17 of the Most Iconic Celebrity Comebacks in Recent Years

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1. Britney Spears


No one had a more public downfall and subsequent celebrity comeback than Britney Spears. After getting her start with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, then immediately becoming one of the world’s most famous teen pop stars, Spears had been in the spotlight for nearly her whole life.

After her highly-publicized breakdown in 2007, many thought that Spears’ issues with mental illness may keep her out of the music game forever. Luckily, Britney pulled one of the most iconic comebacks of all time in her VMA performance of “Gimme More.” Although she was criticized for that performance (and thus started the “Leave Britney alone!” meme, she's been able to pull herself back to the top ever since. Bless.