Published On: Nov 29 2011 03:45:29 PM CSTUpdated On: Aug 26 2016 10:13:23 AM CDT
Despite some hiccups along the way, Britney Spears has been a force on the pop scene for more than two decades. Take a look at her career so far.
Spears got her first taste of fame along with several other future stars on the sixth season of the Disney Channel's "The All-New Mickey Mouse Club" in 1993-94. Besides Spears (front, right), the series also featured Christina Aguilera (second from right), Ryan Gosling (front, left) and Justin Timberlake (far right).
Spears burst upon the pop music scene in 1999 at the age of 17, including her first hit and sizzling video "... Baby One More Time."
The cover of Spears' debut album, 1999's "... Baby One More Time"
"Oops!... I Did It Again" (2000)
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler sings with Spears during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXV on Jan. 28, 2001.
Spears performs with a snake during the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sept. 6, 2001.
Spears made her move debut in 2002's "Crossroads."
Spears with co-star Kim Cattrall in "Crossroads"
Spears dated her former "Mickey Mouse Club" co-star and then NYNC member Justin Timberlake between 1999 and 2002. Here the two are seen arriving at the premiere of "Crossroads" at the Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 11, 2002.
Spears gets a kiss from Madonna as they open the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 28, 2003.
"In the Zone" (2003)
Spears arrives with her dog at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Dec. 8, 2004.
Spears is seen here with her husband Kevin Federline in February 2006. She married Federline in the fall of 2004 and the couple had two children together before getting divorced in 2007.
Spears performs during her much-panned "comeback" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 9, 2007.
Five years after their infamous kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards, Spears joins Madonna during her Sticky and Sweet Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in November 2008.
"Femme Fatale" (2011)
Spears is seen here again at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, this time with her former agent-turned-boyfriend Jason Trawick. In December 2011, she announced that she had accepted a marriage proposal from Trawick. However, in January 2013, the couple ended their engagement.
Spears poses at the premiere of "The Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles on July 28, 2013. Spears recorded the song "Ooh La La" for the movie's soundtrack.
Spears' eighth studio album, titled "Britney Jean," was released on Nov. 29, 2013.
Spears arrives at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California, on March 2, 2014.
Spears and her then-boyfriend Charlie Ebersol arrive at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Garden Arena on May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Spears attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Spears arrives at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at The LINQ Promenade on Nov. 21, 2015, in Las Vegas.