Over the past decade, Britney Spears has scored hit singles, released chart-topping albums and headlined a must-see Las Vegas residency -- among other achievements for one of the most influential pop artists of the past quarter-century. Yet these accomplishments have arrived as Spears remains under a conservatorship, with her father controlling her finances and fans across the globe advocating for that level of control to cease.
Why is Britney Spears still under a conservatorship? And how did her fans turn her freedom into a worldwide movement?
In the latest episode of Billboard Explains, Billboard dives deep into Spears' 13-year conservatorship under her father, Jamie Spears, and what caused fans to speak out in recent years. Hear what Spears herself has had to say on the matter, and how the circumstances of her conservatorship may eventually evolve.