Mandy Moore has been in the public eye for a decade (see above for the different stages of her career, as dictated by her hair color). She has spent time as a singer, actress and spokesperson and has never really been given enough credit in any of those arenas.
As a pop star she was always in the shadows of Britney, Christina and Jessica for being younger and more wholesome. Her pop career fizzled and she went more Earthy with her last release, Wild Hope -- which got her some good reviews and some more credibility.
Hoping to keep that momentum she is releasing a new album this spring, entitled Amanda Leigh. The album is slated for a release date of May 26th on Storefront Recordings and has been described as "personal reflections and insights about life and love."