Britney Sweeps MTV's Video Music Awards
Posted on Sun Sep 7, 2008 09:48 PM PDT

Britney Spears BSpears090708_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - After a disasterous performance last year, Britney Spears made her comeback at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, winning the night's top prizes for video of the year, best female video, and best pop video -- her first ever three Moon Men statues.

Spears appeared in advertisements for the awards show with the show's host Russell Brand. She also shot an introduction with Jonah Hill, in which the Superbad actor joked about dating her and tried numerous times to kiss the pop star. Her live, on-stage appearance which aired moments later, was less than spectacular, as Spears recited four simple lines: "Thank you so much. Thank you for all the love. I'm here tonight to celebrate a very important birthday, the 25th anniversary of the VMAs. This is the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards and it starts right now."

Rihanna then took the stage to perform Disturbia before Spears was back on stage to accept her first award of the night for video of the year for Piece of Me.

In her acceptance speech, she thanked god and her "two beautiful boys for inspiring [her] every day."

The show proceeded with Chris Brown picking up the award for best male video for With You. Best rock video went to Linkin Park for Shadow of the Day.

'Lil Wayne's Lollipop picked up best hip-hop video; while The Pussycat Dolls were recognized for best dancing in a video for When I Grow Up. German band Tokio Hotel won for best new artist.

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