March 2012 - Spears settles out of court the sexual harassment suit filed by former bodyguard Fernando Flores.

    May 15, 2012 - "The X Factor USA" announces that Spears, along with Demi Lovato, will join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on "The X Factor" judging panel.

    November 1, 2012 - A Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismisses a defamation and breach of contract lawsuit against Spears and her parents brought by Sam Lutfi, Spears' former manager.

    January 11, 2013 - Announces that she will not be returning as a judge to "The X Factor."

    September 17, 2013 - Spears announces that she will do a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas with a show titled "Britney: Piece of Me." The show begins its run December 27.