Later that year, Spears began the four-year concert residency, Britney: Piece of Me, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.In 2016, Spears released her ninth studio album, Glory.
Spears made her local stage debut at age five, singing "What Child Is This? She said about her ambition as a child, "I was in my own world, [...] I found out what I'm supposed to do at an early age".
At age eight, Spears and her mother Lynne traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to audition for the 1990s revival of The Mickey Mouse Club.
Her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale (2011), became her first to yield three top-ten singles in the United States.
She released her eighth studio album Britney Jean in 2013.
Casting director Matt Casella rejected her as too young, but introduced her to Nancy Carson, a New York City talent agent.
Carson was impressed with Spears's singing and suggested enrolling her at the Professional Performing Arts School; shortly after, Lynne and her daughters moved to a sublet apartment in New York.
I Did It Again (2000), became international successes, with the former becoming the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. Her fifth studio album, Blackout, was released later that year, and spawned singles such as "Gimme More" and "Piece of Me".
In 2007, Spears's much-publicized personal issues sent her career into hiatus.
Spears was hired for her first professional role as the understudy for the lead role of Tina Denmark in the Off-Broadway musical Ruthless! She also appeared as a contestant on the popular television show Star Search and was cast in a number of commercials.
In December 1992, she was cast in The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Keri Russell.
Three of the labels rejected her, arguing that audiences wanted pop bands such as the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls, and "there wasn't going to be another Madonna, another Debbie Gibson, or another Tiffany." Senior vice president of A&R Jeff Fenster stated about Spears's audition that "it's very rare to hear someone that age who can deliver emotional content and commercial appeal...