With multi-platinum albums to her name and a newfound stage career, Simpson's hard work has paid off.
Within a year, she released her first record, a self-titled effort that was eventually certified multi-platinum.
By 2004 Britney Spears was a certified multi-platinum artist.
Really, if you're thinking about Justin Timberlake and his multi-platinum Justified album, there was no pun intended here.
Well, he was a self-admitted drug dealer before he became a multi-platinum selling hip hop artist.