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Britney Spears News Archive / April 1999 - November 1999

Britney in Biloxi: this from NBC Sports: Sunday, November 7, 4-6 pm (ET) - "Kbkids.com StarSkates Ice Jam" - Grand Casino in Biloxi, Biloxi, Miss - Pop, salsa, rock 'n' roll and swing music come together in a showcase of our society's cultural diversity. This party on ice will feature a talented group of professional figure skaters including two-time Olympic gold medalist Katarina Witt, Elvis Stojko and five-time European Champion Surya Bonaly. Accompanying them will be a live rock band and live performances by some of today's hottest musicians such as En Vogue, Britney Spears and Carlos Ponce.

Britney Doll: the Britney Spears doll hit the shelves of major toy & department stores on October 15; there are six 11 1/2" dolls in the Britney Spears collection, and each is distinctively modeled to resemble Britney in each of her three hit videos and three of her live performances.

More Nominations for Britney: Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys top the field of nominees for the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards; each were named in 4 categories, Britney for Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Pop Artist and Best Single (for "Baby One More Time"); the awards will be handed out in Dublin on November 11th; scheduled performers include Britney Spears, The Cardigans, Mariah Carey, The Corrs, Jamiroquai, Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Sean Puffy Combs, Whitney Houston and Underworld.

Britney Sells: Britney's "... Baby One More Time" was certified 7 x platinum by the RIAA in their September '99 award announcements, making it the highest selling CD ever by a teenaged female artist! Britney's debut is also in a 4-way tie for best selling album of 1999 (with The Dixie Chicks, The Backstreet Boys and and ‘N Sync).

Britney Talks! crank up your RealAudio player and check out this interview with Britney Spears, taped backstage at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA on July 31, 1999 (courtesy of House of Blues)

Britney Profiled on MTV's BIOrhythm: "BIOrhythm: Britney Spears" (debuts on Oct. 13th on MTV) follows this seventeen-year-old ingenue's amazing journey from small town girl-next-door to international superstar; with sold-out concerts, a #1 selling hit single, and a 6-time platinum debut album, Britney has become the top-selling teenage singer of all time; in addition to never-before-seen photos and early footage of Britney performing on Star Search and the Mickey Mouse Club, this installment will feature intimate home videos of Britney with her family in Kentwood and recent concert footage.

Congrats to Britney: Britney Spears won the award for "People's Choice: Favourite International Artist" (voted on by the public) at Much Music's Video Awards, held on Sept. 23rd; locally, fans can catch a rerun of the show on Cox Metro 10 on Wednesday, 09/29, at midnight

Brit TV: Britney TV appearances for the week of 09/20 include Much Music Awards; Britney talks fashion with Melissa Joan Hart on MTV; a guest shot on "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" and an appearance on Jay Leno; Britney will satirized on "Mad TV" on Saturday - in the season premiere of the Fox comedy series, Britney (played by Nicole Sullivan) gives her fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her new video.

Win Concert Tix To See Britney: You might be the lucky one to win 2 tickets to Maybelline's YM Rising Star Concert featuring Britney Spears, LFO, Divine and The Moffats (in Los Angeles, 9/24/99); Enter at http://www.peeps.com/maybelline/.

Jive Talking: Jive Records will release the soundtrack for the film "Drive Me Crazy" on September 28th; the CD features Britney's single, "(You Drive Me) Crazy - (The Stop Remix!)".

Chat with Britney Spears: ABC is hosting an online chat with Britney on Monday, September 13th at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT.

MTV VMA Recap: Britney was blanked at the MTV Video Music Awards, losing out in all three categories she was nominated in; Britney arrived in a see-thru blouse (but her outfit was topped by Lil Kim's); she also got dissed by host Chris Rock before her performance with 'N Sync.

MTV VMA Update: Britney will team up with 'N Sync at MTV's Video Music Awards show; they will perform "Tearin' Up My Heart"; Britney is also featured in the pre-VMA show, "MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act".

More Nominations for Britney: nominees for the ARTISTdirect Online Music Awards include Britney (in Favorite Female Artist and Best Pop Fansite categories); the awards, which recognize excellence in music on the Web, will be held October 7th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles (and webcast on ARTISTdirect.com); Britney has also been nominated in the Best Young Artist/Musical Group category for Hollywood Reporter's 4th Annual YoungStar Awards, being held November 7th at Universal Studios' Panasonic Theatre.

Britney Ties Record: Britney's "... Baby One More Time" was certified 6 x platinum by the RIAA on August 27th, making her only the second teenaged female artist to top the 6 million sales mark with an album; she joins LeAnn Rimes, who's 1996 debut album "Blue" also sold 6 million units.

ABC Schedules Chat & Sabrina Appearance: Britney Spears will appear on the season premiere of ABC's "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch", in the episode, which airs on Sept. 24, Britney gives Sabrina a pep talk when her 18th birthday finds her feeling estranged from family and friends; in conjunction with the appearance, ABC will host a live Chat Session with Britney Spears on Monday, September 13th, at 6 pm Eastern.

Britney at MuchMusic Video Awards: Britney Spears has been added to the list of performers at this year's MuchMusic Video Awards (airs live on Much Music and Much USA on Sept 23rd); Britney is nominated for Favourite International Artist.

Britney at MTV Video Awards: Britney Spears has been added to the list of performers at this year's MTV Music Video Awards (airs Sept 9th); Britney is nominated in 3 categories at the annual event.

Much Too Much: Britney was nominated for the 10th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards (MuchMusic is Canada's top music channel) in the Favourite International Artist category; this is a "people's choice" award, so you can vote for Britney online (or you can vote by phone).

Disney Special Update: Britney Spears and Joey McIntyre will perform live at Disney MGM Studios at Walt Disney World on Monday, August 23rd for the upcoming Disney Channel special, "Britney Spears and Joey McIntyre in Concert"; the taped special will spotlight songs from Spears' 5x platinum album, "...Baby One More Time" and McIntyre's solo debut album "Stay the Same"; the special will also feature a "behind the scenes" look into the lives of both artists as well as footage of them exploring the Walt Disney World Resort; it premieres on the Disney Channel on Saturday, October 16 (7:30 pm, ET/PT).

Chart Watch: Britney jumps 2 places to No. 3 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart for the week of August 28th; Britney's "... Baby One More Time" has been in the Top 10 for 31 weeks.

TV Updates: Britney's video for "(You Drive Me) Crazy" debuts on MTV's Total Request Live on Tuesday, August 10th; Britney is also scheduled to be featured on Entertainment Tonight. (08/09/99)

Britney & Sabrina: Britney Spears will play herself in an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch"; it is scheduled to air in the latter part of September.

The 1999 MTV Video Awards: Britney Spears' video for "Baby One More Time" was nominated in the Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Best Choreography In A Video categories; it was also named in the Viewer's Choice Russia category; the show airs on September 9th at 8:00 pm Eastern.

Great Britney: Britney was featured in a July 19th Rolling Stone article.

Britney Online: Britney's recent Zootopia concert performance will be repeated on Monday, July 19; Britney will also be chatting online on Tuesday, July 27, at 6:00 pm (Eastern). (07/18/99)

Britney does Disney: teen idols Britney Spears & Joey McIntyre (ex-New Kids on the Block) will team up for their first TV special which will air on Disney Channel; "Britney Spears and Joey McIntyre In Concert" will feature the singing sensations performing in a specially taped concert event, along with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; the special will be taped at Walt Disney World in August; it will premiere on the Disney Channel on Oct. 16, 7:00 pm ET/PT. (07/13/99)

From A Conan O'Brien monologue: Last night Britney Spears performed a concert for a sell-out crowd in Washington, DC. Reportedly, one middle-aged man got so excited during the show, he was kicked out, along with 2 of his Secret Service agents (07/08/99).

Big Screen for Britney? teen pop queen Britney Spears is being considered to star in an MTV Films remake of "Alice in Wonderland"; the project reportedly would feature major recording artists as the characters Alice encounters in Wonderland (06/25/99)

Britney on MTV: Britney will premier her new video for "You Drive Me (Crazy)" on the new MTV series, "Making The Video", on July 5th. (06/23/99)

Britney TV: Britney's recent appearance on the Rosie O'Donnell show (originally aired on May 24th) will be rerun on June 28th. (06/18/99)

Contest: the folks at peeps.com are offering Britney Spears fans a chance to fly to L.A. to see her appear at the FOX Teen Choice Awards; enter the Britney Spears Flyaway Trivia Contest at the official Britney Spears web site. (06/17/99)

Britney talks to the Brits: Britney recently discussed her thoughts on touring with Britain's BBC Radio 1 (06/17/99)

Britney does not impress critics - Review from the "KISS Concert 20: The Big One" (Boston, 06/05/99) by Matt Ashare, The Boston Phoenix: "Topheavy Britney ... was the second-coming of Debbie Gibson and the only performer I felt fairly sure was lip-synching. Later, in the press tent, I overheard her talking about how she'd lost on Star Search a couple years ago, and it was easy to see why: "Baby One More Time" is a great little dance number, but watching Britney in a pair of tight white puddle jumpers and a baby blue belly-button-baring sleeveless top trying to dance to it was painful" ... Review from the "Wild Wild Wango Tango" concert (Los Angeles, 06/12/99) by Phil Gallo, Reuters: "Britney Spears, who sang over a prerecorded track, was the day's biggest disappointment. Her voice lacked character, and Spears exhibited none of the skills necessary to maintain the momentum the fans supplied when she was introduced. Her five dancers were rudimentary, and Spears' dancing skills were far below that. Her hits, "Sometimes" and "...Baby One More Time," came across as bland and uninvolving" ... (06/16/99)

Britney to perform at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day: Singer Britney Spears, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and other top tennis stars will headline the 4th annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, held Saturday, August 28 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY; the event will feature a musical performance by Britney, as well as tennis exhibition matches showcasing the biggest names in tennis including Pete Sampras & John McEnroe; highlights will be televised on Sunday, August 29th on CBS (06/14/99)

The "Motown Live" episode featuring Britney Spears will be rerun on the weekend of June 25-27; check your local listings for air date & time in your area. (06/11/99)

Keeping Abreast II: in a Q&A session with reporters in Boston over the weekend, Britney flatly denied rumors of alleged breast implants (more on this below); in a related story (??), look for a milk mustached Britney in several national publications as part of the "Why Milk" ad campaign; in the spots, Britney says "Baby, one more time isn't enough. 9 out of 10 girls don't get enough calcium. It takes about 4 glasses of milk every day. So when I finish this glass, fill it up baby. Three more times" ... remember to check our TV Page for upcoming boob tube appearances by Britney. (06/10/99)

Wango Tango Auction: Autographed copies of Britney's Rolling Stone cover issue are among the more than 100 pieces of celebrity merchandise available on the auction block during the cybercast of the "Wild, Wild Wango Tango" concert on June 12th; a portion of proceeds from the event will go to charity. (06/09/99)

In Style: In an interview with In Style magazine, Britney says she likes form-fitting clothes because they complement her dancer's body; says the teen pop star, "skirts that hit below the knee don't flatter me, but I like miniskirts"; she also loves sneakers, and figures she owns about 30 pairs of "Skechers" in a variety of colors; Britney added that she doesn't like to work out "because my legs get bulky. Dancing makes me leaner". (06/09/99)

The June 4th "Z100 Zootopia" concert (see below) will be carried live online by SonicNet; watch Britney Spears, Sugar Ray, Joey McIntyre & others perform in live streaming video and meet select artists in exclusive backstage chats; the event starts at 7 pm, ET (06/04/99)

Britney Spears is scheduled to perform on July 4th at "A Day in the Garden at Yasgur's Farm", a concert series to be held at the original site of Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y. (06/04/99)

Britney is scheduled to appear on the Teen Fox Awards (FOX TV) on August 12th (06/02/99)

Keeping Abreast of Britney: from TV Guide (May 29; Hollywood Grapevine) - "Did you catch Britney Spears' uplifting performance on Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards? It must have been pretty cold there - in Orlando, Florida. Under the hot lights. Somebody get this 17-year-old pop star a bra! Folks were talking about the segment for days after, fueled by earlier hulabaloo over whether she has had breast implants. Something is sure different." Nickelodeon exec's explained that Britney was covered up during rehearsal, and there wasn't much they could do since the show was live. "It was inappropriate" folks at Nick said (05/31/99)

Pause for a Cause: Styx, Amy Grant, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Celine Dion, 'N Sync, LeAnn Rimes, Britney Spears, Jennifer Paige, 98 Degrees, Cleopatra, and others will be taking part in the Children's Miracle Network Champions Telethon airing on June 5th & 6th; Britney's appearance is scheduled for the 9:00 am (Eastern) slot on June 6th; also performing in this hour's segment will be Jennifer Paige and Cleopatra (05/28/99)

New TV Appearances added: MTV "FANatic" rerun, Walt Disney World's Summer Jam Concert (on ABC), and ABC talk show, "The View" (05/27/99)

Britney on "Friday Night": NBC's "Friday Night," airing May 28th, will feature videos by Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith and the Backstreet Boys; see our TV Page for more appearances! (05/26/99)

Selling Like Hotcakes: "...Baby One More Time" was certified quadruple platinum by the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) on May 24th (05/26/99)

Britney Spears is scheduled to perform at the "Wild, Wild Wango Tango" concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on June 12th; other performers include Will Smith, Ricky Martin, 98 Degrees, Blondie, UB40, Shaggy and Nancy Sinatra; the event, produced by KIIS-FM, will be cybercast live, courtesy of audiohighway.com.

Britney's attire at her recent concert at Hubert Middle School in Savannah, GA was the subject of two editorials in the Savannah Morning News; see "A Dressing Down" (from 05/21/99) and "Pondering Britney's navel, and getting Nick-ed up" (from 05/23) ...

Chat with Britney! Zoog Disney presents a live online chat with Britney Spears, pop star and alumnus of the Disney Channel's "The Mickey Mouse Club", on Monday, May 24th (6 pm ET, 5 pm Central, 3 pm PT); the chat takes place at zoogdisney.com (05/19/99)

Britney Spears fans in the United Kingdom will be able to vote for her in the Disney Channel's Kids Awards 1999; Britney is nominated in the "Newcomer Of The Year" category; the awards will be held at the London Arena on September 18th (05/18/99)

A pair of Britney Spear's sneakers & an autographed copy of her Rolling Stone cover issue were just some of the items up for grabs at MTV's "Cool Crap" charity auction in support of their "Fight for Your Rights: Take A Stand Against Violence" campaign (05/17/99)

Britney Spears is included in People magazine's list of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World ... (05/17/99)

Britney Spears rocks Savannah, GA grade school; Savannah Morning News (05/15/99)

Britney.com: Celebrity web site creator Entertainment Drive announced on May 13th that development has started at britney.com for what will become Britney Spears' official web site; sez Britney: "When I heard that over 100,000 listings came up on a search for my name, I wanted to put something authentic online. Britney.com will be my 'home base' for recording, television and touring projects, and I'm creating a daily updated backstage section exclusively for the website. I'm looking forward to working with Entertainment Drive to create unique and fun features for my friends and fans worldwide." (05/14/99)

Britney Spears is among the many entertainment stars who have adding their "signature" to the "The PACT (Parents And Children Together) to Stop Violence. (05/14/99)

Britney will appear on MTV's "Total Request Live" on May 12th (3:30 pm & 9:00 pm ET), discussing her new video, "Sometimes" (05/12/99)

Britney Spears, Sugar Ray, 98 Degrees and UB40 are among the artists who'll perform June 4th at "Zootopia", celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the "Elvis and Elliot's Z Morning Zoo" on New York City radio station Z100; the concert, being held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, also features Sixpence None The Wiser and ex- New Kids On The Block Joey McIntyre and Jordan Knight; proceeds from the show will benefit a new organization that'll help New York area public schools purchase computers for their classrooms (05/11/99)

The long run that Britney Spears has been enjoying at the top of the Australian charts looks like it will come to an end soon according to reports in the press. She was taking part in an interview via satellite to thank her fans for her nine week run at the top of the Aussie charts when she turned to her agent and said "where the hell is Australia anyway..? 16 hours away from Los Angeles..? who would ever go somewhere sixteen hours away..?" (courtesy MTV Europe; 05/10/99)

Britney Spears was featured in a 4 page article in the May 8th issue of TV Guide (05/08/99)

Britney Spears will give an exclusive concert performance for students of Hubert Middle School in Savannah, GA on Friday, May 14th; the concert is part of a grand prize won by 11 year old student Mallory Lawson in Nickelodeon's "Nick Takes Over Your School Contest" (05/07/99)

See more of Britney Spears! ... Britney is one of the artists to be featured on VH1's "Before They Were Rock Stars - Teen Idols", airing on May 21st (05/07/99)

MTV debuts a new weekly series, "Making the Video", on June 28th; the half-hour show will give viewers an inside look at how music video's are made; scheduled artists include Britney Spears and Busta Rhymes (05/05)

Britney Spears' new video for "Sometimes" premiered on MTV's "Total Request Live" on Thursday, May 6th; see our TV Page for more details! (05/03)

Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Barenaked Ladies, Backstreet Boys; The Corrs, Tyrese and Jennifer Paige are scheduled to perform at "The 1999 World Music Awards" in Monaco on Wednesday, May 5th - also appearing will be Cher, Janet Jackson and Will Smith - the show will be taped for TV and it will air on Thursday, May 20th, (8:00 -10:00 pm, ET), on the ABC Television Network (04/22)

Sony Signatures has signed Britney Spears to an exclusive worldwide licensing, tour merchandising and e-commerce rights deal; the teen pop sensation kicks off her first headlining tour in May; Sony Signatures will develop and license a range of tour merchandise for the launch including fashion-oriented, fan appreciation items, and collectibles (04/20/99)

Britney Spears taped a Halloween episode of The Disney Channel’s "The Famous Jett Jackson" in Toronto this week; Spears, playing herself, shows up at the high school of Jett Jackson and performs a song from her hit album "... Baby One More Time" for the Halloween dance; the episode, entitled "Ghost Dance," will air in October, just before Halloween. (04/12/99) - watch YouTube clip

Britney Spears appeared live on Cox Metro 10's "Louisiana Jukebox" show on April 1st; Britney was interviewed by host Nikki Reyes.

Britney's tune, "Soda Pop", appears on the "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" TV soundtrack.

Britney Spears News Archive / November 1999 - July 2002
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