We all love the underdog, especially a beautiful talented one.

‘Britney Spears has risen’: Why we will always salivate for her return as a ‘living pop song’

Sonya Bell, Special to National Post | September 14, 2016 2:54 PM ET

The head-shaving, hard-partying, umbrella-wielding Britney Spears of 2007 was still growing back her hair when Rolling Stone ran its first Britney comeback cover story: “Yes She Can.” Sure, just a few months earlier it had featured Britney next to the headline “Inside an American Tragedy.” But no matter.

In the fall of 2008, we heard a hit single (“Womanizer”), saw a toned body and called it: Britney has risen, Hallelujah.

Nearly a decade after her epic public meltdown, we haven’t just been watching for Britney’s comeback. We’ve been salivating for it. Now here it comes, again. In the dog days of Summer 2016, Britney returned to the MTV Video Music Awards stage, rode shotgun for Carpool Karaoke and dropped a new album, Glory, which debuted at number three on the Billboard charts.

“That was fun!” Britney, now 34, coos at the close of her ninth studio album.

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