The 2016 Billboard Music Awards opened up on Sunday night with three simple words:
It's Britney, bitch.
More or less, that is.
The beloved singer took to the stage at the outset of the ceremony in order to sing a medley of her top hits.
One can debate whether or not Britney actually sang these hits, or if she was lip-syncing the entire time, but there's no real question that the performance was highly entertaining.
Donning an uncharacteristically modest red trench coat, Britney kicked off her set with “Work Bitch,” prior to getting down a lot dirtier for "Womanizer.”
The artist also showed off her impressive flexibility on this one.
From there, it back to her Crossroads days for a great cover of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” followed by a lesser-known gem, “Breathe on Me.”
The audience, which was already on its feet, then truly went nuts when Spears broke into “Slave 4 U" and then lost it completely when it was time for those familiar “Toxic” strings.
Spears, of course, has been performing her "Britney: Piece of Me" show in Las Vegas for the past four years.
There's also talk of a new studio album on the way.
Later in the night, meanwhile, Spears was given the Billboard Millennium Award as a form of recognition for her outstanding accomplishments over the course of her influential music career.
She is only the third person to earn the award, following Beyonce in 2011 and Whitney Houston, posthumously, in 2012.
Check out the mesmerizing medley below: