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Jessica Simpson Featured As Xbox Live September "Artist Of The Month"

Download her smash hit music video, "A Public Affair," and an exclusive behind-the-scenes peak at the making of the video for free in high definition from Xbox Live Marketplace on the Xbox 360

Jessica Simpson, one of the most sought after and sexiest women in entertainment, will be featured as the Xbox Live Artist of the Month for September. Xbox Live members can download a free version of Jessica's smash hit music video and title track, "A Public Affair," which is currently ranked #3 on MTV's TRL. Additional rewards for Xbox Live members include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the video, "A Public Affair" and an opportunity to win an Xbox 360 and a copy of Jessica's new CD. For further information on the program, be sure to visit http://www.xbox.com/artist.

Jessica's fifth solo album, A Public Affair, was released on the 29th August by Epic Records. Simpson boasts songwriting credits on 9 out of the 14 tracks produced by the most sought-after producers in the business including Lester Mendez, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Cory Rooney, Scott Storch and Stargate. The album is a true reflection of her growth both personally and musically, showcasing her diverse range of artistic influences. The album features up-tempo dance tracks, ballads and a beautiful cover of "Let Him Fly," originally recorded by her personal favourite, Patty Griffith.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Jessica began her performing career by sharing the stage with famous gospel acts such as Kirk Franklin, God's Property and Ce Ce Winans. With her unmistakable voice and unique pop sound, Jessica caught the eye of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mattola, and after joining a tour in support of the boy-band 98 Degrees, she quickly burst onto the music scene in 1999 with her debut release Sweet Kisses. Her RIAA-certified double platinum debut featured Jessica's massive breakthrough hit, "I Wanna Love You Forever," which hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The Xbox Live "Artist of the Month" program gives Xbox Live members the unique opportunity to access free exclusive entertainment content in high definition on their Xbox 360 from some of today's hottest stars. As part of the year long agreement with Epic Records, each month a new artist is showcased on Xbox Live, where you can download their videos as well as get a chance to go online and chat and play against them in their favourite game. Previous Xbox Live Artists of the Month include Audioslave, Cartel, Matisyahu, The Fray and Natasha Bedingfield. For further information on the program, visit http://www.xbox.com/artist.

Xbox Live is the first and only unified online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy for people to find the friends, games and entertainment they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. Xbox Live connects millions of members across 24 countries to enjoy hundreds of multiplayer games, downloadable games via Xbox Live Arcade, free and premium playable game demos, music videos, and movie trailers, as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favourite retail games. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live.

Xbox ( http://www.xbox.com/) is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia.

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