TUESDAY, MAY 16th, 2000-‘Oops!…I Did It Again’ Studio Album Released.
Britney started to record the follow-up to her debut album …Baby One More Time in September 1999 and finished in February 2000, recording and working with many of the same producers in both the U.S. and Sweden, including hit-maker Max Martin. A month before its debut, Britney told MTV News, “It’s kind of hard following ten million, I have to say. But after listening to the new material and recording it, I’m really confident with it.”
May 16, 2000 marked the release of Oops!…I Did It Again and proved that the pop princess was here to stay, garnering favorable reviews from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Allmusic. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and sold over 1.3 million albums in its first week, which marks the highest sales in one week ever for a female artist.
To date, Oops! has sold over 17 million copies and remains her second top-selling album, after BOMT. It also spawned three hit singles — “Oops!…I Did It Again,” “Stronger” and “Lucky” — as well as Britney’s Oops!…I Did It Again World Tour where she toured throughout North America, Europe and Brazil.