20 years later, what's the legacy of Britney Spears' hit debut album?

As Britney Spears’ debut album turns 20, our music panel reflects on the legacy of the song that changed pop forever, ...Baby One More Time.
Britney Spears debut album and single, ...Baby One More Time, was released on this day in 1999. (Britney Spears/YouTube)

Every Friday, the This panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen and freelance writer Tabassum Siddiqui join host Tom Power to reflect on Britney Spears' hit ...Baby One More Time, which was released along with her debut album of the same name 20 years ago today.

That album went on to become one of the best-selling records of all-time, selling more than 25 million copies worldwide. It shot Spears into stardom, thanks in a large part to Swedish songwriter and producer Max Martin. 

Britney Spears, ...Baby One More Time

Produced by ​Beza Seife​

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