Singer, writer, tomboy… Ashlee Simpson was born in Dallas, Texas. When 19 she signed on to the label, Geffen. In only a few months she produced a twelve song album. She named this album “Autobiography.” She also produced a song titled Autobiography with John Shanks. And MTV Cameras recorded the whole process. But it was not always this easy…
Ashlee began to dance at the age of four, and ten years later she went on tour with her older sister. At that time she began gaining her own fan base. At 18 she had over 50 fansites. She also was casted in 7th Heaven. In very late 2003 she signed on to her label, Geffen. At this time MTV came in and followed her everywhere.
She wrote a song for the Freaky Friday soundtrack earlier, but it’s time for her to write her album. One of the first songs was “Love Makes The World Go ‘Round,” which hit the fifth track on her album. This song was about being alone, but soon enough, she finds another boyfriend. And she loves how he knows her inside and out. This is where she sung, “Pieces Of Me.”
When her vocals were becoming weak, Ashlee saw a doctor. She found out the problem was due to Acid Reflex Disease. So Ashlee began to cut down on things that caused burning and weakness in her throat. She was to avoid diary, and sugar foods.
In June she released Pieces as her first single. The single was a smash hit. Things didn’t slow down, and Ashlee released her second single “Shadow”.
In October, “Autobiography” was ready to be released… and for promotion Ashlee was going to preform on Saturday Night Live. That day she woke up to a breakfast. She had pancakes, cheese, and eggs. Later, she realized her voice was dry or not up to anything. As that day progressed, Ashlee’s voice became worse. Her father and management told her straight. She had to use guide vocals, or lipsynch. The first song went well, when Ashlee came back out unto stage, it was all yuck. Her drummer signaled for Pieces, and what was so bad… they already did Pieces. In a state of shock, Ashlee began to get nervous… and began to do a hoedown. After 30 seconds she ran off stage. Saturday Night Live went to commercial quickly.
Although with her quotes that she would never lipsych, Ashlee’s fans still stand one-hundred percent behind her. Her fan-base understood the problem. But everyone else didn’t.
Jordan Geffen, over Geffen Records, canceled Autobiography, and released “La La.” La La was a big way to come back, and Ashlee began to work on her voice. In a crowd in January, while preforming she was booed. But that isn’t stopping her. What kind of Ashlee Fans would be at a place called the Orange Bowl?
She’s on tour, maybe she’s starting her second record. She’s finishing her first starring movie role in Wannabe. She has an awesome dad and that means an awesome manager. A sister, whom she never sees, but is her surface of support. And her mom to help her with her choices. Oh, and, over millions of fans. If you want Ashlee’s Autobiography… I’m sure you already know it’s all good, for Ashlee anyway.
And she also just celebrated her 20th birthday.
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