She looked nice back in the day and she's an OK singer, but she's not that pretty or talented. She hardly writes any of her music, nor does she play any instruments.
I can't help but feel baffled when people refer to her as a megastar or superstar or whatever. Even she seems a little bewildered when people refer to her in that way.
I think she was just very very lucky, in the right place at the right time. Had any other teen girl come around in 1998, it would have been them.
... and the ones that won't