M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E This is a familiar tune for a lot of young adults ranging in age from their early 20s to early 30s. It is the anthem from the Mickey Mouse Club, a show that we grew up watching, singing, and dancing along with. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry have made their start on the Disney television show. There are a lot of very successful actors and musicians that wouldn’t be where they are today without the help of the big eared, talking mouse that is an International icon, Mickey Mouse. Here are some modern pop star icons that got their big break being a member of the new club.
The Mickey Mouse Club television show first made its debut in the mid 1950s with Annette Funicello as its starring club member. Walt Disney started the series as a way to earn money for the construction of his magical theme park. The show lasted for a few years that went off the air. The show was rereleased in the 1980s and was known as the All New Mickey Mouse Club and MMC in the 1990s.
One club member that is on every tabloid and magazine cover, not to mention has a lot of number one singles, is Britney Spears. Britney was on the show from ages 11 to 13. Soon after her run on the Mickey Mouse Club, she released her first album called “Baby One More Time.” She instantly launched her career into stardom, and a lot of fans from the Club supported her solo career. She has continued to remain on top of the Billboard charts, despite a period of time in which she went through a lot of personal issues.
Another female pop icon, and perhaps Britney Spears’ biggest competition, who made her start to fame is Christina Aguilera. She and Britney were on the same seasons of the Club. Disney asked her to record the song “Reflection” for the soundtrack Mulan which gave her the solidarity to obtain a record contract. She recorded the single soon after her career on the Mickey Mouse Club. Christina beat out Britney for the coveted award of best new artist. She is an international star and has sold almost 45 million records throughout the world.
Two guys that not only started out on the Mickey Mouse Club but also were a part of the sensation N’ Sync are JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake. Both guys were on the same season of the Mickey Mouse Club as Britney and Christina. N’Sync was a boy band that over took the world with their harmonic voices and incredible dance moves. Both Justin and JC both launched solo careers after their time with the band.
The Mickey Mouse Club is a common connection for all of these stars. It is where they all launched their careers and first met each other. Years after the show, Britney and Justin dated, JC and Justin were in a band together, and Christina went on tour with the band that Justin and JC were a part of.
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