With Britney Spears’ new memoir The Woman In Me coming out later this week there’s all kinds of new information emerging about her career and past. The biggest revelations have involved Justin Timberlake. The singer reportedly got Britney pregnant while they were dating which resulted in what she described as an “excruciating” abortion. She also revealed that Timberlake broke up with her via text while she was on the set of a film. She also elaborated on the long-running paparazzi rumors of her drug addiction which she claims were exaggerated.
Now, TMZ is reporting on the origins of one of Britney’s most famous tracks. Britney Spears’ 1998 debut single “Baby One More Time” was a massive success hitting number one on the Hot 100 and landing among the highest-selling songs of the year. But the song almost never ended up with Spears in the first place. The track’s writer and producer Max Martin offered it to some other major artists who turned it down. Both Backstreet Boys and TLC had a chance to take the song but turned it down, leaving it to ultimately end up with Britney. Many fans are thankful it did because her girlish charm turned the song into an instant classic. Relive the pop legend’s breakout hit below.
Britney Spears’ Debut Single Almost Wasn’t Hers
Some people who are surprisingly not worried about her new memoir are her father and ex-husband. In her ex Sam Asghari’s case he has a pretty good reason, claiming that he’s already read the book. Given his continued public defense of Britney from haters it’s no surprise that she doesn’t take aim at him in her memoir.
The case of Britney’s father not being worried is more surprising. He was often targeted as the villain of the #FreeBritney movement. His role in her controversial conservatorship had fans anticipating damning details within the memoir. But Spears’ father claims that he doesn’t even plan on reading the book when it comes out. What do you think of “Baby One More Time” being turned down by TLC and Backstreet Boys? Let us know in the comment section below.