Spears traveled to New York with the demo and met executives from four labels, returning to Kentwood the same day.
Three rejected her, arguing 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." Two weeks later, executives from Jive Records returned calls to Rudolph.
Rudolph decided to pitch her to record labels, which required a professional demo.
He sent Spears an unused song from Toni Braxton; she rehearsed for a week and recorded in a studio with a sound engineer.
Baby One More Time is the debut studio album by American singer Britney Spears.
The album was successful on the charts, topping the US Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums Chart, and reaching the top five in several countries. Baby One More Time" became a worldwide success, topping every chart it appeared on, and one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over ten million copies.
It also received several certifications around the world, including a 14× platinum (diamond) certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of over fourteen million copies in the United States. Baby One More Time is Spears's most successful album, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time and the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. The album was promoted with appearances on live television, and also by the ...
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This album set Spears's international pop culture icon image and launched her career.