Pop star with roots in gospel music, she first achieved widespread success in 1999 with her album, I Wanna Love You Forever.
Her demo tape was made possible because of a small funding from her grandmother.
She was rated #32 on VH1's countdown of Sexiest Artists of All Time.
She got married to Nick Lachey on October 26, 2002 and divorced on June 30, 2006.
She starred in the film adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard, with Johnny Knoxville.