On January 7th 2002 I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman was released!
It was written and produced by Max Martin and Rami, with additional writing from Dido.
The song was released as the second single from her third studio album Britney; internationally, it served as the third.
The song is also included on The Singles Collection
"I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" received positive reviews from music critics. The song was considered to be Spears' standout statement on Britney, while comparing the song to the powerful ballads written by Dianne Warren. However, it won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song.
The accompanying music video for the track was directed by Wayne Isham, who wanted to show Spears "out in nature". The video was filmed from August 16–17, 2001 on location in Arizona and Utah with none of the scenes shot on green screens.
There are three versions of the video. The first and second versions has clips from the film Crossroads as well as additional scenes of Spears sitting at a bonfire and in a red motel room; the third version is the original version. The music video won the award for International Music Video of the Year Short-Form on the 2003 Japan Gold Disc Award.