One of the most anticipated books about Britney Spears, an icon of pop music, winner of multiple platinum albums, and a Grammy Award, will soon be presented worldwide. The book, titled "The Woman I Am," is a brave and moving story about the freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope of one of the most celebrated and successful artists in pop music history, with nearly 150 million records sold worldwide.
The Woman Post | Ayda María Martínez Ipuz
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According to an announcement by Jennifer Bergstrom, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, October 2023 has been set as the global publication date for "The Woman I Am," Britney Spears' memoir. Plaza & Janés/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial will publish "The Woman I Am" in Spain in print, digital, and audiobook formats.
In June 2021, the world heard Britney Spears speak in a public hearing. The impact she made by sharing her voice and truth was undeniable and changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. "The Woman I Am" reveals, for the first time, the incredible life journey and inner strength of one of the greatest artists in the history of pop music.
Written with extraordinary candor and humor, Spears' striking memoirs illustrate the enduring power of music and love, as well as the importance of a woman finally telling her own story on her terms, without the mediation of scandal-focused media outlets.
Jennifer Bergstrom, along with Executive Editor Lauren Spiegel, acquired the global and audiobook rights, with Spiegel leading the project as the editor, in a historic deal with the CAA agency. Simon & Schuster Audio will simultaneously publish the audiobook. Simon & Schuster in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India will also release the book simultaneously.
The English-language editions of "The Woman I Am" will be published in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and India by Simon & Schuster. Additionally, the book will be published in fifteen other languages, including German, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Polish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, and Swedish.
Britney Spears in her own words
Britney Spears is an icon of pop music, a winner of multiple platinum albums and a Grammy Award, and one of the most celebrated and successful artists in the history of pop music, with nearly 150 million records sold worldwide. In the United States alone, she has sold over seventy million albums, singles, and songs, according to Nielsen Music. Born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana, Spears gained popularity as a teenager when she released her debut single, "...Baby One More Time," which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became an international success, breaking sales records with over twenty million copies sold worldwide and achieving fourteen times platinum in the United States.
"Hold Me Closer" debuted as number one on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, bringing together Elton John and Britney Spears, two of the most iconic artists of all time, for the first time. The song climbed the charts after Britney had gone nearly ten years without achieving a similar feat. The album also reached number one in Australia and Canada, peaked at number three on the UK chart, and reached number one on iTunes in over forty countries worldwide upon its release. Produced by Andrew Watt, the song is a refreshingly contemporary twist on one of Elton John's most iconic hits, "Tiny Dancer," and also incorporates elements of other classic songs from his legendary catalog, including "The One" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."
Throughout her musical career, Britney has garnered countless awards, including seven Billboard Music Awards and the Billboard Millennium Award, which recognizes extraordinary achievements and influence in the music industry. She has also received an American Music Award and the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award. To date, Spears has achieved a total of six number-one albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 34 top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with four of them reaching number one. She has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and won the Best Dance Recording category in 2005.
A Voice for Causes
Britney's music has not only touched the hearts of millions of people but the singer has also used her global platform and voice to support the LGBTQ+ community, from advocating for the Dream Act to speaking out against anti-transgender bills in Texas. As an ally of the community for many years, she received the Vanguard Award in 2018, presented by GLAAD to media professionals who have significantly contributed to promoting equality and acceptance for LGBTQ+ individuals.
Following her groundbreaking pop concert residency in Las Vegas, "Britney: Piece of Me," at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which concluded in December 2017, Spears embarked on the "Piece of Me" world tour in the summer of 2018. For over fifteen years, Britney has also created perfumes, available in over eighty-five countries worldwide.