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Jada [jay'da] , [spanish,
ijada, stone of healing; in earlier times it was thought
that jade could ease pains and ills.]
Recently signed to
Motown, these young divas from Boston, MA are the real deal
with their powerhouse vocals, soulful & sophisticated harmonies,
gospel-infused ballads and infectious grooves - exploding
in a bold and funky mix of pop/R&B.
Jada has shared the
magic of their live act with JoJo, Aaron Carter, Stacie
Orrico, B2K, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, and Cassidy, to
name a few.
Gifted vocalists, dancers and performers, Elle
Wine, April Forrest, Lauren O'Keefe, and Jacyn Tremblay
each have enough personal charisma to wow an audience on
their own. As a group, they form a bold new musical force,
and the result is the vocal and visual knockout that is
Jada. If you like Destiny's Child, Christina Aguilera, and
En Vogue, you will love the fresh sound of Jada.
More on their debut CD:
Four extraordinary singers united by a common goal,
Jada is the latest iteration of the classic female vocal
group. Since coming together six years ago, all four members
have devoted themselves heart and soul to Jada. Their self-titled
debut marks the culmination of a remarkable journey in which
these talented individuals came together to create a beautifully
cohesive whole. From the album-opening ballad 'Is It Love'
to the sassy RedOne/Akon-produced first single, 'American
Cowboy,' Jada is a bright and brazen mix of pop, soul, dance,
and R&B, spiced by Jada's characteristic gospel-inspired
harmonies. The powerhouse sound is not dissimilar from the
girls themselves - soulful and sophisticated, sexy and strong,
heartfelt and honest, flirty and fun.
The four members of Jada came
together while studying at Boston's Bristol Recording and
Voice Studios. Each singer has brought her individual perspective
and style to the table - Jacyn's tastes run from pop to
rock and from Pink to Paramore; April takes inspiration
from hip-hop's urban sound and fashion, blasting T.I. and
Timbaland every day of the week; Lauren's musical influences
stem from her growing up in suburban Philadelphia, home
to neo-soul legends like Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild;
Elle professes an eclectic appetite for music ranging from
Rascal Flatts and John Legend to Lady Gaga.
Having all grown up inspired by such classic Motown
superstars as the Supremes and the Temptations, Jada was
justifiably thrilled when they signed with Universal Motown
Records. In January 2007, Jada teamed up in a New York studio
with Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Toby Gad (Fergie,
Beyonce, Natasha Bedingfield). The sessions proved a creative
turning point for Jada, as they joined forces with Gad to
co-write the powerhouse ballad, 'Is It Love.' With its complex
harmonies and distinctive verses, 'Is It Love' gave Jada
a cornerstone track from which to build their album upon.
Jada traveled to studios all over the country, from NYC and
Atlanta to Miami and Los Angeles, collaborating with such
superstars as Danja, Wyclef Jean, and J.R. Rotem. Sessions
with Jordan Omley from production/songwriting team 'The Jam'
(Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks) were among the
girls' favorites, yielding 'The Problem With Love,' 'If You
Wanna Go,' and the inspirational 'Hold On.' An alliance with
UK team Wayne Wilkins, Andrew Frampton, and Savan Kotecha
(Natasha Bedingfield, Carrie Underwood, Delta
Goodrem), resulted in the mid tempo 'Break Up Song' and
energetic club track 'Play a Playa,' while NYC hitmakers Sturken
& Rodgers (Christina Aguilera, Rihanna) contributed the
poignant ballad, 'Shattered.' For the album-closing 'Can't Let
Go,' Jada found a collaborator close to home in Ric Poulin, who
produced the group-penned track.
As recording continued, Jada was awarded as 'Outstanding
Pop/R&B Music Act' at 2008's Boston Music Awards. The year
culminated with a December session alongside producer
RedOne (Lady Gaga, Brandy) at Jada's homebase, Bristol
Studios. The sessions yielded 'Model That' and the group's
boisterous debut single, 'American Cowboy'
(co-written/produced by Akon), two tracks which provided the
final bit of magic. The girls felt immediately that the songs were
special, especially 'American Cowboy,' which they knew would
serve as the perfect introduction to Jada's distinctive sonic
With the album wrapped, the girls barely paused to catch their
breath before embarking on a major national promotional tour,
presenting 'American Cowboy' at multi-format radio stations
from coast to coast. The hectic schedule and nearly non-stop
workload has proven to be a boon for Jada. The group
maintains direct communication with their ever-increasing
number of fans - a.k.a. the Jada Ninjas - by taking a hands-on
approach to online relationships via MySpace, Facebook, and an
ever-growing mailing list.
With boundless talent and irrepressible energy, Jada remain
focused like a laser beam on their singular goal. The tightly knit
harmonies aren't just something the four singers break out when
the mics are turned on - united by fate, the girls of Jada have
formed a bond that's closer to a family than a pop group.
That pugnacious spirit informs everything Jada does - from their
dynamic stage show to the album's captivating creativity. The
girls are working long and hard to reach the mountaintop and
their innate sense of diligence and professionalism is certain to
keep them pushing ever forward. Having already ascended this
far, for Jada, the sky is now the limit.
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