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She's Back! How Britney Turned Her Year Around

After a rocky time, the birthday girl is making music, winning awards – and spending time with her boys

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After opening the MTV Video Music Awards, Spears went on to take home three Moonmen – her first-ever wins at the show. Among her spoils: the highly coveted video of the year for "Piece of Me." "I'm in shock," the grateful star said. The victory signaled that she was finally on the right track. "The whole year has been a hell of a year for me," Spears told Glamour. "When I received the awards [at the VMAs] and [the audience] stood for me, it showed me how much love is out there."