Britney Spears and MTV announced Tuesday (Aug. 16) that the pop princess will return to the VMA stage to perform on Sunday, Aug. 28. Since her VMA debut in 1999 and with 29 nominations and six wins under her belt, the “Make Me” singer is no stranger to MTV.
Here are eight of Britney Spears’ best moments on MTV, from Punk’d to the VMAs to TRL and beyond.
VMA Performance With *NSYNC (1999)
In 1999, Spears first performed on the VMA stage alongside *NSYNC, re-creating her schoolgirl look for “…Baby One More Time.” The artist dominated with a full-on dance routine while the boy band performed “Tearin’ Up My Heart.”
Video Vanguard Award (2011)
Fast-forward to 2011, when Spears received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The pop singer was treated to a tribute of her biggest hits and was presented the award by Lady Gaga.
Britney: For the Record Documentary (2008)
In 2008, MTV premiered the documentary Britney: For the Record before Spears dropped her sixth studio album Circus. In the documentary, the singer opens up about her past marriage, impersonates her father and even gets supportive advice from Madonna.
VMA Performance of “Oops!…I Did It Again” (2000)
With the start of a new millennium under way, in 2000 Spears returned to the VMAs sporting as little as possible. The pop singer performed the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” until ripping off her suit to sing “Oops!…I Did It Again.”
Punk’d Rap (2003)
The pop princess proved she has a funny bone when she appeared on MTV’s Punk’d alongside creator Ashton Kutcher. The singer showcased a hidden talent when she pulled out a pretty impressive rap verse.
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VMA Performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” (2001)
Spears made one of her most memorable performances in 2001. In a green bikini with a yellow boa draped on her shoulders, the pop star strutted to “I’m a Slave 4 U.”
First Lady of TRL
In addition to her many VMA performances, Spears also made countless appearances on MTV’s Total Request Live. The pop star beat out Beyoncé, J.Lo, Shakira and more for TRL’s First Lady Award, premiered her video for “…Baby One More Time” and even shared her small crush on Brad Pitt.
Madonna VMA Kiss (2003)
Voted many times as the VMAs’ greatest moment of all time, MTV fans will never forget the kiss between three ladies of pop in 2003. Spears hit the stage with Christina Aguilera and Madonna to perform “Like a Virgin” for the show’s 20th anniversary, and engaged in some spit swapping with the pop icon.