Auditioned for the Disney Channel series "The Mickey Mouse Club"; at eight was considered too young by producers
Released multiplatinum debut album <i>...Baby One More Time</i>
Guest starred on an episode of the sitcom "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (ABC)
Lent her vocal talents to an episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox), playing herself
Hosted the American Music Awards telecast on ABC
Made feature film acting debut in "Crossroads," directed by Tamra Davis
Started production company called Britney Spears Productions
Opened restaurant called NyLa in New York City; terminated her relationship with the restaurant, citing mismanagement and management's failure to keep her fully updated
Released fourth album <i>In the Zone</i>, which featured Madonna on first single "Me Against the Music"
Signed a five year deal with Elizabeth Arden to develop fragrance, cosmetics and skin care products
Received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording for the song "Toxic"
Released <i>Greatest Hits: My Prerogative</i> featuring three new songs, including "My Prerogative" and "Do Somethin'"
Guest starred on an episode of "Will & Grace," (NBC) as a Christian conservative sidekick to Sean Hayes' character, Jack, who hosts his own talk show
Appeared on Dateline NBC to discuss tabloid rumors about an impending divorce from her husband, future career plans, her emotional state and motherhood
Released her fifth studio album <i>Blackout</i> with singles "Gimme More" and "Piece of Me"
Opened the MTV Video Music Awards with a much talked about performance of "Gimme More"
Guest starred on the CBS show "How I Met Your Mother," playing a receptionist; reprised her role a few months later
Released the dance-oriented album <i>Femme Fatale</i>
Appeared as judge and mentor on second season of "The X Factor" (Fox) alongside creator Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Demi Lovato; announced she was not returning for third season