Britney Spears MTV Video Music Awards Photos in New York City
Britney soon released one of her biggest singles, “Toxic”, which topped various charts around the world including the UK and Canadian singles charts. The single was a smash-hit and silenced any critics that said Britney no longer had what it took to make a comeback. She soon began her highly publicized and overtly sexual “Onyx Hotel Tour”, which was canceled a few months later after Britney damaged her knee during a video shoot and had to receive medical treatment. Other singles off the album included the gold-selling “Everytime”, which topped the UK singles charts and, like usual, also carried a fair amount of controversy for its video, which allegedly depicted the star committing suicide after a fight with her boyfriend, played by Stephen Dorff; however, this was “changed” to an accident in which she drowns yet reincarnates. It was around this time that Britney began dating Kevin Federline, a former backup dancer who she had taken on tour with her a few months previously. The snag here was that Kevin came with baggage – in the form of an “ex” girlfriend, heavily pregnant Moesha (1996) actress Shar Jackson and their young child. Britney and Kevin soon became engaged and, in September 2004, were married in a secret ceremony, soon after the birth of Kevin’s second child. That same month, Britney released a single off her upcoming “Greatest Hits” album (released in November 2004) a cover of Bobby Brown’s 1988 hit “My Prerogative”.Britney Spears MTV Video Music Awards Photos in New York City.
Britney was a changed woman, no longer concerned with what the public thought of her or her appearance, she parted ways with her manager who she had had since she was 13, and was increasingly stepping out looking more “trailer trash” than multi-millionaire. In February 2005, Britney won her first Grammy for the single “Toxic” as Best Dance Recording.