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This Day In Pop: Britney Spears Injures Her Knee Filming “Outrageous”

This Day In Pop is a reoccurring RX piece, where BreatheHeavy examines a monumental anniversary in pop music. Whether it be a blockbuster release, game-changing performance, live mishap, or something in between, we’re here to dig through the archives and highlight some of the biggest moments in pop music history.

Britney Spears injured her knee while filming the video for “Outrageous” on June 8, 2004.

Some consider it the beginning of the end, but however you decide to interpret it, Britney Spears’ knee injury on-set of her music video for “Outrageous” 15-years ago changed the trajectory of the pop titan’s performance offerings for good. It’s a sore subject for all of the B Army, but an important component in understanding one of the many reasons why she does not perform as she did in the past. For our latest installment of This Day In Pop, BreatheHeavy is revisiting the summer night when the singer took to the streets of Queens, New York to film the clip to the hip-hop-charged track and seemingly put a nail in the coffin to the promotional trail for 2003’s In The Zone.

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This Day In Pop: Geri Halliwell Quits The Spice Girls

Before Camila Cabello, Zayn Malik or any of the other members that left this generation’s pop collectives, there was Geri Haliwell and the cry heard around the Spice World.

Geri Halliwell announced her departure from the Spice Girls on May 31, 1998.

Two decades ago, Ginger suddenly decided to quit the band, citing depression and differences between her bandmates as the reason for her exit. As fate would have it, the British singer and her longtime sisters (minus Victoria Beckham) would return to the pop scene for a celebratory reunion tour almost twenty years since the controversy erupted across magazines and newspapers. In our latest installment of This Day In Pop, BreatheHeavy decided to turn back the hands of time to revisit the dreaded day when Ginger Spice announced that she was leaving behind Mel C (Sporty Spice), Victoria (Posh Spice), Emma B (Baby Spice), and Mel B (Scary Spice).

Towards the height of the late ‘90s pop explosion, the biggest girl group of the time imploded and it was a shake-up that ruled the media. You don’t become one of the most-talked about stories of the year without good reason. Days prior to an official announcement, Victoria reportedly received a call from the group’s lawyer, Andrew Thompson, with news that Ginger decided to quit the act. “No, this is serious, Victoria. Geri is leaving the band. She’s had enough. She doesn’t want to come back,” Thompson told her. Posh thought it was a joke, but she was dead wrong.

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This Day In Pop: Lady Gaga Unleashes ‘Born This Way’

Mother Monster changes the face of pop music with her sophomore album.

This Day In Pop is a reoccurring piece, where BreatheHeavy examines a monumental anniversary in pop music. Whether it be a blockbuster release, game-changing performance, live mishap, or something in between, we’re here to dig through the archives and highlight some of the biggest moments in pop music history.

Lady Gaga released Born This Way on May 23, 2011.

Back in late 2010, Lady Gaga told a crowd of screaming fans in Gdsank, Poland that her second studio album, Born This Way, would be “the greatest album of this decade.” Almost 10 years later, the declaration still rings true. The blockbuster LP changed up the game for Mother Monster, elevating her off kilter pop contributions to new degrees of weird cool. In the process, it turned off a few folks, but regardless of whether you championed her creativity or turned your nose at the spectacle, it was certainly an era worth watching. For BreatheHeavy’s latest installment of This Day In Pop, we’re revisiting Gaga’s mega-release as she works steadily on her sixth studio album.



By the turn of the ‘10s, Lady Gaga was the biggest thing in pop music. After putting the music video on CPR with the dazzling clips for “Bad Romance” and the Beyoncé-assisted “Telephone,” Mother Monster had already proved that she was much more than a pop singer, but instead a student of the pop music machine. With the release of her debut album, The Fame, and its accompanying re-release in The Fame Monster, behind her, Gaga was riding off some of the very celebrity that she sang about in her previously released tunes and was flooded with inspiration for her next album.

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This Day In Pop: Britney’s History-Making SNL Debut

19-years-ago, Britney Spears still had a lot to prove.

This Day In Pop is a reoccurring RX piece, where BreatheHeavy examines a monumental anniversary in pop music. Whether it be a blockbuster release, game-changing performance, live mishap, or something in between, we’re here to dig through the archives and highlight some of the biggest moments in pop music history.

On May 13th 2000, Britney became the youngest person in history to take on double duty at Saturday Night Live as the host and performer just three days before her second album was unleashed to the world.

With many critics likely waiting for her to fall victim to the dreaded sophomore slump curse so they could write her off as a one-hit wonder, the pressure would’ve been crippling for many. Not Britney, though.

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This Day In Pop: Madonna Releases ‘Truth Or Dare’ Documentary

‘Truth or Dare’ sheds light on Madonna’s most loyal fanbase: the queer community.

This Day In Pop is a reoccurring RX piece, where BreatheHeavy examines a monumental anniversary in pop music. Whether it be a blockbuster release, game-changing performance, live mishap, or something in between, we’re here to dig through the archives and highlight some of the biggest moments in pop music history.

Truth Or Dare debuted ‎May 10, 1991.

Celebrity access comes in abundance these days. Pick up your phone, open Instagram and scroll down your feed to see the latest happenings with your favorite stars. Still, a lot of that easy access is executed with a strong level of curation, particularly from the major pop acts. Filters. Double takes. Edits. To that effect, we’ve grown to love certain feeds for their more authentic portrayal of stars. Cue Cardi B’s rise to fame. On the other end, Madonna is still seemingly working on navigating Instagram, but even if she does conquer the platform one day, it’ll never offer the same unprecedented pass to her celebrity as she did in in 1991 with the release of her very first concert/doc film. For our inaugural installment of This Day In Pop, BreatheHeavy decided to kick off our series with one of the most important documentaries in pop music: Madonna: Truth or Dare (also known as In Bed With Madonna).