- 11:00 PM, Oct 17
Born April 7, 1992, Alexis Jordan claimed her fame through "America's Got Talent" although she was not a winner. Jordan started singing since she was a little, thanks to the support from her parents. Her mother is of African American, Native American and European descent and her father is a Puerto Rican father. The family moved from Columbia, South Carolina to Santa Clarita, California in order for her to pursue a career in art.
Jordan began writing songs in the third grade and actively performed. She tried her luck in 2006 on "America's Got Talent", singing Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" and made it all the way to semi-finals before eliminated. But her courage to be a successful singer did not die. Together with her family, she moved to Atlanta where she tried to gain attention through YouTube and demos. The effort proved successful as her YouTube account raked in millions of subscribers.
One day producer Stargate took notice of her and flew her in to New York. Fate did an intervention when Jay-Z walked in while she was in the studio. The rapper signed her immediately to Roc Nation where she released her debut single "Happiness" in September 2010. It received little success on the Hot 200 but landed at number 1 on Hot Dance Club Songs. The song received more success in European countries and Australia.
It was followed by "Good Girl" which received major success in U.K. charts. Her debut album, an eponymous one, was released on February 25, 2011 and broke through U.K. Albums chart at number 9. In support of the album, she releases another single called "Hush Hush" and goes on a tour with JLS in June.
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