Jena Lee

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Jena Lee
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Background information
Born (1987-06-29) 29 June 1987 (age 27)
Origin Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine France
Genres R&B, French pop
Occupations Singer, composer
Years active 2007–present
Labels Mercury France (2008–present), subsidiary of Universal Music France
Website Jena-lee.fr

Sylvia Garcia (born 29 June 1987 in Chile), more commonly known as Jena Lee, is a French singer.

1987–2007: youth[edit]

Born in Chile, Sylvia Elva Garcia was adopted by a French family at the age of nine months. She grew up in Oloron-Sainte-Marie in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and was passionate about music from the age of four.

She recorded her first songs on a tape recorder doing all the instruments with her voice. One of those pieces, Banalité (Banality), found its way to an editor in Edinburgh.

2007–2009: pop stars and Urban Music Nation[edit]

In 2007, Jena Lee met Sulee B Wax, who was interested in her work. When the fourth season of Popstars started, he asked Jena to try writing the instrumentals. Jena Lee wrote six songs of the thirteen that comprise Sheryfa Luna's album, including the song Somewhere. Following the composition of these songs, she received other requests, such as from Mathieu Edward with the title Like before as well as for a composition for the musical theater show Cléopâtre.[1]

In 2008, Lee entered in and won the Urban Music Nation contest organized by radio operator Skyrock; the finale was on 26 December 2008.

2009: debut album[edit]

Her first single, "J'aimerais tellement" ("I Would Love So Much"), was released in April 2009 along with a music video. It was at the top of the French singles charts for a total of eleven weeks and had the highest numbers of download in November 2009.[1]

Lee's first Album, Vous Remercier ("To Thank You"), was recorded with Bustafunk. It was released on 2 November 2009 on the Internet and to stores on 9 November 2009 on the label Mercury Records, a division of the group Universal Music French. One hundred thousand copies of the album are said to have been sold.

2010: Ma Reference[edit]

In 2010, Jena Lee released the follow up to Vous Remercier, which contains the singles US Boy, Eternise-Moi, the duet with French group Eskemo, and Mon Ange.

In 2011, Jena Lee has started promoting her new band, Dirty Diary, on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.[2]

Style and image[edit]

Jena Lee defines her musical style as "Emo R&B", mixing the two genres “by combining saturated guitar with an urban beat, synthesizers, and piano”.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
FR FR (DD)1 BEL (WA) SWI
2009 Vous remercier
6
6
53
98
2010 Ma reference
11
8
72

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
FR FR (DD)1 BEL (WA) SWI
2009 J'aimerais tellement
1
1
25
50
2009 Je me perds
4
12
-
-
2010 Du style
10
46
-
-
2010 Éternise-Moi feat. Eskemo
-
-
-
-
2010 U.S. Boy
93
18
-
-

1 Digital downloads

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