Britney Spears' long awaited comeback has landed her a new award for her mantelpiece - organisers of a German media event will honour her return to music this month (Nov08).
The singer, 26, has been named as the recipient of the Bambi award for Best International Pop Star - an annual television and media prize awarded by the Hubert Burda Media Group.
Event organisers have hailed Spears as an inspiration after she bounced back following a tumultuous last 12 months - which has seen her lose custody of her kids to ex-husband Kevin Federline, shave off all her hair, and endure two stints in hospital.
The Toxic hitmaker will collect her award at the ceremony on Thursday (27Nov08), when she will also perform.
Event host Hubert Burda says, "Britney Spears is back. Radiant and better than ever, the erstwhile teenie (sic) idol has reclaimed her throne."
Another official adds, "Her stunning comeback from an absolute low point impressed all of us."
Spears' new album Circus is scheduled for release on 2 December (08) - to mark her 27th birthday.