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 - 1999 MTV Europe Awards
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Spears poses with two of her four trophies backstage at the 1999 MTV Europe awards on Nov. 11, 1999. Spears won Best Female Singer, Best Pop Act, Best Song and Best Breakthrough Act.

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