By Jessica Spencer

Britney Spears’ comeback concerts may have been canceled, but that is not keeping several others in the music industry from making comebacks in 2008. Michael Jackson is one of many scheduling a comeback this year. Legacy Records announced the 25th Anniversary Edition of Jackson’s album “Thriller.”

Along with the contents of the original album, it also includes four new remixes by Will.Iam, Kanye West and Akon; a special spoken greeting from Michael himself; and a DVD that contains the revolutionary short films from “Thriller.”

A global promotional campaign for the “Thriller-25th Anniversary Edition” began in Dec. 2007 and continues through 2008. The edition includes the release of Jackson’s new single.

Also making a musical comeback in 2008 is former member of the band Take That, Robbie Williams.

Take That recently reunited without Robbie, and reached new heights with their reunion. Their song “Rule The World,” written for the film “Stardust”, was a smash and could very well be nominated for Best Song at the Oscars.

And while the singer’s last album “Rudebox” received poor reviews from critics, Robbie has not given up. With new material for 2008, could we see another hit like “Angels?”

Along with Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams, the Spice Girls are spicin’ things up on stage and on their new album.

After an eight-year hiatus, the Spice Girls reunited on stage in Dec. 2007 and will tour through Jan. 2008, making stops from Los Angeles to Hong Kong.

In the 90’s, the Spice Girls sold more than 55 million albums and starred in a film together. Since the band split up, each girl has pursued her own solo successful career, but with tickets for their reunion tour selling out in 38 seconds, and the release of the “Spice Girls Greatest Hits” album, it would seem that the girls are more popular than ever.

Will these artists be able to rise to the top once more? Will their albums prove it best for them to remain retired? Or will fans love these artists, no matter what?

Only time will tell.