Britney Spears had an amazing, triumphant night at Sunday’s 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home three awards, including Video of the Year.
After a short pre-taped skit with Superbad’s Jonah Hill, Britney, in sexy, sparkly halter dress, walked on stage as her hit “Baby One More Time” blared.
The audience stood and applauded.
“Thank you so much,” she told the crowd. “Thank you for all the love. This is the 2008 Video Music Awards, and it starts right now.”
Britney then playfully stuck out her tongue, and Rihanna hit the stage and performed her hit “Disturbia.”
Britney returned to the stage again to collect her first ever “moonman” for Best Female Video for “Piece of Me.”
“I’m speechless. Oh, my goodness, thank you!” a joyful Britney told the crowd. “I first wanna thank God for blessing me like this. My family … my two beautiful boys for inspiring me everyday.”
She later took home the award for Best Pop Video, saying she was “speechless” and thanking her longtime manager, Larry Rudolph.
She closed out the night by winning Video of the Year.
“I’m in shock right now,” she said. “I want to dedicate this to all my fans.”
Congratulations to Britney!