Best of 2008

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


Forget last year's disastrous turn at the MTV Video Music Awards. Britney Spears is back! In her first live performance since her hospitalization in January, the pop star takes the stage at Germany's Bambi Awards for a dance-filled, energetic rendition of her new single, "Womanizer." It was a victorious moment for Spears, who began 2008 under psychiatric care, and has slowly been working her way back into the public eye.