Jasmine Villegas – Recording Artist
Dynamic, stunning, and powerful are just a few words to describe 18 year old recording artist Jasmine Villegas, this talented teen is about to set the music world on fire! An already bonafide music superstar, Jasmine is according to tweetgrader.com, the # 3 most powerful woman on twitter, as well as the #1 top twitter user in LA and according to klout.com she is also the #9 most influential musician on twitter and #7 top woman on twitter. Jasmine can currently be seen as the new face of tokidoki Beauty for 2012. Her campaign will run exclusively in all Sephora Cosmetic Stores. In addition, Jasmine partnered with Microsoft to shoot the first ever HTML5 music video that changed the way fans could experience music videos. Jasmine recently passed over 1.4 million Followers On Twitter And Has A Total Of Over 85 million YouTube/Vevo Views.
Last fall, Jasmine gave her fans a treat when she released her first set of nine songs on her much anticipated mix tape, which fans were able to download free! The mix tape entitled,
S(he) Be(lie)ve(d) (September 2011) marked a turning point in Jasmine’s career as she told a real, heartfelt story of first time experiences from song 1 to song 9 that chronicles the emotions of teen love that any girl/boy can relate to… The insecurities, the uncertainties and the mistakes, but in the end, Jasmine tells a story of empowerment and loving yourself, and knowing your worth! The mix tape has already released fan favorites Jealous, Werk and Just A Friend.
No stranger to the business Jasmine has been entertaining people since the tender age of four when she discovered her talent for singing and would perform at all family functions. Even at four years old everyone could tell Jasmine was special when they were knocked out by the power in the little dynamos voice. When Jasmine was seven years old she won a singing contest at a Hawaiian Tropics contest in San Jose, California. Jasmine was discovered at age eleven when a guy heard her singing while she was walking down the street. He was so impressed that he took her to meet his friend Gabriella Mosci who was working for producer and music extraordinaire, Damon Dash. Gabriella saw something extremely special in Jasmine and decided to manager her. Just a day before Jasmine turned 12 years old she signed to Damon Dash Music Group. Jasmine began honing her skills in music and acting and was booking jobs in those fields by the age of ten landing her first acting job in a commercial for the hit animated feature The Land Before The Time. It wasn’t before long that this San Jose native was landing her first professional singing gig at age eleven when she performed the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Clippers.
With a work ethic that would rival a hundred steel workers, Jasmine who has been home-schooled since the third grade began touring at age eleven and in the past 5 ½ years has performed in over 400 shows across country and overseas. She is an extremely seasoned performer and also devotes a lot of her time giving back to the community. She has performed for educational school assembly programs across the country. She has also worked with LA’s Best, a non-profit after school program to perform at 100 elementary schools in the Los Angeles area. She also works closely with other children’s non-profit organizations such as the Geffen Playhouse, Big Brother Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club of America, Special Olympics, and Aspira Foster Care.
Jasmine’s musical performances include:
Singing the National Anthem for a bevy of top tier professional sporting events like:
Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Anaheim Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Falcons, World’s Figure Skating Championship 09, Los Angeles Galaxy, PGA Tour, Winky Wright vs. Jermain Taylor boxing fight, Paul Williams vs. Antonio Margarito boxing fight, Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Marquez boxing fight, Manny Pacquiao vs. David Diaz boxing fight, Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito boxing fight and the Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton fight in Las Vegas in which the anthem was broadcasted live on PPV/ HBO reaching an audience of more then 100 million viewers. The next day, Jasmine V. was the #2 most Googled topic the day in connection with the fight! She was asked by Floyd Mayweather to sing the National Anthem for his mega boxing fight against Victor Ortiz. Within minutes of Jasmine’s stellar performance, she was the #1 trending topic on twitter.
Her youthful ambition and undeniable talent has also taken Jasmine into other creative arenas. She has been featured in print advertisements for such outlets as Target, Mary Kate and Ashley, American Girl, Levi’s, Hilary Duff, Robinsons May, Macys, Mervyns, Girl Scouts, Sparklets Drinking Water and Kohls to name a few. She has also starred in numerous commercials for brands as Chevrolet, Kellogg’s, Marshalls, and McDonald’s to name a few.
In addition, Jasmine’s TV credits also include guest-starring roles on such shows as Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven,” Touchstone Pictures’ “My Wife and Kids”. She was cast as a series regular Disney pilot sitcom “House Broken”, a spin-off of Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody,” starring Brian Stepanek and Selena Gomez. She also had recurring roles on such shows as ABC’s short lived but critically acclaimed series “The Nine.” Jasmine has also been featured in Kanye West’s music video Jesus Walks and Frankie J‘s How To Deal and Justin Bieber’s Baby.
Following Jasmine’s work with Justin, the two became fast friends. When Jasmine decided to pursue music full time, she was given the opportunity to support Justin Bieber on his 2010-11 My World Tour.
After completing the 32-city tour, Jasmine has shown no signs of slowing down. Throughout 2011-12, she teamed up with sponsors Microsoft and Sephora, and released her first music video for her single Didn’t Mean It. The video focuses on domestic violence awareness, and the video hit #1 for two weeks on MTV.com. Within the first 24 hours after releasing the music video she had 14 worldwide trending topics on twitter.
However it doesn’t stop there, Jasmine has also been making international headlines and has spent several months in Manila, Philippines performing for one of their biggest television networks, GMA7. She is managed in the Philippines by no other then super star world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. She was a regular on the country’s number one rated television show. She has gained an enormous fan base there as well as other surrounding Asian countries and Filipino/Americans living in the US.
Jasmine recently headlined a No Text On Board Tour sponsored by AT&T. Jasmine visited 15 malls across the country doing a performance followed by a meet and greet. The message behind the tour was to get teenagers and their parents not to text and drive. The tour was a huge success and brought thousands of teenagers out to each show.
Jasmine is currently in the studio working on finishing her album. In November of 2012 she will be back on the road touring. She will be part of the Teen Tour with Disney’s Bella Thorne and Zendaya. She will also be performing in many of the Macy’s Holiday Window Unveiling Events.
When Jasmine isn’t working she enjoys playing Sims, bowling, and hanging out with her friends making YouTube videos. She also enjoys hanging out with her family and her pets which include her cat Snuggles, her dog Chase and her fish named Mistake.
Look out for Jasmine V.’s debut album arriving in Spring of 2013