EXCLUSIVE: Papa Joe Simpson Announces New Artist

Jul. 28 2009, Published 3:47 p.m. ET

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Joe Simpson, the honcho behind the careers and daughters Jessica and Ashlee, has announced his first new artist since launching the solo album of Ryan Cabrera.

An-Ya, a knockout Russian singer, is officially the newest member of the extended Simpson family.

"I am really excited to be working with An-Ya," Simpson tells

"She is an exceptional talent I am excited about helping her fulfill her dream."

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Click here to check out her official MySpace.

Her debut album will be a healthy mix of ballads and club bangers, one produced by David Banner, titled Nightlife.

"The first time I heard Nightlife I knew it was the one," An-Ya says, "and to have David on the track was unbelievable because I'm such a fan."

The singer is self-taught in guitar and even learned English with the help of Britney Spears and Spice Girls tracks.

We're sure she'll be in there company soon.

(Photo: Courtesy of EMC)



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