Rolling Stone recognized her instant success as one of the Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments of all time,  while VH1 ranked her eleventh on their "100 Greatest Women in Music" list in 2012,  and Billboard named her the sexiest woman in music.  Forbes reported that Spears was the highest paid female musician of 2012, with earnings of $58 million, having last topped the list in 2002. 
In March 2011, Spears released her seventh studio album Femme Fatale .  The album peaked at number one in the United States, Canada, and Australia, and peaked inside the top ten on nearly every other chart. Its peak in the United States ties Britney with Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson for the third-most number ones among women.  It has sold 1,000,000 copies in the United States and 2.2 million worldwide, and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.  
Spears's manager Larry Rudolph also announced the residency show would not be extended following her contract expiration with Caesars Entertainment at the end of 2017. Her last show is set for December 31, 2017.  On April 29, 2017, Spears became the first-ever recipient of the Icon Award at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.