When you think of an artist who is truly versatile and talented, the name Jadine cannot go without mention. Hailing from the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, Montserrat, Jadine started her career as a songstress in 2003, and has quickly become one of the fastest rising stars in Soca. Shortly after appearing on the Soca scene, she earned two separate award nominations from the Soca Awards Committee; one for Best New Female Soca Artist in 2005, and then another nod of approval in 2008 for Best Groovy Soca Collaboration for teaming up with Vincentian Soca Artist Problem Child. In testament to her growing fame in 2009, she was the New England Urban Music Award winner of Best Caribbean Female Artist.
When asked about her feelings regarding such an honor, Jadine, a beautiful, down to earth and simple woman of humble upbringing states, “Of course, I see this as a validation of myself as an artist, but bigger than that, I see it as an opportunity for my country, Montserrat, to be recognized again for our contributions to Caribbean music.”
Jadine says it was her family who first realized her potential. When she was fourteen, they forced her to sing at her aunt’s wedding. Delightfully laughing at the memory Jadine says, “I cried the whole time, but by the time I was eighteen, I was the queen of karaoke – you could not get a microphone out of my hands.” Not surprising, during the past years the demand for a performance by Jadine has spread throughout the entertainment industry. After the debut of her singles “Don’t Call My Phone” she was listed as amongst the Soca crème de la crème on VP Records prestigious compilation, Soca Gold 2008. Some of her more memorable accomplishments are performing and proudly representing Montserrat at the 2005 NY Caribbean Tourism Organization Week Celebration, which hosted launch of MTV’s New Caribbean Channel TEMPO, and again in 2006. So well received was this single that she heeded calls for a music video. It was shot by Rhona Fox, and debuted on TEMPO’s Top Ten Countdown, climbing almost immediately to number two. From that point forward, her career has experienced whirlwind success. She began performing with a number of popular artists including legend “Singing Sandra”, KMC, Iwer George, PeterRam, Collie Buddz, Machel Montano, Cecile, Sanchez, and many more, It was her collaboration with Leon and the Peoples that inspired the next step in her artistic career: an album. Teaming up with VICRAE INC, Jadine is currently working on her Sophomore album that will fuel a season of change Featured producers include: Godfrey “Cherry” Ince for Black Heat Entertainment, Kamau “Mr. Network” Georges, and Garvin “Scrappy” Johnson for Danger1 Productions. Look out for a few surprise collaborations on this groundbreaking album, including one with Barbadian sensation Peter Ram.
Passionate, driven and soulful, Jadine is poised to be a cultural force, wearing her West Indian heritage proudly on her chest. Consistently demonstrating an ability to appeal to all audiences, she can get the clubs jumpin’ with her bass heavy R&B-Soca styled new releases Stay In Touch and Do It Better, in the European dance market with her tribal remixes, or a Caribbean fete with original sound.
Jadine’s talent is much too overwhelming to pass off as a mere fluke.. She amazes and dazzles people with her rich voice and eclectic style. For 2009, her new album Unleash De Deva is sure to make you turn up your radios and hit the dance floor.
Brace yourselves because The Soca Deva has arrived! Jadine’s bookings are now being exclusively handled by Pyramid Entertainment.