…Baby One More Time (1999)
Britney’s debut studio album, ‘“… Baby One More Time” was released on January 12th 1999. Just after a month, the album was certified two times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It was sold in over 10 million copies in a year and became the biggest selling album ever by a teenage artist. The title track itself received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and is one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Oops!… I Did It Again (2000)
The second studio album was released in 2000. It broke the SoundScan record for the highest debut sales by any solo artist. To the date, over 25 million copies of the album were sold, which makes it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Both the album and the title track received Grammy nominations in the categories of Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The album’s world tour grossed 40.5 million dollars.
Spears’ third album was released in November 2001. It was claimed to be the best record of the artist, as she found and refined her voice. Whilst on a promotion tour, she found inspiration in the hip hop artists like Jay Z and The Neptunesin to create an album with a funkier sound. The album received two Grammy nominations for the Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Overprotected”. “Britney” sold in over 12 million copies worldwide.
In The Zone (2003)
In November 2003, Britney’s fourth studio album, “In The Zone”, mostly written and co-produced by the star herself, was released. The album received high critics for being one of the NPR’s 50 Most Important Recordings of the decade. This album also debuted at number one. It includes a single in collaboration with Madonna and “Toxic”, which earned Britney her first Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
The sixth album was released at the end of 2008 and rose to the top of the charts thank to the single “Womanizer”. The intention was for this album to be “lighter”, compared to the previous one. The music received favourable critics, as opposed to the lyrics. In just the first week, over 505,000 copies were sold. Eventually, the album sales exceeded 4.5 millions. “Womanizer” gained a nomination for Grammy Award in the category of Best Dance Recording.
Femme Fatale (2011)
Seventh album, complimented by the critics for its dance-pop style and production. Three singles made it to the top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100: “Hold It Against Me”, “Till the World Ends”, and “I Wanna Go”. The collaborations included Kesha, Nicki Minaj, Travis Barker, and Rihanna.
Britney Jean (2013)
First album after Jive Records, her long-time label, was dissolved. Britney described the album as the most personal one she’s created so far. She collaborated with songwriters and producers and co-wrote each track.
Album recorded under a deal with RCA over two years, between 2014 and 2016. Having had such a long timeframe to create and record, gave Britney an opportunity to produce her favourite so far album. Her vocal performance, involvement and engagement were highly praised. The lead single, “Make Me…” features the collaboration of the American rapper G-Eazy.