Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981 McComb, Mississippi USA) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She is credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s and early 2000s, for which she is referred to as the "Princess of Pop". After appearing in stage productions and television series, Spears signed with Jive Records in 1997 at age 15.
She was baptized as a Southern Baptist and sang in a church choir as a young kid. At age 3, Spears began attending dance lessons in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, and was selected to perform as a solo artist at the annual recital. Aged 5 she made her local stage debut, singing "What Child Is This?" at her kindergarten graduation. During her childhood, she also had gymnastics and voice lessons, and won many state-level competitions and children's talent shows. She said of her ambition as a child, "I was in my own world, [...] I found out what I'm supposed to do at an early age".
When this girl was eight, she and her mother Lynne traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to audition for the 1990s revival of The Mickey Mouse Club like «Nick Carter» or «Christina Aguilera» . Casting director Matt Casella rejected her as too young, but introduced her to Nancy Carson, a New York City talent agent. Carson was impressed with Spears's singing and suggested enrolling her at Pro. Performing Arts School. Wikipedia