Considered one of the most influential pop artists, Britney Jean Spears was born on December 2, 1981, in McComb, MO. She was a member of the Mickey Mouse Club along with other big names in 2000’s pop, including Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. Spears’ first album ….Baby One More Time was released on January 12, 1999. It reached platinum twice, as well as earning a spot on the Billboard Top 200.
In February 2006, pictures of Spears driving with one hand and holding her son Sean with the other drew fire from child advocacy groups. The same month, Spears stayed at a drug rehabilitation facility in Antigua, and shaved her head the following day. She was in and out of treatment facilities following that day.