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Britney Spears videography

Spears promoting seventh album in September 2011

American entertainer Britney Spears has released forty-two music videos, four home videos, two concert tour videos, one music video compilation, and two documentaries. In 1998, Spears' first music video "...Baby One More Time", in which she chose to dress as a Catholic schoolgirl, propelled her to superstardom.[1] It ranked number one on TRL's Final Countdown of the most iconic music videos.[2] The music video for the lead single from Spears' second album, "Oops!... I Did It Again", was similarly successful. Set on Mars, Spears dons a tight-fitting red jumpsuit. The "Stronger" music video had a more sophisticated, adult feel to it.[3] 2001's "I'm a Slave 4 U", from her eponymous third studio album, let Spears move further into a more mature territory, performing a complicated dance routine in a risqué outfit.[4]

"Me Against the Music", which featured Madonna, was released in 2003 from her fourth studio release In the Zone. Spears came up with the storyline for "Toxic", directed by Joseph Kahn.[5] Spears plays three different incarnations of herself and poisons her unfaithful lover. Throughout the video, there are scenes of Spears naked covered in diamonds.[5] The music video for "Everytime", directed by famed photographer David LaChapelle, was notably darker than Spears' previous videos.[6] Featuring many religious references, the music video was noted by contemporary critics for predicting Spears's future struggles with fame.[7][8][9]

The music video for Spears' 2007 comeback single "Gimme More" displayed Spears as a stripper and featured a break from Spears's highly choreographed music videos.[10] "Piece of Me" referenced Spears' life at the time, while "Break the Ice" was accompanied by an animated music video showing Spears as a superheroine.[11]

2008's "Womanizer", from the album Circus, was seen as a return to form for Spears.[12][13][14] Described as a sequel to "Toxic", the concept was again pitched to director Kahn by Spears.[15] The video for "Circus" portrayed Spears as the ringmaster of a circus accompanied by different performers, and it is interspersed with scenes of Spears in different circus settings. "If U Seek Amy" saw Spears at a sex party that takes place at her house, before she transforms into a typical American housewife,[8] while "Radar" pays tribute to Madonna's "Take a Bow".[16] The clip for "3" was described as "simple" and "very, very minimal."[17] The music videos from Spears' 7th and 8th studio albums, Femme Fatale and Britney Jean have all received acclaim from critics and fans alike.[18][19][20]

Over the years, Spears has given some of the most controversial music videos of all time. At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, she was honored with the MTV Video Vanguard Award, presented to her by fellow pop star Lady Gaga, who said "the industry would not be the same without her". Spears ranked at #4 on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" show list, ahead of most of her contemporaries and behind only veterans like Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston.[21] Britney has ten Vevo certified videos, including Baby One More Time, Gimme More and Pretty Girls. [22][23]


  • Music videos 1
  • Video albums 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Music videos

Year Video Album Director Ref
1998 "...Baby One More Time" ...Baby One More Time Nigel Dick [24]
1999 "Sometimes" [25]
"(You Drive Me) Crazy"
(The Stop! Remix)
"Born To Make You Happy" Bille Woodruff [25]
"From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart" Gregory Dark [25]
2000 "Oops!... I Did It Again" Oops!... I Did It Again Nigel Dick [30]
"Lucky" Dave Meyers [31]
"Stronger" Joseph Kahn [31]
2001 "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know" Herb Ritts [31]
"I'm A Slave 4 U" Britney Francis Lawrence [35]
"What's Going On"
(among Artists Against AIDS Worldwide)
What's Going On Jake Scott
"Overprotected" Britney Bille Woodruff [36]
2002 "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman"
(Original version and versions with clips from Crossroads)
Wayne Isham [36]
(The Darkchild Remix)
Chris Applebaum [36]
"I Love Rock 'N' Roll" [36]
"Anticipating" Marty Callner [36]
(The Co-Ed Remix, featuring Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D.)
Dave Meyers [36]
2003 "Me Against The Music"
(featuring Madonna)
In the Zone Paul Hunter [41]
2004 "Toxic" Joseph Kahn [43]
"Everytime" David LaChapelle [43]
Dave Meyers [43]
"My Prerogative" Greatest Hits: My Prerogative Jake Nava [40]
2005 "Do Somethin'" Bille Woodruff and Mona Lisa [40]
"Someday (I Will Understand)" Britney & Kevin: Chaotic Michael Haussman [47]
2007 "Gimme More" Blackout Jake Sarfaty [49]
"Piece Of Me"
(Original and International version)
Wayne Isham [50]
2008 "Break The Ice" Robert Hales [50]
"Womanizer" Circus Joseph Kahn [15]
"Circus" Francis Lawrence [53]
2009 "If U Seek Amy" Jake Nava [53]
"Kill the Lights" PUNY [53]
"Radar" Dave Meyers [44]
(Original and Director's cut)
The Singles Collection Diane Martel [56]
2011 "Hold It Against Me" Femme Fatale Jonas Åkerlund [58]
"Till The World Ends"
(Original, Lyric video, DANCE cut and Culture Shock remix version)
Ray Kay [60]
"I Wanna Go"
(Original, DesiHits! Remix version
and DJ Frank E & Alex Dreamz remix version)

Chris Marrs Piliero [59]
(Original and Lyric video)
Chris Marrs Piliero [63]
2012 "Scream & Shout"
( featuring Britney Spears)
#willpower Ben Mor [66]
2013 "Scream & Shout"
(Hit-Boy Remix; featuring Britney Spears,
Hit Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Wayne and Diddy)
"Ooh La La"
(Original and Lyric video)
The Smurfs 2 Marc Klasfeld [67]
"Work Bitch" Britney Jean Ben Mor
(Original and Lyric video)
Joseph Kahn [69]
2015 "Pretty Girls"
(with Iggy Azalea)
TBA Cameron Duddy and Iggy Azalea [70]

Video albums

Title Album details Certifications
Time Out with Britney Spears
  • Released: December 21, 1999
  • Label: Jive
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
  • US: 3× Platinum[71]
Britney Spears: Live and More!
  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Label: Jive
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
  • US: 3× Platinum[71]
  • FR: Platinum
Britney: The Videos
  • Released: November 20, 2001
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: DVD
  • US: 2× Platinum[71]
Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas
  • Released: February 12, 2002
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: DVD
  • US: 2× Platinum[71]
  • AUS: Platinum[72]
Britney Spears: In the Zone
  • Released: April 6, 2004
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: DVD/CD
  • US: Platinum[71]
Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
  • Released: November 9, 2004
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: DVD
  • US: 2× Platinum[71]
  • AUS: 3× Platinum[73]
Britney & Kevin: Chaotic... the DVD & More
  • Released: September 27, 2005
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: DVD/CD
Britney: For the Record
  • Released: April 7, 2009
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: DVD
Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour
  • Released: November 21, 2011
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: DVD/CD, Blu-ray
  • US: Platinum
  • AUS: Gold

See also


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  5. ^ a b c Kaufman, Gil (2004-08-25). "Yes, Britney Really Is Naked In The 'Toxic' Video". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  6. ^ a b Vineyard, Jennifer (2004-04-12). "Britney Says Controversial New Video Is About Reincarnation". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  7. ^ Fox 2009, p. 47
  8. ^ a b Montgomery, James (2009-03-12). "Is Britney Spears' 'If U Seek Amy' Her Best Video Ever?". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
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  10. ^ Leeds, Jeff (2007-09-13). "Spears's Awards Fiasco Stirs Speculation About Her Future".  
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  12. ^ Lamb, Bill (2009). "Top 10 Britney Spears Songs".  
  13. ^ Watson, Margeaux (2008-10-17). "Britney Has a Sexy New Video. So... Was it Worth the Wait?".  
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  38. ^ "Britney Spears — I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman". MTV Videos. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
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  70. ^ "Pretty Girls". April 1, 2015. 
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  73. ^ "". December 31, 2008. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 

External links

  • — owned and maintained by Sony BMG and represents Britney Spears. (Sony BMG is the owner of Britney Spears' current label, Jive Records.)
  • Unreleased Britney — Information on unreleased music videos.
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