Her next single, "Down Boy" peaked at #2 in the UK and at #3 in Australia. Her début album, Footprints, was released on October 14, 2002. It debuted and peaked at #9 in the UK and #15 in Australia. The album's third and final single "Naughty Girl" peaked at #3 in Australia and at #16 in the UK. In 2003, the first single "State of Mind" from Valance's second album of the same name debuted and peaked at #8 in the UK and at #14 in Australia, but the album didn't get into the top 50 of either country.
"Desire" was, according to the sticker on the album cover, to be the second official single from the album and she even made a few performances for the promotion, but it was cancelled due to poor album sales. Following legal problems with her manager/boyfriend, and poor sales from the album State of Mind, Valance was dropped from her recording company. Though her official website originally reported Valance would release new material via another label, this never materialized, with Valance recently confirming she is no longer interested in recording music, telling Men's Style magazine:
"No one can make any money. It was a really tough slog and I had a good go at it, but it was difficult. You put in so much effort and put in so many long hours for not much return. I was making all my money from endorsements and appearances, but I didn't make that much from the actual record sales. I think everyone is suffering in the music industry. It wasn't just me. I do something until it's not fun any more and then move on. Music wasn't fun any more.
She signed a £3 million deal with the hair products company Schwarzkopf Live to front the new line aimed at an early teen to early 20s market. Valance was seen modelling Cosmic Blue, Sahara True Blonde, Hypnotic Red as well as XXL dresses and XXL hats (each colour has a strapline which referenced other popular culture artists). The adverts could be seen across the United Kingdom at bus stops, shopping malls, on buses and in magazines.
In 2006, Valance appeared in the National Lampoon comedy Pledge This!, alongside American socialite Paris Hilton. The same year, she was in DOA: Dead or Alive, an adaptation of the popular video game Dead or Alive, where she played Christie.
In 2008, she had a role in the film Taken alongside Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen. She is currently in talks to appear in the thriller Vauxhall Crossed. According to her MySpace page she will star in a new series called Valentine, which will air October. It also states a cameo appearance in the Bollwood film "Kambakkht Ishq" starring Kareena Kapoor & Ashkay Kumar. The film is said to feature many other high profile celebrities which include Sylvester Stalone, Denise Richards and Beyonce to name a few.
During the trial, Valance's mother claimed that Michaelson was negligent in his duties as a manager, which forced her to take over from his role as manager. Former Neighbours co-star Kym Valentine also gave evidence that Valance "said she was feeling bad, a bit stressed out, because she was leaving Scott" and that "she said the solicitors for her record company would get her out of the contract and would be faxing him the paper work (from the UK) to do so. Valance denied that she told Valentine this conversation in court, even though she had signed an affidavit where she stated she had no recollection of the conversation.
Justice Clifford Einstein said, "I have given close consideration to the question of whether or not the circumstances presently before the Court which do, it seems to me, show a calculated disregard of the rights of Biscayne as well as a cynical pursuit of benefit". The court subsequently ordered Valance Corp. pay $350,000 to Biscayne Partners Pty. Ltd. Of this amount, $47,264.56 was "from shares Ms Valance and Mr Michaelson had bought together on the London Stock Exchange", though the court did not award in favour of Biscayne getting a percentage of sales of her album, State of Mind.
|Year||Title||Chart positions||Sales and certifications|
|2003||State of Mind||57||12||60|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|2002||"Kiss Kiss"||1||11||28||20||11||50||14||2||3||23||17||12||19||1||Platinum (ARIA) ||Footprints|
|"Down Boy"||3||—||34||—||—||—||61||8||11||36||37||—||70||2||Gold (ARIA)|
|"Naughty Girl"||3||56||47||—||—||—||52||—||—||39||—||50||—||16||Gold (ARIA)|
|2003||"State of Mind"||14||—||—||—||16||—||—||27||—||—||—||—||—||8||State of Mind|
|2002||ARIA Award||Highest Selling Single (Kiss Kiss)||Nominated|
|2002||ARIA Award||Best Female Artist (Kiss Kiss)||Nominated|
|2002||ARIA Award||Breakthrough Artist - Single (Kiss Kiss)||Nominated|
|2002||ARIA Award||Best Pop Release (Kiss Kiss)||Nominated|
|2003||Disney Channel||Breakthrough Artist||Won|
|2003||Disney Channel||Best Single (Kiss Kiss)||Won|