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A lot of posts have been made about the Britney albums, mostly by the amazing GlenCoCo :hug:

 

So I combined all the facts, wiki information, sales facts and rumors from all different sites together and placed them all in one place.  :fun: These also include the incredible movie posters from ItsNeemzBitch! :excited:

 

This post will also include alternative album covers (in form of links) Animated Covers and albums that were not released - but rumored.. 

 

If you would like to read about video facts and single information - you can find that here:

http://britney-galaxy.com/universe/topic/8201-the-video-collection-all-of-britneys-videos-with-interesting-facts-includes-the-videos-we-will-never-see/?p=169153

I hope you enjoy this post - if you have more facts let me know and we will add them  :britney-awyeah:

 

Now let me break the ice....  :soofunny:

 

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OH - and by the way - just wanted to remind everyone - ...Oops I did it again is still the highest selling first week album by a female artist... :lollipop:  Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate  :tea: Shake it off..  :xf9:  :fyea: Ok moving on Swiftly...  :ummlol:

 

 

Thanks to Mrs FCUK me - here are updated sales:

http://britney-galaxy.com/universe/topic/11305-britney-spears-official-reciepts/?p=236426

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Interesting facts:

 

The album was released on January 12, 1999.

 

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..Baby One More Time was supposed to be a self-titled album and have alternative cover art. This was confirmed in a promotional poster in 1998. The original cover can be seen at the back of the …Baby One More time single – see below.

 

 

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The lead ingle …Baby One More time was meant to feature on the TLC album ‘Fan Mail’ however the band rejected it as it was not their style and they felt the lyrics were not what they believed in. TLC – Fan Mail sold 6 million copied - …Baby One More Time has sold over 30 million..

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When TLC rejected …Baby One More Time, Max Martin choose to offer the single to a boy band – his original thoughts were to offer it to 5ive – but finally choose to offer it to Britney Spears – and what a great choice..

 

The original concept for the lead single was to have Britney be a cartoon character – however Britney disagreed and wanted to go with the catholic school girl idea – this contributed to the major success of the single.  You can find all the facts you need to know about Britney’s videos from the link in the original post. The Video was named TRL’s most iconic video of all time.  Although the video is arguably her most iconic – if you do a Google search for Britney Impersonators – strangely none of the looks are from this video.

 

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The Ellipsis at the beginning of the title refer to the fact that ‘’Hit Me’’ was removed from the original title due to concerns that it would be seen to condone domestic violence.

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The song reached number one on every chart upon which it appeared. Wikipedia’s entry for the song is a solid line of 1’s. No Other song, not even ‘My Heart Will Go On,’ ‘I will Always Love You’ or ‘Billie Jean ‘ can make that same claim.

 

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If you Play …Baby One More Time backwards, you can apparently hear Spears sing, ‘’Sleep with me, I’m not too young’’ according to weird pervs who spend their time playing music backwards.

 

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‘’The Call’’ by Backstreet Boys uses essentially the same chord Structure, Though when played at the same time …Baby One More Time is far and away the better song.

 

Britney Spears signed a Jive deal thanks to a Whitney Houston song. Spears described being "so nervous" when she was invited to Jive Records to audition. "It's easy to sing in front of a thousand people, because you can't see their faces," said the former "Mickey Mouse Club" star. "But then you got into a room, and there are 10 people staring at you." Spears performed Whitney Houston's challenging classic "I Have Nothing," blew everyone away, and signed to Jive on the spot. "…Baby One More Time" was soon to follow.

 

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Britney knew "…Baby One More Time" was going to be a hit. "I had been in the studio for about six months listening to and recording material, but I hadn't really heard a hit yet," said a 16-year-old Spears. "When I started working with Max Martin in Sweden, he played the demo for 'Baby One More Time' for me, and I knew from the start it was one of those songs you want to hear again and again. It just felt really right."

 

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Max Martin worked on Britney's "…Baby One More Time" album more than originally intended. The Swedish producer-songwriter was set to work on two songs for Spears' debut album, but ended up submitting eight -- three of which, including singles "…Baby One More Time" and "(You Drive Me) Crazy," made the final track list. "In 10 days, I never even saw Sweden," says Spears. "We were so busy."

 

Britney Spears sings the word "baby" 25 times in the song. In case you were wondering.

 

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"…Baby One More Time" lost to a Sarah McLachlan song at the Grammys. Long before Esperanza Spalding angered Beliebers at the Grammy Awards, the Canadian singer-songwriter's live version of "I Will Remember You" trumped Spears' debut single in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category. Also nominated? Christina Aguilera's debut radio hit, "Genie in a Bottle."

 

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"…Baby One More Time" is still Britney's biggest Hot 100 hit. The song spent 32 weeks on the tally, and is her longest-charting single. After debuting at No. 17 on the Hot 100 chart dated Nov. 21, 1998, the song hit No. 1 in its 11th week, in January 1999.

 

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"…Baby One More Time" bumped Brandy's "Have You Ever?" out of the top spot on the Hot 100. Oddly enough, after "…Baby" spent two weeks at No. 1, the song moved down when Brandy's "The Boy Is Mine" partner, Monica, hit No. 1 with "Angel of Mine."

 

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Britney shouted out her "…Baby One More Time" video in the 2009 "If You Seek Amy" clip. Watch the end of the video, and check out the outfit that Britney's "daughter" is sporting. Fifteen years later, those pink ribbons cannot be forgotten.

 

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…Baby One More Time has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it the best selling album released by a solo teenager EVER.

 

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Britney initially pictured being like singer Sheryl Crow, and wanted her debut album to be ‘young Adult Contemporary Rock.’ We’re glad she agreed with her label’s advice (demands?) and went pop.

 

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The official album cover wouldn't have been like the American one (with pink background), neither like the European one (with white background), but it would been the one used for the box versions released in Taiwan!
In fact, if you check back, or inside, of many edition of the first single "...Baby One More Time" you will notice this cover that was then replaced.

 

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The official U.S. cover of the album is totally different from the European one, and this is because the American one was not considered chaste, and at the time the idea of launching Britney as a chaste and virgin girl was very pressing.

 

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The choice to release "(You Drive Me) Crazy" as a single was improvised. In fact, no advertising poster showed signs of it, but with the release of the movie "Drive Me Crazy", it was made the promotional request to release it as a single and so Jive Records remixed the song to make it more commercial.

 

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"Email My Heart" had to be released as a single exclusively for the American market instead of "(You Drive Me) Crazy", but it didn't happen for the reasons just mentioned.

 

 

"Soda Pop" has been used as a promotional single as the soundtrack of the feature debut of "Pokèmon The Movie", in fact, there is also a promotional single inserted in the series of dolls related to Britney in 2000.

 

"...Baby One More Time" is the album with the most alternatives album cover in Britney's career

 

The lyrics of the song "Born To Make You Happy" was rewritten in many parts, because Britney refused to sing a few verses in which they were overly explicit sexual references. The lyrics was modified and then adapted by the authors.

 

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The bonus track "You Got It All", which many do not know, is a cover of an old song of The Jets, whose original title was shortened as titled "You Got It All Over Him". It was recorded for the album "... Baby One More Time". In fact, a clip of the song was available on a promotional tape containing a preview of some songs of the album of 1999.

 

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"Thinkin About You" was planned as the 3rd single after "Sometimes", after discussions of releasing Email My Heart, but was cancelled.

 

"Sometimes" original album version was replaced to the single version (had the Guitar intro and a different outro). The original version can be found on 1st pressing promos of "...Baby One More Time" and on the album sampler.

 

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There are 11 album covers for "...Baby One More Time" (album) & 1 wooden box cover

 

There are 7 different colour disc and flowers for "...Baby One More Time" (album)

 

"...Baby One More Time" (single) has 4 different covers, "Sometimes" has 4 different covers and "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart" has 2 different covers.

 

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The 1st pressing of the US "...Baby One More Time" (album) has "The Beat Goes On" at 5:52 due to there being a hidden message from Britney giving a peak at the Backstreet Boys' new album. The rest of the US pressings have The Beat Goes On at 3:43.

 

There are 2 versions of the fold out poster. You can see this posted in the above posts…

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 When Britney and Felicia went to New Jersey to work with Eric Foster White for some tracks for the album, Eric taught Britney how to play darts. From this they took inspiration for that line in "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart" that says: "...you drove a dart through my heart..."

 

In New Jersey, Eric Foster White wrote "E-Mail My Heart" after he taught Felicia how to e-mail her boyfriend on the computer.

 

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Wiki Information:

...Baby One More Time is the debut studio album by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was released on January 12, 1999, byJive Records. In June 1997, while Spears negotiated with manager Lou Pearlman to join female pop group Innosense, her mother asked family friend and entertainment lawyer Larry Rudolph for his opinion and submitted a tape of Spears singing over a Whitney Houston karaoke song. Rudolph decided to pitch her to record labels, sending them a demo tape with an unused song from Toni Braxton. Jive was interested and appointed the singer to work with producer Eric Foster White. After hearing the recorded material, Jive signed Spears to a multi-album deal.

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Spears travelled to Sweden to work with producers Max MartinDenniz Pop and Rami Yacoub, among others. Martin showed Spears and her management a track titled "Hit Me Baby One More Time", which was originally written for American R&B group TLC; however, they rejected the track. Spears later claimed that she felt excited when she heard it and knew it was going to be a hit record. By June 1998, the album had been finished.

Critics gave the album mixed reviews, describing the singer as a Madonna next door, considering it silly and premature. The album was successful on the charts, reaching the top five in several countries, while reaching number one in Canada and the United States. It also received several certifications around the world, including a fourteen-times platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of over 14 million units in the country. ...Baby One More Time is Spears' most successful album, selling over 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time and the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist.

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Five singles came from the album. "...Baby One More Time" became a worldwide success and one of the best-selling singles of all time, at over ten million copies. The album was promoted with appearances on live television, and also by the ...Baby One More Time Tour in 1999, with a second leg titled Crazy 2k Tour in 2000. Spears claimed she wasn't able to explore her vocal ability on the album. This album set Spears' international pop culture icon image and launched her career. The album earned Spears Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "...Baby One More Time."

 

In June 1997, Spears was in talks with manager Lou Pearlman to join female pop group Innosense. Lynne asked family friend and entertainment lawyer Larry Rudolph for his opinion and submitted a tape of Spears singing over a Whitney Houston karaoke song along with some pictures. Rudolph decided to pitch her to record labels, which required a professional demo. He sent Spears an unused song from Toni Braxton; she rehearsed for a week and recorded in a studio with a sound engineer. Spears travelled to New York with the demo and met executives from four labels, returning to Kentwood the same day. Three rejected her, arguing audiences wanted pop bands such as the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls, and "there wasn't going to be another Madonna, another Debbie Gibson or another Tiffany." Two weeks later, executives from Jive Records returned calls to Rudolph. Senior vice president ofA&R Jeff Fenster stated, "It's very rare to hear someone that age who can deliver emotional content and commercial appeal. [...] For any artist, the motivation—the 'eye of the tiger'— is extremely important. And Britney had that." They appointed her to work with producer Eric Foster White for a month, who reportedly shaped her voice from "lower and less poppy" delivery to "distinctively, unmistakably Britney."Spears recorded ten songs with White, including "Autumn Goodbye", "E-Mail My Heart", "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart", "I'm So Curious", "I Will Still Love You", "Soda Pop", and "Thinkin' About You".The singer also recorded a cover of Sonny & Cher's 1967 single "The Beat Goes On".White was responsible for the vocal recording and song production, while additional production was done by English electronic music group All Seeing I.

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After hearing the material, president Clive Calder ordered a full album. Spears flew to Cheiron Studios in StockholmSweden, where half of the album was recorded from March to April 1998, with producers Max Martin, Denniz Pop and Rami Yacoub, among others. Martin showed Spears and her management a track titled "Hit Me Baby One More Time", which was originally written for American R&B group TLC; however, they rejected it. Spears later claimed that she felt excited when she heard it and knew it was going to be a hit."We at Jive said, 'This is a fuckin' smash'," revealed the label's A&R executive, Steven Lunt; however, other executives were concerned that the line "Hit Me" would condone domestic, and later revised it to "...Baby One More Time".The singer revealed that she "didn't do well at all the first day in the studio [recording the song], I was just too nervous. So I went out that night and had some fun. The next day I was completely relaxed and nailed it. You gotta be relaxed singing '... Baby One More Time'."By June 1998, the album was done, and Spears embarked on a promotional tour sponsored by L'Oreal...Baby One More Time was released as Spears' debut album on January 12, 1999.

 

Spears had originally envisioned "Sheryl Crow music, but younger more adult contemporary", but felt all right with her label's producers, since "It made more sense to go pop, because I can dance to it—it's more me."The album opens with the first single "...Baby One More Time", a teen pop and dance-pop song that begins with a three-note motif in the bass range of the piano. The opening was compared to many other songs, such as "We Will Rock You" (1977), "Start Me Up" (1981) and the theme song of the film Jaws due to the fact the track "makes its presence known in exactly one second". According to magazine Blender, "...Baby One More Time" is composed by "wah-wah guitar lines and EKG-machine bass-slaps".Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, authors of Girl Culture: Studying girl culture : a readers' guide (2008), observed that the lyrics of the song "gesture toward [spears] longing for the return of an ex-boyfriend." The next song and third single, "(You Drive Me) Crazy" runs through a moderately slow dance beat, and has a rhythm and blues melody mixed with edgy synthesized instrumentals. The third track and second single "Sometimes" is a ballad, that Spears begins with "You tell me you're in love with me/That you can't take your pretty eyes away from me/It's not that I don't wanna stay/But every time you come too close I move away". Stephen Thomas Erlewine ofAllMusic noted the song has "a catchy hook and endearing melody, with a reminiscent euro-dance rhythm."

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After "Sometimes" is ...Baby One More Time's fourth track, "Soda Pop", a song that draws influences from bubblegum pop and dancehall, and features background vocals from co-writer Mikey Bassie. Spears' vocals on the fifth track and fourth single, "Born to Make You Happy", span more than an octave. Its lyrics allude to a relationship that a woman desires to repair, not quite understanding what went wrong, as she comes to realize that "I don't know how to live without your love/I was born to make you happy". The sixth track and final single, "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart", is a sentimental slow-tempo teen pop ballad. "I Will Be There" features a guitar riff similar to Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" (1997), with a "rousing chorus about standing by your man (or a best friend or a house pet)", as noted by Kyle Anderson of MTV. The eleventh track, "E-Mail My Heart", is a sensitive piano ballad where Spears sings, "E-mail me back/ And say our love will stay alive". The cover of Sonny & Cher's 1967 single "The Beat Goes On" is influenced bybossa nova and trip hop, and features a similar sound to spy movies themes.

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...Baby One More Time received mixed reviews from critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave the album four out of five stars,and commented that, by the time Spears launched her career, "everything old was new again", comparing the album toHangin' Tough (1988) by New Kids on the Block. Erlewine further complimented the quality of the singles while praising Max Martin, "who is also the mastermind behind Spears' debut."Entertainment Weekly's Beth Johnson noted the singer "sounds remarkably like the Backstreet Boys' kid sister", saying, however, that this was "not surprising, since BSB hit-meister Max Martin wrote the candy-pop-with-a-funky-edge smash debut." Robert Christgau commented Spears portrayed a "Madonna next door" in the album with songs like "...Baby One More Time" and "Soda Pop", while Craig McDennis of The Hamilton Spectator said the album "offers a glib compendium of soul/pop cliches, served with a giddy, uptempo verve that recalls Debbie Gibson on a chocolate high."Amazon.com's Rickey Wright gave ...Baby One More Time a mixed review, saying that "a few of the disc's cuts are pleasantly catchy",noting, however, "neither does the 17-year-old Spears's debut album contain anything else that remotely approaches that instant hit single ['...Baby One More Time']." Billboard '​s Paul Verna considered the album "a top 40-ready workout filled with hook-laden songs from the same bag as the title cut".

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Kyle Anderson of MTV said he "was surprised in more ways than one "with his first listening of ...Baby One More Time, commenting he "expected there to be a lot of filler (there sort of is), though I didn't expect it to be as odd (at least sonically) as it ended up being. There has never been any mystery to why Spears became such a superstar, but these songs probably would have been huge even if Britney wore burlap sacks in all of her videos."Barry Walters of Rolling Stone gave the album two stars out of five, and compared the album's sound to early hits of Debbie Gibson, Mariah Carey, and Samantha Fox. Walters also said that "while several Cherion-crafted kiddie-funk jams serve up beefy hooks, shameless schlock slowies, like 'E-Mail My Heart', are pure spam."A NME reviewer rated ...Baby One More Time 1 out of 10, saying that "we seem to have reached crisis point: pubescent pop is now so rife that 17-year-old Britney 'lizard-lounge' Spears is already halfway through her lucrative showbiz career".He also found the album premature, commenting, "hopefully, if she starts to live the wretched life that we all eventually do, her voice will show the scars, she'll stop looking so fucking smug, she'll find solace in drugs and we'll be all the more happier for it. Now grow up, girl. Quick!" Amanda Murray of Sputnikmusic felt that, "with the exception of the terrific title track, ...Baby One More Time is a collection of either competent pop songs underwhelmingly executed or underwhelmingly written pop songs competently executed."

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...Baby One More Time debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 selling 121,000 units, replacing DMX's Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998).Spears broke several records by doing so.The singer became the first new female artist to have a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one album on the Billboard 200 at the same time;the first new artist (male or female) to have a single go to the number one spot the same week that the album debuted at number one; and the first new female artist to have the first single and first album at number one the same week.Spears is also the youngest female in Billboard history to have a simultaneous number and album at number in the same week. After four weeks since its release, the album had sold more than 500,000 copies, according toNielsen SoundScan sales data.After dropping to the top five, the album went back to number one in its fourth week, with a total of 804,200 units sold. On its fifth week it reached its highest sales week with 229,000 copies sold. ...Baby One More Time spent a total of six non-consecutive weeks at number one, and sold more than 1.8 million copies in its first two months of release in the country.In its 47th week on the Billboard 200, the album held strong at number three, and with sales of over of 10 million copies in the United States alone.The album was later certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America, making Spears the youngest artist to receive that award, breaking Alanis Morissette's record, who was 21 when she released Jagged Little Pill (1995).The album was the fourteenth album since 1991 to sell over 10 million copies in the United States, and Spears became the best-selling female artist of 1999....Baby One More Time spent a total of fifty-one weeks in the top ten of the Billboard 200.The album spent a total of 103 weeks on the chart....Baby One More Time landed at number three on BMG Music Club all-time best-sellers list, selling 1.6 million units, behind Shania Twain's Come on Over (1997).

 

The album debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, totalling nine non-consecutive weeks at the top.On December 12, 1999, the Canadian Recording Industry Association certified it Diamond, for sales over 1 million units....Baby One More Time spent two weeks at number two on the European Top 100 Albums,and sold over four million copies within the continent, being certified quadruple platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. The album reached number two in theUnited Kingdom, number four in France and was certified triple Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry,double Platinum by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique, triple Gold in Germany by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry,and ten-times Platinum (Diamond) by the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry....Baby One More Time debuted at number nine in May 1999 on the Australian Albums Chart, reaching at number two nine weeks later, placing behind theDawson's Creek soundtrack.The album became the seventh highest-selling of 1999 in the country, and was certified four-times Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association the following year after shipping 280,000 copies to retailers.The track debuted at number three in the New Zealand, placing behind Shania Twain's Come on Overand The Corrs'.The album was later certified triple Platinum in the country by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.

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"...Baby One More Time" was released as Spears' debut single on October 23, 1998. The song received generally favorable critical reviews, mostly praising its composition. "...Baby One More Time" attained worldwide success, reaching number one in every European country where it charted. It received numerous certifications around the world, and is one of the best-selling singles of all time, at over ten million copies. An accompanying music video, directed by Nigel Dick, portrays Spears as a student from a Catholic high school, who starts to daydream that she is singing and dancing around the school, while watching her love interest from afar. In 2010, the music video for "...Baby One More Time" was voted the third-most influential video in the history of pop music.

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"Sometimes" was released as the second single on April 30, 1999. "Sometimes" achieved commercial success worldwide, reaching number one in Belgium (Flanders),Netherlands and New Zealand, while peaking inside the top five in four countries. In the United States, "Sometimes" missed the top ten, peaking at number twenty-one on theBillboard Hot 100. The music video for the song was directed by Nigel Dick. During rehearsals, on February 11, 1999, Spears injured her left knee and needed surgery. After recuperating in Kentwood, Louisiana, the music video was shot on April 9–10, 1999 at Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. It was released on May 6, 1999 on MTV's Total Request Live.

 

In May 1999, Max Martin and Spears went to the Battery Studios in New York City, New York to re-record the vocals of "(You Drive Me) Crazy", due to the fact that a remixed version called "The Stop! Remix" was going to be included on the original motion picture soundtrack of the film Drive Me Crazy (1999). "The Stop! Remix" of the song was released as the third single on August 23, 1999. The music video was directed by Nigel Dick, and featured actors Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier.

 

"Born to Make You Happy" was released on December 6, 1999 as the fourth single, and received mixed reviews from music critics. The song achieved commercial success, peaking inside the top-five in eleven countries. The music video for it was directed by Billie Woodruff and produced by Geneva Films,  choreographed by Wade Robson.

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"From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" was released on December 15, 1999 as the final single. The song also received mixed reviews, finding the song a classic hit and competent single, despite considering it as an unremarkable song that refers only to kissing. "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" achieved moderate success, peaking at number thirty-seven in Australia, and twenty-three in New Zealand. Through imports, the song reached one hundred seventy-four in the United Kingdom. In the United States, "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" reached number fourteen on Billboard Hot 100, and seventeen on Pop Songs, and was later certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on March 28, 2000, for selling over 1,000,000 physical units of the single. The music video, directed by Gregory Dark, was released on December 17, 1999. It was highly criticized due to the fact that Dark had previously directed porn films.

 

Promotion began in 1998, when Spears did a small tour in malls and food courts that were located mostly in larger cities around the United States. Each show lasted around 30 minutes, and Spears had two female dancers with her on the stage. The promo tour is also known as the L'Oreal Mall Tour, after its sponsor. The singer made several promotional appearances including talk shows and live performances around the world. On December 1998, Spears' first showed up on MTV's and the Box's most-requested video charts. She also appeared on the Ricki Lake Show, the Howie Mandel Show, and was the presenter of the 1999 American Music Awards, prior to the release of the album. The singer also appeared on MTV's Spring Break and on the 100th episode of Nickelodeon's All That. However, after hurting her knee, she had rescheduled appearances several shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Live With Regis And Kathie Lee.After recovering, Spears embarked on another promotional schedule. The singer appeared on Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kids Choice Awards on May 1, MTV's FANatic on May 12, Live With Regis & Kathie Lee on May 3, and The Rosie O'Donnell Show on May 25.

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Outside the United States, Spears visited German talk show Wetten, dass..? and Top of the Pops on June 25, 1999.She also went to the United Kingdom, making appearances on programmes such as This MorningCD:UK and National Lottery. She visited a music variety show called Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ in Japan, and performed at the Festival Bar in Italy. Spears was also featured on an episode ofABC television sitcom, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, where she played herself.Spears was returning a favor to actress Melissa Joan Hart, who played a cameo role in Spears' video for "(You Drive Me) Crazy," according to People magazine.The episode aired on September 24, 1999.The same month, Spears performed on The Rosie O'Donnell Show on September 27, and visited Carson Daly on MTV's Total Request Live the following day. She had a mini-Disney concert titled "Britney Spears & Joey McIntyre In Concert." Spears and Joey McIntyre performed live in the taped concert event. Promotion for the album continued in early 2000, where Spears performed at the American Music Awards of 2000, and also performed "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" in a medley with "...Baby One More Time" at the 2000 Grammy Awards.

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On March 5, 1999, it was reported that Spears was planning her first headlining tour. She announced that the tour would start in July. On May 12, Tommy Hilfiger was announced as the main tour sponsor. During the time of the announcement, Spears was being featured in the company's "AllStars" campaign. On December 17, during the premiere of the music video of "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" on TRL, Spears called the show to announce March 2000 US tour dates. The extension, entitled Crazy 2K Tour, was considered a prelude to her future world tour. The leg's main sponsor was Got Milk?. Media director Peter Gardiner explained, "Britney is magic with teen-age girls, and that's an absolutely crucial target for milk". Spears shot an advertising campaign to be shown before her performances began. The secondary sponsor was Polaroid and the corporation released the Polaroid I-Zone as the tour's official camera. Spears used the I-Zone onstage to take pictures of the audience and further promote the product. The show was divided into segments, separated by interlude, ending with an encore.  The setlist consisted of songs from her debut album and several covers. Some changes were made during the 2000 leg, with the covers replaced by songs from her second studio album, Oops!... I Did It Again. The tour received positive critical appreciation. During the tour, Spears was accused of lip synching, although she denied these claims. On April 20, 2000, the concert at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii was taped.  It was slightly altered from its Crazy 2K incarnation and featured different costumes. On June 5, 2000, it was broadcast on Fox. The special was aired several times during the year. On November 21, 2000, Jive Records released the Live and More! DVD, which included the Fox special. It was certified triple platinum by the RIAA for shipping 300,000 units.

 

Spears was credited with leading the revival of teen popThe Daily Yomiuri reported that "critics have hailed her as the most gifted teenage pop idol for many years, but Spears has set her sights a little higher-she is aiming for the level of superstardom that has been achieved by Madonna and Janet Jackson." Rolling Stone wrote: "Britney Spears carries on the classic archetype of the rock & roll teen queen, the dungaree doll, the angel baby who just has to make a scene." Rami Yacoub who co-produced Spears's debut album with lyricist Max Martin commented, "I know from Denniz Pop and Max's previous productions, when we do songs, there's kind of a nasal thing. With N' Sync and the Backstreet Boys, we had to push for that mid-nasal voice. When Britney did that, she got this kind of raspy, sexy voice." Chuck Taylor of Billboard observed, "Spears has become a consummate performer, with snappy dance moves, a clearly real-albeit young-and funkdified voice ... "(You Drive Me) Crazy", her third single ... demonstrates Spears' own development, proving that the 17-year-old is finding her own vocal personality after so many months of steadfast practice." Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic referred to her music as a "blend of infectious, rap-inflected dance-pop and smooth balladry." Sputnikmusic writer Amanda Murray noted the album "offers a marker for Spears' progression as an artist, as a celebrity, and as a woman."

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Spears became an international pop culture icon immediately after launching her recording career. Rolling Stone magazine wrote: "One of the most controversial and successful female vocalists of the 21st century," she "spearheaded the rise of post-millennial teen pop ... Spears early on cultivated a mixture of innocence and experience that broke the bank". She is listed by the Guinness World Records as having the "Best-selling album by a teenage solo artist". Melissa Ruggieri of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, "She's also marked for being the best-selling teenage artist. Before she turned 20 in 2001, Spears sold more than 37 million albums worldwide". Barbara Ellen of The Observerhas reported: "Spears is famously one of the 'oldest' teenagers pop has ever produced, almost middle aged in terms of focus and determination. Many 19-year-olds haven't even started working by that age, whereas Britney, a former Mouseketeer, was that most unusual and volatile of American phenomena â€” a child with a full-time career. While other little girls were putting posters on their walls, Britney wanted to be the poster on the wall. Whereas other children develop at their own pace, Britney was developing at a pace set by the ferociously competitive American entertainment industry"....Baby One More Time is Spears' most successful album to date, with worldwide sales over 30 million copies, and also the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist.

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Sales:

Baby One More Time Era


Album


Worldwide: 30,000,000
US: +12,000,000


Singles


Baby One More Time...


Worldwide: 10,000,000 - Physical Sales
US: +2,000,000
UK: +1,500,000 - Physical Sales
German: +800,000 - Physicals Sales


Sometimes


Worldwide: Unknown
US: +100,000 - Physical Sales
UK: +440,000 - Physical Sales
France: +125,000 - Physical Sales



You Drive Me Crazy


Worldwide: Unknown
US: +153,000 - Physical Sales
UK: +275,000 - Physical Sales
German: 250,000 - Physical Sales
France: 250,000 - Physical Sales
AUS: +70,000 - Physical Sales


Born To Make You Happy


Worldwide: Unknown
US: +36,000 - Physical Sales
UK: +325,000 - Physical Sales
German: +250,000 - Physical Sales
France: +125,000 - Physical Sales

 

From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart

 

Worldwide: Unknown
US: +800,000

 

Total Records In Era: +43,300,000

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