Britney Spears through the years

Published On: Nov 29 2011 03:45:29 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 03 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Despite some hiccups along the way, Britney Spears has been a force on the pop scene for more than two decades. With the pop star turning 33 on Dec. 2, let's take a look at her career so far.

Britney Spears through years - 2000 MTV VMAs
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Spears performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sept. 7, 2000. She was nominated for four awards during her first VMAs, but left empty-handed.

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