Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress and singer. After working in local theater plays and television commercials in her childhood, Duff gained fame for playing the title role in the Disney Channel television series “Lizzie McGuire.” She subsequently ventured into motion pictures and has many successful films to her credit including “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “According to Greta” and “Stay Cool.”
Duff released her debut studio album “Santa Claus Lane” on Buena Vista Records in October 2002. The holiday album peaked at #154 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, and was certified gold by the RIAA.
In 2003, her second studio album “Metamorphosis” was released by Buena Vista and Hollywood Records. The album topped the U.S. and Canadian charts and sold five million copies worldwide. It spawned the hit singles "So Yesterday," "Come Clean" and "Little Voice."
The soundtrack album “A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack” was released in 2004 to accompany the release of Duff's film “A Cinderella Story.” It reached the Top 10 in the U.S. and Canada and featured the Top 10 Australian single "Our Lips Are Sealed," a duet with sister Haylie.
Duff's third studio album, the self-titled “Hilary Duff,” was also released that year, and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 while topping the Canadian Albums Chart.
In 2005, she released her first greatest hits compilation, “Most Wanted,” which became her first album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. The following year, Duff released “4ever Hilary Duff,” an Italy-exclusive compilation. It peaked at #12 on the charts.
Duff's fourth studio album “Dignity” was released in 2007 and reached the Top 10 in the U.S., Canada and Italy. The lead single "Play with Fire" failed to make an impact on national charts, though it did begin a string of American club hits for Duff, peaking at #31 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart. The second single "With Love" became her highest-peaking single on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #24, while also reaching #1 on the club charts along with the album's final single "Stranger."
She scored her third consecutive #1 club hit with "Reach Out", the lead single from her third greatest hits release “Best of Hilary Duff” (2008). The album peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200.