SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashlee Simpson's latest single Boyfriend is emerging as the singer's fastest-rising hit to date. Culled from her upcoming Geffen CD "I Am Me," the new single, currently #26, is racing up the national Top 40 chart. Major market phones have been particularly strong. "I Am Me" arrives in stores October 18. Meanwhile the video version of the track is the #1 most requested clip on MTV and was added into MTV's most powerful rotation Big Ten, marking Ashlee's quickest jump to #1 yet. As a prelude to the coming tour, Ashlee performed on Saturday Night Live on Oct. 8, singing "Boyfriend" and "Catch Me When I Fall," a ballad she wrote after her controversial appearance on SNL a year ago. In the weeks ahead, she is also scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show, TRL and The Ellen De Generes Show. For the new CD, Ashlee teamed up with producer John Shanks (Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge and Alanis Morissette) who also plays keyboards, bass and guitars. Ashlee co-wrote all ten songs with Shanks and/or Kara DioGuardi. Said Ashlee of the album, "The record is dark meets light in a sense. I feel everyone has a dark side. This album is about finding the positive, finding the lighter side as well." Born in Waco, TX, Ashlee made inroads as an actress early on, appearing on shows like 7th Heaven and Malcolm in the Middle, but she always longed for a music career. The Ashlee Simpson Show on MTV chronicled the making of her 2004 premiere solo album "Autobiography," which debuted on the charts at #1. That album's hit single "Pieces of Me" hit #1, helping push the CD to multi-platinum status.
SOURCE Geffen Records