Of all the teen music stars to come out of the Disney Channel, she was probably one only good ones. She also wasn't that bad of an actress. I still remember some of her great songs such as "Come Clean", "Someone's Watching Over Me", "Beat of My Heart", and "Hey Now". For the 00's pop music, this was actually noteworthy "real" music, so when I remember pieces like this I realize that the 00's were still worth it, and there's this hidden little bit of happiness somewhere in my chest that resurfaces. She was the original blond Disney pop singer that later examples such as Hannah Montana tried (and failed) to imitate. She didn't have to dress in overly bold clothes to stand out; she was just a good pop singer with a likable persona and matching good songs. That's what it's all about.
She was also more respectable as a person, She didn't hog the spotlight, and she respected her time before moving on. The pressures of childhood fame didn't corrupt her and she's living, as far as I can discern, a healthy life at this very moment, consisting of humanitarian causes such as major contributions to Hurricane Katrina victims both through donations and on-the-ground work, service on the Audrey Hepburn Child benefit Fund, Youth Ambassador for the children in Bogota, Columbia, and more. She did all this without gaining any attention.
Here's one to Hilary Duff.