Talk:Britney Spears

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octaves[edit]

hello

according to the figure in this link britny spears has 3 octaves(C#3- C#6) [[1]]

Main picture update[edit]

The main picture at the top of the page desperately needs to be updated. It's outdated by three years already. There are several up-to-date pictures to choose from. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:84:4601:84D1:C14F:7336:B0E7:6F4 (talk) 02:51, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes the picture needs an update. There are tons of amazing pictures we could use. Jmsp94 (talk) 04:34, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Please use one her pictures from the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.Slickyyyy (talk) 17:43, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

I specifically joined Wikipedia for this very issue the picture desperately needs to be updated how do we do it who do we contact ? PatrickJA85 (talk) 03:53, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

We can't use copyrighted images without permission from the owner. Sundayclose (talk) 14:27, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Spears' or Spears's[edit]

I believe there's a correctness to both Spears' and Spears's for the possessive. However, MOS:POSS suggests that editors pick one style and apply it consistently throughout an article (currently there is a mix). I've noted that the bare apostrophe appears on 17 of the references, and on merchandising listed at Britney Spears products including autobiography Britney Spears' Heart to Heart, so Spears' may be more recognized/official. I leave it to the editors here who are more expert on the subject to decide and apply the possessive consistently in the article (and perhaps across WP:BRITNEY). Thank-you for giving this your attention. Reidgreg (talk) 20:21, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

The historic correct use of the apostrophe would be Spears's, as the notion of dropping the post-apostrophe S was only used for the possessive form of plurals. When using Spears in the possessive, one would generally pronounce this second S. For instance, looking at a pile of CDs, one might say "these are Beyonce's and these are Spears's" To say "Spears'" would phonetically be no different to if her name was Spear and thus the correct form would be Spears'. Thus, as one pronounces the S, it is part of the spelling. While many words in the English language have silent letters, there is no concept of pronouncing a letter that is not there in the written form. The article here uses the Spears's form in all cases other then when is is a quote from another source. If a book title is "Speares's's's road to blondness" then the article would use that spelling. Conversely, "Spears's collection of Prussian figurines is quite extensive" is correct, grammatically, whilst being factually highly improbable. The use and misuse of the apostrophe is quite a large issue, look around a record store and you are likely to see signs for "CD's and DVD's". Both wrong. "Songs of the 1950's", also wrong, where as "The 1950's Music" is correct as 1950 is being used at the possessive. So..summary...Spears's is correct but if quoting or referring, use the spelling of the source. MrMarmite (talk) 20:45, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
Ah, I see you're quite correct. It's there with the base apostrophe either in quoted material, or once the apostrophe is used as single quotes (not sure that's quite right, but it'd be a formatting issue rather than a possessive typo). BTW, WP:QUOTE does say, "trivial spelling or typographical errors that obviously do not affect the intended meaning ... may be silently corrected" so you can change the typo in the quotes to Spears's for consistency. - Reidgreg (talk) 11:43, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

How do we get Wikipedia to update the "Main Picture"[edit]

As a fan I specifically joined Wikipedia in hopes that it would allow me to request or submit an update on the main picture! They need to use a pic from the official Vegas shoot or even a shot from the 2016 BBMAs, widely considered her most recent & acclaimed appearance !! Come on!! PatrickJA85 (talk) 03:57, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Well first we need to start with a suitably licensed image from said events. Until we get that, we can't do nothin'. Tabercil (talk) 04:06, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

2016 billiboard music awards[edit]

Britney Spears received accalim her performance Zwe2016 (talk) 07:49, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Record Sales.[edit]

Britney Spears has sold over 200 million records worldwide.

Record Sales[edit]

Britney Spears has sold over 200 million records worldwide.

Here is the link that supports this:

http://www.breatheheavy.com/exhale/index.php?/topic/646735-britney-spears-complete-and-total-worldwide-record-sales/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kenpen123 (talkcontribs) 13:34, 23 July 2016 (UTC)