That same year, she also returned to music, signing a record deal with Lil Wayne's and Birdman's label Cash Money Records.exemplifying the celebutante: a celebrity not through talent or work, but through inherited wealth and lifestyle.In 2003, a sex tape with Hilton and her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, later released as 1 Night in Paris, was leaked to the public.Released only three weeks before the premiere of the reality television series The Simple Life, in which she starred alongside her long-time friend Nicole Richie, the sex tape became a media sensation.
She later played a supporting role in the horror film House of Wax (2005), in 2005 Hilton later signed to Warner Brothers records as a singer and began working with producers such as Scott Storch, Tom Whalley, J. Hilton's debut single "Stars Are Blind" was released worldwide in June 2006 and quickly became an instant hit around the world including number one in Scotland.
Hilton returned to reality television in 2008 with Paris Hilton's My New BFF (2008) and its two spin-offs: Paris Hilton's British Best Friend (2009) and Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF (2009), and again in 2011 with Oxygen series The World According to Paris.
Her other acting credits include Bottoms Up, National Lampoon's Pledge This! The Genetic Opera (2008) and Sofia Coppola's film The Bling Ring (2013).
In 2012, Hilton announced her DJ career and made her debut at the São Paulo Pop Music Festival.
Although her performance was criticized, she became one of the highest-paid celebrity DJs, holding club residencies all over the world.She has parlayed her media fame into perfumes and a fashion line with her endorsement; her fragrances have reportedly earned .5 billion.