Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Hilary Duff-Career Work 2004
"Hilary Duff-Career Work 2004"
Hilary Duff... in January 2004, the 2nd DisneyMania disc, DisneyMania 2, was released and featured a duet, "The Siamese Cat Song" with her sister. Another song, "Circle of Life", featured Duff and other Disney Channel stars. Hilary Duff and her sister recorded a cover of The Go-Go's' "Our Lips Are Sealed" for the soundtrack to A Cinderella Story, which also included two other songs by Hilary Duff. The video for "Our Lips Are Sealed" was popular on MTV's Total Request Live, but the song failed to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Hilary Duff's 2nd full-length album was the self-titled Hilary Duff in which Hilary Duff co-wrote some songs. Hilary Duff described the album as more "personal" and having a "rock feel" than Metamorphosis. It was released on her 17th birthday (in September 2004) and debuted at number two in the U.S. and at number one in Canada. The album sold over 1.5 million copies in the U.S. in 8 months, but its only U.S. single, "Fly", failed to chart on the Hot 100. "Fly" reached the top forty in Australia, where the album produced a second top forty single, "Someone's Watching over Me", which was the theme song of the film Raise Your Voice. Hilary Duff contributed the song "(I'll Give) Anything but Up!" for the 2004 album Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long (2004).
In 2004, "Hilary Duff" starred in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story. Though the reviews were mostly negative, the film went on to become a moderate box office hit, and critics were impressed by Duff's performance. A Cinderella Story earned $70,067,909 worldwide and was a commercial success. Later that year, Hilary Duff starred in the film Raise Your Voice, Hilary Duff's 1st role in a drama film. While some critics praised Hilary Duff for appearing in a more mature and serious role than her previous films, the film itself was heavily panned. Several reviews were indifferent towards her acting performance and were particularly harsh towards Duff's vocals, with critics pointing out what appeared to be her digitally enhanced voice. The film received a lukewarm response at the box office, and is Duff's least successful film commercially, with total theater receipts of $14 million. The same year, Duff received her 1st Razzie nomination for worst actress for her roles in Raise Your Voice and A Cinderella Story.