December 2nd marks the 31st birthday of reigning pop princess Britney Spears. The ‘Lucky’ singer, who has made an indelible mark on pop culture during her decade and a half stint in the business, was once named Madonna‘s ‘heir apparent’ (to top pop monarchy).
But, while the verdict is out on if she will ever be crowned queen, one thing is certain – Spears has gifted TV viewers with a host of unforgettable performances. Yes, some may be unforgettable for the wrong reasons (see: 2007 VMA), but unforgettable nonetheless. In such, we wish to salute the days when Britney blazed stages on a regular and made the industry stand up and take notices. These, my friend, are the days before The Tinman was hired as her choreographer.
See below for That Grape Juice’s favorite Britney Spears performances (in no particular order):
‘I’m A Slave For You’ – 2001 Video Music Awards
2003 NFL Kick Off Medley (‘Baby One More Time’, ‘Me Against the Music’, ‘Slave For You’)
‘Oops I Did It Again’ – 2000 Video Music Awards
2000 Grammy Awards
‘Like A Virgin’ ft. Madonna/Xtina – 2003 Video Music Awards
‘Baby One More Time’ – 1999 Video Music Awards
‘Baby One More Time’ – 1999 European Music Awards
‘Toxic’ – 2004 NRJ Awards
‘Over Protected’ – Live From ‘Onyx Hotel’ Tour
Share your favorite Britney performances below!