Jasmine Thompson

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Jasmine Thompson
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Background information
Birth nameJasmine Ying Thompson[1]
Born (2000-11-08) 8 November 2000 (age 20)
London, England[2]
  • Songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2010–present
Associated acts

Jasmine Ying Thompson (born 8 November 2000) is an English singer and songwriter. Thompson began her career at the age of ten by filming herself singing and uploading the videos to YouTube.[3] In 2014, she was featured on German deep house producer Robin Schulz's song "Sun Goes Down",[3] which charted within the top 10 in multiple countries including Australia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.[4] As of March 2019, her YouTube channel has amassed over 3.3 million subscribers and over 570 million views.

Her acoustic cover version of Chaka Khan's original "Ain't Nobody" reached number 32 on the UK Singles Chart;[5] this success led to the song being featured in an advertisement by Sainsbury's. The remixed version from Thompson was then remixed again by DJ Felix Jaehn—as "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)"—in 2015 and became a huge hit, peaking at number two in the UK, and charting in several other countries.[6][7] Her voice has been described as "eerie", "soft", and "incandescent".[2]

Early life[edit]

Thompson was born on 8 November 2000 in London, England,[8] to an English father and a Chinese mother.[9] In 2017, Thompson opened up about the divorce of her parents, which has inspired her, at an interview about Wonderland, her latest EP at that time.[10]


2013: Bundle of Tantrums[edit]

In July 2013, Thompson self-released a cover of Naughty Boy's single "La La La".[11] In August, she released 3 different covers: a cover of Taylor Swift's "Everything Has Changed" (as a duet with Gerald Ko),[12] a cover of Passenger's "Let Her Go",[13][14] and a cover of David Guetta's "Titanium".[14] In September the same year, she self-released her debut album Bundle of Tantrums, which included the singles "La La La", "Let Her Go", and "Titanium".[15][16]

In September 2013, Thompson released a cover of Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody".[17] The song featured in an advert for UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's for their by Sainsbury's range. The song has peaked at number thirty two on the UK Singles Chart. In October 2013, she released the extended play Under the Willow Tree.[18] One of the songs, named "Run", enjoyed moderate success in Europe and the United States.[citation needed]

2014: Another Bundle of Tantrums[edit]

On 20 April 2014, Thompson released her second album, Another Bundle of Tantrums. The album peaked at number 126 on the UK Albums Chart. In September 2014, Thompson's cover of "Everybody Hurts" was used in the BBC autumn trailer for EastEnders. The trailer showed characters Kat Moon, Sharon Watts, and Linda Carter repeating Thompson's lyrics.[19][20]Jasmine also released a cover of Clean Bandit's song "Rather Be" on 13 April 2014.[21]

2015-2016: Adore EP[edit]

On 12 June 2015, Thompson released her first single on Atlantic Records's label, entitled "Adore".[3] Later that year, on 18 September, Thompson released her third extended play, Adore. It included 5 songs: "Adore", "Do It Now", "Great Escape", "Let Myself Try", and "Crystal Heart".

In 2015, German music producer and DJ Felix Jaehn released a remix of "Ain't Nobody", originally released by Thompson in 2013 titled "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)". The song became a worldwide hit, topping the charts in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Israel, and the Netherlands, and peaking within the top ten of the charts in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Romania, Sweden, and Switzerland.[citation needed]

In 2016, her cover of "Mad World" was used in the trailer for Ewan McGregor’s film American Pastoral.[16][22] In the same year, her cover of ″Mad World″ also was used in the French movie, Ares. It is played at the end of the movie leading to the credits.[22][23]

2017: Wonderland EP[edit]

On 19 May 2017, Thompson released her fourth extended play, Wonderland.[24][25]

2019: Colour EP[edit]

On 29 March 2019, Thompson released her fifth extended play, Colour.[26][27]

2020: New music[edit]

On 16 July 2020, Thompson collaborated with German DJ Zedd on the song "Funny".[28]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK US Heat
Bundle of Tantrums[29]
  • Released: 6 September 2013
  • Label: N/A (independent)
  • Format: Digital download
160 8
Another Bundle of Tantrums[30]
  • Released: 20 April 2014
  • Label: N/A (independent)
  • Format: Digital download
126 9

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Under the Willow Tree[31]
  • Released: 20 October 2013
  • Label: N/A (independent)
  • Format: Digital download
Take Cover[32]
  • Released: 9 December 2014
  • Label: N/A (independent)
  • Format: Digital download
  • Released: 18 September 2015
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Released: 9 May 2017
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download
  • Released: 29 March 2019
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download


As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certification Album
2015 "Ain't Nobody" 32 76 32 Non-album single
"Adore" 91 34 39
  • FIMI: Platinum
  • ZPAV: Gold
2016 "Do It Now"[40]
2017 "Mad World" 14
  • FIMI: Gold
Non-album singles
"Where We Belong"
(with Hugel)
"Rise Up"
(with Thomas Jack)
"Wonderland" Wonderland
"Old Friends"
2018 "Lonely Together" Non-album single
2019 "Loyal" Colour
"Take Care"
"This Year’s Love" Non-album single
2020 "Love for the Lonely" TBA
(with Zedd)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certification Album
2014 "Sun Goes Down"
(Robin Schulz featuring Jasmine Thompson)
94 7 3 15 2 11 62 57 3
  • BVMI: 3x Gold
  • FIMI: Gold
  • IFPI: Swit: Platinum
2015 "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)"
(Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson)
2 6 1 2 1 5 22 1 7 5
  • BPI: Gold
  • ARIA: Platinum
  • BEA: Platinum
  • IFPI DEN: 2x Platinum
  • SNEP: Gold
  • BVMI: 2× Platinum
  • FIMI: 3× Platinum
  • RMNZ: Platinum
Felix Jaehn and I
"Unfinished Sympathy"[45]
(The Six featuring Jasmine Thompson)
Non-album singles
2016 "Steady 1234"
(DJ Vice featuring Jasmine Thompson and Skizzy Mars)
22 9 58
  • BVMI: Gold
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2017 3LAU Non-album single "Hot Water" (with Audien featuring Victoria Zaro) Justin Blau, Nathaniel Rathbun, Emily Schwartz, Scott Friedman, Ido Zmishlany, Victoria Zaro
2018 Marshmello Speak Your Mind "Friends"
(with Anne-Marie)
Christopher Comstock, Anne-Marie Nicholson, Natalie Dunn, Eden Anderson, Richard Boardman, Pablo Bowman, Sarah Blanchard
Don Diablo Future "Higher"
(featuring Betty Who)
Donald Schipper, Martijn van Sonderson, Lindy Robbins, Michael McGinnis, Nickolas Scapa
2020 Selena Gomez Rare "Kinda Crazy" Selena Gomez, Justin Tranter, Rami Yacoub, Kristoffer Fodgelmark, Albin Nedler


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