2006 was the first year since Santa Claus Lane that Hilary Duff didn't release a new album. Instead, she took her time crafting her next album, an effort that paid off. Dignity was released on April 3, 2007. To date, it represented the most personal collection of songs yet with the most involvement from Hilary herself; she co-wrote all but one of the 14 tracks. Hilary had gone through her parents' separation, her own breakup with boyfriend Joel Madden, and had an incident with a stalker, and the difficult events proved inspiring musically. Dignity was much more mature and dance-pop than Hilary's previous albums, helping to set a trend that would bring artists like Lady Gaga plenty of success. Critical response was overwhelmingly positive for Dignity, yet the album ultimately charted lower and sold fewer copies than Hilary's earlier albums. "Play With Fire" was the first song released from the record, though "With Love" was the official lead single. "With Love" ended up being Hilary's highest charting single, reaching number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Album opener "Stranger" was the third and final single. Overall, Dignity is often considered Hilary's best and most personal album to date.
Highlights on Dignity include "Stranger," "Gypsy Woman," "Burned," "Happy," "With Love," and "I Wish."
|1||Stranger||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Vada Nobles, Derrick Haruin, Julius Diaz|
|2||Dignity||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Chico Bennett, Richard Vission|
|3||With Love||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Vada Nobles, Julius Diaz|
|4||Danger||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Vada Nobles, Julius Diaz, Mateo Camargo|
|5||Gypsy Woman||Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Ryan Tedder|
|6||Never Stop||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Chico Bennett, Richard Vission|
|7||No Work, All Play||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells|
|8||Between You And Me||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Chico Bennett, Richard Vission|
|9||Dreamer||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, "Fredwreck" Nassar|
|10||Happy||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Mitch Allan, Rhett Lawrence|
|11||Burned||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, "Fredwreck" Nassar|
|12||Outside Of You||Alecia Moore, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida|
|13||I Wish||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson|
|14||Play With Fire||Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Rhett Lawrence, Will.i.am|