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Published on July 29th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby

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Five Questions With Triple Threat Singer, Actress and Model Jessica Jarrell

Following successful collaborations with Justin Bieber, Elephante, Travie McCoy and Sean Kingston, the 22 year old LA native Jessica Jarrell returns with a new record, 100 Percentin’. The record calls-out an ex for being “extra.” Jessica has a sizable Instagram following with more than 200K fans. She’s currently featured on Elephante’s EDM/Dance single, “Hold,” which is already at over 1.1M plays on Spotify. Her previous releases have all performed exceptionally well.

Jessica’s single “How Was I,” is burning up the digital streaming space and is a featured iTunes Hot Track and playlisting worldwide. “Come Closer,” is already surpassing 2.4M views on YouTube. And her music video for the single, “Gravity,” is climbing to 9M views and 3.2M plays on popular streaming platform Spotify.

She’s come a long way since her debut with the Justin Bieber collaborations, “Overboard,” and “Key To My Heart.”

We got Jessica to weigh in on some things for The Hype Magazine

Tell us about your current single “100 Percentin“!

I wrote the song about people who are always talking about how they “keep it 100” or they’re “real as fuck” but their actions don’t match up to that and they turn out to be the opposite. One of the lyrics is “think you 100 percentin, but boy you just flexin.” Then I turn it around on them and say “give me back my keys, my time, my money, my piece of mind…and no I ain’t flexin, that’s 100 percentin.” 100 percentin just means to actually be about what you say you’re about, and in me saying that it’s like…I really don’t put up with people like that in my life so you gotta go.

Do you feel your current project is the best introduction to you as an artist?

My most recent songs I feel are grounding me in the more r&b/urban lane, which is what I’ve always wanted my music to grow into. I love that there’s a lot of versatility in that lane and I’m a very versatile artist. I think the recent songs I’ve put out and the ones that are gonna be coming out definitely show that. 

What’s most exciting for you right now in your career of music?

I think for me it’s getting my sound right.  I’ve been working with some great writers and producers and I’m really proud of what we’ve been coming up with.  

What’s on your horizon for 2017?

Putting out as much music as I can and doing live shows!

The Hype Magazine wants to know: What’s been your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?! Or “WTF?!” moment thus far in your career?

Haha, I’ve had a few moments. One of the craziest was when I did a show in Paris.  It was at a small club and we had a list of people who had to sign up to see the show because of limited space.  As we checked people in the crowd was getting bigger and bigger until there was so much chaos that we abandoned the list and just took in as many as we could!  By the time the show was over there were so many people outside of the club, in the streets, coming up the back staircase to the greenroom, etc.,…we could barely get to our car. I was so scared because they were all around the car, running alongside it and I was sure the driver was going to run over someone.  I had no idea I was going to get that kinda love in Paris!

Website: http://jessicajarrellmusic.com

@jessicajarrell


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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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