Britney Spears Excited For 30th Birthday - Her Best Bits Remembered (PHOTOS)
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PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Britney Spears has said she's looking forward to turning 30.
The Womanizer singer - who joined Disney's Mickey Mouse Club when she was 10 and burst onto the charts in pigtails and school uniform with her hit ...Baby One More Time - celebrates the landmark birthday on December 2.
Britney said: "I hear the older you get, the wiser you get and the more you know what you want - so hopefully it'll be a good year."
The star is about to begin the European dates of her Femme Fatale tour, and will be on the South American leg when she turns 30, but is not scheduled to play on her birthday.
Britney's sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, who celebrate their birthdays one day apart turned six and five earlier this month.
Britney tweeted: "Happy Birthday Jayden! Mommy loves you so much.
"Preston Happy Birthday! My little baby is growing up so fast. I love you. Mommy."
SLIDESHOW: See all of Britney's best bits from the past 20 years.
Britney's career started out when she starred in The Mickey Mouse Club along with famous faces Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling.
... Baby One More Time put Britney on the world's radar. The schoolgirl outfit might have had something to do with it, but the catchy tune is still being played in 2011.
Britney wins Female Artist of the Year at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Britney celebrated going silicon on the Internet in 1999. The Silicon CD Award was presented to her for her album <em>Baby One More Time</em>, which advanced into the top ten albums played on computers worldwide.
Britney performed in her famous red catsuit at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 2000.
In September 2000 Britney attended the MTV Music Video Awards in New York with her childhood sweetheart Justin Timberlake. Timberlake's band *Nsync won awards for Best Pop Video and Viewer's Choice.
Britney made her mark dancing with a snake at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
In one of her less stylish outfits Britney hangs out with Michael Jackson in the press room at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.
Britney's first kiss with a woman was with Madonna and it was captured on camera at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
Britney was thrilled to receive her star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in November 2003.
Britney appears to forget her clothes at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
Back in the spotlight - Britney makes a public appearance when she takes her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James to Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> in Las Vegas, April 2011.
Britney secures her comeback at the Billboard Awards with a raunchy performance with Rihanna this April.
Britney wins the Video Vanguard Award and Best Pop Video Award for her <em>Till the World Ends </em>video, at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.