Hilary Duff has signed with RCA Records. Her first single “Chasing the Sun,” written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves and Toby Gad and produced by Toby Gad, will be available at all digital music providers on July 29. The music video for “Chasing the Sun” will also premiere on VEVO on the same date. The single is available for pre-order now.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the RCA family! I love my team there and feel so lucky to be in the company of their talented artists,” said Duff. “I came to them with my vision for the album and it has been a real labor of love, but something I am so proud of. ‘Chasing The Sun’ is just a peek into my new album. I’ve worked very hard and the album is a great representation of the experiences I’ve had in my life and where I want to go from here!”
After taking a long break from the music industry, Duff is currently in the studio finishing up her highly anticipated RCA Records debut, which will be her fifth studio album, and is due out this fall.
“I took a break from music for quite a while, but it gave me the power to choose my next steps carefully and I’m really proud of the album I’ve made. ‘Chasing The Sun’ is a light and fun summer song that I hope helps people to feel a little more carefree,’ stated Duff.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hilary Duff to the RCA Records family,” said Peter Edge, Chairman & CEO, RCA Records. “She is a supremely talented young woman, who after achieving massive success at a young age, continues to be an extraordinarily creative, relevant and cutting edge performer with an enduring appeal.”
“Hilary Duff is a global superstar, a talented singer, actress and performer and we are thrilled to welcome her to RCA Records,” said Tom Corson, President & COO, RCA Records.
Duff gained fame in the Disney Channel’s top-rated series Lizzie McGuire in 2001. Shortly after, Duff starred in numerous feature films including The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Agent Cody Banks, A Cinderella Story, and Cheaper by the Dozen. She also took on more serious roles, such as co-starring in John Cusack’s critically acclaimed 2008 film War, Inc. and According to Greta, in which Duff plays the title character and co-stars with Oscar winner Ellyn Burstyn.
Coming up, Duff is set to grace the silver screen once again in her role as 20-something Kelsey in TV Land’s newest original series Younger, starring alongside Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor. The series is written, executive produced and directed by Darren Star of Sex and the City and is based on the novel of the same name by Pamela Redmond Satran.
In addition to her acting, Duff also has a global prolific and successful singing career, entering the Top-40 music charts with the singles “So Yesterday” and “Come Clean.” Her first album Metamorphosis reached #1 on the Billboard 200, selling four million copies. Overall, Duff has sold more than 15 million records worldwide. She has won two platinum awards and her concerts are routinely sold out across the country as she attracts a large and loyal fan base.
Among her many accolades, Duff was honored with two separate Teen Choice Awards and was also named by Teen People as one of the magazine’s “25 Hottest Stars Under 25.” Duff is passionate about several charitable causes, especially those involving children and animals. Her charity work includes the founding of Blessings in a Back Pack which helps inner city schoolchildren get the nutrition they need. She’s also involved with Make-A-Wish Foundation.