Jasmine Marie Villegas (born December 7, 1993), better known as Jasmine V, is an American pop and R&B singer. After many years of pursuing a career in music, she was signed to Sony Music at the age of 16.
At the age of 9, Villegas accepted her first acting job, acting in a commercial for the hit animated feature The Land Before Time IX. Her first professional singing gig was at age 11, when she performed the national anthem for the Los Angeles Clippers. Later that year, she signed with Damon Dash and worked extensively on a debut that was slated to feature collaborations from label-mate and former Missy Elliott protégée, Nicole Wray. At the age of 16, she was then signed to Sony Music. She made an appearance in Justin Bieber's music video for his hit single "Baby". She also joined Bieber on the second leg of his My World Tour and on the Kids' Choice Awards with him. She also appeared in the Sean Kingston and Bieber music video for Eenie Meenie. Villegas has also written with musician Nick Jonas.
She released her debut single "That's Me Right There" featuring Kendrick Lamar from her EP on August 5, 2014 and charted at #39 on Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart. Her debut EP was released on November 10, 2014. On March 11, 2015, Villegas released a new single called "One Night" featuring Problem and Jeremih. The song samples "Kiss Of Life" by Sade. On May 3, 2015, Villegas released the first installment in her songbook series (books inspired by her life and songs), co-written with R.W. Thomas. On June 8, 2015, Jasmine released a Spanish single titled "Renegades".
Villegas is of Filipino and Mexican descent. She has 3 brothers, Robert Villegas, Jream Andrew Sablan (Aka Jdrew, Jream Andrew), and Justin Villegas. Her parents separated when she was a young girl. Her grandmother, Sofia Vales, was the one who got her started into modeling at the young age of 6. Jasmine started out doing beauty pageant contests. On November 2, 2015, Villegas announced via Twitter that she is expecting her first child.
On February 19, 2016, it was announced via Twitter that Villegas had given birth to a baby girl, Ameera Reign, via C-section.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart|
|That's Me Right There||—|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"All These Boys"||—||—|
|"Didn't Mean It"||2012||—||—|
|"Paint A Smile"||2013||—||—|
|"That's Me Right There" (featuring Kendrick Lamar)||2014||105||81||That's Me Right There|
Guest starring appearances
|2003||My Wife and Kids||Michael's Band||Rachel||Guest appearance|
|2004||The Land Before Time||Dancing Girl||Commercial/Music Video|
|2004||Threat Matrix||Extremist Makeover||Daughter 1#||Guest appearance|
|2004||Kellogg's Eggo||Girl eating Eggo||Commercial|
|2004||Stuff by Hilary Duff||Girl||Commercial|
|2005||Arwin!||Lydia||Main role alongside Selena Gomez|
|2006||The Nine||Outsiders||Tiffany||Guest appearance|
|2007||That's So Raven||Teacher's Pet||Patty||Guest appearance|
|2007-08||SOP||music variety show||Herself||Partnered with Julie Anne San Jose|
Music video appearances
|2004||"Jesus Walks" by Kanye West||Angel||Cameo|
|2005||"How to Deal" by Frankie J||Cameo|
|2010||"Baby" by Justin Bieber||Love interest||Main role|
|2010||"Eenie Meenie" by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber||Party-goer||Extra|
|2011||"My Girl" (Remix) by Mindless Behavior feat. Ciara, Tyga, Lil Twist||Herself||Cameo|
|2012||"Slide Over" by Baby Bash||Guy's love interest||Main role|
|2013||"What U Like" by Jream Andrew||Herself||Main Role|
|2013||"Now Is The Time by Wally Lopez||Herself||Main Role|
|2015||"This Could Be Us" by Rae Sremmurd||Swae Lee's ex girlfriend||Cameo|
|2015||"Selfish Girls" by Jake Miller||Herself||Cameo|