Britney Spears Toasts 31st Birthday After Very Active 2012

3 December 2012
Happy Birthday to the one and only Britney Spears!

The "X Factor" judge celebrates her 31st birthday on Sunday (December 2) and after an extremely successful year filled with professional and personal highs, the pop superstar certainly has a lot to celebrate, and hoping she does so is "X Factor" co-host Khloe Kardashian.

"Happy Birthday pop princess Britney Spears," Kardashian told MTV News. "I think you're phenomenal and amazing and I wish you many, many more."

Shortly after turning the big 3-0 last year, Spears' longtime boyfriend, former agent and fellow co-star in the steamy "Criminal" video, Jason Trawick, decided to make it official and slipped a four-carat, round-cut diamond on her finger.

In May, following several months of rumors, Spears signed a $15 million contract to join the judging panel on the "X Factor" alongside newcomer Demi Lovato and veterans L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell.

"Just really being able to be there and inspire the other contestants ... they're so young and they're trying to fulfill their dreams," Spears said about the show. "It's just a whole beautiful concept. It's just really cool."

Spears is currently mentoring the teen group of the competition and has two contestants, Diamond White and frontrunner Carly Rose Sonenclar, left to compete for the 5 million dollar recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

Yet, the year wouldn't be complete without some music from the pop star. On Wednesday, Spears and will.i.am released the video for their club-ready track, "Scream and Shout," which landed at the top spot of the iTunes single chart.

"#ScreamingAndShouting! #1 on iTunes, this is amazing," Spears tweeted Thursday. "Congrats @iamwill, so happy 2 share this moment w U! And thx 2 all our beautiful fans!"

Besides having a #1 single, it seems Spears got another early birthday gift: a new puppy. Spears recently tweeted out a photo of herself and her newest addition, Hannah Spears, a brown female terrier puppy she adopted. Spears even created a Twitter account for Hannah Spears, who already has more than 16,000 followers, with the appropriate tagline, "I'm Britney's Bitch."

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