For anyone growing up during the late 1990s, it seems hard to believe that pop-goddess Britney Spears turns 27 today, December 2.
While the singer's been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, we think it's about time the Britney-bashing brigade ceased for a bit, lest we forget how important she's been in shaping pop culture over the decade gone by. After all, looking back at this extraordinary girl (now a woman, apparently), the hype she generated around herself and the incredible influence she once had (and undoubtedly still does) over teenagers worldwide, one gets the feeling that, perhaps, she's being judged a tad harsher than would seem fair.
A giant on the music scene, Spears has made her mark and none seem to have emerged who can fill her extraordinary shoes. After walking away with three awards at MTV's Video Music Awards in September earlier this year, she's set to conquer teenage hordes once again with the release of her sixth studio album Circus, slated to be released on her birthday.
Text: Dwayne Pereira
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