Jasmine performing for Dazed and Confused tour
|Birth name||Jasmine Marie Villegas|
|Born||December 7, 1993|
|Origin||San Jose, California, U.S.|
|Genres||R&B, pop, soul, hip hop|
|Associated acts||Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, Ryan Leslie, Tyga, Jeremih|
Jasmine Marie Villegas (born December 7, 1993), better known as Jasmine V, is an American pop and R&B singer. After many years of pursuing a career in music, she was signed to Sony Music at the age of 16.
At the age of 9, Villegas accepted her first acting job, acting in a commercial for the hit animated feature The Land Before Time IX. Her first professional singing gig was at age 11, when she performed the national anthem for the Los Angeles Clippers. Later that year, she signed with Damon Dash and worked extensively on a debut that was slated to feature collaborations from label-mate and former Missy Elliott protégée, Nicole Wray. At the age of 16, she was then signed to Sony Music. She made an appearance in Justin Bieber's music video for his hit single "Baby". She also joined Bieber on the second leg of his My World Tour and on the Kids' Choice Awards with him. She also appeared in the Sean Kingston and Bieber music video for Eenie Meenie. Villegas has also written with musician Nick Jonas.
She released her debut single "That's Me Right There" featuring Kendrick Lamar from her EP on August 5, 2014 and charted at #39 on Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart. Her debut EP was released on November 10, 2014. On March 11, 2015, Villegas released a new single called "One Night" featuring Problem and Jeremih. The song samples "Kiss Of Life" by Sade. On May 3, 2015, Villegas released the first installment in her songbook series (books inspired by her life and songs), co-written with R.W. Thomas. On June 8, 2015, Jasmine released a Spanish single titled "Renegades".
Villegas is of Filipino and Mexican descent. She has 3 brothers, Robert Villegas, Jream Andrew Sablan (Aka Jdrew, Jream Andrew), and Justin Villegas. Her parents separated when she was a young girl. Her grandmother, Sofia Vales, was the one who got her started into modeling at the young age of 6. Jasmine started out doing beauty pageant contests. On November 2, 2015, Villegas announced via Twitter that she is expecting her first child.
On February 19, 2016, it was announced via Twitter that Villegas had given birth to a baby girl, Ameera Reign, via C-section.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart
|That's Me Right There||—|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"All These Boys"||—||—|
|"Didn't Mean It"||2012||—||—|
|"Paint A Smile"||2013||—||—|
|"That's Me Right There" (featuring Kendrick Lamar)||2014||105||81||That's Me Right There|
Guest starring appearances
|2003||My Wife and Kids||Michael's Band||Rachel||Guest appearance|
|2004||The Land Before Time||Dancing Girl||Commercial/Music Video|
|2004||Threat Matrix||Extremist Makeover||Daughter 1#||Guest appearance|
|2004||Kellogg's Eggo||Girl eating Eggo||Commercial|
|2004||Stuff by Hilary Duff||Girl||Commercial|
|2005||Arwin!||Lydia||Main role alongside Selena Gomez|
|2006||The Nine||Outsiders||Tiffany||Guest appearance|
|2007||That's So Raven||Teacher's Pet||Patty||Guest appearance|
|2007-08||SOP||music variety show||Herself||Partnered with Julie Anne San Jose|
Music video appearances
|2004||"Jesus Walks" by Kanye West||Angel||Cameo|
|2005||"How to Deal" by Frankie J||Cameo|
|2010||"Baby" by Justin Bieber||Love interest||Main role|
|2010||"Eenie Meenie" by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber||Party-goer||Extra|
|2011||"My Girl" (Remix) by Mindless Behavior feat. Ciara, Tyga, Lil Twist||Herself||Cameo|
|2012||"Slide Over" by Baby Bash||Guy's love interest||Main role|
|2013||"What U Like" by Jream Andrew||Herself||Main Role|
|2013||"Now Is The Time by Wally Lopez||Herself||Main Role|
|2015||"This Could Be Us" by Rae Sremmurd||Swae Lee's ex girlfriend||Cameo|
|2015||"Selfish Girls" by Jake Miller||Herself||Cameo|
- "Interview: Meet Jasmine V". Chicago Tribune. Sep 26, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
- Bio. jasminevmusic.com.
- "New Details on Jasmine V and Nick Jonas Collaboration".
- "Jasmine signs deal with Interscope".
- "JASMINE V & BECKY G ARE LATINA'S FEBRUARY 2014 COVER STARS!". Latina magazine. December 17, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
- "Jasmine V chart history". Billboard.
- "Jasmine Villegas on Life After Justin Bieber's "Baby" Video". YouTube. February 14, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
- Davis, Justin. "Listen to Jasmine V's New Song 'One Night' f/ Jeremih and Problem". Complex. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Goddard, Kevin (March 11, 2015). "Jasmine V - One Night Feat. Jeremih & Problem". HotNewHipHop.
- "New Music: Jasmine V feat. Jeremih & Problem – One Night". This Is RnB. March 12, 2015.
- Breezy, Elle (March 11, 2015). "Jasmine V - One Night ft. Jeremih & Problem". Singers.
- Jasmine Villegas; R.W. Thomas (May 3, 2015). "I Love Your Crazy (The Songbooks of Jessie V Book 1)". Amazon.
- "Jasmine V and Kendrick Lamar Release New Single". Melissa Castellanos. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
- "Jasmine V Is Pregnant and "So Excited" to Be a Mom". Cosmopolitan. Cosmopolitan. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
- "NEW MUSIC: JASMINE V. – 'S(HE) BE(LIE)VE(D)' [MIXTAPE]". Rap-Up. September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011.