Twenty years ago this month, Britney Spears released her epochal debut single "...Baby One More Time." This week, Billboard celebrates the pivotal pop classic two decades later with a look into songwriter-producer Max Martin's career since making Spears a star.
The posthumous album can be many things: a carefully-curated collection of hidden gems which not only preserve an artist's legacy but extend it, a cohesive studio effort recorded before an untimely passing, or a hotchpotch of outtakes, demos and unfinished ideas never originally intended for public consumption.
From one-time YouTubers Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, to superstar DJ Martin Garrix, to Disney Channel graduates Demi, Selena and Miley, the 21st century has spawned a whole host of stars who achieved global success before they were even legally allowed to toast it in America.
Film & TV
Netflix may have picked up an impressive 15 Oscar nominations earlier this year, but as you'd expect from a company hellbent on world domination, it wants more. The streaming giant spent a colossal $100 million on the star-studded The Irishman, in perhaps its most blatant bid yet to secure that elusive Best Picture win.
Still from 'Osmosis'. "Are you ready to find out what love truly is?" asks a disembodied voice in a brightly-lit chamber. Three participants explain their reasons for putting their quest for a soulmate at the mercy of a revolutionary but untested brain implant.
French cinema has been the envy of the world ever since the Méliès brothers' shot of a moving train reportedly sent audiences fleeing for the exits in 1896. French television, however? Not so much. Sure, there's been the odd breakout hit over the decades.
Five of cinema's most memorable tennis shots. Are there any others you'd add to the list?
10. The jobsworth referee Nicknamed 'The Book' for his jobsworth approach to refereeing, Welsh official Clive Thomas took pedantry to new heights during Brazil and Sweden's opening World Cup game in 1978. With the score 1-1 at the end of normal time, the South Americans looked to have netted a 91st-minute winner when Zico connected with Nelinho's corner.
While clubs in the Premier League are taking small steps toward stamping out homophobia in football, it's at the non-league clubs where the real progress is being made.
Yes, it was a surprise. Yes, a couple of years ago the result would have been unthinkable. And yes, considering the disparity in size, wealth and experience, the FA needs to take a long hard look at how it happened.