Jasmine Thompson

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Jasmine Thompson
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Thompson at Webvideopreis 2015
Background information
Birth name Jasmine Ying Thompson[1]
Born (2000-11-08) 8 November 2000 (age 17)
London, England[2]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active 2009–present
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts
Website jasminethompsonmusic.com

Jasmine Ying Thompson (born 8 November 2000) is an English singer and YouTube celebrity. 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] This song charted within the top 10 in multiple countries including Australia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.[4] As of May 2018, her YouTube channel has over 3.1 million subscribers and over 530 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 by DJ Felix Jaehn in 2015 and became a huge hit, peaking at number 2 in the UK, and charting in several other countries.[6][7] Her voice has been described as "eerie", "soft" and "incandescent".[2]

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]

Career[edit]

Thompson in 2013

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. 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.[18][19]

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][20][20] 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.[21][22]

2017: Wonderland EP[edit]

On 19 May 2017, Thompson released her fourth extended play, Wonderland.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK US Heat
Bundle of Tantrums[23]
  • Released: 6 September 2013
  • Label: N/A (independent)
  • Format: Digital download
160 8
Another Bundle of Tantrums[24]
  • Released: 20 April 2014
  • Label: N/A (independent)
  • Format: Digital download
126 9

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Under the Willow Tree[25]
  • Released: 20 October 2013
  • Label: N/A (independent)
  • Format: Digital download
Take Cover[26]
  • Released: 9 December 2014
  • Label: N/A (independent)
  • Format: Digital download
Adore EP
  • Released: 18 September 2015
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
Wonderland EP[27]
  • Released: 9 May 2017
  • Label: Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certification Album
UK
[5]
FRA
[28]
GER
[29]
IRE
[30]
ITA
[31]
SCO
[32]
SWI
[33]
2013 "Ain't Nobody" 32 76 32 Non-album single
2016 "Adore" 91 34 39
  • FIMI: Platinum
  • ZPAV: Gold
Adore
"Do It Now"[34]
2017 "Mad World" 14
  • FIMI: Gold
Non-album single
"Where We Belong"
(with Hugel)
"Rise Up"
(with Thomas Jack)
"Wonderland" Wonderland EP
"Old Friends"
2018 "Lonely Together" Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certification Album
UK
[5]
AUS
[35]
AUT
[36]
FRA
[28]
GER
[29]
IRE
[30]
ITA
[31]
NLD
[37]
SWE
[38]
SWI
[33]
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
Prayer
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
"Unfinished Sympathy"[39]
(The Six featuring Jasmine Thompson)
Non-album singles
2016 "Steady 1234"
(DJ Vice featuring Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars)
22 9 58
  • BVMI: Gold
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jasmine Thompson". StarNow. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Fred Thomas. "Jasmine Thompson". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Teen star Jasmine Thompson talks fame and her debut album ahead of Love Music Your Way fest - The National". 
  4. ^ http://www.australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Robin+Schulz+feat.+Jasmine+Thompson&titel=Sun+Goes+Down&cat=s
  5. ^ a b c "Jasmine Thompson > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. 
  6. ^ "Sainsbury's - By Sainsbury's Range". Tvadmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Counting Stars earns OneRepublic first ever UK Number 1 single". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jasmine Thompson - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC. 
  9. ^ "Jasmine Thompson profile". ReverbNation. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Jasmine Thompson Bio". 
  11. ^ "JASMINE THOMPSON/ La cantante ospite da Maria De Filippi (Amici 25 marzo 2017)". 
  12. ^ "13 Best Taylor Swift Covers, From Ryan Adams to Jimmy Eat World". 
  13. ^ "20 Social Media Stars Who Have Cracked the Billboard Charts". 
  14. ^ a b "Jasmine Thompson : Serait-elle la nouvelle chanteuse à suivre ?". 
  15. ^ s.r.l., Rockol.com. "√ Jasmine Thompson, ospite sabato 25 marzo a "Amici": cosa ha fatto dopo "Adore"? ASCOLTA il remix di "Mad world" dei Tears for Fears". 
  16. ^ a b "YouTube star Jasmine Thompson is going places - Star2.com". 28 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Musik-Star Jasmine Thompson (16) im BILD-Interview - »Das verbindet mich mit YouTube-Bibi". 
  18. ^ "Jasmine Thompson: curiosità e notizie sulla cantante inglese". 
  19. ^ Principales, Los 40 (1 October 2015). "Conoce a Jasmine Thompson". 
  20. ^ a b "Jasmine Thompson : découvrez son nouveau single "Mad World"". 
  21. ^ "Jasmine Thompson : découvrez son nouveau single «Mad World»". 
  22. ^ "Arès - Netflix". www.netflix.com. 
  23. ^ "Bundle of Tantrums". iTunes. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "Another Bundle of Tantrums". iTunes. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Under the Willow Tree – EP". iTunes. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  26. ^ "Take Cover – EP". iTunes. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  27. ^ "Wonderland – EP". iTunes. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Discography Jasmine Thompson". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  29. ^ a b "Discographie Jasmine Thompson". GfK Entertainment. 
  30. ^ a b "Discography Jasmine Thompson". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  31. ^ a b "JASMINE THOMPSON - ADORE (SONG)". Italian Charts. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  32. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  33. ^ a b "Discography Jasmine Thompson". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. 
  34. ^ "Jasmine Thompson- Do it Now (pre-order single)". www.itunesm4a.net. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  35. ^ "Discography Jasmine Thompson". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2015-02-14. 
  36. ^ "Discography Jasmine Thompson". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2015-02-14. 
  37. ^ "Discography Jasmine Thompson". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  38. ^ "Discography Jasmine Thompson". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  39. ^ "Unfinished Sympathy (feat. Jasmine Thompson) - Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved May 31, 2015.