Britney Spears is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and businesswoman. She was born on December 2, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. With a career that began at a young age, she signed with Jive Records in 1997 and quickly became a pop icon. Britney's influence on the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s cannot be overstated. Her debut album ...Baby One More Time was released in 1999 and has since sold over 100 million copies worldwide. In addition to her album success, Britney has also sold over 100 million singles throughout her career, solidifying her status as one of the best-selling music artists of all time.