rural Louisiana, teen pop star Britney Spears was groomed
for stardom from the start. She spent her early childhood
performing in talent shows and dance reviews before, at
age eight, she was discovered by a TV producer who hooked
her up with a New York agent.
spent her summers in New York studying at the Off-Broadway
Dance Center and the Professional Performing Arts School
and began picking up television commercials. At 10 she
landed a role in the Off-Broadway production
"Ruthless" and a year later was cast in the
Disney Channel's popular "Mickey Mouse Club
years of taping the Disney show in Orlando, Britney
returned to Louisiana and set her sites on a career in pop
music. She was quickly recruited by Jive Records, home of
the Backstreet Boys, and teamed up with Eric Foster
(Whitney Houston, Hi-Five) and Max Martin (Robyn,
Backstreet Boys), who produced her debut album.
One More Time
hit record store shelves in early 1999.