Britney Spears is slaying on the cover of V Magazine's 100th edition

Britney Spears has sent fans into meltdown with a trio of magazine covers to mark the 100th issue of V Magazine. The 34-year-old princess of pop - whose career began in 1999, the same year V first appeared on shelves - was photographed for the magazine by the legendary Mario Testino, who also photographed the very first issue of V. “When looking for cover worthy subjects for our 100th issue, we had to ask ourselves, Who do pop stars and musicians—who have become an integral part of what V represents—look up to and admire? said V founder and Editor in Chief Stephen Gan, as the covers were revealed on vmagazine.com. "There was only one answer: Britney! "She has entered icon status, and who in our world did not grow up listening to her music?" Britney's ninth studio album and follow-up to 2013's Britney Jean is widely expected to be released later this year, and if these shots are anything to go by, we're expecting a long-awaited return to the top of the pop totem pole. The new issue of V magazine will be available to buy from March 8. 12783514_10153582571330805_112183605573155605_o britney britney 2 More stories You need to see Britney's lead Vegas back up dancer Watch: Britney dances to Adele's 'Hello'