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Jessica Simpson

Although Jessica Simpson dabbled in film, reality TV, and eventually contemporary country music during the 2000s, she is best known as a dance-pop vocalist who rose to fame in the late '90s alongside such teenaged acts as 98°. Simpson was born and raised in Dallas, TX, where she began her performing career as a member of her church choir; at 12, she also auditioned unsuccessfully for The Mickey Mouse Club. While attending church camp the following summer, Simpson was discovered by the head of a tiny contemporary Christian music label and spent the next three years recording her debut album. However, the label folded before Simpson's record could be released, although a small pressing was eventually funded by her grandmother. Nevertheless, the teen became a hit on the Christian Youth Conference circuit, where she shared bills with Kirk Franklin, God's Property, and CeCe Winans. Seeking to expand her popularity in the secular market, Simpson later signed to Sony and toured in support of the boy band sensation 98°. Teen pop was in full swing, and Simpson released her well-timed debut album, Sweet Kisses, in 1999. The album enjoyed smash singles with "I Wanna Love You Forever" and "I Think I'm in Love with You," the latter of which sampled the chord progression from John Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane." A second studio effort, Irresistible, appeared in spring 2001. Despite MTV's coverage of the album's title track, Simpson's sophomore effort didn't fare as well as her debut, which reached multi-platinum status. In 2002, Simpson married her longtime boyfriend, 98° crooner Nick Lachey, and went on to appear in several episodes of That '70s Show. However, she didn't become a bona fide celebrity until the summer of 2003, when the MTV-produced reality show Newlyweds began documenting the first year of Simpson's marriage to Lachey. Simpson's third album, a mature effort titled In This Skin, received a July 2003 release that smartly coincided with her hit TV show. The leadoff single "Sweetest Sin" was only a moderate chart hit, but thanks to the success of Newlyweds, Simpson's teetering career refused to topple. A second single, "With You," became a favorite among the MTV crowd, and by spring 2004, In This Skin had been re-released with reworked versions of Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" and Robbie Williams' "Angels," as well as additional footage from the first season of Newlyweds. Simpson spent the rest of 2004 and early 2005 working on the second season of Newlyweds; she also expanded her onscreen presence by portraying Daisy Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard movie. Late that year, she and Lachey separated amidst a flurry of rumors, with Simpson eventually filing for divorce in December 2005. Soon after, she set to work on her fourth album and starred in the Dane Cook vehicle Employee of the Month. A Public Affair arrived in summer 2006, featuring influences that ranged from '80s new wave to contemporary country. The album went gold, a modest achievement given Simpson's platinum-selling past, and the singer opted to refashion herself as a country artist for 2008's Do You Know. The album debuted at the top of Billboard's country charts but spawned no big hit singles and she left Sony Nashville seven months after its release. During the first part of 2010, Simpson devoted herself to hosting the VH1 show The Price of Beauty. In the fall, Sony issued Playlist, the first Simpson hits compilation, and the singer released her second Christmas album, Happy Christmas, on Primary Wave Records. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Stations Featuring
Jessica Simpson

    '90s Pop

    '90s Pop
    2 songs

    '00s Country

    '00s Country
    1 song

Albums by
Jessica Simpson

Top Songs by
Jessica Simpson

  1.   Song
  2.   Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  3.   The Little Drummer Boy
  4.   Baby, It's Cold Outside
  5.   Merry Christmas Baby by Willie Nelson
  6.   With You
  7.   I Think I'm in Love With You
  8.   I Wanna Love You Forever
  9.   Come On Over
  10.   Take My Breath Away
  11.   Where You Are by Nick Lachey
  12.   For Your Love
  13.   Sweetest Sin
  14.   Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Rosie O'Donnell
  15.   When You Told Me You Loved Me
  16.   Irresistible
  17.   In This Skin
  18.   Man Enough
  19.   These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
  20.   Here Comes Santa Claus/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  21.   I Have Loved You
  22.   B.O.Y.
  23.   Final Heartbreak
  24.   Mary Did You Know
  25.   Do You Know by Dolly Parton
  26.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  27.   The Christmas Song
  28.   I Never
  29.   What's It Gonna Be
  30.   There You Were
  31.   Heart of Innocence
  32.   Fired Up
  33.   Hot Like Fire
  34.   Did You Ever Love Somebody
  35.   Kiss Me For Christmas
  36.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  37.   Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  38.   Carol Of The Bells
  39.   Might As Well Be Making Love
  40.   Pray Out Loud
  41.   A Public Affair
  42.   Let Him Fly
  43.   Back to You
  44.   You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
  45.   It's Christmas Time Again
  46.   What Child Is This
  47.   I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  48.   Angels
  49.   Be
  50.   You Don't Have to Let Go
  51.   Forbidden Fruit
  52.   My Way Home
  53.   To Fall in Love Again
  54.   Imagination
  55.   A Little Bit
  56.   Woman in Me
  57.   I've Got My Eyes on You
  58.   Your Faith in Me
  59.   My Wonderful
  60.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Tye Tribbett
  61.   I'll Be Home For Christmas by John Britt
  62.   When I Loved You Like That
  63.   Still Beautiful
  64.   Remember That
  65.   I Don't Want to Care
  66.   Swing with Me
  67.   Walkin' 'Round in a Circle
  68.   Fly
  69.   Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)
  70.   What Christmas Means to Me
  71.   Loving You
  72.   Underneath
  73.   Everyday See You
  74.   Forever in Your Eyes
  75.   Betcha She Don't Love You
  76.   Part of Your World
  77.   O Come O Come Emmanuel
  78.   My Only Wish
  79.   Still Don't Stop Me
  80.   You're My Sunday
  81.   I Belong to Me
  82.   The Lover in Me
  83.   Between You & I
  84.   O Holy Night
  85.   Push Your Tush
  86.   If You Were Mine
  87.   Sweet Kisses
  88.   Sipping On History
  89.   His Eye Is on the Sparrow