23 December 1999

Britney’s second album to be released in May

Britney has announced that her eagerly awaited second album will be released on 15th May 2000 and 16th May 2000 in the USA. Britney has been working on the album with Max Martin, Shania Twain and Robert “Mutt” Lange; she will kick off her latest tour in the USA on 8th March in Pensacola, Florida where she is expected to perform some of her new songs.

17 December 1999

Britney to tour USA with LFO

Britney and LFO will take part in a month-long tour of the USA taking in 25 dates starting in Florida on 8th March. The dates are as follows:

– 3/8 Pensacola, Fla., Pensacola, Civic Center.
– 3/11 Little Rock, Ark., Alltell Arena.
– 3/12 Memphis, Tenn., The Pyramid.
– 3/13 Louisville, Ky., Freedom Hall.
– 3/14 Evansville, Ind., Roberts Stadium.
– 3/16 Cincinnati, Firstar Center.
– 3/19 Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena.
– 3/20 Detroit, Palace of Auburn Hills.
– 3/21 Madison, Wis., Kohl Center.
– 3/22 Moline, Ill., Mark of the Quad Cities.
– 3/23 Chicago, Rosemont Horizon.
– 3/25 Worcester, Mass., Worcester Centrum.
– 3/26 Baltimore, Baltimore Arena.

11 December 1999

“…Baby One More Time” ranks #5 in Record Of The Year 1999

Britney’s huge-selling debut single, “…Baby One More Time,” came fifth in ITV’s Record Of The Year 1999, voted for by TV viewers. Britney performed the track on the show, and scored over 75,000 phone votes, coming behind Westlife and Ronan Keating.

5 December 1999

Britney wins Smash Hits! awards

Britney has been awarded Best Female Artist of 1999, and Most Fanciable Female at the Smash Hits! Poll Winners Party held today in London, presented by Stephen Gately from Boyzone and Melanie Sykes. Britney performed “…Baby One More Time” and was presented with the awards after by H from Steps, her Jive Records labelmates who she recently toured with across the USA.

22 November 1999

Britney nominated for Billboard awards

Britney leads the list of finalists for the Billboard Music Awards 1999, to be held on 8th December at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. She has been nominated for six awards: artist of the year, best female artist, best new artist, Hot 100 singles artist, best album artist and album of the year for “…Baby One More Time.”

20 November 1999

“Born To Make You Happy” confirmed as next single

The next UK Britney single has been announced as “Born To Make You Happy,” due to be released here and across Europe in January 2000. “From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart” will be released as the fourth single in Australia and the USA, with the singles then due to switch in early 2000, before Britney’s second album is released.

11 November 1999

Britney wins MTV Europe Music Awards

Britney has won all four MTV Europe Music Awards that she was nominated for, as well as performing an amazing medley of “(You Drive Me) Crazy” and “…Baby One More Time.” Britney won the awards for Best Female, Best Pop, Best Breakthrough and Best Song of 1999 for “…Baby One More Time,” humbly accepting the awards saying, “It’s just so amazing that I been nominated for these awards, it was very unexpected” and thanking God, her fans, her family and her record label.

21 October 1999

Shanks & Bigfoot asked to write for Britney

Shanks & Bigfoot, who scored a massive #1 hit single with “Sweet Like Chocolate,” have been asked to write for Britney’s second album. Shanks said: “It obviously won’t be our traditional 2-step sound, but it will use our drum sounds, orchestration and overall melodic feel.”

5 October 1999

Britney nominated for 4 awards at MTV awards

Britney has been nominated for four awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in Dublin in November; a record number of nominations and more than any other artist. The nominations are for Best Female Artist, Best Breakthrough Act, Best Pop Artist and Best Song of 1999 for “…Baby One More Time.”

3 October 1999

Britney denies breast implants

Britney has officially denied that she has had breast implants to make her bust bigger, telling “TV Guide” magazine: “I don’t see anything wrong with it, but I would never do that. When I first signed with the record label we took a lot of photos, and those were the pictures that got used. I weighed 105 pounds and I weigh 130 now. I went through a major growth spurt.” She added that the rumours have bothered her saying, “In some interviews I would just start crying. I’d be like, ‘Why are you being so rude to me?’ After a while people stopped staying stuff. But for a while it got really tough.”

28 September 1999

Britney dolls coming in October

Britney has revealed the Play Along Toys Britney dolls, which will be released in mid-October in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and the Netherlands, showing the first six dolls to the world to Rosie O’Donnell.

“The Concert Collection” features three dolls wearing replica outfits from her sold-out summer tour, including the outfit from her opening number “Crazy,” her tribute to Madonna and the finale “…Baby One More Time.” Each doll also comes with a second outfit that she wore on stage as well as a platinum CD plaque and Britney hair brush. “The Video Collection” features the Britney doll wearing replica outfits from her three videos, “Sometimes,” “…Baby One More Time” and “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” alongside a microphone and platinum or gold single.

20 September 1999

“(You Drive Me) Crazy” out now in the UK

The CD and cassette of “(You Drive Me) Crazy [The Stop Remix!]” are out now in the UK, available from HMV, Our Price and Woolworths stores nationwide, priced at £3.99 for the CD and £2.29 for the cassette. The CD features the new remix and some UK exclusive remixes, whilst the cassette features new song “I’ll Never Stop Loving You.”

9 September 1999

Britney performs with *NSync at MTV VMAs

Britney performed at the MTV Video Music Awards tonight with *NSync, performing “…Baby One More Time” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The show is due to be aired on MTV UK and Ireland on 10th September at 9pm. Unfortunately, Britney did not win any of the three awards she was nominated for: Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Choreography In A Video all for “…Baby One More Time.”

2 September 1999

“…Baby One More Time” tops 6million USA sales

Britney has become the first teenage female to sell over six million copies of one album in the USA, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced. Britney, currently aged 17 years old, has just sold the six millionth copy of “…Baby One More Time” there, surpassing previous record holder, LeAnn Rimes with her album “Blue.”

26 August 1999

MSN Starloft meets Britney

Britney has been interviewed in a MSN Starloft chat room with Digital Dish Diva backstage at her concert in Cleveland, Ohio.

Digital Dish Diva says:
Britney, welcome to MSN! We are honored to have you here on MSN! Your fans are here from around the world – from the UK to Brazil to Boston! So, let’s get started!
Britney Spears says:
Hello to everybody and I’m glad to be with you!
Full story “MSN Starloft meets Britney”

14 August 1999

“(You Drive Me) Crazy” is Britney’s third single

Britney Spears is following her two very successful singles “….Baby One More Time” and “Sometimes” with a remix of “(You Drive Me) Crazy” from her album “…Baby One More Time.” The remix is entitled ‘The Stop Remix!’ and will be released to radio stations in America on 23rd August as the lead single from the soundtrack to the new Melissa Joan Hart film “Drive Me Crazy.”

20 June 1999

“Sometimes” enters UK chart at #3

“Sometimes” has entered the official UK charts at #3 this week, whilst “…Baby One More Time” is still in the top 40 at #36.

8 June 1999

Britney to be the latest face of Got Milk?

Britney is to wear a milk moustache for the latest Got Milk? campaign in the USA, promoting the drinking of milk to young girls across the world. The campaign text has Britney saying: “Baby, one more time isn’t enough – 9 out of 10 girls don’t get enough calcium. It takes about 4 glasses of milk every day, so when I finish this glass, fill it up baby. Three more times.”

15 April 1999

“Rolling Stone” article

Britney Spears extends a honeyed thigh across the length of the sofa, keeping one foot on the floor as she does so. Her blond-streaked hair is piled high,exposing two little diamond earrings on each ear lobe; her face is fully made-up, down to carefully applied lip liner. The Baby Phat logo of her pink T-shirt is distended by her ample chest,and her silky white shorts — with dark blue piping — cling snugly to her hips. She cocks her head and smiles receptively.

But hold on. It’s not like that. You’re falling into the same trap as the lovelorn youths who call Spears’ local florist to send her long-stemmed roses and the randy fellows outside the MTV studios with prom invites scrawled on their chests. Admittedly, that trap is carefully baited by a debut video that shows the seventeen-year-old singer cavorting around like the naughtiest of schoolgirls. But, as Spears points out, nothing is actually revealed.

“All I did was tie up my shirt!” she says, addressing the critics who would hunt her down like a gay Teletubby. “I’m wearing a sports bra under it. Sure, I’m wearing thigh-highs, but kids wear those — it’s the style. Have you seen MTV — all those in thongs?”
Full story ““Rolling Stone” article”

21 February 1999

“…Baby One More Time” enters the UK chart at #1

Britney has shot to number one with “…Baby One More Time” and has scored one of the fastest-selling singles in UK chart history. The single sold 124,000 copies on Monday alone, 1000 more than Lenny Kravitz, the previous number one, had sold in six days.

Britney said: “I’m so pleased that my British fans like my record – it really means a lot to me. I’ve only been to London once in my life and it’s so great that people like me.”