Britney’s complicated story and Taylor’s clockwork career are hard to compare.
1998-2011 Britney has not and likely will never be touched by Taylor.
Sure Taylor Swift has sold a lot of albums consistently, but Charmin also sells a lot of toilet paper.
Few artists will reach the level of celebrity Britney experienced. Think Beatles, Michael, maybe Madonna.
Billie is the closest thing right now, and I don’t quite understand the appeal. Feels a bit manufactured.
Edit: 2020 and 2021 has shown that there is still massive Britney appeal out there. She’ll be able to come back whenever she wants (if she wants).