Britney Spears is one of the most well-known pop icons in the world. Though Britney Spears’ life is relatively transparent, not even super-fans know everything about the diva. Here MusicSnake Magazine put together a list of eight facts you probably didn’t know about Britney Spears.

Britney Spears Helped Launch Grey’s Anatomy

Shonda Rhimes created the popular TV dramas Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. Rhimes also wrote Crossroads, Britney’s first and only feature-length film. The movie opened in ’02 to bad reviews, but this helped launch Rhimes’ career nonetheless.

She Writes Most of Her Songs

Most people might view Britney as just another blonde ditz, but she writes most of her songs. The more personal her music is, the more emotion she puts into it.

Spears is a Trustworthy Friend

She was one of the first people Lance Bass came out to as being gay. He told Britney in ’04, but it wasn’t public knowledge until 2006.

Britney Spears Could Be an Opera Singer

She is known to have a soprano vocal range, that of many successful opera singers. Though many of her tracks involve auto-tune, her voice is undeniably beautiful.

She Was in a Girl Band Before She Went Solo

She was originally in a girl group called “Innosense” before Britney started her solo career. She left the group in ’97 when she signed with Jive Records.

Spears Only Has One Grammy

It seems hard to believe, but Britney Spears has only one Grammy from her hit, “Toxic.” However, she has received an impressive eight nominations over the course of her career.

She Doesn’t Like All of Her Songs

Reportedly, Britney hates her song, “Sometimes.” It was the second single released from her debut album, “Hit Me Baby, One More Time.” Unsurprisingly, she hasn’t performed the song since ’02.

Britney Spears and Natalie Portman Were Co-Stars

Before she joined the Mickey Mouse club, Britney moved to New York and was an understudy for an Off-Broadway play. Spears and Portman were both understudies for “Ruthless!”. They have reportedly been good friends for awhile, even hosting a New Year’s Eve party together in ’02.