Britney Spears - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
'Princess of Pop' Britney Spears became the first singer to sell more than 30 million copies of her debut album Baby One More Time, a record not achieved anyone before or after her,to date.
With her innocent sweet sixteen looks, she tempted the most strongest of the men in the late 90s, coupled with her racy lyrics and highly tempting song titles like "Oops!...I Did It Again", "I'm a Slave 4 U ", "Baby One More Time" and "Womainzer" men were falling for her,like nine pins.
Many married male celebrities have openly confessed their hidden desire to date Britney Spears, making her one of the sexiest pop singers of all time, as chosen by the Rolling Stones magazine.
Her debut single Baby One More Time sold more than 500,000 copies on it's very first day of release, a record not achieved by anyone, not even The Beatles,Michael Jackson or queen Madonna.
Britney was a very rare breed indeed, she had the voice of an angel and the body of a Jezebel.At one point of time in the early 2000's AFA, American Family Association, asked it's million members to boycott Britney Spears by not buying any of her music or merchandise.
They called her a man eater, seducing men and destroying families in their God loving country.More the controversy, better the sales as more men purchased Britney's second album Oops!... I Did It Again, instead of boycotting it.
AFA indirectly boosted the sales of Britney Spears songs, trying to neutralize it.Released in May 2000, Oops!... I Did It Again sold more than 26 million copies globally and topped the global charts including Billboard U.S album charts, with ease.
With the record executives at Jive Records begging Britney to create an album much different from her first two albums, Britney her self titled album was released around the early holiday season of 2001.
The album sold 750,000 copies in it's first week but unlike any of Britney's previous two albums, it did not have a single hit in the U.S Top 20 charts."I'm a Slave 4 U" , "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" and "Overprotected" were just average hits.
The idea of a mature Britney Spears wasn't well received by her fans as evident from the sales stats and so Britney reverted to her old style of teen Bubblegum pop for her fourth album, in the zone.
Released November 2003,in the zone has one of Britney's hottest numbers to date "Toxic", an OST for Wesley Snipes' Blade Runner."Toxic" rocked the music charts all over the globe, reaching top.3 in most countries.
It sold more than 2.5 million copies in the U.S becoming one of the biggest hits of 2004 and also won Britney Spears her only Grammy award.Being on top of the world, things got better for Britney when she met the love of her life Kevin Federline,the American hip-hop dancer.
That's when she decided to take a break, wanting to start a family with an already married, Federline with a pregnant wife.Britney suffered severe criticism from the press and even her own fans for marrying a family man.
Before Britney's life took a dark turn in 2005, she released her greatest hits collection My Prerogative,Britney Spears – Greatest Hits.Criticized by many for releasing a greatest hits collection in less than 5 years of entering the big stage.
But her close associates knew that this was Britney trying to cash in' on her fame before the big break she would take, to raise her children.
Track Listings -
1. My Prerogative
3. I'm a Slave 4 U
4. Oops!...I Did It Again
5. Me Against the Music - Britney Spears feat. Madonna
8. ...Baby One More Time
9. (You Drive Me) Crazy
10. Boys - Britney Spears feat. Pharrell Williams
15. I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
16. (I've Just Begun) Having My Fun
17. Do Somethin'