Jessica Simpson

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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Jessica Simpson (feat. Lil Bow Wow)
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Biography

10 July 1980, Waco, Texas, USA. Initially one of America’s pre-millennial rash of teenybop singers resurrecting the country’s traditions of bubblegum pop, Simpson won her spurs with December 1999’s Top 5 single ‘I Wanna Love You Forever’. She began singing aged 12 in her local Baptist church, where her psychologist father served as youth minister. After unsuccessfully auditioning for the Mickey Mouse Club she remained in the contemporary Christian field and recorded an album’s worth of material until the gospel label about to release it folded. Instead she worked the Christian Youth Conference circuit with her father, selling copies of her home-recorded debut album after performances. A copy of the album reached Tommy Mottola of Columbia Records, who believed Simpson could be groomed for a secular audience. Optimistically likened to a teenage Mariah Carey by her record label, and insisting that ‘I’m certainly not denying that...

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