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Encyclopedia > Cassie Ventura
This article is about the American R&B singer. For the British singer, see Cassie Compton.
Cassie
Cassie on the cover of her 2006 debut album, Cassie
Cassie on the cover of her 2006 debut album, Cassie
Background information
Birth name Cassandra Ventura
Born August 26, 1986
Origin New London, Connecticut,
United States
Genre(s) R&B, pop
Years active 2006–present
Label(s) NextSelection
Bad Boy
Website LoveCassie.com

Cassandra Ventura (born August 26 1986), professionally known as Cassie, is an American R&B singer and former fashion model. She is best known for her hit 2006 single "Me & U". Cassie Compton, born July 1986 in the UK is a professional singer & song-writer who appeared on the UK TV music talent show The X Factor Cassie became 5th on the show in 2004 at just 17 years of age where she was put in Sharon Osbournes group Under... Image File history File links Cassie_album. ... Cassie is the self-titled debut album which was released on August 8, 2006 (but was leaked on August 3, 2006) by R&B singer Cassie. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The NextSelection Lifestyle Group is a global marketing and music-focused media company based in Harlem, New York City. ... It has been suggested that The Bad Boy Family be merged into this article or section. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Fashion model Daniella Sarahyba. ... Me & U is an R&B song written by Cassie, and produced by Ryan Leslie for Cassies eponymous debut album Cassie (2006). ...

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Biography

Cassie gets her looks from her Filipino father and her African-American mother, she also has an older brother[1]. She was raised in a musical household as her mother Regina ( A Pfizer employee) is a pianist and her father plays trumpet[2].


At age of 14, Cassie began working as a model for the Wilhemina Agency in New York City. She appeared in ads for Delia's, Adidas, and Abercrombie & Fitch, Seventeen magazine. She also modeled for Missy Elliott's Respect ME Adidas clothing line campaign, and her modelling highlight was when she was on the prime Target billboard in Times Square, NY. Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971) is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer, part of the Adidas Group. ...


Cassie attended the Interdistrict School for Arts And Communication junior high school, where she studied the arts: piano, flute, dance, composition, and voice. At ISAAC, she and two other students composed an original score for a half-hour stage production[3]. In 2004, she graduated from the preparatory Williams School on the Connecticut College campus in New London, CT. When she graduated high school, she was the only student in her class to announce that she was not going to college, but was moving to New York to make it on her own, in "real life".


Musical Career

In NY Cassie was modeling took some classes at the Broadway Dance Center. Producer Ryan Leslie began spotting her at clubs and parties in late 2004, and he was charmed by Cassie’s personality. She was finally introduced to Leslie by Sean “Diddy” Combs’ make-up artist, who had worked with Cassie on one of her modeling photo shoots.


Shortly after being introduced to music producer, Ryan Leslie, Cassie's mother asked Cassie to record a song for her as a birthday gift. Cassie approached Ryan and Ryan put wrote a duet for them called "Kiss Me". Ryan played "Kiss Me" for Tommy Mottola and he offered Cassie a management deal.


Cassie signed a deal with Ryan's NextSelection label to produce her debut album, and Ryan co wrote and produced Cassie’s first single “Me & U” " in 2005. In March 2006 Cassie signed with Diddy's record label Bad Boy Recordings.


Discography

Albums

Album cover Album information
Image:Cassie album.jpg Cassie
  • Released: August 8, 2006
  • Chart positions: #4 U.S., #33 UK
  • U.S. sales: 243,923

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Singles

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Pop 100 UK Australia Australia Urban France France R&B New Zealand Album
2006 "Me & U" #3 #1 #4 #6 #12 #4 #8 #1 #6 Cassie
2006 "Long Way 2 Go" #102 #86 #38 Cassie
2006 "Ditto" Cassie

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The ARIA charts is the main Australian music sales chart issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... Me & U is an R&B song written by Cassie, and produced by Ryan Leslie for Cassies eponymous debut album Cassie (2006). ... Long Way 2 Go is the second single by fashion model/singer Cassie. ... Ditto may mean several things: ditto marks like , 〃 or do. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Official MySpace
  • Cassie's NS4LIFE Journal
  • Cassie in Mario (singer)'s Here I Go Again music video [4]
  • Watch Cassie in a Clean & Clear commerical
  • CassieWeb: First Ever and Number One Fansite
  • Forever Cassie:Fansite
  • Cassiefan Cassie Fansite

 
 

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