Pop princess Britney Spears will be honored with a mega tribute to her absolute music video awesomeness during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (August 28). The troubled singer has offered us more than a decade of creative, flirty, mind-blowing, sexy, hot music videos and unforgettable performances.
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Why a Britney tribute now? Is she ready to retire? Some might think she should, but no. Britney will hopefully continue to do awesome music videos in the future.
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“Those video images are so ingrained on a very large chunk of pop culture and the population,” points out Billboard’s Keith Caulfield. “If this were the Grammys, or a lifetime achievement award, that would be different.
“If you ask anyone who grew up on MTV from 1998 forward, they would see Britney in the same way that Madonna was seen in the 1980s,” Caulfield continues. “Britney was the female video-making star of that decade.”
“A tribute doesn’t mean you’re retiring,” Producer Sean Garrett points out. “A tribute can mean, ‘Hey, you’ve done a lot for this culture.’ You don’t have to wait until someone is about to die or has been in the boondocks for 10 years.”
“She’s been through a lot and she’s come out stronger, and that definitely warrants a tribute.”
[WATCH VIDEOS BELOW] In 1999, Britney took over the VMA’s stage for the first time with a performance of her hit “Baby One More Time”. Brit killed it with “Oops I Did It Again” (2000) and “I’m a Slave 4 U” (2001). Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Britney joined forces for one of the most controversial performances in 2003. Unfortunately, in 2007, Brit crashed and burned with “Gimme More”.
Britney is expected to take over the VMA’s stage once again tonight. Will she join her own tribute and perform? We hope so. Can’t wait.
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