No, you didn’t accidentally set the time machine back to 2004: there is, in fact, a new release by Ashlee Simpson in the top ten on iTunes. The single, “I Do”, is a collaboration with her husband Evan Ross (credited to Ashlee + Evan) and is spiking at the platform with a little help from reality television: the pair’s new series, bearing the same name as the duo, debuted over the weekend. The song got as high as #6 in the U.S. earlier this week, charting on the all-genre list in about 20 countries globally. The release of the duet has also sparked a bit of new interest in Simpson’s catalog, with 2004’s Autobiography and 2005’s I Am Me returning to the lower rungs of the album chart in the Pop category. On Spotify, the tune has just over 115,000 streams, aided by lighter playlisting on lists like Fresh & Chill and Soft Pop Hits. At Apple Music, the song’s more prominent lists include Best of the Week, Pure Pop 50 and The A-List: Pop, though, much like Spotify, it doesn’t rank on either the Global or U.S. charts. YouTube and Shazam action for the duet is smaller, at 72,000 views and 1,300 tags, respectively, but that could change with time, especially as the show continues airing. Until then, there’s work to “Do”. (Images courtesy of Access Records and Instagram / @AshleeSimpsonRoss)
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