Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of decades, you definitely know (and probably love) Britney Spears. She made it big way back in the 90s and has been working her famous derriere off ever since. There’s no doubt that Britney has had her fair share of ups and downs over the years, and when you make a living by being in the spotlight you put your life on display for millions to see. We’ve all bared witness to everything from Britney’s incredible show-stopping performances to her infamous public meltdown. Even when she wasn’t at her best one thing is always certain - we never stopped rooting for Britney to make a comeback. And you know what? Over the last couple of years, Britney has been back and totally at her best. Everyone’s favorite pop icon turned her life around, got her career and her personal life back on track, and even scored herself a sweet (and super lucrative) Vegas residency in the process. Britney continues to fascinate us and always leaves us wanting more. She's basically a living legend and right now it’s Britney’s time to shine all over again. Here are 15 reasons why Britney Spears is totally better than ever.
15 She’s Got A New Album
Britney is a seasoned vet when it comes to pumping out hit after chart-topping hit. After all, she has had a career in show business since she was a little girl, and has been living the life of a superstar since she was just a teen. And now, after three years, Britney is finally releasing a brand new (and highly anticipated) album. This will be her ninth studio album to date and follows the release of her 2013 record, Britney Jean. The collection of new songs is said to be titled B9, and Britney recently hinted that it will be out very soon. Britney’s already got a new comeback track out on the radio: a catchy and sultry song called Make Me Move. There’s no denying that Britney definitely has what it takes to continue to have a successful music career for many years to come. We have a funny feeling that this is only the start of big things to come for Britney.
14 Her Body Is On Point
We’re pretty sure that Britney Spears was the original celebrity who gave all of us some serious body envy. Today, at 34, Britney still has a five-star physique. Of course, there were a couple of years where Brit didn’t focus quite as much on fitness, but it’s safe to say that she’s back on top of her game. Anyone who has seen recent photos of the smoking hot star knows that she looks just as good (if not better) as she did a decade ago. Britney has always been fond of working out and we can definitely see why. Her signature abs seem to have resurfaced over this past year, and she’s not afraid to rock belly-baring crop tops with the best of them. Brit’s signature style involves showing a whole lot of skin, and there’s no denying that she pulls it off effortlessly. Our girl is looking so good again it’s almost like she turned back time.
13 Her Vegas Show Is Still Going Strong
In 2015, Britney announced that she would be extending her Vegas residency for another two years. That means if you haven’t had the opportunity to see Britney live yet, there’s still time to strike while the iron’s hot. Britney’s “Piece of Me” show has proven to be a huge seller for the star, who started out doing shows in Vegas back in 2013. By taking the deal in Vegas, Britney gets all of the perks of performing without the added stress of traveling from city to city. This is an awesome way for Brit to be able to spend more time with her children instead of on tour. This opportunity has not only beneficial to Britney’s career, but also to her bank account. The stunner often performs sold-out shows at Planet Hollywood and recently signed a new contract that gets her $310,000 per concert. Yup, you read that right. Britney Spears is doing quite well for herself, don’t you think?
12 Her Billboard Performance Blew Us Away
Britney has always been notorious for wowing the crowd and keeping us all on the edge of our seats, and she proved that she’s still got it when she took the stage at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The blonde bombshell performed an array of some of her biggest hits, and she certainly knocked us off our feet when she ripped off her red sequins jacket to show off a very revealing bedazzled bodysuit. The pop star didn’t miss a beat as she flawlessly showcased her exceptional choreography. This performance reminded all of us (especially true Britney fans) exactly why we love her in the first place. She’s a true star and a killer dancer... and she won’t let us forget it. Not to mention, she looked absolutely amazing in her performance outfit. If Britney’s mission was to give the new generation of pop starlets a run for their money, we’re pretty sure she succeeded.
11 She’s Successfully Co-Parenting
Britney has experienced a lot in her lifetime, but nothing compares to the joy that motherhood brings her. We all know that Britney absolutely adores her two sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, but we also know that the star didn’t have an easy road when it came to co-parenting with her ex, Kevin Federline. The couple found them smack-dab in the middle of a whirlwind romance, and to say things moved quickly for the two would be an understatement. Britney and Kevin came out as a couple, got engaged, said “I do” and welcomed two children into the world in record time. Coincidentally, the demise of their turbulent love affair also came crumbling down while Britney was still pregnant with baby number two. These days, it seems like the former flames finally have found a healthy balance and are doing what’s best for their boys. Last year, Brit regained primary custody of the kiddos, and Kevin recently said "Co-parenting is going great, I can't complain," during a recent interview. K.Fed also said that he’s “in a happy place right now” and the two are often photographed together at their kid’s sporting events. It seems like things have finally fallen into place for Britney... and we’re totally happy for her.
10 She’s Got A New Fragrance
Britney is a hard working woman and she definitely knows when it’s time to step up her side hustle. In addition to recording a new album, performing regular shows in Vegas, and filming new music videos, Brit also stepped back into the fragrance game. It’s clear to see that Britney never fails to keep on building her brand. The star has released several different perfumes in the past, and this time, she’s promoting her latest addition: a scent called “Private Show." If you haven’t seen the ad for her newest fragrance yet, you’re seriously missing out. The always sexy star dons a black barely-there moniker while dancing around in an empty arena. The campaign is undoubtedly a winner and it shows off Britney’s incredibly sculpted bod. We have no idea what the perfume even smells like. But we’ll take two. Brit never lets us down when it comes to impressing us, and this time, she’s done it again.
9 She’s Flying Solo
Brit has had a number of love interests throughout her life and career and she's also had some engagements and marriages too. Needless to say, Britney is staying single right now… and we kind of like it. Don’t get us wrong, we want Britney to find love and to live happily ever after, but it’s hard to find a guy worthy of standing alongside Britney Spears. And if we’re being honest, her love life seems a bit exhausting. Let’s recount her list of failed relationships for a moment, shall we? Britney famously got hitched for an unimpressive 55 hours to Jason Alexander, married and started a family with Kevin Federline, got divorced, got engaged to Jason Trawick, and they got engaged yet again to Charlie Ebersol. And who could forget the fact that she famously dated Justin Timberlake for a while. If you’re still following, can you see how all of those rollercoaster romances could take a lot out of a person? Right now, it’s best for Britney to just lay low and take a time out from dating. Everyone needs some time to recharge their batteries and enjoy the perks of the single life. We’re glad Britney has finally come to her senses and has decided that her true happiness doesn’t depend on a man.
8 She’s Still A Hopeless Romantic
Though it appears that Britney is taking a break from dating, she still believes that her true love is out there. During a very recent radio interview, Britney showed off her softer side and talked about her stance on romance. The star stated, "I have been through horrible relationships but unfortunately I still believe in love and that sort of thing." We totally feel for Britney (and we can definitely relate), but we are glad she is choosing to stay positive when it comes to finding her Prince Charming. Brit went on to say, “I’m a hopeless romantic and I believe in love”. We believe that somewhere out there is a man who is confident enough to someday become Mr. Britney Spears, but until then, it’s refreshing to see how open and honest Brit is about her love life. This is just another reason why we can’t help but love her.
7 She Puts Family First
It’s no secret that Britney has always had great relationships with members of her family, and these days their bond is stronger than ever. Britney’s dad Jamie is actively involved in the star’s life, as he still legally has conservatorship over her and her affairs. Brit’s mom Lynne has always been a huge staple in the star’s life and is a constant grounding force for Britney. The pop legend also has a tight relationship with her siblings, older brother Brian and younger sis, Jamie Lynn. Britney’s siblings both have kiddos close in age to her boys, so they often get together and hang out together as one big happy family as much as possible. Britney even went out of her way to surprise Jamie Lynn during her recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Jamie Lynn was shocked when both of her siblings walked out on stage to introduce her to the crowd and she instantly shed tears of joy. Britney spoke to the star-struck audience and told them that her younger sister was her heart and soul. It’s pretty apparent that Britney gets bonus points here just for being adorable.
6 She Takes Time For Herself
With all of the work she puts in, Britney definitely deserves a vacation every now and then. Britney is known to share pictures of her tropical getaways on social media, and we love every minute of it. Most recently, Britney jetted off to Hawaii for a family trip that consisted of some good old fashioned rest and relaxation. She also showcased a wide range of bikinis during her luxurious retreat. It’s great that Britney takes time away from the spotlight and reconnects with herself. Everybody needs a break from time to time, and even superstars are no different. We love that Britney is able to find a healthy balance between fame and personal happiness. Seeing Britney smile, laugh, and enjoy herself on vacation makes her fans genuinely giddy. Brit has been through a whole lot over the last couple of years, and allowing herself to let everything go and just be free is what life is all about.
5 She Remembers Where She Came From
It goes without saying that Britney Spears is one of the biggest stars in the world, but she wasn’t born with a silver spoon. Despite all of her massive success, Britney doesn’t let the fame go to her head. Deep down, she’s just a good old-fashioned Southern girl who worked hard to get where she’s at. She often pays a visit to her hometown in Louisiana where most of her extended family still resides. Britney is definitely proud of her country roots and has publicly stated that she hopes to someday find a Southern gentleman to call her own. The star is also said to own some real estate in her home state, so maybe her dream of settling down in the South could become a reality. Brit has always had a sweet disposition and her frequent use of "y'all" is definitely endearing. It’s awesome that even though she has achieved insurmountable levels of fame, she still has a deep connection to her the place that she calls home.
4 She’s Crushing Her Competition
Throughout her almost twenty-year career (can you believe it's been that long), Britney has always been on top. In 2016, Britney is set to take the world by storm yet again. Britney is obviously no stranger to taking home numerous honors, and earlier this year she walked away with Billboard’s coveted Millennium Award. This award honored long-spanning career and multiple achievements in the music industry, and we know that covers a whole lot. In the US alone, Brit has sold more than a whopping 70 million albums and singles. She has been producing hit after hit for what seems like forever, so it is no wonder that she snagged another award. This will likely be the first of many in Britney’s near future. If we are going on past history, there is no doubt that Britney’s upcoming album will be jam-packed with funky beats and catchy tunes that leave a lasting impression.
3 She’s Queen Collabs
Britney has been responsible for some red hot hits over the course of her career, and she’s even released a number of collaborative songs with some of the most popular artists going. In the past, our girl has recorded music that featured the likes of T.I., Iggy Azalea, will.i.am, and even Madonna. The list of the star’s mashups is a mile long, and we can only assume that Britney will be bringing her A-game and her A-list roster of collaborating artists on her upcoming album. Brit’s current single, Make Me, features rapper, G-Eazy. We can’t wait to see what kind of surprises Britney has in store for us and who she’s been hitting the studio with. We know that Britney never fails to deliver a powerful sound and an infectious beat paired along with her signature voice. Whatever it is that Britney has in store for us, it’s safe to say that we won’t be disappointed.
2 She Keeps A Low Profile
Aside from her regularly scheduled appearances and nightly Vegas shows, Britney leads a relatively simple life and tries to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible. Unless she’s promoting new music or a special product, Britney tends to shy away from interviews and says very little to the press. We don’t blame Britney for striving to salvage any shred of normalcy she possibly can. Brit literally grew up under the heat of the limelight and there is such thing as too much fame. All of the glitz and glamor of her large fortune certainly does have its perks, but everything comes at a price. Britney went through a highly-publicized rough patch a few years back, and ever since then she’s only inched her way back into the forefront of the media. That’s exactly why it’s so exciting to see Britney back at it and releasing new music. She is no novice when it comes to maintaining a successful career, but it’s been a while since she last gave us something huge to hold on to. We admire Britney’s ability to stay driven, focused and determined while not getting too caught up in the Hollywood hype.
1 She’s A Force To Be Reckoned With
Let’s just face some facts: Britney Spears can really do no wrong. She’s better than ever because she always keeps us guessing, she manages to shock us, and she never fails to impress us while delivering an awesome new summer jam. Britney is a legend in her own right, and she has a career that has withstood the test of time. After all these years as a singer, dancer, all around performer, and even actress: Britney does it all… and she does it well. Brit has been a staple on the music scene for as long as we can remember, and our lives just wouldn’t be the same without her. We relish in the fact that Britney has overcome numerous obstacles and has managed to regain sight of what really matters. She is an epic talent that few can even be compared to, and she certainly shows no signs of stopping. We love everything about Britney... and we can’t wait to see what else she’ll do that’ll knock us off our feet.