‘Overprotected’ marked Britney Spears’ first true emancipation from her girl-next-door persona as she rejected many of the values she’d previously embodied.
For her debut solo single, Rachel Stevens came out swinging for Justin Timberlake with a song penned as a response to ‘Cry Me A River’
In one of the most ominous tales of foreboding in pop music, Britney Spears released ‘Lucky’ as the second single from her sophomore album in 2000.
Following one successful collaboration with The Neptunes on her third album, Britney Spears invited Pharrell Williams to join the party on ‘Boys’
‘Tu Amor’ was Kaci Battaglia’s attempt to consolidate the success of her debut single and establish herself as a credible chart rival to her pop peers
Britney Spears’ second single ‘Sometimes’ marked an unexpectedly rapid reinvention, transforming our suggestive pop vixen into the virginal girl-next-door
‘I Want It That Way’ was the culmination of the years that the Backstreet Boys had spent quietly growing their profile as the world’s biggest boyband
Art often mimics life for Britney Spears and ‘I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman’ was an early moment where her real-life and pop personas overlapped
Driven by events occurring behind the scenes, Bye Bye Bye defiantly positioned *NSYNC as survivors – faultlessly relaunching them an A-list pop act.
On Born To Make You Happy, she isn’t trying to be “Britney Spears” with her accentuated and exaggerated oral tics. Here she is simply the girl-next-door selling a pop song for all it’s worth