Jade at Criniti's 10th birthday in Darling Harbour in March 2013
|Birth name||Samantha Jade Gibbs|
18 April 1987 |
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
|Genres||R&B, pop, dance, electronic|
Samantha Jade Gibbs (born 18 April 1987), known as Samantha Jade, is an Australian singer-songwriter and former child model from Perth, Western Australia. She has written tracks for artists including JoJo and Ashley Tisdale. On 20 November 2012 Jade won the fourth series of The X Factor (Australia), the first female to win the Australian series. She subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia and released her winner's single "What You've Done to Me", which debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Early life 
Samantha Jade Gibbs was born in Perth, Western Australia. Her father is of Anglo-Indian descent, while her mother is of Scottish descent. She began modeling at the age of four and at age nine she won a talent show after singing "Amazing Grace". She attended Hampton Senior High School. In 2002 her first studio recordings were made with Platinum mixer/producer Conley Abrams in Los Angeles. These were recorded for a Perth label which folded that year. In 2003 the Gibbs family moved to Los Angeles in order for Jade to pursue her singing career. That year, a song she co-wrote, "Secret Love", was recorded by JoJo for the soundtrack of the 2004 film Shark Tale. In 2004 Jade signed a multiple album recording contract with US record label Jive Records
2006–2011: Jive Records and Affinity West Entertainment 
In 2006 Jade recorded the title track "Step Up" for the 2006 Universal Pictures Dance Drama film Step Up which was produced by Rapper and Music Producer Wyclef Jean. The single which had little promotion appeared for one week on the Billboard Pop 100 peaking at #92. In 2007 Jade released her follow-up single "Turn Around" which underperformed. Jade began recording her debut album My Name is Samantha Jade with Music Producers Darkchild, Timbaland, Max Martin and Stargate. "Apple" the album suffered numerous set-backs and was not released. In 2007 Jade co-wrote and sang back-up vocals on the track "Positivity" on Ashley Tisdale's debut album Headstrong.
Jade was later dropped from Jive Records and attempted to continue to work on music independently with American record label Affinity West Entertainment. That same year Jade made her acting debut in the film Beneath the Blue a sequel to Eye of the Dolphin. The film was released in 2009. Jade notably recorded a track the following year with David Guetta and Laidback Luke for David Guetta's fourth studio album One Love which was released in August. The track did not make the final track-listing but is featured as a bonus track on certain international releases. In July 2009 Jade released her third single "Secret" in Australia which failed to chart. The official music video for the single was directed by Valerie Babayan. In August 2009 Jade performed on Kerri-Anne to promote the single. In November 2011, Jade relocated to Perth and began working at her father's mining factory counting stock.
2012: The X Factor Australia and Samantha Jade 
In a final attempt to return to the music industry, Jade successfully auditioned for the fourth series of The X Factor in 2012. She sang "Breakeven" by The Script, during which judge Guy Sebastian notably teared up. Jade eventually made it to the live shows as part of the Over 25s category. Jade performed the following songs on The X Factor:
|Auditions||"Breakeven"||Free choice||Through to super bootcamp|
|Super bootcamp||"No Air"||Through to home visits|
|Home Visits||"Bleeding Love"||Through to live shows|
|Live show 1||"Wide Awake" / "Without You"||Judges' Choice||Bottom two/Saved by Judges|
|Live show 2||"Freefallin"||Party All Night||Safe|
|Live show 3||"Everytime"||Top 10 Hits||Safe|
|Live show 4||"Run to You"||Legends||Safe|
|Live show 5||"You Can't Hurry Love" / "I Will Be"||'80s||Bottom two/Saved via deadlock|
|Live show 6||"Scream"||Latest and Greatest||Safe|
|Live show 7||"UFO" / "At Last"||Made in Australia||Bottom two/Saved via deadlock|
|Live show 8||"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"||Judges' Challenge||Safe|
|Semi-final||"Heartless"||Power and Passion||Safe|
|"Where Have You Been"|
|"Take a Bow"||Last shot song|
|"Scream"||Song of the series|
|"What You've Done to Me"||Winner's single|
During the grand final decider, on 20 November 2012, Jade was announced as the winner. She received a recording contract with record label Sony Music Australia and a Nissan Dualis car. After winning The X Factor, Jade's winner's single "What You've Done to Me" was released digitally via iTunes. After three days of release, the song debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart. It was certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting sales of 210,000 copies. Jade's self-titled debut album was released on 7 December 2012, featuring re-recorded versions of the songs she performed on The X Factor. The album debuted at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold, denoting shipments of 35,000 copies.
Studio albums 
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|The Golden Touch||—|
|"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Step Up"||2006||—||—||92||Step Up|
|"Turn Around"||2007||53||—||—||Non-album singles|
|"What You've Done to Me"||2012||1||28||—||
|"Christmas at Last"[B]||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes items that failed to chart in that country.|
Other charted songs 
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"||2012||96||Non-album songs|
|"Where Have You Been"||51|
|"—" denotes items which failed to chart.|
Album appearances 
|"I Need You Now"||2009||One Love||David Guetta, Laidback Luke|
|"Winning"||Strange: The Adventures of Microphone Robinson||Microb|
Music videos 
|"Turn Around"||2007||Kevin DeFreitas|
|"What You've Done to Me"||2012||N/A|
Awards and nominations 
|2012||Poprepublic.tv IT List Awards||Favourite Single of 2012 ("What You've Done to Me")||Nominated|
|Favourite Album of 2012 (Samantha Jade)||Nominated|
|Favourite Australian Female Artist||Won|
|Breakthrough Artist of 2012||Nominated|
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