Was there a time before Britney?
Doesn’t seem like it, does it? But no, her pop-music career is only twelve years old at this point. Which, if you’re twelve or younger, we guess is a fair question. (Do your parents know you’re here?)
So if I have my math right, she got started in 1999.
Kind of; she was in show business long before she released her first single. But let’s back up. She was born in 1981 and grew up on the Mississippi-Louisiana border, singing in local talent shows and pageants. She started her professional career before she had turned...