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  • Born

    3 August 1979 (age 38)

Ms. Jade whose birth name is Chevon Young was born on August 3, 1979, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she grew up in a section called Nicetown. While growing up Ms. Jade competed in local high school talent shows and even won one. After her graduation in 1997 she went to beauty school for 2 years. While in beauty school she began to write songs and did back up vocals at a local studio. By 1999 she had already recorded some tracks of her own. A year later in August of 2000 she auditioned for Missy Elliott leading Missy to call Timbaland and signing her to a record deal. In 2001 Ms. Jade made a guest appearance on Missy Elliott's album Miss E. . . So Addictive and on Timbaland & Magoo's Indecent Proposal album, that same year she hit the studio to record her first album. Finally in November of 2002 she released her first album Girl Interrupted and toured that same year with Ludacris and Nelly Furtado.

She's worked with Amon Tobin and Doubleclick on their hiphop-collaboration called Two Fingers. The Two Fingers' debut album, on which Ms. Jade appears on several tracks, is sceduled to be released in 2008.

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