Britney Spears is celebrating a MAJOR milestone this weekend – her second studio album, ‘Oops! I Did It Again’ turns 20!

 

 

To celebrate the amazing news, in an Instagram post celebrating 20 years of ‘Oops’ Britney writes, “Thank you to whoever made this ….. I just nearly dropped my phone I wasn’t expecting it!!!!! 20 years since the Oops! album …. the anticipation and the butterflies I felt before it came out were crazy …. all of my expectations were exceeded !!!! And it’s all thanks to you folks …. thank you for sticking with me and growing with me. I am one Lucky girl. God Bless and thank you all!!!!!! PS you see even 20 years ago I still liked to twirl.”

 

 

Prior to the release, Britney told MTV the album had a more mature, R&B pop sound to it, “It’s not something I changed purposefully.  It’s just something that kind of changed on itself with me being older.  My voice had changed a little bit and I’m more confident, and I think that comes across on the material.”

 

 

Fun facts about ‘Oops! I Did It Again’:

‘Oops! I Did It Again’ became Britney’s third top-ten single.

‘Stronger’ became the album’s second-highest charting single in the US.

‘Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know’ is one of Britney’s favourite tracks on her career.

In 2000, the album won to Billboard Music Awards, ‘Biggest One-Week Sales of an Album Ever by a Female Artist’ and ‘Albums Artist of the Year.’

In 2001, the album was nominated: ‘Fav. Pop/Rock Album’ (AMA), ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ (GRAMMY) and ‘Best Sell Album’ (JUNO).

The album went No.1 in almost 20 countries.

 

 

According to Billboard, ‘the album held a 15-year record for the biggest sales week ever for an album by a female artist, debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 and selling over a million copies within its first week.’  Check out this cute Twitter interaction between Britney and NASA below.

 

 

And this performance (below) will go down in history as the MOST iconic Britney performance – performing ‘Oops! I Did It Again / Satisfaction’ at the 2000 MTV VMAs.

 

 

 

Check out the complete ‘Oops! I Did It Again’ tracklist below.

 

 

 

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