What exactly determines a comeback? 2009 held some of the most well-deserved and long-time-coming come backs of the decade. To "come back" you have to have been "here", which means successful, in the public eye or loved by many. After that, you need to have stayed in the spotlight and not messed up your reputation, at the very least, all year. Here are people who achieved this in 2009.
The Circus Starring: Britney Spears tour took the number one slot on July 2009. She lost the fat, grew her hair and dumped the baggage named K-Fed and suddenly people are welcoming her back with open arms. See what happens when you grow up and loose the craziness? see more on Britney Spears
The long anticipated reunion finally happened in 2009. Selling out quicker than you can say "My ass itches" they had to add more shows to their tour to satisfy their high demand. I don't see a reason to complain about that. see more on No Doubt
This loud, obnoxious, sexy and hilarious red headed comedian is back on top with tour dates and pre-sale tickets that extend way into 2010. Her book Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin became no. 1 on the N.Y. Times hardcover nonfiction list on the first week. Not bad Kathy, and BTW, welcome back. see more on Kathy Griffin