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.”