Baby One More Time wasn’t just Britney’s first big breakthrough hit. It was also the first global number one for Swedish superproducer Max Martin.
And what’s Max up to these days? Exactly twenty years later, he’s still at the top of the UK charts – as the producer behind Ariana Grande’s Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.
If he manages to get it to the top of the charts in the US too, he’ll be tied with George Martin (no relation) as the record producer who’s scored the most Billboard No.1s.
FYI: If you’re interested in making your own Max Martin style hit, we wrote a guide on how to do it a few years back…
[Read ‘Pick n Max’ on Popbitch]