I can't believe it's been 15 yrs since 'Baby One More Time' came out! It's because of u that I'm able to do what I love! Xo!— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) January 12, 2014
Fifteen years ago, Britney Spears released her star-making debut album...Baby One More Time, cementing her status a pop superstar. The then-17-year-old not only ushered in a new wave of enthusiasm for pop music, but also shaped the way a generation of tween and teen girls looked, danced and expressed themselves.
It not only included the classic breakthrough single "...Baby One More Time" but also gems like "(You Drive Me) Crazy," "Sometimes" and, of course, "E-Mail My Heart." To celebrate the landmark occasion of the album's release, MTV News is looking back on the 15 (5) ways the album — and Spears — changed the game.
Schools across the country had to enforce the rules a little harder after Spears rocked the sexiest school girl uniform in the history of music videos.
She gave us the first fan armies. Were you Team Britney or Team Xtina?
She made soda cool again. Between "Soda Pop" and serving it in her "(You Drive Me) Crazy" video, we were just plain thirsty.
We all asked our moms to get our navels pierced thanks to Brit. Most, thankfully, said "no."
She was the every girl: Throughout ...Baby One More Time, she looked like us all in our denim skirts and platform sandals.
From the bottom of my 💔.......— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 12, 2014
"When you need someone you just turn around & I will be there. When you're feeling low baby let me know & I will be there..." @britneyspears— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 12, 2014
Keeping in the spirit of Britney oldies, the full unedited Oops from New Orleans concert leaked online!
Source 1: https://twitter.com/britneyspears
Source 2: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/172027
Source 3: https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus
Source 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eULtX4pr
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