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Birth name: Jeannette Ortega.
Born: November 19, 1986 Brooklyn, New York City, United States.
Jeannie Ortega biography (bio):
Born to Puerto Rican parents, Jeannie Ortega was a member of the first graduating class of Brooklyn's High School of The Arts. In her youth, she performed at local parks as "Spice," (one half of a kiddie singing group she called "Sugar & Spice") and numerous times throughout her school years.
At age 16, Ortega had her first real recording, and it was placed on the soundtrack for the movie Love Don't Cost a Thing. She later received a major recording deal with Hollywood Records and released her debut album, No Place Like Brooklyn on August 1, 2006. Her debut single is the hip-hop influenced "Crowded," which features Papoose. She is prepared to release her second album. She has also finished work on a film called Step Up starring Mario and Channing Tatum. She is also cousins with Kelly Ortega. Who is set to star in three motion pictures this coming year, including lending her voice to the new Dragonlance Animated movie.
On July 29, 2006 Nina Sky, Papoose, Eric West, Kovas, and Quan were some of the artists who showed up for the release party for Ortega's debut album at Webster Hall in New York City. On August 10, 2006 the album entered the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart at No.1. The album leaked onto the internet more than half a year before it's retail date in stores. On Jeannie's official myspace profile, in some blogs, and in a home video, Jeannie states that she is working on her second album.
In 2007 Ortega along with Eric West and Catherine McQueen presented together at the first US Urban Music Awards in New York.
Jeannie attended elementary school P.S. 145 on Knoll Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn.