She’s been out of the pop limelight playing the doting mother and living the homebody lifestyle for the past year.
But you can’t keep a good pop star down for long - as Britney Spears proved last night.
The singer took to the stage in Las Vegas last night for her first live performance since the end of her The Circus Starring Britney Spears tour in November 2009.
Britney’s back: Miss Spears took to the stage at the Rain nightclub inside the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas last night as she performed songs from her new album Femme Fatale
And if she had any apprehension about being somewhat rusty upon returning to the stage, she certainly didn’t show it as she sent her fans into a frenzy.
Britney, 29, was back to her pop star finest as she strutted onto the stage in a sexy black leather bodysuit, which showed off her curvaceous figure.
Femme Fatale: Looking stunning in her leather bodysuit, Britney and her dancers performed a dazzling set as she sang songs from her new album
She was literally bursting out of the outfit as she treated her screaming audience to a selection of songs from her upcoming new album Femme Fatale, which is released next Tuesday.
The mini concert started with a montage of her best video moments, which hyped up the crowd, before she came on stage and launched into her new single, Hold It Against Me, flanked by army fatigue-clad dancers.
On top of the world: Britney sang to her fans on top of a podium at the back of the stage
She’s a Slave 4 U: Britney’s fans - who had been eagerly awaiting this comeback performance - screamed and sang along as their pop princess gave them what they wanted
She then gave her fan a debut performance of the will.i.am produced track Big Fat Bass, which was remixed to included some of her older hits including Slave 4 U and Gimme More.
Britney, who was thoroughly enjoying being under the spotlight again, smiled and sashayed for her fans, as she sang her second single from the album, Till The World Ends.
Let’s vogue: Britney throws some Madonna-esque moves with her arms as she shimmies in an eye-catching sparkling bodysuit
Toward the end of the show, Britney was snapped gyrating and writing around on large speakers that dotted the stage.
At one point she stood on top of a podium and then made a quick costume change into a silver sparkling bodysuit as neon letters spelling out the name of her new album, flashed above her head.
Sexy silver siren: Britney gyrates on her throne surrounded by leather-clad male dancers
It takes two: Britney is helped off her chair and held up by her dancers as she launches into a dance routine
There was some suggestion that Miss Spears lip-synced along to three of her songs, but the 700-strong crowd didn’t appear to notice or care.
The show was being taped for MTV for a special for the music channel which will be aired next week.
It also turned out to be a surprise for her fans who had been expecting her to make her live comeback in San Francisco tomorrow night.
The Las Vegas gig was supposed to be a secret, but after rumours began to circulate, Britney took to her Twitter page on Friday to announce: ’Looks like my little secret isn’t a secret anymore... You’re all invited. Be there or be square b****!’
On stage smooch: Britney moves in on one of her dancers for a kiss