Welcome to Princess Ariel’s world, Jessie J!

The British singer is the latest musician to cover “Part of Your World” from Walt Disney Animation’s 1989 classic The Little Mermaid. The song appears on the compilation album We Love Disney, out Oct. 30.

Jessie J isn’t the first contemporary artist to put her spin on the song made famous by Jodi Benson in the animated movie musical. In fact, Carly Rae Jepson made a music video for the song in 2013 to
promote Little Mermaid Greatest Hits.



Disney Channel star Anna Maria Perez de Taglé also covered the track for Disneymania 7 in 2010. Known for her roles as Ashley Dewitt on Hannah Montana and Ella Pador in Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Perez de Taglé’s version was girly and fit for a princess, natch.
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NEW YORK — Jessica Simpson, celebrating 10 years of her own fashion line, decided to give a big shout-out to another label by wearing a sexy, black, cleavage-baring ensemble from the new women-led London firm Galvan Wednesday night.

“I thought, let’s celebrate other designers,” Simpson told USA TODAY at an anniversary party for the Jessica Simpson Collection held at the iconic Tavern on the Green.

It was a quick in-and-out visit to the city for the designer/singer/actress/reality TV star, 35, who posed on the carpet with her parents and her husband, Eric Johnson, and said she wouldn’t have time to catch any shows during New York Fashion Week.

“I am not here long enough. I’ve got to get home to my babies. They’re already asking for us,” she said.

“Adventurous” daughter Maxwell has “just started horseback riding. I know she’s only 3. She got her first pair of heels which is very exciting and she knows how to clean a hoof. Her mom does not know how to do that.”

Son Ace, 2, is “very artistic. He’s the one who’s gonna be our entertainer/singer.”
Simpson says that while being a mom is her No. 1 priority, she’s going to start “focusing on music again” and is working on a new album. She’s trying to figure out the direction her new tunes will take. “I want it to be authentic to where I’m at in my life right now. It might not be on the radio, I don’t care, but it will definitely be on my web site,” she tells USA TODAY.

To mark the 10th year of her fashion line, which brings in $1 billion annually, Simpson is launching a new fragrance and a line of active wear, “which is amazing.”

“I truly believe that women should just be active,” says the trim star. “It makes them feel better about themselves.”




Jessica Simpson is on top of the world right now. Her namesake fashion brand just turned 10 years old, and she has been enjoying time with her husband and two babies. But many of us first met Simpson through something else: her singing talent. Some fans might be wondering if she will return to the roots of her fame. After all, it has been quite a while since the 35-year-old has released music — almost five years, if you can believe it. Well, as it turns out, Jessica Simpson is working on some new music, so it’s time for fans to get excited.

Simpson announced in March of this year that she was starting to work on a new record. The last album she released was a holiday album called Happy Christmas, and that was all the way back in 2010. But it seems like she is ready to put her vocal chords to work again, even if it means turning down other projects in the process. Interestingly enough, she reportedly turned down a $1 million book deal in order to work on this new music. According to Us Weekly, literary agents wanted the former pop princess to pen a book about her business success or a lifestyle book about her life with her husband and kids. But it seemed like the deal was not quite right for Simpson — at least not yet. In any case, if it is true that she turned down the very lucrative offer to work on new music, it must be some good stuff!



There is no word yet on when her new music will be released, or if it will just be a single or part of a larger album. In the last non-Christmas, non-greatest hits album Simpson released, Do You Know, she experimented with some country music. There is also no word yet on whether she’s dabbling in country again with her new music or if it will be purely pop like her earlier hits “With You” or “Irresistible.” That said, there are a couple exciting details from the songstress herself.

Simpson has been working on the music in her own home recording studio, and the recording process has even been the center of some family fun for Simpson and her little ones.

“I have a recording studio in my house so I can be around my babies as well,” she told Extra in March. “And they might try and sing over me. They won’t be my background vocalists, they’ll be like, ‘Ahh!’ They’ll be upfront and personal.”

Sounds like exciting stuff! If she has a recording studio in her own home, obviously her upcoming work is very important to her. And wouldn’t it be fun if there were references to her adorable kids in the album — or better yet, their own vocals? They definitely sound ready for their debut.




These days she is known more for her business savvy, weight-loss, family life than her pop music.

But it seems Jessica Simpson is on a mission to remind the world that she is still a singer.

On Friday, the 34-year-old posted a picture of herself with Teresa LaBarbera Whites, who is the Senior Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records.

Ditching her usually glam attire, going make-up free in the picture.

Earlier this month she confirmed rumors of another album telling Extra TV in a rambling interview: ‘Right now I am starting a record’.