"I'm Just a Louisiana Girl": The Southern World of Britney Spears

"I'm Just a Louisiana Girl": The Southern World of Britney Spears Up Beat Down South "I'm Just a a Louisiana Girl" "I'm Just Louisiana Girl" The Southern World of Britney Spears B Y GAV I N JA M E S C A M P B E L L "Pop's reigning queen is first and foremost a nice Southern girl" --Teen People June/July 1999 81 Right now Britney Spears is the most popular southerner in the world. She has enjoyed chart success like almost no other artist from this most fertile of musical regions: her first album went twelve times platinum, and her second release sold 1.3 million copies during its first week. By now it's gone nine times platinum, and it stayed on the Billboard charts for more than forty weeks. The Louisiana native has appeared in concerts from England to Japan; her second album topped the charts in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Greece, Belgium, Sweden, and Norway; and her face has charmed us at grocery story check-outs on the covers of Elle, Cosmopolitan, People and Teen People, YM, Glamour, Forbes, GQ, TV Guide, Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, Allure, and innumerable teen magazines. She appeared in the 2001 Super Bowl halftime show, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

"I'm Just a Louisiana Girl": The Southern World of Britney Spears

Southern Cultures, Volume 7 (4) – Jan 11, 2001

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Up Beat Down South "I'm Just a a Louisiana Girl" "I'm Just Louisiana Girl" The Southern World of Britney Spears B Y GAV I N JA M E S C A M P B E L L "Pop's reigning queen is first and foremost a nice Southern girl" --Teen People June/July 1999 81 Right now Britney Spears is the most popular southerner in the world. She has enjoyed chart success like almost no other artist from this most fertile of musical regions: her first album went twelve times platinum, and her second release sold 1.3 million copies during its first week. By now it's gone nine times platinum, and it stayed on the Billboard charts for more than forty weeks. The Louisiana native has appeared in concerts from England to Japan; her second album topped the charts in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Greece, Belgium, Sweden, and Norway; and her face has charmed us at grocery story check-outs on the covers of Elle, Cosmopolitan, People and Teen People, YM, Glamour, Forbes, GQ, TV Guide, Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, Allure, and innumerable teen magazines. She appeared in the 2001 Super Bowl halftime show,

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Published: Jan 11, 2001

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