Life and career[ edit ] — She has one older sister, Jessica Simpson. She enrolled at the School of American Ballet in New York City when she was eleven, becoming the youngest person ever to be admitted into the school. Simpson appeared in a total of forty episodes as Cecilia. Christmas; the song was later re-released on Radio Disney Jingle Jams following Simpson's musical breakthrough.
It was confirmed a month after the release of the Freaky Friday soundtrack that Simpson had signed with Geffen Records to release her debut studio album. Simpson wanted her debut album to consist of pop-rock music, as she did not listen to pop music. The song became a top five hit on the Billboard Hot chart, and topped the Mainstream Top 40 chart based on pop radio airplay. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard albums chart in the United States, selling an estimated , copies in its first week of release.
On October 23, , Simpson infamously appeared as a musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live to promote the album. She first performed the single "Pieces of Me", and was set to perform the song "Autobiography" as the second song.
As the second performance was set to begin, the vocals for "Pieces of Me" were heard again, revealing that Simpson had lip synced her previous performance. During the closing of the show, Simpson appeared with the guest host, Jude Law , and said, "I feel so bad!
My band started playing the wrong song, and I didn't know what to do, so I thought I'd do a hoedown. Simpson said of the incident, "I made a complete fool of myself. The song did not receive a release in European territories. It failed to have the success of its predecessor, though it did reach the top twenty of the Mainstream Top 40 chart, becoming her second hit on the chart. The song received a positive critical reception, with some praising it as a highlight for the album. Despite a low peak on the Hot chart, the song went on to receive a gold certification from the RIAA.
The song served as only the second single in European territories. Film work, I Am Me, media scrutiny, and Broadway[ edit ] In January , gossip news outlets began speculating that Simpson and actor Wilmer Valderrama were romantically involved, leading to rumors of a "love triangle" between the pair and Valderama's ex-girlfriend Lindsay Lohan.
Her performance of "La La" garnered a negative reception from the crowd, leading to boos. Simpson had a supporting role in the film Undiscovered , portraying an aspiring actress named Clea. The film was a critical and commercial failure, and earned Simpson a nomination for Worst Supporting Actress at the Golden Raspberry Awards.
The album featured similar pop-rock themes as found on her debut effort, though Simpson hoped to incorporate the feel of music from the s into her sound. It became her second album to debut at the top of the Billboard chart, with first week sales of , copies in the United States. Both songs were performed without incident. The collapse and her subsequent hospitalization were attributed to exhaustion as a result of her busy work schedule.
In the May issue of Harper's Bazaar , she said that she was not insecure about her appearance and had not been beforehand. She said that plastic surgery was a "personal choice" that one should only decide to do for oneself and not for others. The magazine received over 1, letters of complaint and the magazine's new editor expanded the letters section of the September issue of the magazine to give readers a chance to vent their frustrations.
Tour , to further promote her sophomore album. It was announced that I Am Me would be re-released in the following months featuring a new single " Invisible ", a cover of a Jaded Era song.
It became her second single to enter the top ten of the Mainstream Top 40 chart based on pop radio airplay. She received mostly positive reviews. Bittersweet World, motherhood, marriage to Pete Wentz, Melrose Place, and return to Broadway[ edit ] Following her appearance as Roxie Hart, Simpson confirmed that she had begun working on her third studio album, initially slated for release in late The song featured elements of synthpop , and was heavily influenced by the pop-music scene of the s.
Bittersweet World , Simpson's third studio album, was released on April 19, The album saw a decline for Simpson, debuting at number 4 on the Billboard with first week sales of 47, copies.
Simpson at a Grammy party in In February , Simpson began wearing a diamond ring. She later explained that it was a promise ring from Wentz. Two weeks after her wedding, Simpson announced her pregnancy, thus ending promotion of "Little Miss Obsessive" and the parent album. Simpson left the show after twelve episodes and stated that she had known all along that her character would leave the show once the murder mystery storyline had concluded.
She began her Broadway run on November 30, and performed in New York for eight shows a week until February 7, She created a fashion line aimed at girls aged seven to sixteen in collaboration with her sister's successful brand. Simpson is the co-creative director of the line, which was released in the winter of Second marriage, second child, retirement from acting, and fourth studio album[ edit ] Shortly after her separation from Wentz, it was confirmed that Simpson was in a relationship with actor Vincent Piazza , though the two ended their relationship nearly a year and a half after they started dating.
The single featured explicit lyrics and a racy music video, though failed to have any success. In July , Simpson gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Jagger Snow.