Date: August 2006

Paris Hilton switched up the entire sound of her debut album, Paris, after meeting hip-hop hitmaker Scott Storch in Miami in late 2005. Because of Storch, Hilton wanted to more hip-hop/R&B influences on her music. Storch became the executive producer for the album and once told the NYTimes"I think Paris's album is going to take everyone by surprise."

The two were rumored to have been romantically involved—although neither have ever downright admitted it, even though Storch and Hilton showed up hand in hand at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. And he bought her a Bentley.

But getting Storch on her team during her debut? She's been a hip-hop star from the start.

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