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Britney Spears News Archive / November 1999 - July 2002

Lil' Brit: Britney's little sister, Jamie Lynne Spears (age 11), has landed a co-starring role on the Nickelodeon series, "All That"; syndicated TV show "Entertainment Tonight" goes on the set and behind the scenes with Jamie Lynn in the "ET" episode airing on Tuesday, July 16th (check your local TV listings for station and time).

2002 Teen Choice Awards: Britney Spears, Jennifer Love Hewitt (performing "BareNaked"), Justin Timberlake and Joey Fatone of *NSYNC, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Britney Spears, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Destiny’s Child’s Beyonce Knowles, Nelly, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Tweet, Usher and Toni Braxton are among the music artists scheduled to appear on the 2002 Teen Choice Awards show (airs August 19th on FOX); Britney leads all nominees, being named in 5 categories: Best Actress in a Drama/Action Adventure (Crossroads), Best Chemistry (with Anson Mount in Crossroads), Best Single ("I'm a Slave 4 U"), Best Female Artist, and The Look - Female Hottie. see seventeen.com for more info.

Summer Music Mania: Britney Spears is among the performers appearing on the FOX TV special "Teen Choice Presents: Summer Music Mania 2002"; Jennifer Love Hewitt and N*Sync's J.C. Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick will host; other performers include No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, Michelle Branch, Ashanti, Tweet, Ludacris, Nelly, Vanessa Carlton, The Calling, Craig David, B2K and Ja Rule; the 2 hour special airs on FOX on June 20, 2002 (see the Satchmo.com TV Page).

New Pepsi Commercial: beginning Sunday, May 19, Pepsi Twist will air a new national TV commercial as part of a promotional campaign with "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (Britney makes a cameo appearance in the film); the spot debuts May 19 on the finale of "Survivor: Marquesas on CBS"; In the ad, set at a crowded party, Austin Powers discovers that Britney's Pepsi isn't really what it seems -- it's a Pepsi Twist; carrying his suspicion one step further, he investigates Ms. Spears' identity and uncovers more than he bargained for.

Summer Tour Dates: Britney will hit the road agan this summer, beginning with two nights in Las Vegas in May; here's a list of tentative dates for the tour, which will run though late July.

Britney Hosts "The Hook Up": Britney Spears will host MTV's new Saturday night programming block, "The Hook Up" on Saturday, February 2nd, beginning at 8 pm (ET); as part of the line-up, Britney will host the premiere of "BECOMING: Britney Spears" and MTV's "Making the Movie: Crossroads" featuring a behind-the-scenes look into what went into making Britney's first-ever feature film (due to hit theaters February 15th).

Brit Scheduled for Rosie: Britney will appear on the Rosie O'Donnell show on February 14th; she will chat with Rosie, but no performance is currently scheduled; stay tuned to the TV Page for upcoming "tube" appearances.

Britney on NICK: Britney Spears will appear as host and musical guest in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's series, "All That" (airs on February 9th & 10th); she will also appear on an upcoming episode of the new NICK series, "The Nick Cannon Show" - in the episode titled "Nick Takes Over Music", Britney will appear with other special guests Mary J. Blige and Usher (air date TBA).

New Pepsi Ad: Pepsi's all-new, 90-second commercial featuring Britney Spears will air during the first quarter of the Super Bowl on February 3rd (FOX); the spot takes viewers on a ride through Pepsi's advertising history - the Pepsi Generations; Spears adds her unique flair to Pepsi commercials from the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's, and brings us all the way to 2002 with her updated version of the "Joy of Pepsi" song; for more info, see http://pepsi.yahoo.com/britney/ .

Bon Jour Britney! - Britney will give an exclusive press conference during the Midem conference in Cannes, France on Saturday, January 19; Britney will also be performing during Midem on Saturday evening in the third annual NRJ Music Awards, broadcast live on French TV (TF1), and it will air simultaneously on French radio, NRJ; during the press conference Britney will answer questions in regard to her current album "Britney" and the forthcoming singles "Overprotected" and "Not A Girl"; She will also answer questions about her forthcoming fiction movie, "Crossroads" which she plays the leading role; Directed by Tamra Davis (Best Men), produced by Zomba and distributed by Summit, "Crossroads" is a story of three girlfriends crossing the US together; Britney's friends are played by newcomers, Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning; "Crossroads" also stars Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters) as her father and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City, Bonfire of the Vanities) as her mother.

Britney Chats in the U.K.: Britney Spears is holding an online chat session while visiting England; the event takes place at Yahoo! UK on Wednesday, January 16th at 5:20 pm GMT - that's 12:20 pm Eastern, and 11:20 am Central in the USA.

TV Update: the MTV special "Britney Spears Concert: Director's Cut" has been cancelled (no reason given); however, Britney will be appearing on BBC's "Top of The Pops" this week; the show will air in the U.S. (on BBC America) on January 19th and 21st.

Tube Notes: stay tuned to the Satchmo.com TV Page for upcoming appearances by Britney, including a second gig on Saturday Night Live (as host & musical guest), plus new MTV and VH1 specials; VH1's new series "Driven" will feature Britney on January 22; "Driven: Britney Spears" will feature never-before-seen footage of Britney in a grade-school play and musical; interviews with Gigi Hastings and Renee Donewar, her first dance instructors, with footage and photos from their personal collections; an interview with gymnastics guru Bela Karolyi, whose gymnastics camp Britney attended as a young girl; footage of Britney playing for her high school basketball team, plus an interview with her coach; an interview with Reg Jones, Britney's boyfriend in her late teens, along with never-before-seen photos of their time together; an interview with Britney's first New York agent, Nancy Carson; and footage of Britney's first mall tour.

Britney & MTV at Mardi Gras: Britney Spears and MTV's Carson Daly are set to host "MTV's Mardi Gras 2002", MTV's first visit to carnival in New Orleans; head to our Mardi Gras page for more info, including how to be a part of the audience!

Britney Hoops It Up: Britney will perform during a one-hour literacy TV special next month organized by the National Basketball Association; six networks will carry a simultaneous run of "The NBA All-Star Read to Achieve Celebration" at 11 am (ET) on Feb. 9, the weekend of the NBA All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

Top 10 Seller: Britney's "Baby One More Time" has made the list of the Top 10 Selling Albums of the SoundScan era (1991 - 2001); SoundScan is the entertainment industry's data information system which tracks point-of-purchase sales of recorded music product; "Baby" was 10th on the list, with 10,269,049 units sold; No. 1 for the 10 year period was Shania Twain's "Come on Over" (14,147,017 units).

Britney Raises $1 Million: congrats to Britney for raising over $1 million for the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks; the funds were raised via ticket sales and merchandise sales during her 2001 tour.

New MTV Special: the MTV special "Britney Spears Concert: Director's Cut" takes you behind the scenes of her November HBO concert special, and includes commentary from Britney and the HBO production team; the show premieres on MTV on January 21, 2002; see the TV Page for details on this and other shows featuring Britney!

More MTV: Britney will also be the subject of an upcoming episode of MTV's "Becoming" (for the 2nd time!); the show, which transforms rabid fans into their favorite rock stars, has a Britney fan doing a remake of the "Slave 4 U" video; this episode is scheduled to debut in February, '02.

King & Queen of Pop: we will finally get to see Britney's duet with Michael Jackson (on "The Way You Make Me Feel") from the Michael Jackson tribute concert held in September; CBS will air a repeat of the "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special" show on January 9th, with new footage not aired in the original CBS broadcast in November (including the Spears/Jackson duet); other appearing in the special are Whitney Houston, 'N Sync, and a reunited Jackson Five; the duet was dropped from the original CBS special due to an exclusivity deal with HBO that prohibited her from appearing anywhere else on TV within a month of her live HBO concert special on Nov. 18 - the Jackson special aired on Nov. 13th.

Top 20 Entertainers: Britney was named one of the top 20 entertainers of 2001 by E! TV; get the details on the E! show "Rank", which will be airing during the month of December - see the TV Page for air dates!

Hat Trick for Britney: as expected, the new Britney Spears album, "Britney", will debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart; first week sales of the pop star's third album topped 745,000 units, making it the second highest debut of the year (behind 'N Sync, but higher than releases from Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child); Spears now owns the #1 and #2 positions for biggest first week sales by a female artist; she is also the first female solo artist to debut at No. 1 with her first three albums.

Vegas Concert Preview: Can't wait for the Britney Spears concert on HBO? Just watch "Maybe It's Me" on The WB Channel this Friday (11/16; 8:30 pm Eastern) for an exclusive sneak peek at behind the scenes footage from her HBO concert sound check; and don't forget to watch "Britney Spears: Live From Las Vegas" on Sunday, November 18 on HBO!

Making The Video #5: Britney will be featured on MTV's "Making The Video" series for the fifth time in December; the episode is scheduled to feature a Britney video tied into her film "Crossroads"; the show is currently scheduled to premiere on MTV on December 17th; we'll provide more info when it becomes available.

Britney on Much: Britney's press conference from Monday, November 5th will be repeated on the MuchMusic channel on Saturday, Nov. 10th at 4:00 pm (ET); note that the show will only air on the MuchMusic Canadian channel; it will not air on MuchMusic USA!

Brit Special Goes Global: the upcoming HBO special "Britney Spears: Live From Las Vegas" will be seen by U.S military personnel around the world as a result of a request by Britney herself; the special, which airs live on Nov. 18th, will be carried simultaneously without charge by the American Forces Radio and Television Service; in addition, Spears will be able to interact with four military bases, Lackland Air Force Base, Camp Pendleton (Marines), Naval Station, San Diego and Fort Polk (Army) via a satellite hookup that will enable her to address them directly; Britney, who is currently on a nationwide tour, released her third CD, "Britney", on November 6th.

Crossroads Web Site: Britney's upcoming feature length film, "Crossroads", now has an official web site at crossroadmovie.com.

Tech Talk: the Britney HBO special will be shot with more than 25 moving cameras, employing a variety of cranes and jibs, including: the Strada Crane (with an 100-plus foot arm); the Super Techno Crane (with an articulated telescoping arm); a customized jib, designed specifically for this show, that will be suspended from the lighting rig; three rail-cam systems with gyro stabilized heads, one at stage level, and two suspended from the ceiling; a jib with an underwater housing for use within the water effects on stage; and multiple steadi-cams, cameras on dollies, and handheld cameras. In addition, there will be holographic-type projections on water, a variety of water and pyrotechnic special effects, and other surprises. "Britney Spears: Live From Las Vegas" will also mark the first HBO concert to be broadcast with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.

My VH1 Awards: finalists for the 2001 "My VH1 Music Awards" have been announced, and Britney Spears has been nominated in two categories - "Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just My Video" and "Navel Academy"; the show will air live on VH1 on December 2nd; you can vote for Britney at VH1.com thru 12/02!

Britney Tour Opens: the opening night show of Britney's new tour has received rave reviews; "Her dance moves were crisp, her voice was strong" (Associated Press).

Tour Update: Britney's 2001 North Amercian Tour will now kick off on November 1st in Columbus, Ohio!

Britney & AOL Exclusive: America Online and Britney Spears have announced a strategic alliance to promote Britney, her live performances and her recorded music through a range of exclusive online activities with the global pop star; this will include exclusive access to her music and videos, online chats, contests, ticket specials, and more.

Tour Schedule Revised: Britney Spears has revised her 2001 tour schedule, which now opens on October 31st in Washington, DC and ends on December 19th in Miami; Britney came down with a case of the flu after returning from Australia, and this caused rehearsal delays, requiring the Miami and Tampa shows to be rescheduled; see the Britney On Tour page for the latest schedule; also, more TV appearances have been announced; see the TV Page for info on these.

Britney on TRL: Britney will be interviewed on MTV's "Total Request Live" on Tuesday, November 6th; see the TV Page for more upcoming appearances.

Tour Updates: more revisions to 2001 tour dates have been made; see Britney's 2001 tour schedule for details (09/12).

Jackson Tribute Concert: CBS will air "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special" on Tuesday, November 13th; the 2 hour special, taped at Jackson's tribute concerts (held September 7 and 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York), features performances by Jackson, a reunited Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, 'N Sync, Britney Spears, and others.

Making The Band: MTV will be carrying the new season of the reality series "Making The Band", which formerly aired on ABC; the third season will include coverage of the stars, O-Town, on tour with Britney Spears; the new episodes will premiere on MTV beginning on January 4, 2002.

Leno Cancellation: just learned that Britney's October 11th appearance on the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno has been cancelled; we will keep you posted regarding a rescheduled date when it is announced.

Vote For Britney: Britney has made it into the first round of nominees for the 2001 "My VH1 Music Awards"; head to VH1.com to cast your votes for Britney in the following categories: "Is It Hot in Here or Is It Just My Video?"; "My Favorite Female Artist"; "Navel Academy (Best Bellybutton Appearance)"; and "Coolest Fan Website".

MTV Europe Awards: congrats to Britney who is nominated in the "Best Pop" category at the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards; the event will take place at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany on November 8; the show will air on MTV in the USA on Nov. 12.

MVT's Britney Weekend: MTV will be featuring Britney Spears on the weekend of November 3rd and 4th; programming includes a two hour block dedicated to all things Britney; further details are TBA.

More on "Britney": Britney Spears will release her 3rd album, "Britney" on November 6; The first single, "I'm A Slave 4 U," will hit radio stations September 24; The tune was written and produced by The Neptunes; The video, directed by Frances Lawrence, will debut on MTV's "Making The Video" on September 24; Britney Spears co-wrote 5 of the 12 songs on the album; Other producers/writers on Britney include Max Martin, Justin Timberlake, Wade Robson, Rami and Rodney Jerkins. Following is the track listing: 1. "I'm A Slave 4 U"; 2. "Overprotected"; 3. "Lonely"; 4. "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman"; 5. "Boys"; 6. "Anticipating"; 7. "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"; 8. "Cinderella"; 9. "Let Me Be"; 10. "Bombastic Love"; 11. "That's Where You Take Me"; 12. "What It's Like To Be Me".

"Making The Video" change: the premiere of MTV's "Making The Video" featuring Britney and her new single "I'm A Slave 4 U" has been changed to Monday, Sept. 24th.

Britney Responds: pop star Britney Spears may team up with Michael Jackson and others on a fund raiser for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack; Britney is also planning to raise as much as $2 million for the children of the New York police officers and firefighters lost as a result of the attack; $1 from each ticket sold on her upcoming 31 city tour will go to the fund (a special division of The Britney Spears Foundation), as well as proceeds from special merchandise sales and the auctioning of front row seats to her concerts.

New Album Titled: Britney has announced that her third album, scheduled for release on November 6, 2001, will be titled simply "Britney"; personally we were hoping that it would be titled "... Britney", but we'll have to go without the dots this time I guess.

Britney on YM Britney is the cover girl for the October issue of YM Magazine; the EXTRA web site features photos from the issue, along with an extract of the YM interview; you can also go behind the scenes of the photo shoot at YM.com

Tour Updates: more dates and venues added for Britney's 2001 tour (09/06).

Britney Joins AIDS Benefit: Britney Spears will participate in a benefit project dubbed Artists Against AIDS Worldwide; Britney will join Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, and other superstars in a remake of the Marvin Gaye classic "What's Going On", being taped in New York over the next few days; proceeds from the recording, reminiscent of the 1985 USA For Africa "We Are The World" project, will benefit AIDS research.

3rd RS Cover for Britney: Britney Spears has made the cover of Rolling Stone for the third time in just over 2 years (RS#877; September 13, 2001); she was previously featured in RS#810 (April 15, 1999) and RS#841 (May 25, 2000).

Billboard Video Awards: congrats to Britney on her nomination for the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards; Britney was named in the "Best Adult Contemporary Clip" category for "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know"; winners will be announced on November 2nd at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

VMA Update: Britney Spears will perform at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held on September 6th in New York; Britney - for the first time ever - will be performing the world debut of "I'm A Slave 4 U" - the first single off her highly anticipated third album; other performers at this year's VMA's include Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, Staind, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, 'N SYNC and U2.

Britney's Diary: Britney will be featured in a special one hour version of the MTV series "Diary"; the episode debuts on MTV on Saturday, September 1st.

Teens Choose Britney: Britney Spears was named "Choice Female Artist" at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards held on Sunday, August 12th in Los Angeles; Britney was also a presenter at the event, which will be televised by FOX on Monday, August 20th.

Jackson Tribute: Britney and Michael Jackson are scheduled to perform a duet of "The Way You Make Me Feel" (from Michael's 1987 "Bad" CD)

2001 VMA's: congrats to Britney who received a nomination for Best Pop Video (for her single "Stronger") at the upcoming "2001 MTV Video Music Awards"; the show airs live on MTV on September 6, 2001.

Britney HBO Special: singer Cher is scheduled to join Britney on her upcoming HBO special "Britney Spears Live From The MGM Grand Las Vegas" (premieres on HBO on November 18, 2001); the two will do a duet on the old Sonny & Cher hit, "The Beat Goes On" (which Britney covered on her "Baby One More Time" CD).

New CD: Britney's third album, still to be titled, is tentatively due for release on November 6th; she will be performing selections from the new CD on her HBO concert special.

More on Jackson Tribute: additional highlights of the upcoming Michael Jackson Tribute include Michael performing duets with Britney Spears and Whitney Houston; a two hour special featuring segments from the two nights of performances will air on CBS Television during the 2001-02 season.

Michael Jackson Tribute: dates for the Michael Jackson tribute have been confirmed for September 7 and 10 at Madison Square Garden in NYC; Britney Spears will perform on Sept. 7, when the line-up includes Gloria Estefan, Billy Gilman, Whitney Houston, 'N Sync, and others; performers on the 10th include Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Lil' Romeo, Ricky Martin, and 98 Degrees; the event, officially titled, "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Solo Years" will also feature the "King of Pop" performing Jackson 5 hits with his brothers, plus material from his upcoming album "Invincible" (due in September), and a selection of his past hits; highlights from the shows will be released on video a later date; tickets go on sale on July 26, with prices ranging from $45 to $500 (for $500, you get to sit on stage; for $45, you will be in an apartment building across the street, but free binoculars are included).

Teen Choice 2001: preliminary voting has begun for the 2001 Teen Choice Awards; Britney Spears is nominated in three categories - Choice Single (for "Stronger"), Choice Female Artist, and Choice Female Hottie - help Britney get to the finals by casting your vote for her today! (while you are there, be sure to vote for our favorite rapper Mystikal, who is nominated in two of the hip-hop categories).

Okay, But Can She Cook? Taryn Manning, Britney's co-star in the upcoming film, "What Are Friends For" on her acting skills: "People will be surprised," Manning tells worldpop, of Spears' talent. "Everybody's going to be like, 'Wow' ... I was a little skeptical myself at first. Then I read the script and auditioned with her and she blew my mind with her acting. She has it ... it's within her. It's natural and she's fun to be with".

Britney Forms Production Company: Britney has formed a production company (as yet unnamed), and has already signed her first act, which is 16 year-old country singer Kristy Lee.

Britney to be Grand Marshal: Britney Spears will serve as grand marshal for the 43rd annual Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race on Saturday, July 7 at 8 pm (ET) at Daytona International Speedway; Britney will give the command to start the engines to the field of 43 drivers in front of more than 200,000 race fans at the Speedway and millions of fans around the world watching the mid-summer classic on the first NASCAR broadcast of the year for NBC television.

New Britney DVD: Enroute, Inc. has announced that its FirstPerson(TM) technology will be used to develop a Britney Spears 360-degree interactive video DVD, containing concert footage created with its immersive video technology; FirstPerson, a leading immersive video technology developed by Enroute, is an interactive viewing experience that puts the user in the center of the action with full control over where to look and what to watch as a recorded event unfolds on a 360-degree wrap-around landscape; Using a controller, the user can look up, down, left, right, zoom in, zoom out, turn around and see everything happening from a full 360-degree perspective; FirstPerson enables viewers to interactively experience 360-degree full-motion video at broadcast quality; "I'm really excited to be the first artist to use Enroute's FirstPerson technology," said Spears. "It's a great new way of watching a concert."

Britney Appears at Wango Tango 2001: Britney Spears is among the performers at KIIS-FM's annual "Wango Tango" concert; the event takes place in Los Angeles on June 16 and 17, 2001.

Britney Makes Top 100 Videos: Britney's video for "...Baby One More Time" was ranked at No. 90 in VH1's list of the Top 100 Videos of All Time; catch the Countdown on VH1 beginning on Monday, May 7th; see the TV Page for air dates & times.

Britney Outlasts 'N Sync! pop group 'N Sync have dropped out of the Lycos Top 50 list for the first time since the list was started in September, 1999; Britney Spears, is one of eight search terms from the original list that are still in the Top 20; Britney is listed at No. 4 on the current list (week ending 04/21/2001).

Kids Pick Britney (Again!) congrats to Britney Spears for winning the award for Favorite Female Singer at the 14th annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, held on April 21st at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California; Britney, who also won this award last year, accepted her award via satellite.

Britney joins King of Pop: Michael Jackson will be joined by 'N Sync, Britney Spears, and Whitney Houston in a September 7th Madison Square Garden concert celebrating Jackson's 30th year as a solo artist; the event, being taped for a two hour TV special, will also feature a reunion with the Jackson 5, and performances from Shaggy, Jill Scott, Mya, Tamia, Deborah Cox, Marc Anthony, and Jackson singing a new single from his upcoming album.

What A Girl Wants: music artsits often request a strange assortment of items for their dressing rooms; according to the the web site The Smoking Gun, some of the backstage items demanded by Britney Spears' on her "World Tour 2000" included General Foods International Coffee (French Vanilla and Swiss Mocha), Altoids, Cool Ranch Doritos, Wow! Doritos, and an unlisted, outgoing-only telephone line (a $5,000 penalty would be imposed if the number was publicized or in-coming calls were received); there was no mention of the the Captain Crunch, Fruit Loops or Pop-Tarts that Britney had requested on her previous tour; check out The Smoking Gun web site for backstage info on Christina Aguilera (Flintstones chewables), the Backstreet Boys (no candy, chips, chocolate or junk food of any kind), Limp Bizkit (dimmable lamps), Destiny's Child (Fresh ginger root), and others!

Congratulations! Britney Spears was named "Favorite Female Pop Artist" at the Seventh Annual Blockbuster Awards, held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on April 10th; the program will air tonight (April 11, 2001) on FOX, and will repeat on VH1 later in the month (see TV Schedule).

Britney Spears, Author: "A Mother's Gift", a fictional novel for young readers written by Britney and her mom Lynne, is now available in bookstores; a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book goes to The Britney Spears foundation.

Pepsi Commercial Premieres Online: Britney's new Pepsi commercial will makes it's world premiere on the Internet at Yahoo.com - the commercial will air in it's entirety on Sunday, March 25th at 5:00 pm Central (6:00 pm EST); behind the scenes clips of the commercial will be available at the site beginning on Tuesday, March 20 at 8:00 pm Central (9:00 pm EST); The ad, titled "Performance," features Spears' rendition of the "Joy of Pepsi" song, and cut-ins of people viewing the commercial -- including former Senator Bob Dole; It is set in a Pepsi bottling plant that comes to life when Spears and her "co-workers" feel the Joy of Pepsi; it will make it's television debut during the Academy Awards (Sunday night, March 25th, on ABC).

Pepsi Generation II: the syndicated TV series "Access Hollywood" will feature more on Britney's Pepsi commercial in the March 20th episode (it airs on 03/21 in New Orleans).

Pepsi Generation: the syndicated TV series "Access Hollywood" will feature an exclusive look at Britney's upcoming Pepsi commercial in the episode airing on March 15th (may air on the 16th in some locations).

TV Notes: go behind the scenes with Britney on the Fox Family series "Total Access 24/7" (airs on Saturday, March 3rd @ 9:30 am Central; repeats on Friday, March 9 @ 4:00 pm Central) ... Britney will be featured in a live concert in November on HBO; "Britney Spears Live from the MGM Grand Las Vegas" will feature Britney onstage in her first live television concert performing her greatest hits; the special will premiere on HBO on November 18, 2001.

Britney Video Premiere: Britney's latest video, for the song "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know", will make it's world premiere on MTV's "Total Request Live" on Friday, March 2nd (4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern); the video, from Britney's multi-platinum album, "Oops... I Did It Again", is directed by Herb Ritts, a world renowned photographer who has directed music videos for such artists as Madonna and Janet Jackson.

Brit's Mom Talks: Britney's mom, Lynne Spears, will be interviewed on New Orleans TV station WWL's evening news on Wednesday, February 21st; WWL's evening edition of Eyewitness News airs at 10:00 pm (but may be delayed due to Grammy coverage).

Britney Chat: chat live with Britney Spears on January 10th at CanelChat.com; the event takes place at 1:00 pm Central.

Grammy Nominations: congratulations to Britney who was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards - Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Oops! ... I Did It Again" and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Oops! ... I Did It Again"; winners will be announced on February 21st (TV coverage by CBS).

Britney Still Rules: for the 2nd year in a row, Britney Spears was the 2nd hottest artist in terms of album sales according to the RIAA; her sophomore release "Oops! ... I Did It Again" sold over 8 million copies, second only to label mates 'N Sync, who's "No Strings Attached" sold over 10 million; Britney's 1st album, "...Baby One More Time", sold another 3 million copies in Y2K, pushing it to the 13 million mark; Britney was also named the "Most Searched For Person On The Net" in 2000, according to a poll of web portals conducted by Yahoo Internet Life magazine.

Aloha Britney: Britney Spears' new home video "Britney in Hawaii: Live & More" is due in stores on December 12th; the video combines footage from Britney's highly-rated FOX special, "Britney in Hawaii," including the unaired song "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know," plus music videos for "Oops!...I Did It Again," "Lucky" and "Stronger," and skits from Britney's appearance as host of "Saturday Night Live".

Britney's Big Pair: congrats to Britney Spears who brought home a pair of trophies from the 2000 Billboard Music Awards, held in Las Vegas on December 5th; Brtiney won in the "Albums Artist of the Year" category and also picked up a special award for biggest one week sales of an album ever by a female artist (1.3 million copies of her 2nd album "Oops! ... I Did It Again").

People's Choice Awards: Britney Spears received a nomination in the Favorite Female Musical Performer category for the 27th Annual People's Choice Awards; the ceremonies will air live on CBS on January 7th.

Britney Makes Top 100 Tunes: Britney Spears' hit "...Baby One More Time" was rated No. 25 in a list of the "100 Greatest Pop Songs", as chosen by MTV and Rolling Stone (see Rolling Stone issue dated November 17th for more info). MTV will present the "100 Greatest Pop Songs" with special programming set to air November 20-25; in addition to being ranked No. 25, Britney is interviewed during the special, commenting on her idol Madonna.

Britney in Playboy!: yes, that's right! Britney is nominated in the "Rock Female Vocalist" category in the "Playboy Jazz & Rock Poll 2000"; you can vote for Britney online through November 29 at the Playboy web site; winners of the annual poll will be published in Playboy's April 2001 issue.

Vote For Britney at the AMA's: for the first time, the American Music Awards will feature two categories ("Fan's Choice" and "Best of Techno") that will be voted on exclusively by fans on the Internet; winners will be announced and presented live during the American Music Awards broadcast on January 8th

New Britney Special on FOX: FOX TV will air the one hour special "Britney Spears: There's No Place Like Home" on November 30th; the taped special features Britney performing her hits in concert at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans; see our TV Page for more info.

American Music Awards: congrats to Britney, who received two nominations for the 28th Annual American Music Awards (in the Pop/Rock Female Artist and Pop/Rock Album categories).

Making The Video: MTV goes behind the scenes for the making of Britney's latest video, "Stronger", on Friday, November 3rd (this was originally scheduled for October 23rd); see the TV Page for more details on this & other upcoming appearances.

Hostess Britney: Britney Spears is slated to host the 28th Annual American Music Awards, which airs live (on ABC) on January 8, 2001, from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

MTV Europe Music Awards: Britney Spears is nominated in the "Best Pop", "Best Female", and "Best Song" categories for the 7th Annual MTV Europe Music Awards being held in Stockholm, Sweden on November 16th; the show is tentatively scheduled to air in the U.S. on Nov. 20th; most of the winners are decided by the public, so head to the MTV Europe Music Awards web site and cast your ballots for Britney!

Britney Up For RMA Awards: Britney Spears is nominated for "Artist of the Year: Top 40/Pop Radio" at this year's "Radio Music Awards"; the show airs live from Las Vegas on November 4th (ABC TV).

Britney on Billboard Awards: Britney is scheduled to appear as a presenter on the "2000 Billboard Music Awards"; the event will air live on FOX TV on December 5th.

Britney on Xmas Collection: Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, and Christina Aguilera are among those contributing to a new holiday album from Jive Records; Britney's contribution to the collection will be "My Only Wish (This Year)"; "A Platinum Christmas" is scheduled for release on Nov. 24th.

Birmingham Dates Rescheduled: Britney's October 7th and 8th shows in Birmingham, England have been rescheduled due to "technical difficulties"; tickets for these shows will be honored on the new dates, which are November 20th and 21st; see tour dates page for complete European schedule.

My VH1 Music Awards: Categories and nominees have been announced for VH1.com's "My VH1 Music Awards"; head to vh1.com and cast your ballot for Britney in the "You Want Fries With That Album?", "2 For 2", "Best Stage Spectacle", and "Booty Shake" categories; the current round of voting is open until October 20th; "My VH1 Music Awards", the first ever fully interactive music awards show, will air on VH1 on November 30th, live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

SNL Reruns: Britney's appearance as host & musical guest on Saturday Night Live (from May, 2000) is scheduled to be rerun on Comedy Central twice in October; see the TV Page for more info.

More Brit Dates for Britney: Britney Spears has added 3 more dates to her upcoming European tour (2 more in London, and 1 more in Manchester); see the tour dates page for details.

Oops, I'm Shut Out Again! unlucky Britney, who was nominated for 4 awards, went home empty handed at MTV's 2000 Video Music Awards on Thursday night; Britney was nominated 3 times at the 1999 VMA's and was blanked then also; she did manage one of the evening's most exciting performances however; Brit also appeared as an announcer with friend (?) Christina Aguilera, introducing presenter Whitney Houston.

Win A Britney Poster! Want to see Britney Spears every day? A cool new online contest gives fans of chocolate milk and Britney Spears a chance to win a poster of the teen queen.

Blimey! you can win a chance to see Britney Spears' October 12 concert performance in London; head to Launch.com for the details.

Weird News: Britannica.com is currently running a feature titled "Navel Academy: What Britney Spears' Belly Button Wants To Teach Us" .... don't ask me - I don't quite get it either!

September TV Updates: upcoming TV appearances include the MTV Video Music Awards, a new Pop-Up Video episode, the FOX special Music Mania 2000, and more!

TV Updates: visit Britney's house on "MTV Cribs" (airs Aug. 19th); Britney's appearance on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" from May 9th will be rerun on August 31st.

Britney is Two Much: Britney Spears has received 2 nominations ("Best International Video" and "People's Choice: Favorite International Artist") for the 11th Annual Much Music Video Music Awards, being held September 21st in Toronto; the show will be carried live on Much Music TV..

Chart Watch - August 25: "Oops! ... I Did It Again" is lodged at No. 2 on the Billboard Albums Chart for the 4th week running; the new No. 1 is Nelly's "Country Grammer", and the collection "Now That's What I Call Music 4" (which features a track by Britney) drops to No. 3.

Britney Homecoming: tickets for Britney's September 20th concert at the Louisiana Superdome go on sale on August 12th.

Britney Bytes: Britney Spears and 'N Sync are among the performers scheduled for the giant "Rock in Rio for a Better World" festival, taking place in Rio de Janeiro from January 12th through January 21st, 2001; an estimated 98 acts from Brazil and around the world will perform at the event.

Chart Watch for August 18th: Britney's "Oops! ... I Did It Again" hangs in at No. 2 on the Billboard Albums Chart for the 3rd week running, with sales of 237,000 copies; No. 1 is still the collection "Now That's What I Call Music 4" (which features a track by Britney).

Teen Choice Awards: congrats to Britney on winning two Teen Choice Awards (for Choice Female Artist and Female Hottie Of The Year); the second annual awards event, sponsored by Seventeen magazine, will air on FOX on August 22 at 8 pm Eastern; Britney will appear at the event.

Britney to Perform at MTV Awards: scheduled performers at this years MTV Video Music Awards include Britney Spears, Eminem, Janet Jackson, 'N Sync, and Rage Against The Machine.

4 Nominations For Britney: Britney Spears received 4 nominations for the "2000 MTV Video Music Awards" announced on July 25th; Britney is in the running for Best Female Video ("Oops! ... I Did It Again"); Best Dance Video ("You Drive Me Crazy"); Best Pop Video ("Oops! ... I Did It Again"); and Viewers Choice ("Oops! ... I Did It Again"); winners will be announced at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 7th.

Chart Notes: Britney Spears' sophomore album, "Oops! ... I Did It Again", has finally moved ahead of Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP", which has topped the Billboard Albums Chart for eight straight weeks; unfortunately, both were kept out of first place by the 4th release of the "Now That's What I Call Music" series, which debuted at No. 1 (making history as the first non-soundtrack, various artists compilation album to enter the charts at No. 1).

Oops Reaches 5 Million: Britney Spears' "Oops!... I Did It Again", was certified 5 x Platinum (5 million copies sold) by the RIAA on July 5.

Britney Chat Scheduled: Planet Hollywood will host a live chat with Britney on July 27th.

Rocks Off: Britney's concert date at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre scheduled for July 26th has been cancelled; apparently the venue is not big enough to stage the show; tickets are being refunded to the sold out show and no rescheduled date has been announced.

Britney's Friend Tells All: Britney Spears' traveling companion and surrogate older sister, Felicia Culotta, reveals an intimate look at Britney's life and career in the new book "Britney Every Step of the Way: A Friend's Personal Scrapbook" ... the book is the ultimate behind-the-scenes photo scrapbook for all Britney Spears fans, filled with 100's of never-before-seen private snapshots taken by Brit's personal assistant and one of her best friends; Felicia Culotta provides a fascinating and colorful look at the world of the reigning queen of pop music. On the road, backstage, with fans and with friends - this is BRITNEY - Every Step of the Way!

Britney Getting Married?: rumors are flying regarding supposed wedding plans for Britney; British tabloid "News of the World" (on July 9th) reported that Britney accepted a marriage proposal from long time pal Justin Timberlake (of 'N Sync); however, this turns out not be true ... a joint statement issued by Britney and Justin states "Contrary to what has been erroneously reported, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake are neither engaged or married. The story, which began in the British tabloid News of the World is, not surprisingly, completely without merit"; it may be that Britney has her heart set on hooking up with Britain's bonnie Prince William.

Britney Does It Again: Britney Spears' latest, "Oops!... I Did It Again", was certified 4 x Platinum (4 million copies sold) by the RIAA on June 13 (it was just released on May 16!).

Britney Goes North: Britney will visit Much Music's World Headquarters for a live and exclusive interview with Much's Rick Campanelli on June 22nd.

Chat with Britney Spears: FOX Television will be hosting a live online chat with Britney immediately following the Wednesday night (June 7th) special "Britney in Hawaii" (see the TV Page); the chat kicks off at 10:00 pm Eastern at fox.com; you can also win a chance to meet Britney and win tickets to her upcoming concert in Los Angeles.

Britney Briefs: Britney's "Oops!... I Did It Again" dropped to No. 2 on the Billboard Albums chart after debuting at No. 1 a week ago; she was bumped down by the latest from rapper Eminem ... Britney is featured in the June, 2000 issue of Allure magazine.

Britney on TV Guide: Britney is the cover girl for the June 3, 2000 issue of TV Guide; also check out the Britney Spears photo gallery at TVGuide.com.

"Oops!" Debuts at No. 1: Britney Spears' sophomore album "Oops!... I Did It Again" will enter the Billboard 200 Albums chart at No. 1 (for the week of June 3rd); she will dethrone 'N Sync, who have held the No. 1 spot for 8 weeks; first week sales for "Oops!" topped 1.3 million copies, smashing the record (held by Mariah Carey) for first-week sales by a female solo artist ... Britney's 1.3 mil is also the 2nd highest first-week sales figure for any artist in the history of SoundScan!!

Britney in Salon: Britney was the subject of a feature column in Salon Magaine on May 22nd.

Mutual Appreciation: in a Montreal press conference, Britney Spears praises her former Mickey Mouse Club-mate Christina Aguilera; meanwhile, Christina, speaking to the press in Toronto, also praised her pal Britney.

Awards Update: congrats to Britney for being named "Best Selling Female Pop Artist" at the World Music Awards (she accepted the award in a taped appearance) held on May 10th in Monaco; the show airs in the U.S. on May 29th; unfortunately, Britney was blanked at the Blockbuster Awards (she had 2 nominations.

Britney Makes Rolling Stone Cover: Britney Spears made her second Rolling Stone cover appearance in issue 841 (May, 2000); Britney was previously featured on the cover of the April 15, 1999 issue.

Tour Update: Innosense and BBMak have joined the A*Teens as artists who will open for Britney Spears on her upcoming tour which kicks off on June 20th.

Cover Girl: check out Britney (actually, the Britney Spears doll) on the cover of May, 2000's Pulse! Magazine; the issue features an interview with the real life Britney; Pulse! Magazine is available at all Tower Record stores.

Big Easy Awards: congratulations to Britney Spears, who was named Entertainer of the Year at the 13th annual Big Easy Awards held in New Orleans on April 24th!

Live From New York: it's Britney Spears on Saturday Night Live! Britney will be the guest host AND musical guest on the NBC comedy series on May 13, 2000.

Kids' Choice: congrats to Britney Spears who was named "Favorite Female Singer" at Nickelodeon's 13th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, held at the Hollywood Bowl on April 14th.

Tour & TV News: Abba cover group The A*Teens will open for the Britney Spears tour which kicks off on July 19th; Britney will also be featured in an upcoming concert special on Fox TV.

Knoxville Show Postponed: Britney's scheduled appearance at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN on Sunday, April 9 has been moved to September 1st; according to a statement issued by her management company, the postponement was due to "routing conflicts"; all tickets for the April show will be honored on September 1.

New Video To Premiere On MTV: Britney's new video will be the title track from her sophmore album "Oops... I Did It Again" and it will premiere on MTV's "Making The Video" on April 10th (at 9:30 pm Central).

Britney's autobiography (titled "Britney Spears Heart to Heart") will hit stores in late April / early May; Order Your Copy Now to avoid long lines at the book store; here's more great Britney Spears merchandise!

Baby, One More Time: Britney was injured last week on the set of a video shoot for "Oops... I Did it Again" when a camera fell on her head; after receiving stitches and taking a rest, Britney came back to finish the shoot ... it was a little over a year ago that Britney underwent surgery to remove torn cartilage from her knee which she twisted while rehearsing for her video "Sometimes".

Britney To Tour Britain? rumors are circulating that Britney Spears will tour the U.K. in November with 'N Sync; London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester are among the venues being mentioned ... more to follow.

More Platinum: Britney's "...Baby One More Time" was certified 12 x Platinum (12 million copies sold) by the RIAA on March 8, 2000.

Mardi Gras News: The 4th annual Krewe of Endymion Samedi Gras Festival kicks off at 12 noon on March 4th at N. Olympia St. and Orleans Ave., a block from where the Endymion parade begins; music includes The Vieux Carré Band, The Naked Martinis, The Bucktown Allstars and Al Jackson; starting at 3 p.m., from N. Carrollton Ave. and Orleans Ave., an estimated 1,400 krewe members will march in a parade that heads along Orleans toward City Park, passes through the Samedi Gras Fest and ends up at City Park Avenue, near where Endymion's floats line up; accompanied by brass bands, the marchers will carry walking sticks decorated with purple, green and gold flowers, which they'll hand out to spectators; they'll also be giving away limited-edition plush Samedi Gras dolls; upon her arrival at around 4:30 p.m., Endymion’s grand marshal, pop star Britney Spears, will be welcomed by dignitaries; she will then signal the start of the krewe’s parade (admission is free; if you can't make the party, catch Britney in the parade).

Britney Is Kid's Choice: the nominees for Nickelodeon's 13th Annual Kids' Choice Awards were announced on Feb. 25th and Britney Spears is in the running for "Favorite Song" (for "Crazy") and "Favorite Female Singer"; the show will air from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET/PT; for more info, stay tuned to the Kids' Choice Awards web page.

Baby One More Chew: Britney has inked a 3 year licensing deal with Famous Fixins, Inc., a leading producer of athlete and celebrity promotional products; the partnership covers a new line of candy and novelty products, including "Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum", which will be launched to coincide with Britney's upcoming concert tour; a portion of the proceeds from the products will be awarded to the "Giving Back Fund", a charitable organization chosen by Britney.

Liner Notes: Britney will do a cover of the Rolling Stones classic "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on her upcoming album (due for release on May 16); other tracks include "Oops!...I Did It Again" (which will be the first single), and "Dear Diary", which Britney co-wrote.

Grammy News: unfortunately, Britney was shut out at the Grammy Awards.

New Single and Tour Dates Announced! Britney will kick off a North American tour on June 15th at the Blockbuster Pavilion in Charlotte, NC to support her second album (yet to be titled), which will hit stores on May 16th; The 48 city tour ends on September 10 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL; The first single from Britney's sophomore album is titled "Oops!...I Did It Again"; it will be released on March 27.

Britney's Video Is Hot: Britney's 1st official home video "Time Out With Britney Spears" was certified Double Platinum (2 million copies sold) by the RIAA on January 11, 2000.

Blockbuster & Britney: congrats to Britney who was nominated in the "Favorite Female - New Artist" and "Favorite CD" categories at this year's Blockbuster Entertainment Awards; the event will be televised on FOX in June, 2000.

Grammy's & Britney: Britney has been confirmed as a performer at this year's Grammy Awards.

TV Update: Britney is scheduled to be featured on Entertainment Tonight on Friday, February 4th; she will also appear at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 23rd.

Brits Love Britney II: Britney is nominated for "Best International Female Artist" and "Best International Newcomer" at this year's BRIT Awards; awards will be handed out in London on March 3rd.

Brits Love Britney: Britney's latest single, "Born to Make You Happy", entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 1; this is the second time that a single by Britney debuted at No. 1 ("Baby One More Time" did 10 months ago).

New Single: a new CD single for "From The Bottom of My Broken Heart" will be released on February 8th.

Over 11 Million Served! Britney's "...Baby One More Time" was certified 11 x Platinum (11 million copies sold) by the RIAA on January 11, 2000.

Britney Wins Best New Artist: congrats to Britney Spears, who came home with the award for "Favorite New Pop/Rock Artist" at the 27th Annual American Music Awards on January 17th; Britney lost out in two other categories; "Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist" went to Shania Twain, and "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" went to Carlos Santana.

AMA's Update: Britney will not perform at the American Music Awards on Monday, Jan. 17th ... in the past, artists who performed at the AMA's have not been invited to perform at the more prestigious Grammy Awards (being held on Feb. 23rd); "The fact of the matter is the (American Music Awards) show is four weeks away from our show, and we think it's our responsibility to our audience to give them a fresh look at performers", said Grammy's producer Ken Ehrlich on Friday; other multiple AMA nominees that will not be performing on Monday are Shania Twain, Whitney Houston and Carlos Santana; Britney will appear as a presenter on Monday.

Britney Briefs: Britney will appear as a presenter at the American Music Awards on Jan 17th; she is also scheduled to perform; Britney made Mr. Blackwell's 40th annual worst dressed women list ("This belly-baring songbird is better heard than seen"), along with fellow music artists Cher (who topped the list, "A million beads and one overexposed derriere"), Celine Dion ("In her backward tuxedo there's no way of knowing whether Diva Dion is coming or going - a profusion of confusion"), Fiona Apple ("A kinked and curled Kewpie Doll wrapped in a collection of yesterday's fatal fashion frights"), and The Dixie Chicks ("They look like a trio of truckstop fashion tragedies trapped in a typhoon"); Britney is one of several teen artists to be featured on CNN's "World Beat" music show on January 22nd.

The Simpsons: Britney makes a guest voice appearance on the Fox series The Simpsons on Sunday, January 23rd.

Britney By The Numbers: according to Soundscan, Britney's "...Baby One More Time" was the 2nd best selling album of 1999 (8,358,619 copies); the No. 1 album of '99 was the Backstreet Boys "Millennium" (9,445,732 copies sold); the all-time record holder is Alanis Morissette, who's "Jagged Little Pill" sold 13,542,393 copies in 1996.

Billboard Chart Watch: in the Billboard 200 albums chart for the week ending January 15, 2000, Britney's "Baby One More Time" drops 10 spots to No. 16; it had been in the Top 10 for 50 consecutive weeks; the big drop is due to low after Christmas sales, which impacted almost all artists.

Grammy Nominations: congratulations to Britney on her nominations for the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards (being held on Feb. 23); Britney is in the running for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (for the single "...Baby One More Time").

Tube Update: upcoming TV appearances by Britney include ABC's Good Morning America (Jan. 7), and she will also perform at the American Music Awards on Jan 17th (also on ABC).

Coffee, Tea or Me?: Britney will make a very brief appearance in the upcoming film "Jack of All Trades", appearing as an airline flight attendant.

Britney News Bytes: Britney's second album, yet to be titled, has been set for release on May 16th.

RIAA News Britney's recent milestone of attaining Diamond Certification for "Baby One More Time" makes her the youngest person ever to reach the 10 million sales mark; Britney was also named the top-selling female act of 1999 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

Britney Rides in Mardi Gras Parade: Britney Spears has been named Grand Marshall of the Krewe of Endymion parade, which will roll in New Orleans on March 4, 2000; see our Mardi Gras page for more on carnival in New Orleans!

New Single/New Tour: Britney Spears' latest single, "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart", will hit the radio airwaves on December 15th, and the world premier of the video will air on MTV's Total Request Live on Friday, Dec. 17 (3:30 pm Eastern); Britney has also announced major tour plans for Y2K; she will go on the road with opening act LFO beginning in March.

Diamond Girl! Britney's "Baby, One More Time" received Diamond Certification from the RIAA on December 9, 1999, indicating sales of 10 million copies; the Backstreet Boys' "Millennium" received Diamond status on the same date.

Four for Britney! congrats to Britney, who won in 4 categories at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards on December 8th (Female Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Female Hot 100 Singles Artist, and Female Albums Artist).

Britney, Shania, and Whitney lead AMA Nominees: Britney Spears, Shania Twain, and Whitney Houston lead all nominees (each named in 3 categories) for the 27th Annual American Music Awards; Britney is up for awards in the Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album, and Favorite New Pop/Rock Artist categories; winners will be announced on Monday, January 17, 2000, and the show airs live on ABC at 8 pm ET.

Brits Love Britney: Britney attended the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party in London on December 5th and picked up awards for Best Female Solo Star, Most Fancied Female, Best Female Haircut, Best Dancer, and Best Dressed Female; Much Music will provide taped coverage of the event on 12/24/99.

Brits & Britney II: Britney Spears is odds on favourite to win ITV's Record of the Year honors, which will be announced on the British TV channel on December 11th; Britney's "Baby, One More Time" was the top selling single in the U.K. this year ...

Britney; The People's Choice! Britney Spears is one of three nominees in the Favorite Female Musical Performer category for The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards (along with Celine Dion and Shania Twain); the event airs live on CBS, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, 9-11 pm ET (and tape delayed on the west coast).

Happy Birthday Britney!: Britney's 18th birthday was on December 2nd, and she celebrated with a birthday bash at trendy New York City restaurant Halo with her celebrity pals Pras (Fugees), actor Laurence Fishburne and rapper Ja-Rule; Britney also flew in her parents and cousins from her home town of Kentwood, Lousiana for the event ...

Best Seller of the Year? from what I see, the race for best selling album of the year has narrowed down to Britney's "Baby, One More Time" and Backstreet Boys' "Millennium"; each attained the 9 million units sold mark during the month of November.

Britney Tapes TV Ad: Britney was in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 23, taping a TV commercial to promote her upcoming appearance on the cover of Teen People magazine.

Britney racks up another million: Britney's "Baby ... One More Time" was certified 9 x Platinum (sales of 9 million copies) by the RIAA on November 23rd.

Big Holiday Help-A-Thon: the "Big Holiday Help-A-Thon", featuring Britney's taped performance, airs on Nick on Dec. 11th.

Britney Gives Back on Monday, Britney announced the creation of "The Britney Spears Foundation", a charitable foundation she is forming in conjunction with The Giving Back Fund; The Britney Spears Foundation's first "gift" will be the formation of a performing arts-based summer camp for underprivileged kids; scheduled to open in the summer of 2000, the camp will enable 100 children from urban areas to spend a fun-filled two weeks in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts; there they will attend performing arts workshops and master's classes, completely free of charge; "I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about the amazing world of dance and music that I've been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life," said Britney, "It's exciting to help inspire talented kids to pursue their dreams of becoming performing artists."

More Nominations! Britney leads the pack for the 1999 Billboard Music Awards, with a total of six nominations (Artist of the Year, Female Artist, New Artist, Hot 100 Singles Artist, Album Artist, and Album of the Year); Britney is also scheduled to perform at the event, which will be held Dec. 8th and carried on FOX TV.

Britney To Perform At KTU's Year End Show: Britney Spears is among the artists scheduled to perform at New York radio station KTU 103.5 FM's year-end show, "Miracle on 34th Street"; the show takes place on Friday, December 10 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City; other's scheduled for the big gig are Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Amber, Lou Bega, K-Ci & JoJo, Brian McKnight, and Vitamin C; for further info, visit the KTU 103.5 FM web site.

Britney Gives Back: Britney Spears will announce plans for "The Giving Back Fund", a charitable foundation she is forming, prior to her performance next Monday (Nov. 22) for Nickelodeon's "Big Holiday Help-A-Thon 99" at the Hollywood Palladium; the "Big Holiday Help-A-Thon", featuring Britney's taped performance, airs on Nick on Dec. 11th.

Britney & Sabrina: if you missed Britney's guest appearance on ABC's "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" earlier this year, do not despair ... it will be rerun on December 3rd.

Britney big winner at MTV Europe Music Awards: congratulations to Britney Spears who won awards in all 4 categories she was nominated for at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards held November 11th in Dublin; Britney won for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Artist, Breakthrough Artist, and Best Single (for "Baby One More Time") ... only one other act (the Brit boy band Boyzone) won more than one award at the event (they won 2); the show will air on MTV in the U.S. on November 20th.

More Accolades for Britney: Britney Spears came home with the prize for "Best Young Recording Artist or Musical Group" at The Hollywood Reporter's 4th Annual Young Star Awards held in Hollywood on November 7th.

Brit TV: new TV appearances announced for Britney include "Christmas In Rockefeller Center" (NBC, 12/01/99); "1999 Billboard Music Awards" (FOX, 12/08/99); and "Big Holiday Help-A-Thon 99" (Nickelodeon, 12/11/99).

Britney on Video: "Time Out With Britney Spears", Britney's debut home video, is set for worldwide release on November 23; pre-order your copy now and it will be delivered to your door step on the date of release.

One (million) More Time(s): Britney's "Baby ... One More Time" was certified 8 x Platinum (sales of 8 million copies) by the RIAA on October 27th.


Britney Spears News Archive / April 1999 - November 1999
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