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"I’ve met Britney several times and, she was very sweet and humble, she came to my room, we quietly talked for a couple of hours, and she was just like a Barbie."

- Michael Jackson

"I was so excited to see his show in London, we were going to be on tour in Europe at the same time and I was going to fly in to see him. He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I’m devastated he’s gone!"

- Britney Spears

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"This album is the first album that I’ve ever really written on and really took my time on, so when I actually listened to the whole album, it’s just that much more special because you put your heart all over it and even just performing, like I’m at the rehearsals right now, and when I get to get onstage and I get to sing a song that I wrote, it just means so much more, you know, when it comes from you. I was really inspired by a lot of hip-hop and R&B when I was on tour before I even recorded the album. I go into the studio, and whatever vibe I was feeling at the time, whatever I was going through at the moment, that’s how I kind of express myself. I think that I’m really just coming into my own and becoming the person I want to be, but honestly I really don’t like defining myself or I don’t even know how I am right now, I just am and have no idea what I’ll be like in the future. Hopefully just a good person." - Britney Spears

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…Baby One More Time is the debut studio album by  Britney Spears. It was released 16 years ago, on January 12, 1999, by Jive Records. Spears was credited with leading the revival of teen pop and became an international pop culture icon immediately after launching her recording career. She became the first and the youngest female artist in Billboard history to have a single go to the number one spot the same week that the album debuted at number one. The album is Britney’s 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.