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Jade Villalon

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Jade Valerie Villalon, also known by her stage name, Jade Valerie (born August 12, 1980) is an American pop singer, songwriter and actress. Also known as Jade from Sweetbox, she was the former lead singer of Sweetbox until she quit in September 2007, to pursue her own career under her new stage name. She had been with the band for 7 years between 2000 and 2007, solidifying the success of the band which previously had a hit with Everything’s Gonna Be Alright in 1998 when the frontwoman was Tina Harris.

Villalon was born in San Diego, California to a Filipino father and an American born mother of German and Irish descent. She was raised in Japan from the age of three, but spent the majority of her childhood and teens in San Diego. She moved to Los Angeles, California when she was eighteen.

Villalon first entered the music world when she joined the band Gemstone along with Christina Vidal and Crystal Grant. After Gemstone broke up, at the age of eighteen, she entered the pop project/group Sweetbox, and became a star.

She is perhaps best known in the western world by video game players as the singer for the English release of Final Fantasy X-2. She was the vocalist for the songs “Real Emotion” and “1000 Words”. (Kumi Koda was the singer for the Japanese version of the game).

Her music with Sweetbox is most famous in Asia, although her lyrics are entirely in English. She is also famous in the eastern world for contributing two songs, “World Without Frontiers” and “Addicted”, to various Subaru Automobile commercials (the former song was included on her Adagio album under the title “Hate Without Frontiers”).

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  • Vhazza

    The only songs that really should be tagged as this is Oxygen, Run Before You Crawl (VERY early demos of her career), Remember and There Will Be LIght (the two tracks she did with MCY)

    4 Jan 2009 Reply
  • LukeyBoi03

    i think only real Emotion & 1000 Words (including the orchestrated version) should be tagged as Jade Villalon (or possibly Jade from Sweetbox) as it was before she used the stage name "Jade Valerie" but the rest of Sweetbox wasnt involved in those songs, she was credited as "Jade from Sweetbox"

    24 Jul 2008 Reply
  • andres27

    she is already a solo singer by the name of Jade Valerie

    6 Apr 2008 Reply
  • rosepetals1984

    Actually, more people need to reroute their tags here rather than confusing her with the many other Jades (groups and single artists) on Last.fm. At least until they figure a way to separate them out accordingly.

    11 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Vhazza

    Yeah but she has done a few songs on her own. She has recently done a solo project for a animated dvd release Club Markiz (as far as I know, not yet released) Huglles Vhari x

    4 Jan 2007 Reply
  • Fleseastorm

    w t MF? jade is already a solo singer by the name of sweetbox...re tag people!

    3 Jan 2007 Reply

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