Britney Jean Spears turns 30 today. While I know Brit is still making her signature electro-synthesized dance hits, it really feels like the end of an era. Hard to believe that she’s been in the public consciousness for 13 years now!
Rolling Stone has a good, short essay commemorating her career thus far.
Glamour’s 2008 ‘Britney Spears Starts Over’ cover story.
NY magazine’s interesting essay on her rebellion as a sort of performance art.
A gallery of her Rolling Stone covers.
And, for the most devoted fan, Rolling Stone (they really have been the best chronicler of the pop princess) has an epic slideshow of her highs and lows, including her Mickey Mouse beginnings, that now-iconic nude, bejeweled jumpsuit, her and Justin’s matching denim disasters, the albino python, that kiss heard around the world, and her trainwreck Dateline interview with Matt Lauer.
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