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"). Her music has also been featured in other popular commercials, including a commercial for Coca-Cola. In Korea, she is also well known for her Christmas Eve and New Years concerts. She also released a cover of "A Whole New World" on the Asian release of a Disney soundtrack called "DisneyMania!". As of September 4th 2007, it had been made public that Jade has quit Sweetbox.
She started her solo career, along with Geo, under the name Jade Valerie, and has released 2 albums. She has also started a project entitled Eternity∞ with a selt titled album described as "pop meets classical". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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