The Britney Spears discography included some the highest selling albums of all time, a feat not many female artists has ever reached. Clearly, during the time when big boy bands like Backstreet Boys were topping the charts, people like me and you were unknowingly looking for a female pop icon to look up to. Britney Spears entered the music scene in just the perfect timing. No other female artist made this much impact after Madonna. Ironically enough, Madonna was Britney’s major music influence and idol. Here are some other facts about Britney and her albums that you ought to know.

The Complete Discography

Britney Spears released a total of seven studio albums and twelve compilation albums. I am proud to say I have them all.  They contained thirty-six singles, majority of which were included in the top of the Billboard charts. She also had two promotional singles as well as two other appearances.

Her albums included ‘Baby One More Time’, ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’, ‘Circus’, ‘Blackout’, ‘In The Zone’, the self-titled album ‘Britney’, and her latest release in 2011 ‘Femme Fatale’.

First Ever Album In The Britney Spears Discography

Britney’s first ever album, as most of you fans already know, is ‘Baby One More Time’. It was the album the launched her career. She is considered by many as very lucky because not all artists get to be recognized at a daunting magnitude on their first album. This is in fact her highest selling album ever, with unit sales of 12,144,000 in the United States and more than 28 million around the world.

Fastest-Selling Album In The Britney Spears Discography

It may not be her highest selling album but ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ was definitely well-known as the fastest selling album ever, achieved by a female artist in the United States. This is because on the first week upon its release, the album already sold 1,319,193 units. The album also made four hit singles including ‘Lucky’, ‘Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know’, ‘Stronger’ and ‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ with the same title as the album. All songs were very personal and emotional and many teenage fans related to it.

Story Behind Her Self-Titled Album

Britney Spears DiscographyHer self-titled album ‘Britney’ is her third album released under Jive records in 2001. It was also considered her transition album from teen pop music to the Hip hop and R&B. While many artists normally release a self-titled album as their debut album, Britney released it at the peak of her career. Apparently, it turned out to be one of the lesser known albums. But her hit singles ‘I’m A Slave For You’ and ‘Overportected’ have become popular and made it to the Billboard charts although it failed to reach the top spots.

Her song ‘I’m A Slave For You’ became very controversial during her live performance at the 2001 MTV Music Video Awards while dancing with a live albino Burmese Python on her shoulder and a caged tiger in the background. Animal rights activists protested her performance but it was one of the most memorable performances by Britney that made an impact all over the world.

The entire Britney Spears discography is overall considered a success because every album reached unit sales of at least 1 million and for a thriving music industry, that is considered a very huge feat indeed.