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Welcome on Ashlee Simpson Daily! This website will provide you the latest news about Ashlee Simpson Ross. Ashlee is back : She is in the show 'Ashlee+Evan' every Sundays on E! You can now buy her first EP of six songs (I Do, Paris, Safe Zone, Tonic, I Want You & Home) with Evan Ross called 'Ashlee+Evan' here. Ashlee is also working on a solo album and a clothing line 'ASR3'. Ashlee-Simpson.us is also available on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr. Thanks for your visit! xoxo
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Message posté par Laura le 15 Nov 2018

In the new episode of my podcast The Dan Wootton Interview – which you can subscribe to for free on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts – Evan says Diana became a second mother to the Billie Jean legend.

The singer, who was 21 when MJ died, tells me: “I had a really incredible relationship with him. In the later years my mum was like a mum to him and I think some of the most special times he spent was with my mother“.

And even now being so close to (Michael’s daughter) Paris and the family I feel like he’s still here so it’s really special you know. But he was amazing, he always looked out.”

Evan started his music career by singing songs to Michael down the phone.

He explains: “We talked about music and everything. He knew I wanted to do music. He used to tell me, ‘I’m gonna tell you a secret, how you really get to be amazing.’

At 30, Evan is stepping out from his mother’s shadow – but he insists he never felt troubled growing up as the son of an icon.

He explains: “I didn’t find the shadow tough, I feel like it’s a really special shadow to be under“.

My mum is so supportive and I think a lot of being around what I was around is what makes me so creative“.

You want things to be so perfect because someone like my mother’s incredible,. you just want it to be good.”

Opening up about the now infamous performance of SNL, Ashlee reveals she was desperate to pull out because she had woken up with vocal nodes.

She says: “I couldn’t talk and I was like, ‘I’m not doing it.’ I’m like writing it down. And this is what you learn – you learn that when you say no you mean no“.

As a young girl everyone’s like, ‘You’re on the biggest show and you have to go on and sing on it.

Reflecting on the tatters her career was left in following a wave of international criticism, she says: “Oh my God, this poor 19-year-old girl, go give her a hug! It was just so wild. It taught me to be such a fighter.”

Evan and Ashlee have a three-year-old daughter called Jagger (naturally named after Mick) – but she co-parents her nine-year-old son Bronx with Fall Out Boy member Pete Wentz.

We all get along. We lucked out,” Ashlee enthuses.

Evan adds: “You hear about horror stories about things like that so it could have been something totally different.

But we have such a respect for each other and an understanding and he’s a father and I get to be the bonus dad so that’s good.”

All the family, including Diana, feature on the brilliant new show, which screens on E! from January – but the songs by Ashlee+Evan are out now.

Source : FireNewsFeed.com

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Message posté par Laura le 15 Nov 2018

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have been married since 2014 and earlier this year they released their first EP together.

It marks a long-awaited return to music for Simpson, whose last album Bittersweet World was released in 2008, and it’s the first time fans have heard her singing with husband Evan, the son of the legendary Diana Ross. After teasing a number of tracks, Ashlee and Evan released their self-titled EP last month.

The music coincided with the premiere of their new reality series Ashlee + Evan, a six-part series on E! Entertainment Television. It’s already aired in the US but it arrives in the UK on 13th January at 10pm on E! UK.

I had a chat with Ashlee and Evan to find out why they decided to make music together, discuss finding their sound, and to talk about letting cameras into their lives for their new reality show.

Hi guys. Where are you answering these questions from today and how are you doing?

Ashlee: We are in London. We’re so happy to be out here. It’s adorable and we just got back from the MTV EMAs in Bilbao.

Evan: We’re having so much fun out here!

You’ve been releasing tracks from her forthcoming album and there’s a real mix of sounds and styles. What can fans expect when the album arrives?

E: I think you’ll be able to see into our love and our relationship, and the music that we’ve been inspired by that inspired songs that we’ve created on this album.

A: It’s definitely a mix of sounds but it’s about love and…

E: … and conversations of love.

Why did you decide to make an album together. What challenges did you face bringing it to life?

A: We decided to make an album together because music was something that always brought us together…

E: Something that we always do together. When we first met we would sing outside and come up with songs and things like that and we’ve always just loved music…

A: …and we would annoy our neighbours (laughs).

E: Exactly. I think it was just one of those things that we really wanted to do with each other and we wanted to share with the world.

Individually your musical styles are quite different but when you come together the results are quite magical. How did you find your sound as a couple and how much compromising did you have to do?

A: I think our sound just kind of came about. I feel like it was something very natural.

E: I think we just were having fun and in that process we would take from different inspirations and songs that we love and find different sounds. In that process we came up with the album.

A: We didn’t want it to be just one sound.

E: A lot of the songs started out just working on songs acoustically and really stripped down, and then it turned into what it was.

The album coincides with your new reality series. Ashlee did you have any reservations about letting the cameras back into your life given that you’ve done a reality show before?

A: Yeah I definitely didn’t think I was going to be doing reality TV again but I was happy to do this. It was something beautiful and Evan and I got to share our love. We were executive producers on it.

E: We got to create it in the way we wanted to create it and make it as authentic and truthful as we really felt like it should be. It turned into something really special and beautiful. At first yes it was a little bit of a scary idea to do a reality show but at the same time it was nice to let people in and get to see who we really are.

What kind of pressure does being followed around by cameras 24/7 have on your marriage?

A: We didn’t have too crazy of a shooting schedule. We definitely had our alone time as well.

E: It wasn’t too much. I feel like we had to find a way to make sure that the kids didn’t feel like it was too much and we didn’t make storylines around them. At the same time it was definitely a change in lifestyle having cameras around.

A: It was definitely a bit more hectic in our house!

E: We actually made friends with all the people that were working with us so after it was done we missed some of them.

A: Yeah, they were sweet people.

Are there any plans to tour in support of the album?

E: We’re starting touring on January 7th and we’re going to do a bunch of shows. We’re excited!

A: We’d love to come to Europe and tour too.

E: Yes we would love to do that.

Looking to the future have you been thinking about making music together or will you be focusing on solo projects?

A: We have more music coming out together and we’re really looking forward to sharing that next part with you guys. Then we’re definitely going to do our own solo projects.

E: Yeah we’ll do our solo projects and even on those I think we’ll still probably work together…

A: …we’ll still be writing together…

E: … and maybe down the line we’ll do other songs together again.

You both come from musical families. What kind of advice and support do you families give you when it comes to your music?

A: Our families are so supportive. They’re definitely loving us and loving our music and they’re all proud of us.

E: Yeah they’re so supportive. I think that’s one of the really lucky things that we have, is that our family has been supportive in this entire process. They’re excited that we were actually putting out music and that we’re going to be able to show everybody what we’ve been creating.

What’s the one thing you’re hoping that people take away from the music you’re making together?

A: It’s about love and I hope that people can enjoy some good duets. We’ve always loved good classic duets so it’s fun to be able to do that together.

E: I think it’s a really important time to actually do something positive and talk about things that are positive and sharing ourselves with the world like that… a young couple that is also trying to figure things out and working through things, and juggling having a career and being parents and the whole thing. I hope that people just really enjoy the music and feel the love.

Source : Entertainment-focus.com


Message posté par Laura le 14 Nov 2018

Ashlee Simpson is underrated and she knows it. The younger, scrappier Simpson sister has never had the glossier career of her older sibling Jessica. In fact, for someone who grew up on stage, had a successful acting career, an MTV reality show and is now married to one of Diana Ross’s children, Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson has always been an underdog.

In 2004, aged 19, she released her brilliant debut album Autobiography. The process of writing and recording the album was documented on The Ashlee Simpson Show, a reality TV show that attempted to replicate the success of her sister’s show with her then-husband Nick Lachey, Newlyweds. Ashlee, however, isn’t Jessica, and while the show depicted a young woman going through heartbreak and hanging out with her friends, it also offered a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the major label mechanics. Early on in the show, Ashlee meets with her label as they clash over the direction her music is taking. Her label want her to be more like Hilary Duff; Ashlee just wants to be herself.

The show also took viewers behind the headlines. Ashlee’s now iconic and infamous Saturday Night Live lipsync fuck up was a plot device on the show. It was also the grenade that blew apart any chance she had of escaping her underdog status. At the time she was eviscerated in the media, critics and audiences blasting her as a talentless hack who couldn’t sing and who was famous for no reason. “The world hated me,” she said during a recent confessional for her latest E! docu-series she stars in with her husband, Ashlee + Evan.

What many people don’t know is that following the SNL snafu, Ashlee released two more records and toured America relentlessly. Her second, darker album, I Am Me, debuted at Number 1 in America and featured the infectious single Boyfriend. Then there was her final album, released 10 years ago this year: Bittersweet World. Working with Timbaland and Chad Hugo on the record, she blended pop rock with the scuzzy futuristic R&B sound that Timbaland had popularised with Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, creating a unique sound that blurred bratty with brooding. “I do feel Bittersweet World was a little before it’s time,” she says to i-D when we meet. She’s not wrong.

In fact, over the last decade, pop music fans and critics alike have begun to look back fondly on Ashlee Simpson’s discography. Earlier this year, the New York Times dedicated two episodes of its music podcast to Ashlee where they attempted to re-write the negativity surrounding her career. Likewise, Nylon and Buzzfeed have both written pieces praising her, acknowledging how underappreciated she is. When she announced that she would be returning with a new show with her husband, she also announced that she’d be releasing new music with him, too.

Still, with the rewriting of Ashlee’s story, no one has revisited the past with the singer herself. So, during a brief visit to London, i-D sat down with Ashlee Simpson to dive into her colourful career. “Okay, let me get in diving mode,” she says with a laugh, reaching for a Red Bull. “It’s funny, I haven’t had a Red Bull since 2004. Let’s really go back there.”

Re-watching The Ashlee Simpson Show it’s amazing how you held on to your creative vision for Autobiography and stood up to the record label executives. What was that experience like?

Even when I danced with my sister on tour, I had my guitar player come be the guitar tech. I was writing songs at 15. I was into rock and I was this girl figuring myself out. I knew what I wanted the album to sound like. I think it’s an interesting thing with labels and whatnot. I had a great insight because I had an older sister [in the industry] and so I was able to see how labels run and dictate how a person should act or look or sound. I was able to see Jessica be strong and I was able to say exactly how I saw myself.

When you look back are you surprised by how assured you were standing up to the record executives?

For sure! When I look back on my career I’m like, ‘God, I had something to say and I was able to be vulnerable, tough and stand up for who I was.’ Even when the world was crazy and sometimes it felt that people were hard on me, I had the most amazing fans. I was able to be so strong.

One of my favourite bits is when you say you don’t want to be Hilary Duff.

And I love Hilary — she’s, like, my dear friend.

But it’s when you say that if that’s what the label want, you don’t want to make a record.

I definitely didn’t want to be told what to do, how to be or what I should sound or look like. And now it’s interesting because you can now not be with a label and put music out. But when I look back I’m like, ‘High-five Ashlee!’

The album really started to take shape when you met producer John Shanks and songwriter Kara DioGuardi. You had such chemistry.

Yeah. I was talking to John the other day because Evan and I are getting ready to go on tour and I’m getting ready to sing Pieces of Me for everyone. But I had been writing with other people. I had worked with The Matrix on a song. And then I met John and Kara; it was obvious that’s where I was meant to be. It was magic.

What do you remember about writing Pieces of Me ?

I was in the studio when that hook came up. You know, when you write a song like that you know it’s going to be a good one. Kara, John and I all looked at each other like, ‘This is the one.’

It’s amazing how Autobiography hasn’t aged. How do you view it now?

It was my first album! When we were making it I was in the studio every day. It was a magical moment. I’m very proud of it.

I don’t want to linger on SNL.

Oh, I literally don’t care.

But the time it felt that there was an obsession with “authenticity” and “real music” and an opinion that female pop stars weren’t artists. How much do you think the backlash stemmed from that misogyny and mentality?

I think, for me, that was something that just happened. I had vocal nodes and I couldn’t talk. I had done the rehearsal the night before and just didn’t want to go on. Looking back now I wish I had insisted on not doing it. But moments like that made me stronger. When the world questions you, you have to realise who you are as an artist. For me, I had to pick myself up, go on tour and be there for my fans. I had to keep going. There was a fight. I think that it was unfair. Nowadays, I think it’d quickly become old news.

Right?

Yeah. It’s like, this poor 19-year-old girl, let’s rip her apart! Now I look back and want to give myself a hug. And especially because I had been in the studio and written that record.

And it’s personal.

Definitely. I kept writing and wrote my second album. It was one of those things where we have those moments in our lives and it’s how you react to it that defines you. For me it was a fight or flight and I chose to fight.

It secured your underdog status. And when your second album went to number 1 it felt like a win.

Totally. And I even went back to SNL and sang again. No one gave a fuck.

What was your mentality when you were recording I Am Me?

I was definitely in a place where I did feel a bit broken. There were moments where I was searching for that on songs like Beautifully Broken.

Boyfriend is amazing. How did that song come about?

John started playing the riff. That was another of those, ‘What is happening?’ moments. John is amazing.

Would you work on another record with him?

I would! After we’ve done the second EP, Evan and I are going to be working on our own songs and I’m going to bring that sound back but in my own new way, which I guess I have to now discover.

Bittersweet World was a total departure, though.

Yeah. But you know, before I did that album, I had written a song with John Legend and I had written a song Beth Hart and Jenny Lewis. I was writing with all these different people and it was really amazing — in fact, maybe with my new album I need to go back and revisit those songs. But then I took a departure. I was like, ‘I want to have fun’, which is when I went to Timbaland and Chad Hugo. The fun thing was that Bittersweet World was ahead of its time.

Outta My Head and What I’ve Become would work now.

It’s so hard because I got pregnant on that album. Then I go back and listen to it and realise how fun they are.

There’s a bit in the docu-series where you say that you don’t think that people realise that you had a second number one album and toured a lot. Is that frustrating for you?

I don’t take myself that seriously. I’m grown up. I think the people that recognised it are my fans, and they still are. It’s cool to have a certain fanbase that were waiting for me to come. It’s not frustrating. People see people in different ways. Also, it wasn’t frustrating because it was a great tour; I had fun!

Artists like Charli XCX and Haim have said they’re fans of your music. What’s it like hearing those artists are inspired by you?

That’s like… I’m old and it’s amazing. Definitely, that’s amazing to hear. It warms my heart. That’s what I had always wanted. I wanted to make music that was relatable.

Is there anything from that time that sticks out to you now that you can look back retrospectively?

It is hard. When you’re in that moment you’re just going and going. But I look back and listen to those albums and I watch myself and how strong I was when I was younger and how I kept being creative. I’m proud of myself.

Ashlee + Evan – EP is out now. Ashlee + Evan airs on E! UK from 13 January 2019.

Source : I-D.vice.com


Message posté par Laura le 14 Nov 2018

Hello everyone! Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross offer to us an acoustic version of their wonderful song, ‘I Do’. Plus, find an interview of Ashlee and Evan with David Olshanetsky for Spotify here.


Message posté par Laura le 09 Nov 2018

Hello everyone! Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross gave an interview to Dan Wootton during their time in London. The podcast is out since today, you can listen to it here or on Apple here. They talked about their favorite songs, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and the fact that she loves Ashlee’s voice. They also mention Ashlee’s career, her incident in SNL, they played a little game and many other things


Message posté par Laura le 08 Nov 2018

Hello everyone! Yesterday (November 7), Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross attend ‘First Access Entertainment Presents Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross Press Launch’ at Bagatelle in London to promote their show ‘Ashlee+Evan‘ in the country.

Gallery > Public Events > 2018 > November 7 – First Access Entertainment Presents Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross Press Launch at Bagatelle in London


Message posté par Laura le 07 Nov 2018

Hello everyone! Yesterday (November 6), Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross attend the ‘Moschino H&M London Launch Party’ in London.

Plus, find a new video of Ashlee and Evan for their show; ‘Ashlee+Evan’ which is coming in America Latina – Every Tuesday on E! : Brazil 21h // Argentina 21:00 Hs // Chile 10pm // Colombia 8pm // Mexico 8pm // Peru 8pm and Venezuela 9pm.

Finally, during the EMAs, journalists asked to the artists what they think about the band ‘BTS’, Ashlee answered to the question in the video below.

Gallery > Public Events > 2018 > November 6 – At the Moschino H&M London Launch Party in London

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Message posté par Laura le 06 Nov 2018

America has fallen in love with Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross. Since September, when their docu-series “Ashlee + Evan” premiered on E!, the couple has invited viewers to share in their journey of love, family and recording music together for the first time.
Their infectious songs and delicious blend of pop, rock and soul has struck a chord with listeners. Ashlee and Evan’s debut single “I Do” became an instant hit. It entered Billboard’s Pop Digital Song Sales chart at #6 and went to #2 on the iTunes Pop Chart. Other songs followed, including the seductive and sexy “Paris” and the R&B, disco-infused “Tonic.”

Ashlee and Evan are no strangers to success. Ashlee became one of the biggest names in pop music in 2004 when she released her debut album “Autobiography.” It sold over five million copies worldwide and produced the monster hit “Pieces of Me.” Evan, whose mother is the legendary Diana Ross, made his mark in television and film. Since his debut in the film “ATL,” he’s gone on to have starring roles in “Pride” and “The Hunger Games,” on television in “90210” and most recently in the hit music drama “Star.”

In October, Ashlee and Evan released their much-anticipated, six-song EP. It contained previously released recordings that have been featured on their television series, as well as one new song called “Home.” In January, they will launch their first tour together in New York City at the Bowery Ballroom.

When you spend time talking with Ashlee and Evan, it’s easy to see why they’re so much in love. Not only are they fun, chill and magnetic, they are also passionate about their work and have an equal desire to share it with people in their lives.

The music you’re making seems so organic and natural. Was making music together something you had envisioned, or did the idea come with time?
Ashlee: Music was always one of the things that connected us from the beginning. We liked our voices together, and as time went on, we thought it was something that we wanted to share.
Evan: I remember I was in the studio recording, and Ashlee kept joining in and humming along. I finally said, “Do you want to sing with me?”

Your first single, “I Do,” really connected with people. What does the song mean to you?
Evan: It’s a message of love. You can sing it to anyone you love—a parent to a child or from one lover to another. It’s so good and universal.

Ashlee: Yeah, it’s really a trust thing. It’s a lyrical commitment to someone you love.

How would you describe the music you’ve made?
Evan: They’re conversations of love, and love is good.

Ashlee: The music is how we think about love. No love is perfect or whatever, but it’s beautiful, and we want our music to reflect that.

Evan: And I have always loved duets. I grew up listening to them. I loved Sonny & Cher and of course my mom and Marvin Gaye.

Speaking of your mom, Evan, what does she think of the music you two have created?
Evan: She’s so supportive. She actually came up with a melody that we ended up writing a song to. She’s good with melodies.

Ashlee: That was really fun. Mama D is super cool, and she has helped me.

How so?
Ashlee: I feel like with her you know she’s got your back and is on your team. That’s refreshing and so nice. She told me not to rush a comeback until I was ready and felt it was right. From the first time I met her, she was warm. She’s an incredible mother. We have a really good connection.

Evan, what’s one of the best pieces of advice your mother has given you?
Evan: Trust my instincts and gut. She’s inspiring. I remember as kid she used to tell my brother and me before we left for school, “Make a new friend today.” She’s about spreading love. That’s something I’ve learned from her. I think having love in your life is the most important.

In addition to your television series and recording career, you two have also created a unisex clothing line for Zadig & Voltaire named Jagger Snow, after your daughter. Why was making gender-free clothing important to you?
Ashlee: We’ve always shared clothes. Evan has such great taste. When we first started dating I suddenly had a new wardrobe, because I was always in his closet!

Evan: And I was often borrowing her vintage pieces, anything from her t-shirts to her kimonos. You have to wear what’s comfortable for you and not base it on gender. As my mom always told me, “You set the trends; you don’t follow them.” As a kid I was always allowed to wear what I wanted.

Ashlee, you have a very loyal fan base, but particularly in the LGBT community. What do you attribute that to?
Ashlee: I’ve never looked at my fans by their sexuality, just as I don’t look at clothing as for men or women. I have amazing fans who have stood by me. I think all of us have grown up together and have faced different degrees of adversity and have had struggles we’ve had to rise above. I’ve learned that in the tough moments you become stronger. I’ve also learned to stand up for myself and to keep fighting. I believe the LGBT community has always been at the forefront of that message. But above all, I believe in love and that love is love.

How did the idea for the series “Ashlee + Evan” come about?
Evan: At first it was just for us to document us making music together for the first time. As time went on, we wanted people to really get to know us. There’s nothing scripted about the show. It’s real—how we work, live and love.

When you watched the finished episodes, what were your thoughts?
Ashlee: There’s a lot of vulnerability in the show and with us. We put ourselves out there, and I feel we were totally honest. I have my good friends on the show, and I got to work with my husband and my family. That’s the best.

Evan: You do give up a certain amount of privacy when you do a show like this, but we wanted to let people in on this journey. At the end of the day, when the cameras stop rolling, it’s us alone with each other traveling together on this beautiful path.

Family is so important in your lives. Any thoughts on expanding your family?
Evan: That’s up to her, but I’d like five more kids!

Ashlee: And I say, “Slow down! Take it one day at a time!” My main goal right now is finding that balance between career and motherhood.

Ashlee, will you be returning to your pop and rock roots in the future?
Ashlee: Yes! Whenever I have the chance to rock out, it feels so good and like home to me. Now I’ll be adding a little more soul into my sound.

What lasting message do you want audiences to take away from the songs on the new EP?
Evan: Surround yourself with love and good energy.

Ashlee: And have fun!

Source : GetOutMag.com


Message posté par Laura le 06 Nov 2018

Hello everyone! Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross gave an interesting interview for the ‘Zach Sang Show’. They confirmed there will be a second EP of ‘Ashlee+Evan’ of six songs. They also talked about their tour, Ashlee will sing her old songs from her three records like ‘Pieces Of Me’, they will probably do some covers and Evan’s own songs. I can’t wait for all of this!