Spotlight – Jade Valerie

Meet Jade Valerie, an American/Euro Pop singer, songwriter and actress. Jade started out acting in stage plays but later launched her music career as the front woman for Sweetbox. Jade penned several of Sweetbox’s hit songs, until she left the project in 2007 to focus on her solo career.

Jade Valerie Villalon was born August 12, 1980 in San Diego, California. She is of Filipino, German, and Irish decent. Jade was raised partially in Japan from the age of 3, but spent the rest of her childhood in San Diego. As a teen, Jade became active in entertainment; starring in stage productions, and doing vocal training with Joni Wilson. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Jade was introduced to Sweetbox producer and songwriter Geo, by the now late Alan Rich (American music critic).

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