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Watch the Britney Spears BMA performance that the internet is going crazy over

Britney Spears Billboard Music Awards Video

Britney Spears has more lives than a cat at this point. She went from childhood fame, to pop icon status, to the brink of insanity and back to pop icon status before seemingly transcending to her current title, “Princess of Pop.” Spears has a high-paying residency in Las Vegas right now but she isn’t covered in the media like she used to be, making way for more recent female pop phenomena like Rhianna and Arianna Grande. Well, Britney took to the stage on Sunday night to open the 2016 Billboard Music Awards to remind us all who she is, and she basically destroyed social media in the process.

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Celine Dion got the Billboard Icon Award and Adele was awarded top honors for her most recent album 25, but Britney Spears stole the show before it even began. Her performance to open the awards show was a medley of all of the big hits she performs in Vegas, and it was a seven-plus-minute rollercoaster ride that left audiences at the show and at home watching on TV with their jaws hanging open.

Twitter, Facebook and just about every other social network exploded with posts about Britney, but this GIF tweet perhaps best sums up people’s collective reaction:

What was all the commotion about? We don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t yet seen it, but we guarantee that you’ll be left impressed. You’ll also probably want to start going to the gym again.

The full 7:35 video of Britney’s performance is embedded below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.