Alexis Jordan is a popular American singer who rose to fame after competing on the 2006 season of ‘America's Got Talent’ as a 14-year-old. As a charming young teen, she took the audience and the judges at the reality television competition by surprise with her mellifluous and soulful voice. Even though she got eliminated from the show after clearing the initial few rounds, she did not lose hope of making it big in the music world and continued her dedicated efforts. Following her elimination, she began to upload cover songs to YouTube which gave her a platform to showcase her talents to a wider audience. Soon her videos gained over a million views and this brought the young girl to the attention of Norwegian production team Stargate and American rapper Jay Z who helped her launch her music career. Her debut single ‘Happiness’ proved to be a massive international hit, charting at no. 1 in the Netherlands and Norway, and at no. 3 in Australia, the UK, and Belgium. Spurred by her initial success, she went on to release her debut self-titled album which once again proved to be a major hit. Along with her singing career, Alexis Jordan has also made a few television appearances.
- Alexis Jordan was born on April 7, 1992 in Columbia, South Carolina. She is of mixed descent. She has three younger siblings Taylor, Malichai and Malcolm. Interested in music from a young age, she started giving public performances as a little girl. She even opened for Smokey Robinson at a Stevie Wonder tribute concert when she was 12 years old! Even before hitting the teens the youngster was sure that music was her calling and looked forward to making it big as a singer in future.Recommended Lists:
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- Alexis Jordan auditioned for the first season of ‘America's Got Talent’ in 2006. Her rendition of Whitney Houston's ‘I Have Nothing’ got her past the audition and she made it through to the next round. She was able to successfully clear several rounds before being eliminated in the semifinals. The young girl however did not lose hope and started uploading cover songs on YouTube. Her efforts eventually paid off. Within a couple of years her videos had raked up millions of views and this exposure gained her the attention of production team Stargate and rapper Jay-Z. Soon Jordan was signed to a contract and released her debut single, ‘Happiness’ in 2010. The single, which proved to be a big hit, was followed by the release of her debut self-titled album in 2011. The album too became a massive hit, debuting on the UK Albums Chart at No. 9 and on the Australian Albums Chart at No. 11. It also received generally positive reviews from music critics for its upbeat lyrics. Along with her hit single ‘Happiness,’ the album also featured songs like ‘Good Girl,’ ‘Hush Hush,’ ‘Habit,’ and ‘Say That.’ While her musical career seemed to be on a roll in 2011, it gradually fizzled out over the years. She is yet to release another album and has not been much active on the music scene. She has, however, ventured into television in the meantime and had made guest appearances on a few shows and series.Awards & Achievements
- In 2011, Alexis Jordan won the ESKA Music Award for International Hit of the Year for her single ‘Happiness.’Marriage & Love Life
- Alexis Jordan has been married to Luke Anthony Broadlick since 2014. The couple had wed in a secret ceremony. She has one daughter and was expecting another baby as of May 2017.
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