Alexis Jordan

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Alexis Jordan Biography

Alexis Jordan Biography

Alexis Jordan (born April 7, 1992) is a American singer-songwriter and actress from Columbia, South Carolina. She was a contestant on the first season of America’s Got Talent and is signed to Sony Music through Jay-Z and Norwegian production team Stargate’s record label StarRoc.

Jordan was born Columbia, South Carolina to a mother of African American/Native American/European descent and a Puerto Rican father and has three younger siblings. Her family later relocated to Santa Clarita, California when she was 11. At that time she began writing songs to accompany her singing ability.

After performing the National Anthem for the United States Air Force Academy at age 12, Jordan started to attract much attention and was asked to sing at various events, leading to greater opportunities. Jordan cites her opening for a concert in 2004 as inspiring. “When I was 12, I opened up for Smokey Robinson at a Stevie Wonder tribute,”remembers Alexis.”I sang ‘Ribbon In The Sky’ and Stevie was backstage like, ‘You didn’t think I heard you singing my song did you?’ I didn’t know how big of a legend he was but looking back on it now, I can’t believe that I did that! It was such a great experience.” In between her musical career, Jordan also performed as an actress, taking roles on soap operas and commercials.

Jordan’s big break came in 2006, when she auditioned as a contestant for the new Simon Cowell-produced reality-contest program America’s Got Talent, which debuted on NBC that same year. Jordan sang Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” at the audition and made it to next round, only to be eliminated in the semi-finals. Despite the elimination, Jordan began to expand on her musical career after her family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. While there, Jordan began uploading her songs on YouTube while submitting demos. By 2008 Jordan’s YouTube page was racking up millions of views. This exposure would lead Jordan to the attention of rapper/music executive Jay-Z, who became her mentor and signed her to his Roc Nation-imprint spinoff Star Roc, and in turn resulted in her becoming a part of the Columbia Records roster.

In 2010, Jordan’s first single, “Happiness”, (written by Autumn Rowe, and Stargate) reached number three in the United Kingdom, and number thirty-six in Ireland. The song, produced by Stargate and predominantly sampling “Brazil (2nd Edit)” by deadmau5, will be the lead single from the album which is titled after the lead single.

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