Jessica Simpson has been in the spotlight ever since she learned to say “ya’ll”. Born in Abeline, Texas, Jessica discovered her killer voice after years of singing at her local Baptist church. As a young girl, she built a big name for herself in her religious community and while attending high school, she began recording gospel music for Proclaim Records. Although Proclaim Records went bankrupt before she could release an album, news of the talented teenage Texan spread like wildfire to major labels outside the religious realm.
Today, Jessica Simpson is known as a successful singer, model, actress, and designer. After being signed to Colombia Records, her first album “I Want to Love You Forever” peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2000, she began touring with famous names such as Ricky Martin and 98 Degrees. This of course led to the famous Nick Lechay and Jessica Simpson relationship. Her single dedicated to Nick, “I think I’m in love with you” became her biggest radio hit yet and soon after the release, Jessica married her boy band hunk. Jessica and Nick soon became a papparazi favorite when they became stars of the MTV hit show Newly Weds: Nick and Jessica. The show showed an inside scoop of their marriage life and made her even more famous for her ridiculously airheaded comments made on the show. That whole “is this chicken I have or is it tuna” debacle made headlines and even landed Jess a Chicken of the Sea endorsement. Sadly, in 2005, the couple announced to the tabloids that their marriage was over and that they were going their separate ways.
Although Jessica’s singing career seemed to slow down after her divorce went public, she used that time to work on her acting career. She starred in films such as Employee of the Month, Blonde Ambition, and Dukes of Hazzard which made number one at the box office. As of last year, her singing career picked up again, but this time in a different direction. In 2007, her father and manager, Joe Simpson, confirmed that Jessica was going to go back to her Texan roots and start a country-singing career. Her new country album entitled Do you know was released on September 9, 2008 and made number one on Billboard Top Country Album Chart in both the United States and Canada.
Jessica Simpson continues to impress us. Whether it be television, film, music, or fashion, she knows how to conquer it all.