Sex Scandal Boosts Music Career of 'Kristen'

Sex Scandal Boosts Music Career of 'Kristen'
Dupre from her MySpace page

updated 03/13/2008 at 03:50 PM EDT

originally published 03/13/2008 03:50PM

Ashley Alexandra Dupré, the 22-year-old at the center of the N.Y. governor sex scandal, is getting an unexpected boost to her music career.

JJ, a disc jockey for New York's Z100, the most widely listened to radio station in the U.S., and one of the most influential in pop music, played her song "What We Want" on Thursday.

"Z100 is all about playing what's hot, and we can't think of anything hotter than a song from the woman at the center of a scandal that took down the governor of New York," says Tom Poleman, SVP of Programming for Z100 New York. "On top of that, it's a surprisingly good song. Looks like she may have a new career; this time in music."

Dupré, a New Jersey native, posted the song on her MySpace page and made it available to buy for 16 cents on the music site Amie Street, which prices tracks based on popularity.

Since her identity was revealed, Dupré's MySpace page has had more than 5 million profile views – and growing – as of Thursday and the price of the song on Amie Street was up to 98 cents. A second single, "Move ya Body," also selling for 98 cents, had also been added by Dupré.

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