Duff has sold an estimated 15 million records since her debut in 2002.
Hilary was raised between Houston and San Antonio, the locations of her father's convenience stores.
While "So Yesterday" achieved Platinum status in Australia, "Come Clean" went on to become her first hit in the United States.
Despite initially only being released in North America, the album received numerous re-releases in the following years.
Duff later signed a recording contract with Andre Recke of Hollywood Records to release future recordings.
The series proved to be a hit, leading to a film adaptation of the series to be released.
Duff began working on numerous projects with the Disney Channel, including the film Cadet Kelly (2002).
Her romances with Aaron Carter and Joel Madden were often reported in the media.
In 2010, she married former professional hockey player Mike Comrie, with whom she has a son.
The album achieved critical and commercial success, topping the U. Billboard 200 and selling over three million copies in the nation. Duff's success in both acting and music led to her becoming a household name, with merchandise such as dolls, clothing, and fragrances being released.
Duff began to expand her career into theatrical films, with leading roles in projects such as Agent Cody Banks (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004), and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005).
The two of them finalized their divorce six years later.
She has been described by later Disney actresses as an inspiration, with artists such as Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez claiming they looked up to Duff and emulated her career.
Encouraged by their mother, both Hilary and her sister enrolled in acting, singing, and ballet classes.