Jae

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Jae
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Jae performing at the 100 Years of Satyagraha in Durban in 2006.
Background information
Origin Durban, South Africa
Genres Pop
Dance
Urban Pop
Years active 2002–present (solo)
Labels NB Music Records (2002–present)
Website Official Website

Jae is a South African pop singer. Her debut solo single "Missing You" (2002) achieved several number-one placings over a range of radio categories.

In Jae's home province of KwaZulu-Natal, the region's premier radio station, East Coast Radio, placed "Missing You" at No. 4 on its list of Top 100 Songs for 2002. This was the only South African song in the Top 20.

The "Missing You" EP, also featuring the single "It's Over", became the first by a South African R&B artist to achieve platinum sales status in South Africa.

Jae followed up with three other hit singles included on her debut album: "It’s Over", "I Love You" and "Falling”.

In 2004 and 2005, Jae released the radio singles "I Found Love" and "Jaelousy", resulting in her having had six national radio hits in four years.

"Missing You" was written in memory of Jae's sister Bronwyn and Jae's niece and nephew, who were killed in a car accident.

Career[edit]

  • At a young age she competed in the Shell Road to Fame.
  • Later, Jae became half of the duo New Generations.
  • Jae returned to South Africa in 1999 to star in the musical extravaganza "Countdown", at the opening of the Carnival City Casino.
  • Following a contract in Singapore, Jae returned home for good at the start of 2001.
  • Jae is the first R&B artist in the history of the South African music industry to obtain Gold and Platinum status in the sales of her self-penned debut single Missing You. "Missing You" has since sold over 50,000 copies.
  • In just two weeks, Jae's track "Missing You" was played on over sixty radio stations nationwide, ranking at No. 1 for 4 weeks on East Coast Radio.
  • Jae opened the LoveLife Games.
  • Jae was named by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of South Africa's 30 Most Awesome Women of the year 2002.
  • Jae was nominated for two Radio Metro Awards for best Newcomer and Best R&B Artist.
  • Jae was nominated for three SAMA (South African Music Association) Awards, Nominations were for Best Single -"Missing You" (N. B Music Records), Best R&B Album - "Missing You" (N.B. Music Records), and Best Newcomer.
  • Jae was recently voted one of KZN's most influential woman in an online East Coast Radio Poll.
  • Jae was the only non-Indian artist to perform at the Miss India Worldwide pageant.
  • Jae was the support act on the Durban leg of United States R&B Superstar Usher Raymond's South Africa concert tour in November 2002.
  • Jae was the KZN Department of Arts and Culture headline act and poster girl for their Heritage Day celebrations.
  • Jae was SKIF's South African ambassador for the 2003 World Karate Championships held at the ICC in September 2003.

Discography[edit]

Full-length LPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Music videos[edit]

External links[edit]