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