Jessica Ann Simpson is an American singer, actress, and television personality who rose to fame in the late 1990s. She has achieved seven Billboard Top 40 hits, and has three gold and two multi-platinum RIAA-certified albums. Simpson starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. She ventured into the country music market in 2008 and released Do You Know.
The older Jessica Simpson gets, the sexier she becomes. Her early mainstream career in pop music -- when she had to compete against Britney and Christina -- has allowed her to develop provocative moves of which we have fond fantasies.
When she divorced Nick Lachey, we thought that we might have a chance. But those dreams were shattered when reports of her constant involvement with celebs like John Mayer and Tony Romo began circulating.
As a child, she began singing at her local Baptist church. At age twelve, Simpson unsuccessfully auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club. While attending J.J. Pearce High School, she recorded a gospel music album with Proclaim Records. The record company went bankrupt and the album was never released. Simpson left high school at age sixteen (she later earned her GED), and toured the Christian music circuit. After Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola heard one of Simpsons' independent releases, she was signed to the label.
Simpson released her first single, "I Wanna Love You Forever", which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2000. Soon afterward her major label debut album Sweet Kisses was released. To support the album, Simpson toured with Ricky Martin and with boy band 98 Degrees, and she and 98 Degrees group member Nick Lachey began dating shortly afterwards. After dating for two years, the couple cooled their relationship. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, the couple reconciled. Simpson stated, "After 9/11, I knew that I never ever wanted to be away from Nick ever for the rest of my life."
Meanwhile, Simpson's album Sweet Kisses had gone double platinum, helped by follow-up singles "Where You Are" and "I Think I'm In Love With You", which were both released in 2000. The latter became Simpson's biggest radio hit at that point, and was her first release of an uptempo single. Although her debut album sold 2 million copies, sales fell far short of those achieved by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, and unlike the two pop princesses, Simpson was not a worldwide household name. Columbia Records officials reportedly decided Simpson needed a change for her second album.
In 2001, Simpson recorded a follow-up album with what Columbia considered more radio-friendly, up-tempo tracks. The result in that was Irresistible, released in mid-2001 on the heels of the title-track first single. "Irresistible" became one of the biggest hits of her career; it peaked at # 15 on the Hot 100. Irresistible debuted at #6 in June 2001 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, and has sold 825,000 copies to date.
Breakthrough and In this Skin
In This Skin, debuted at #10 on The Billboard 200 album chart, with sales of 64,000 in its first week. It rebounded after a special collectors' edition was released in April 2004 and subsequently reached a peak at #2. It was eventually certified triple platinum. It contained the song "Sweetest Sin", which barely even made an impact on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. However, the album did contain the hit singles "With You" (#14, 2004) and a cover of the Berlin song "Take My Breath Away" (#20, 2004), and a lesser hit, a cover of the Robbie Williams song "Angels", which charted just outside the Billboard Hot 100.
Simpson also released Rejoyce: The Christmas Album in late 2004, which peaked at #14 on the album chart and was later certified gold. Simpson appeared on The Dukes of Hazzard soundtrack, releasing "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", a cover of the 1966 Nancy Sinatra hit. The song peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Song from a Movie in 2006. The song's video featured Simpson as Daisy Duke. It contains scenes of her flirting and singing in a bar and then later washing the General Lee car, while wearing a skin-tight, revealing pink bikini. In some countries the video was banned for its overtly sexual content.
A Public Affair
In 2006, Simpson then returned to the recording studio, switching labels from Columbia to Epic Records. Her fourth album, A Public Affair, was released on August 29, 2006 via Epic Records. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 with 101,000 copies sold in its first week. The first single, "A Public Affair" (#14, 2006), reached the Top 20 of the Hot 100 but quickly fell off the charts. The music video for "A Public Affair" featured Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate, Christina Milian, Maria Menounos, Andy Dick and Ryan Seacrest. A second single, "I Belong To Me," was also released through her website and is now included on the CD itself. The single's video appeared on TRL countdowns, but quickly fell off.
Marriage to Nick Lachey and Television Success
During the summer of 2003, the reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, starring Simpson and her then-new husband Nick Lachey began airing on MTV. Simpson's third album, In This Skin, was released in August 2003 to coincide with the series premiere of Newlyweds.
The show quickly became a pop culture phenomenon and is credited with making her a household name, even among those who did not follow pop music or MTV. “I never knew that just doing the show would give me that pedestal to step on,” Simpson told Blender magazine in a March 2004 feature.
The couple starred in the television special The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour, which aired in 2004 and was compared to The Sonny & Cher Show. In 2005, Newlyweds won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show before wrapping shortly after.
In the summer of 2005, Simpson made her first appearance in a motion picture as Daisy Duke in the movie version of the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. The film was #1 at the box office its opening weekend, although it had little or no competition (the only other new film opening that weekend was a low-budget independent film), and grossed $30.7 million on 3,785 screens. It also had an adjusted-dollar rank of #14 all-time for August releases. The film eventually collected $110.5 million worldwide, although it was much less financially successful outside the U.S.
Simpson's second film, Employee of the Month, was released October 6, 2006. With poor reviews, the film took in $11.8 million in its opening weekend, debuting at #4 just behind Open Season.
In December 2007, Luke Wilson co-starred with Simpson in her third film, Blonde Ambition. The film opened in eight Texas (the home state of both Simpson and Wilson) theaters and earned US$6,422. It was released on DVD in January 2008.'Blonde Ambition' fared better overseas where it grossed $253,008 in the Ukraine its opening weekend. Simpson's next movie, Major Movie Star (later renamed Private Valentine": Blonde and Dangerous) was released straight to DVD on February 3, 2009
Simpson has had many commercials, mainly with Pizza Hut and Proactiv Solution. She also has a commercial with Ice Breakers, along with her sister Ashlee. She has had up to three Pizza Hut commercials, the first in 2004, advertising the new Buffalo Wing Pizza (costarring The Muppets). In 2005, she started advertising Proactiv Solution, an over-the-counter acne medicine. In 2006, she premiered in another Pizza Hut commercial for the Super Bowl XL broadcast. She sang "These Bites Are Made For Poppin'," in reference to the song "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," to advertise the new Cheesy Bites Pizza. In 2007, the Super Bowl featured her third Pizza Hut commercial, which again promoted the Cheesy Bites Pizza. She has also advertised DirecTV in character as Daisy Duke
Jessica Simpson Quotes
“Ironically girls with bigger boobs than mine are a real turn on!!”
"I don`t want people walking out of a movie thinking I was trying to act or be some movie star. I want them to think, `That might make me like Jessica a little bit more.` "
"I want to be a diva... like people-totally-respect-my-music diva, not diva like carry-my-diet-Coke-around."
"My first kiss was when I was 14. I could tell it was coming because Jason picked up a handful of mints. We had been going out for over a year, so it was really special"
"I had doors slammed in my face as a 14-year-old because my boobs were too big. on the perils of being a curvaceous Christian pop star "
"My mom was really worried I`d grow up looking strange, so every night before I went to bed, she`d pull my legs and stretch them so they`d be in proportion with the rest of my body. "
2008 - #53 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008
2007- #60 on Forbes magazine's "Top 100 Celebrities"
2006- #1 on Maxim's "Hot 100 List"
2006- #4 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006"
2006- #44 on Forbes "Top 100 Celebrities"
2005- #16 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005"
2005- #9 on the Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2005"
2005- #1 in People Magazine's "10 Most Stylish Moments"
2005- One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People"
2004- #1 on the Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2004"
2002- #20 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002"
2002- #43 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World"
#1 for VH1's "Top Ten best bodies"
#2 on E!'s "50 Steamiest Southern Stars"
#6 in the "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM"
* 1999: Sweet Kisses
* 2001: Irresistible
* 2003: In This Skin
* 2006: A Public Affair
* 2008: Do You Know
* 2002: This Is the Remix (Remix album)
* 2004: Rejoyce: The Christmas Album (Christmas album)
* Heat It Up Tour (2000)
* MTV TRL Tour - selected dates prior to her headlining tour (2001)
* DreamChaser Tour (2001)
* Reality Tour (2004)
* Tour of Duty (2005)
* Bob That Head Tour (2009) (opening act for Rascal Flatts)
Birth name Jessica Ann Simpson
Born July 10, 1980 (1980-07-10)
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
Nickname:Jess, Daddy’s little girl
Hookups:Tony Romo, John Mayer, Nick Lachey, Johnny Knoxville
Assets:A very blonde head of hair, and a natural 36DD bust.
Hobbies:eating junk food
Country of Origin:United States
Genre(s) Pop, dance-pop, country pop, adult contemporary
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active 1999–present
Label(s) Columbia (1999–2005)
Columbia Nashville (2008–2009)
Associated acts Nick Lachey, Ashlee Simpson, 98 Degrees
Simpson is Operation Smile’s International Youth Ambassador.
In March 2007, Simpson donated a new Chrysler minivan to the Elim orphanage in Nuevo Laredo. Simpson won a Chrysler Crossfire sports car at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, but exchanged the $50,000 luxury car for a minivan so she could help the orphanage
Jessica's favorite place to relax is in a hot bubble bath