Print media references to Britney Spears in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997:


Source: Nexis Research, 2/24/2008

  Print media references to Britney Spears in 1993:


Source: Vital Statistics Nexis Research, 2/23/2008

  First recorded reference to Britney Spears in the mainstream media:

May 13, 1993
On May 13, 1993, the New Orleans Times-Picayune published a story on an 11-year-old local girl named Britney Spears from The Kentwood, La. who landed a part on "The New Mickey Mouse Club."
Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 5/13/1993

  Amount earned by Britney Spears in 2007:

$8 million
According to Forbes annual list of the top-earning women in music.
Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer, 2/1/2008