|Born||6 March 1984|
Jentina Chapman was born on 6 March 1984 in Woking, England to a Romani gypsy family that consisted of fourteen children. When she was one year old, her family moved to West Molesey, Surrey. She got her first recording contract at the age of nineteen whilst working in a computer shop.
After an advertising campaign on television and features in various UK music magazines, (notably NME), her debut single "Bad Ass Strippa" was released in the summer of 2004. The song was later parodied by the grime MC Lady Sovereign. Sampling the O'Jays song "For the Love of Money", it topped the Box chart for a week, but ultimately it reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart. Jentina's second single, "French Kisses" was co-written by Jentina along with Cathy Dennis and Greg Wells and was a more electro-hop/R&B-oriented song. The single was released in the autumn of 2004, entering the UK chart at number 20. Jentina released another single after this in Italy only, "Mysterious". It reached the Top 30 in Italy. Her debut album Jentina was then released, again only in Italy.
In 2005, "Bad Ass Strippa", "French Kisses" and "Mysterious" gained worldwide exposure after featuring in episodes of CSI: NY. In 2006, "Mysterious" underscored some of the audition stages of MTV's DanceLife.
Jentina was also a professional model. In November 2007, she represented lingerie brand Wonderbra, following on from the likes of Eva Herzigová and Caprice. She featured in a spoof video of the Cadbury's popular Gorilla television advertisement, in which a gorilla played the drums to the Phil Collins single, "In the Air Tonight".
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2004||"Bad Ass Strippa"||22||20||49||Jentina|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released in that country or territory.|
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