Justina Valentine

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Justina Valentine
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Background information
Born (1987-02-14) February 14, 1987 (age 32)[1]
Passaic County, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active2006–present
Labels
Associated actsFetty Wap, Maino, Futuristic, King Bangazs, Da Brat, Randy Haze, Chris Webby
Websitejustinamusic.com justinafashion.com

Justina Valentine (born February 14, 1987) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and model from Passaic County, New Jersey, best known for her singles "Candy Land"[3] featuring rapper Fetty Wap, "All The Way" and "Unbelievable".[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Valentine was born in Passaic County, New Jersey. She grew up in a family of musicians and did theater and dance as a child. Valentine always had a love for hip hop and pop. In 2006 she started recording her own music.[6] Valentine said she was never shy about being in the spotlight, and always loved to put on a show, make people laugh, and overall make people happy. She started starring in school and local town plays as a child, while taking dance lessons. She comes from a musical family.[7]

Career[edit]

Valentine released her first mixtape Route 80 in 2012, the singles "Bubble Gum" and "Hip-hop Joan Jett" became viral hits on YouTube. Valentine released her EP, Valentine, in 2013 debuting at #38 on the iTunes R&B charts.[8] On July 8, 2014, the singer released her second mixtape, Red Velvet. In 2016, she released her studio album, Scarlet Letter. In 2016 Valentine was added to the cast of Season 8 of Wild 'N Out on MTV and has been a member of the cast for every successive season since.[9]

Valentine competed in the MTV reality series The Challenge, which premiered November 21, 2017 and titled Champs vs. Stars.[10]

in November 2018 Valentine was selected to co-host a relaunched version of the MTV dating game show Singled Out alongside rapper and fellow Wild 'N Out cast member Conceited that aired exclusively on the network's YouTube channel[11].

Musical style and influences[edit]

Valentine has an eclectic pop, and soul infused sound.[12] She has had charting singles and major radio airplay.[13]

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Scarlet Letter (2016) [5]

EPs

  • Valentine (2013) [4]

Mixtapes

  • Route 80 (2012) [1]
  • Red Velvet (2014) [4]
  • FEMINEM (2017) [1]
Guest appearances
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Superman" 2018 King Bangazs Fetty Wap N/A

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2016–present Wild 'N Out Regular Cast Member
2017 The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars Herself

Tour[edit]

  • Vans Warped Tour (2012)
  • Relief Tour (2013)
  • Vans Warped Tour (2014)
  • Liquid Sunshine Experience Tour (2015)
  • Hate Us Cause They Ain't Us Tour (2016)
  • As Seen on the Internet Tour (2016)
  • Scarlet Letter Tour (2016)
  • "Futuristic Tour" (2016)
  • Weirdo Tour (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Carter, Brooke. "Justina Valentine Net Worth 2018". Gazette Review. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ Justina Valentine (8 November 2011). "Justina - The Come Up (Documentary Teaser)". Retrieved 11 December 2017 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Rathon, Rocko (2015-07-03). "Listen As New Jersey's Own Justina Valentine And Fetty Wap Link Up On 'Candy Land'". The Source. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  4. ^ a b c "Justina Valentine - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  5. ^ a b "Spotlight on REVOLT: Justina Valentine "All The Way" Feat. Futuristic". REVOLT TV. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  6. ^ "Interview W/ Justina". Jesse James. 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  7. ^ "Justina". Olivia Rahim. 2014-05-24. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  8. ^ "We Are Jersey: March 2015". Retrieved 2016-09-08. pages 29-38
  9. ^ "MTV To Bring Back Wild N' Out For Season 8 On August 4th With Iggy Azalea, Erykah Badu, Omarion And More; Watch Preview - ComedyHype.Com | Comedy ReFueled". 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  10. ^ Russian, Ale (2017-10-11). "Cast Revealed! Josh Murray, Shawn Johnson and More Stars to Compete in MTV's The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars". People. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncpku4sHK6Y
  12. ^ "Justina Valentine Releases Red Velvet Mixtape And Drops Video For "Yeah Me" Single - DrJays.com Live - Fashion. Music. Lifestyle". live.drjays.com. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  13. ^ Davis, Rea Melissa (2015-03-31). "Premiere: Justina Valentine- "FADED"". Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos - Allhiphop. Retrieved 2016-07-17.

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