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Britney Spears is not only celebrating her birthday this week, but the singing sensation is also releasing her eighth studio album as well. In her honor, we’re counting down the top 5 reasons we love Britney this year alone!


1. She’s Still “Britney Jean”:

It’s hard to believe that at just 32 years old, Britney is celebrating her 15th anniversary in the music business. While “…Baby One More Time” graced the airwaves in late ’98, our girl isn’t afraid to show that she’s still that same Southern girl. To prove it, Britney named her new LP, “Britney Jean,” after herself, telling fans that it’s her most personal record yet!

2. She Makes Us “Work”:

Britney showed us she’s still got it with her debut single from “Britney Jean”: a stomping club track called “Work B****.” Though it may seem a bit strange to find inspiration in a pop song, there’s no denying that “You wanna live fancy / Live in a big mansion / Party in France / You better work b****” is a pretty good motivator for going after you want. It’s also a pretty good message to her haters that she’s worked hard for everything she’s got.

3. She Knows Her “Perfume”:

Over the years, Britney has put out a slew of fragrances, and the trend didn’t stop this year. Not only did her Fantasy fragrance celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013, but she also blended her perfume business with her first love: music. For her second single from “Britney Jean,” she released “Perfume,” a personal ballad presumably about her split from Jason Trawick, proving that there is a way to mix business and pleasure.

4. She Can Be Goofy:

For all her talk about digging deep for her new album, it’s still not often that we get to see the sillier side of the iconic singer. That changed this Halloween when Britney recorded a parody video of Vincent Price’s dialogue from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, which she read in a slew of British accents. Check out the video for yourself and see if you can keep yourself from giggling.

5. She’s a Fun Mom:

When she signed on to perform a song for the “Smurfs 2” soundtrack, Britney decided to make it a family affair. Britney filmed the music video for “Ooh La La” with her two boys, Sean and Jayden. The video starts with her watching the movie with her kids before getting zapped into the screen by Gargamel. Her kids can be seen having a blast as they watch the video unfold from the safety of their movie theater seats.