Ashlee Simpson doesn't have to worry about being in the shadow of her older sister Jessica anymore. The 19-year-old's debut album "Autobiography" is No. 1 and probably will hit platinum this week.
Jessica, 23, has never had an album reach No. 1, though her latest, "In This Skin," has sold more 2 million copies. Both sisters have popular reality shows on MTV, and they air back to back. But both insist they aren't competitive, reports New York Post.
According to Straits Times in 2000, Ashlee toured with big sister Jessica as a backup dancer. She began acting in 2002 on the Warner Brothers' drama series, 7th Heaven. She stayed for three seasons. Last month, she released her album, Autobiography. It went platinum (one million copies) in the US this month and has sold over 2,000 copies here.
The sisters have never had a real fight, Jessica told entertainment programme 20/20. They fight only if Ashlee takes Jessica's clothes and make-up.
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