The 9 most iconic Britney Spears moments

The 9 most iconic Britney Spears moments

Britney Spears is set to perform at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards — but can she top these iconic performances?

1. "Mickey Mouse Club" days (1993)

Britney's stardom began at age 8 alongside a budding Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Gosling.

2. "...Baby One More Time" video (1998)

Her first music video changed the course of pop music forever, altered how we view the schoolgirl outfit and made Britney Spears a music icon.

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3. "Rolling Stone" cover (1999)

This controversial cover featured a 17-year-old Britney turned sex symbol in lingerie and co-starred a Teletubby.

4. Justin Timberlake years (1999-2002)

This short-lived relationship remains the best of teen pop royalty and created an unforgettable red carpet look that can only be described as denim.

5. "Oops!... I Did It Again" video (2000)

This video proved Britney was much more than a one-hit wonder and made us all want a red jumpsuit.

6. The Snake Performance (2001)

The name of the albino Burmese Python from Britney's "Slave 4 U" VMA performance was Banana.

7. "Toxic" video (2003)

This release set a new standard for music videos and features Britney wearing nothing but diamonds.

8. Madonna kiss (2003)

When Britney, Christina Aguilera and Madonna began their surprise performance at the VMAs, it didn't seem like the moment could get any better... until the pop queen planted a kiss on the pop princess.

9. "Womanizer" comeback (2008)

After having a public meltdown, Britney dropped comeback single "Womanizer" and released her "Circus" album, proving she wasn't just stuck in the '90s.

Click through the gallery below to see photos of Britney Spears & her boyfriends through the years:

Britney Spears & boyfriends through the years
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Britney Spears & boyfriends through the years
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 28: Britney Spears sits at a screening of 'Drive Me Crazy' at Union Square Theater with Robbie Carrico. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 08: Musician Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline arrive at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Britney Spears arrives with her boyfriend Adnan Ghalib (R) at the Los Angeles County Superior courthouse 14 January 2008 for a hearing regarding visitation rights for her two sons that she has with ex-husband Kevin Federline. AFP PHOTO/Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Jason Trawick (L) and Britney Spears arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) August 28, 2011 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Singer Britney Spears (L) and fiance agent Jason Trawick appear at the premiere of Fox's 'The X Factor' Season 2 and handprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre on September 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Recording artist Britney Spears (L) and David Lucado attend Neuro at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Neuro)

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