The All Stars: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey

The All Stars: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey

For nearly two decades, V has shown a spotlight on some of music's most iconic artists. Here, we hit repeat and catch up on our greatest hits.

For nearly two decades, V has shown a spotlight on some of music's most iconic artists. Here, we hit repeat and catch up on our greatest hits.

Text: Alexandra Ilyashov

This article originally appeared in V109, on newsstands now. Order your copy here.

BRITNEY SPEARS IN V100

PHOTOGRAPHY MARIO TESTINO FASHION ROBBIE SPENCER

Since entering the pop canon about 20 years ago, Britney's released a formidable string of hits and videos. In 2016, she dropped her ninth album, Glory. She's also had a Vegas residency for four years, Piece of Me, which has generated a cool $100 million and comes to a close on December 31. Piece of Me isn't Britney's only must-see show; she's also put on eye-catching at-home runway performance for her 17 million Instagram followers. Gimme more! After all, it's her prerogative.

MARIAH CAREY IN V39

PHOTOGRAPHY KARL LAGERFELD FASHION BRIAN MOLLOY

The beloved diva is a proud mother of six-year-old twins. (Fun fact: she and then-husband Nick Cannon played a live version of Carey's "Fantasy" during the C-section birth.) In 2016, she got engaged—with a massive 35k rock—to billionaire James Packer, but called it quits a few months later. That same year, she insured her legs and vocal chords for $70 million. Her two-year Vegas residency wrapped in July, which was followed by a two-month All The Hits tour with Lionel Richie. Carey lives a fabulous, made-for-TV existence: Her eight-part docuseries, Mariah's World, debuted late last year, and there's a forthcoming Starz drama about her life. Keep shining, Mariah!

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