The name Britney Spears is one of the most recognizable names around the world. Throughout her career, this superstar has been emblazoned across glossy magazine pages, tabloid-style newspapers, television, and advertisements. It was literally almost impossible to escape Spears’ obvious influence on the business and entertainment world.
With that entertainment prestige often results in the unfortunate mirage of scandals, heartbreak, depression, alcohol abuse, and destructive behaviour—all made public. Very public. Can these has-beens ever make a true come-back?
She did it before and she did it again. Britney Spears’ new single “Womanizer” is now in the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart.
In the past week, the hit song jumped from No. 96 to No.1, topping Spears on the list since her 1999 single, “Baby One More Time”.
“Womanizer” is also No.1 on iTunes in France, Spain, Sweden, and Canada.
Spears’ new album, Circus, will be launching in December, with a tour in early 2009 to promote it. Spears has stated that she plans on doing a world tour for the next year.
After making several headlines as a result of her head-shaving, losing custody of her two sons, admissions to psychiatric units, and physical disputes with paparazzi, Spears is finally making that musical come-back to regain her pop princess status.
In 2007, Spears’ father, concerned for her well-being and future, took control of her business issues, and in the fall of that year, she won three awards for her song, “Piece of Me.”
On November 30, MTV will air a 90-minute documentary, called “For the Record” as Britney will attempt to reveal the events leading up to her highly-public meltdown. The documentary will feature personal stories, behind-the-scene footages, rehearsals and studio visits, video shoots, and press tours. Viewers will also get the chance to see her visit her hometown in Louisiana.
“So much has gone on over the last couple of years and there’s a lot that people don’t know about me that I want them to know,” Spears says. “I wanted to make this film because I started to feel like I wasn’t being seen in the light that I wanted to be seen in. This is an opportunity to set the record straight and talk about what I’ve been through and where I’m headed.”
For more on Britney’s past issues, present state, and future endeavours, catch “For the Record” on Sunday, November 30, at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.