This natural blonde was born to Jamie and Lynn Spears in Mississippi, and was raised in rural Louisiana. The little girl was fond of singing and dancing and did well in gymnastics, too. Spears entered New York City`s Professional Performing Arts School when she was 8. She was an understudy in the 1991 play Ruthless!, and appeared in several other off-Broadway productions. She participated in National Television as a contestant in Star Search and appeared in it for two years. Then she joined Innosense (a pop group) for a while.She made it big with the release of her debut album ‘Baby one more time’ in 1999, which sold 28 million copies worldwide. She is crowned with the title of reviving ‘Teen Pop’ phenomenon. Spears is ranked as the eighth best-selling female recording artist in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America with 36 million certified albums and one of the worlds best-selling music artists having sold an estimated 83 million records worldwide. She has also appeared in movies, her first role being the lead in Crossroads (2002).