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

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