Just as the Mickey Mouse Club helped launch some of the biggest pop stars of the ’90s, so does music manager Lou Pearlman, who was responsible for founding the hit boy bands *NYSNC and The So did the Backstreet Boys (via Cheat Showbiz page).
Witnessing the popularity of the Spice Girls, Pearlman decided she wanted to complete her list by forming a girl group. And thus, Innosense was born. Along with Mouseketeer alumnus Nikki DeLoach, Spears was recruited by Pearlman as the lead singer of Innosense. However, she left the group and started her solo career before Innosense actually started.
Based on YES! Magazine, other members of the group include Danay Ferrer, Mandy Ashford, and Amanda Latona; When Spears passed away, she was replaced by singer (and possibly another former Timberlake singer) Veronica Finn. Although the group had fun singles such as “Say No More”, the group’s life was ultimately short-lived; after six years, Innosense disbanded in 2003.
There’s no way to tell if Innosense could have been more successful if Spears had stayed on board, or if being part of Innosense might have killed Spears’ career — but one thing is for sure, no one replaces Britney Spears.
https://www.thelist.com/751520/britney-spears-was-almost-in-a-girl-group-before-she-was-famous/ Britney Spears was almost in a girl group before she was famous