Jasmine (American singer)

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Jasmine
Birth name Jasmine Sagginario
Born (1994-09-01) September 1, 1994 (age 19)
Origin Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Genres Pop, Christian pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels iShine Records (2009)
Independent (2010–present)
Associated acts Paige Armstrong;
Jamie Grace;
Justin Bieber

Jasmine Sagginario (born September 1, 1994), also known as Jasmine, is an American pop musician. Jasmine is best known for winning Radio Disney's 2009 N.B.T. (Next Big Thing) competition.[1] She was a featured artist for TBN's iShine KNECT, providing the show's original theme song.[2] To date, Jasmine has released one album under iShine Records and several standalone singles, including singles that have been featured on major compilation albums and soundtracks.

Personal background[edit]

Jasmine was born on September 1, 1994, in California to a family of mixed ethnic backgrounds, including people of Hispanic and Italian backgrounds.[1] Although Jasmine was born in California, she and her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, when she was eight years old.[1] Jasmine currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee. Before she became a musician, Jasmine took up cheerleading, but due to a constant strain on her vocal cords from yelling and shouting, Jasmine decided to give up cheerleading to pursue a career in music.[1]

Professional background[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Jasmine is starting to pursue her acting career and has been busy auditioning for roles in Los Angeles. She has recently caught the attention of the acting agent Mitchell Gossett (the agent of Miley Cyrus), who is now representing Jasmine as her agent. "Jasmine has the natural ability to deliver a concept, and pull you into what she is saying. I look forward to being a part of her future success in this industry." says Gossett.[3]

Music career[edit]

Jasmine was a featured artist on IShine KNECT, a Christian tween show on Trinity Broadcasting Network.[4] In fact, her debut album was released on iShine Records.[5] Season 2 of IShine KNECT does not feature Jasmine.[6]

In 2009, at the age of 15, Jasmine entered, placed, and won Radio Disney's N.B.T. (Next Big Thing) music contest.[1] Featured songs in the competition were "Make a Movie" and "Nothing Left to Say" from her debut album, The Next Me. Shortly after, Jasmine was added to the Radio Disney playlist.[citation needed]

After The Next Me, Jasmine debuted her second single, "Boy Crazy". It was featured on the Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 12 CD. Then, in November, she released "Knock Knock". A music video and official remix were also made for the song.

On January 5, 2012, Jasmine released her third single, "GYOB (Get Your Own Boyfriend)", under the label Jsound.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Released Title Label(s)
May 5, 2009 The Next Me iShine, Provident
Soundtrack contributions
Soundtrack released Song title Film Label(s)
February 9, 2010 "Make a Movie" Starstruck Walt Disney Records
Compilation contributions
Album released Song Album Label(s)
March 30, 2010 "Boy Crazy" Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 12 Walt Disney Records
Stand-alone singles
  • "Boy Crazy" (2010)
  • "Knock Knock" (2010)
  • "GYOB (Get Your Own Boyfriend)" (2012)
  • "Make It Louder" (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Radio Disney – Artists – NBT – Jasmine". Radio Disney. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ iShine KNECT on YouTube Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  3. ^ "News – Your Music Zone". yourmusiczone.com. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Jasmine, ishinelive.com. Retrieved April 7, 2011.[not in citation given]
  5. ^ "Jasmine, The Next Me Review jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  6. ^ iShine Knect, ishinelive.com. Retrieved April 7, 2011.[not in citation given]