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