Jasmine Villegas, simply known to her fans as Jasmine V is an American pop singer of Mexican/Filipino descent. Working in the entertainment industry from a very young age, she crafted on a debut album with producer Damon Dash. After appearing in Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video, she collaborated with him and supported him on tour. Villegas signed to Interscope in 2013 and released three singles in 2013, “Paint A Smile,” “Breathe Your Love,” and “Now Is The Time.” She represents a new generation of pop-stars who are edgy, interested in fashion and know how to cross their musical talents with interests in other realms of culture. We caught up with the young singer to find out more about where she comes from and what the future holds.
Check out her music video for “Paint A Smile On,” here and get to know her below!
What are you working on?
Right now I’m going to go to NYC to work on my album. I’ve set aside a month to focus on just writing and recording. I’m so excited to be signed to Ester Dean because I’m learning from the best song writer in the game. She’s really helping me to become a better artist/writer.
Who are you dying to collaborate with?
Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.
Who would you say guided you spiritually, helping you never lose sight of who you really are?
My family, friends, Gabi-my manager, and definitely my fans.
How has opening for huge artists like Justin Bieber helped pave your way and broaden your fanbase?
Opening up for Bieber definitely helped me broaden my audience. I did 40 cities on the Bieber tour and it introduced me to audiences from all across the country and even Canada.
What are you listening to these days that inspire you, can you give me some examples?
Right now I’m listening to a lot of rap. I love Problem, Tyga and Drake.
What clothing brands do you currently rock and what are your must-have accessories to go with it?
Isabel Marant shoes and Balmain Pants and always rock jewelry as my accessories.
Everyone has guilty pleasures, what’s yours?
My guilty pleasure is dipping my fingers in candle wax. I’m addicted to doing that, I don’t know why, it’s weird but I love it.
Tell me something no one knows about you?
I can dislocate my left shoulder.
Is there a celebrity crush at the moment?
Channing Tatum, but he’s married now so I have to get over that one (giggles).
What music do you work out to?
I just started working out twice a week with a personal trainer and I usually listen to upbeat music.
What is your astrological sign and do you believe it describes you well?
Sagittarius and yes I believe it does-I’m adventurous.
Was there ever an ah-ha moment when you knew being a performer was your calling or was it a work in progress?
I grew up loving to sing and perform so I think it was always something I wanted to do.
How do you balance attending school and being a celebrity on tour these days?
I’m done with school now but I was home-schooled when I was still attending.
Describe yourself in three words?
Charismatic, humble, and funny.
What is the sweetest thing someone has ever done for you that didn’t cost a fortune?
My fans coming out to see me and showing me love is probably the best thing ever.
Backstage traditions or superstitions?
I hold hands with my team and pray–definitely something I do before going on stage.