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Jacqueline Grace

Josquin des Pres: Bass guitar, Composer | Jacob Cruz: Drums | Cameron Westfall: Keyboards | Tommy Aros: Percussion | Danielle Tucker: Vocals | Jacqueline Grace: Vocals

Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap, Latin | Tejano, Pop

Sound description: Grace's MySpace page calls her music "A surprising blend of hip-hop, dance with a pop-rock edge. (Gwen Stefani meets Janet/Michael Jackson?)"

RIYL: Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Billy Joel, the Beatles, Cole Porter, Lauren Hill, Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow, Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue

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Influences: Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Shakira, Kylie Minogue, Selena

Background:

Jacqueline Grace - a singer/songwriter of Filipino/Mexican extraction - was born in New York City, grew up a California girl on the sunny beaches of San Diego, and graduated from the prestigious University of Southern California. Her family encouraged her singing aspiration as far back as her fifth birthday.

"In junior high I started writing songs," she says on her MySpace page. "They were crappy, don't get me wrong, but songs nonetheless. It wasn't until high school when I really started to perform...My album came about when I didn't like the redundancy of songs flooding the airways. My stepdad said 'If you don't like it, then change it.' My debut/self-titled [album] is my answer to his challenge (he may have not seen it that way, but I did). I think songs should have a starting point and an ending, that both music and lyrics are equally important; that songs should tell a story."

In 2008, her song “Dance Under the Moonlight” won Best Dance Single at the LA Music Awards. Her album A Global Soul was released in August 2009. On the album, she sings in both Spanish and Tagalog, as well as writing her own songs and co-producing all the tracks.

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