Ashlee Simpson's New Single 'Boyfriend' Now Radio's Best Friend Makes Fast Rise on U.S. Playlists

Oct 11, 2005, 01:00 ET from Geffen Records

    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
     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