Watch Britney Spears’ career-spanning medley at the BBMAs.

Watch Britney Spears Perform a Career-Spanning Medley at the Billboard Music Awards

Watch Britney Spears Perform a Career-Spanning Medley at the Billboard Music Awards

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May 22 2016 10:08 PM

Watch Britney Spears Perform a Career-Spanning Medley at the Billboard Music Awards

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Britney Spears at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

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The 2016 Billboard Music Awards opened with a barnburner performance by Britney Spears, touching on highlights from throughout her career, from “Toxic” to “I’m a Slave 4 U,” with a brief stop at her 2002 cover of “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll.” (Well, not her entire career, but still.) Before her performance, she was presented with the Millennium Award, joining past recipients Beyoncé and Whitney Houston.

Live awards shows have always been a bit of a risky proposition for Spears since her disastrous 2007 Video Music Awards appearance, but she was at the top of her game Sunday.  It looks like some of the props, choreography, and dancers were brought down the street from Spears’ Piece of Me show at Planet Hollywood, which helps explain impressive sets like the giant guitar for “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll.” So here’s a chance to a look at a piece of Piece of Me, without any danger of losing your shirt at the craps tables.