Pop-music sensations in the early 2000s turned modern-day moguls and entrepreneurs Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears certainly have had their battles.
Musically, these two budding superstars traded jabs in various forms, most notably one album vs. another each clamoring for superstar supremacy in the all-important 18-35 year old female demographic, the ones spending money on their music, CDs, concert tickets and merchandise.
Spears is easily the lesser of the two talents as far as vocal ability in comparison to Simpson but Spears' showmanship, marketing and crossover appeal during her pop-music heyday made her a bigger, better selling artist. Simpson probably did more for her career in television and movies, thus staking her claim as a all-encompassing heavyweight.
Today's versions of Spears and Simpson are relatively demur by comparison. Both are moms; Spears is still dishing out the kind of music her fan base loves and Simpson has remained relatively quiet, focusing more on motherhood and marriage in her post-pop life.
But what both have managed to accomplish in addition to singing careers that will continue to forever pay the bills is branch out. Simpson and Spears, the business versions, are stellar brands that reek of name value. That's why they're both experiencing success in the retail market, more specifically as pioneers of fragrance and women's fashion.
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