Jada

Jada

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandPopR&B

Four extraordinary singers united by a common goal, Jada is the latest iteration of the classic female vocal group. Since coming together six years ago, all four members have devoted themselves heart and soul to Jada. From the album-opening ballad Is It Love to the sassy RedOne/Akon-produced first single, American Cowboy JADA is a bright and brazen mix of pop, soul, dance, and R&B, spiced by Jada's characteristic gospel-inspired harmonies. The powerhouse sound is not dissimilar from the girls th

Biography

The four members of Jada came together while studying at Boston's Bristol Recording and Voice Studios. Each singer has brought her individual perspective and style to the table - Jacyn's tastes run from pop to rock and from Pink to Paramore; April takes inspiration from hip-hop's urban sound and fashion, blasting T.I. and Timbaland every day of the week; Lauren's musical influences stem from her growing up in suburban Philadelphia, home to neo-soul legends like Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild; Elle professes an eclectic appetite for music ranging from Rascal Flatts and John Legend to Lady Gaga.

In January 2007, Jada teamed up in a New York studio with Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Toby Gad (Fergie, Beyonce, Natasha Bedingfield). The sessions proved a creative turning point for Jada, as they joined forces with Gad to co-write the powerhouse ballad, Is It Love. With its complex harmonies and distinctive verses, Is It Love gave Jada a cornerstone track from which to build their album upon.

Jada traveled to studios all over the country, from NYC and Atlanta to Miami and Los Angeles, collaborating with such superstars as Danja, Wyclef Jean, and J.R. Rotem. Sessions with Jordan Omley from production/songwriting team, The Jam (Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks), were among the girls' favorites, yielding The Problem With Love, If You Wanna Go and the inspirational Hold On. An alliance with UK team Wayne Wilkins, Andrew Frampton, and Savan Kotecha (Natasha Bedingfield, Carrie Underwood, Delta Goodrem), resulted in the mid tempo Break Up Song and energetic club track Play a Playa, while NYC hitmakers Sturken&Rodgers (Christina Aguilera, Rihanna) contributed the poignant ballad, Shattered. For the album-closing Can't Let Go, Jada found a collaborator close to home in Ric Poulin, who produced the group-penned track.

As recording continued, Jada was awarded as Outstanding Pop/R&B Music Act at 2008's Boston Music Awards. The year culminated with a December session alongside producer RedOne (Lady Gaga, Brandy) at Jada's homebase, Bristol Studios. The sessions yielded Model That and the group's boisterous debut single, American Cowboy (co-written/produced by Akon), two tracks which provided the final bit of magic. The girls felt immediately that the songs were special, especially American Cowboy which they knew would serve as the perfect introduction to Jada's distinctive sonic vision.

With the album wrapped, the girls barely paused to catch their breath before embarking on a major national promotional tour, presenting American Cowboy at multi-format radio stations from coast to coast. The hectic schedule and nearly non-stop workload has proven to be a boon for Jada. The group maintains direct communication with their ever-increasing number of fans - a.k.a. the Jada Ninjas - by taking a hands-on approach to online relationships via MySpace, Facebook, and an ever-growing mailing list.

With boundless talent and irrepressible energy, Jada remain focused like a laser beam on their singular goal. The tightly knit harmonies aren't just something the four singers break out when the mics are turned on - united by fate, the girls of Jada have formed a bond that's closer to a family than a pop group.

That pugnacious spirit informs everything Jada does - from their dynamic stage show to the album's captivating creativity. The girls are working long and hard to reach the mountaintop and their innate sense of diligence and professionalism is certain to keep them pushing ever forward. Having already ascended this far, for Jada, the sky is now the limit.

Lyrics

American Cowboy

Written By: JADA Akon/RedOne

Verse 1:
I'm here to control your life, go in and outta your life
Maybe just raise up the price and drive you crazy
I'm here to control your life, go in and outta your life
And if I give you a slice, I'll drive you crazy

And everything that you like
We'll do it my way
And everything that I like
Will stay the same way
And if you're willin' to pay
I'll let you change me
For one day baby, baby, baby, baby

Hook:
I know
You know
I'm sexy
What would you do, would you sacrifice it all for me?
How would you like if I woo yeah
I need an all American cowboy
Ah ah ah ah ah ah oh I'm too much for you boy (x2)

Verse 2:
I ain't in here snappin fo' sho', you can ask all these guys
When my booty clap it's a go!
And you'll see somethin so nice
Your jealous girlfriend can't faze me
Ain't my fault you can't control your lady

And everything that you like
We'll do it my way
And everything that I like
Will stay the same way
And if you're willin' to pay
I'll let you change me
For one day baby, baby, baby, baby

Hook:
I know
You know
I'm sexy
What would you do, would you sacrifice it all for me?
How would you like if I woo yeah
I need an all American cowboy (x2)
Ah ah ah ah ah ah oh I'm too much for you boy (x2)

Bridge:
(Let me be your cowboy
I wanna be your cowboy)
Hold up, wait a minute
Let me put my Jada to it
Watch how I game it
I can fake it but you'll still like it
Max out your pocket
And if you wanna rock it
Add my name to your house title
Baby I don't settle for little

Hook:
I know
You know
I'm sexy
What would you do, would you sacrifice it all for me?
How would you like if I oooh yeah
I need an all American cowboy (x3)

This Party's On Fire

Written By: JADA / Ric Poulin

VERSE
I GOT A RED MASERATI
GOT A CRIB ON THE HILL
GOT A REALLY FINE BOY
MY BFF IS SO CHILL

IT'S A REAL LIFE
GOT EVERYTHING I WANT
IT'S LIKE A MOVIE
IT AIN'T EVER GONNA END

PRECHORUS
WELCOME TO
MY BIG LIFE IN HD
IT'S SO DIGITAL

DON'T DISTURB
THE PICTURE'S AMAZING
IT'S A MIRACLE

CHORUS
AY AY AY THIS PARTY'S ON FIRE

THIS JAM IS KICKIN' UP THE HEAT
AY AY AY WE BURNIN' THIS HOUSE DOWN
CAN'T LET- NOTHIN' BREAK THIS BEAT

VERSE
IF THERE'S A CRACK IN THE REARVIEW
I DON'T WANNA KNOW
CUZ IF I LOOK
THIS THING MIGHT COME UNDONE

THE BROKEN FRAGMENTS APPEAR
OUTSIDE MY DOOR
I HOPE MY CLEANER COMES TODAY
SHE CAN MAKE IT GO AWAY

BRIDGE
DON'T WANNA THINK ABOUT IT
DON'T WANNA TALK ABOUT
DON'T WANNA KNOW ABOUT IT
BLAH BLAH BLAH

CHORUS
AY AY THIS PARTY'S ON FIRE

THIS JAM IS KICKIN' UP THE HEAT
AY AY WE BURNIN' THIS HOUSE DOWN
CAN'T LET- NOTHIN' BREAK THE BEAT

© 2009 RIC POULIN

Discography

Singles:
2007: I'm that Chick (produced by JR Rotem, soundtrack movie, Bring it On (In It to Win It sequel)
2009: American Cowboy, (produced by Akon, RedOne, soundtrack for television show, "House (TV Series)")
2009: Break Up Song (produced by Wayne Wilkins, Andrew Frampton, Savan Kotecha)
2010: This Party’s on Fire (produced by Ric Poulin)

Other Songs
2008: Is It Love (produced by Toby Gad and Jada)
2008: Denial (produced by Danja (musician))
2008: Goodbye (produced by Ric Poulin)
2008: Girl Just Do Your Thing (produced by Toby Gad and Jada)
2008: Can't Let Go (produced by Ric Poulin)
2008: If You Wanna (produced by Ryan Tedder)
2008: Kiss and Tell (produced by The Insomniax)
2009: Play a Playa (produced by Wayne Wilkins, Andrew Frampton, Savan Kotecha)
2009: Shattered (produced by Sturken & Rodgers)
2009: Model That (produced by Danja (musician))
2009: The Problem with Love (produced by Jordan Omley from The Jam (production team)
Music Videos:
American Cowboy RayKay

Awards:
Outstanding Pop/R&B Act of the Year
Boston Music Awards 2008

Media Appearance:
Fox (Fox Broadcasting Company) television show, House (TV Series)

Jada's debut single "American Cowboy" (written and produced by Akon and RedOne) was featured on the April 27, 2010 episode of the Fox (Fox Broadcasting Company)television show "House (TV Series)" in Season 5 Episode 26 'House Divided'. Scene appears 30 minutes into the episode: http://www.fox.com/house/recaps/season-5/episode-22.
MTV television show, The City (MTV series)

"Model That" was featured on the November 17, 2009 episode of the MTV television show "The City (MTV series)" in Season 1 Episode 121 ‘Forget About Boys’: http://www.mtv.com/shows/the-city/season_1/episode.html
episodeID=161303
John Garabedian "Open House Party"

Jada performed for John Garabedian "Open House Party" in The Viper Room at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards: http://www.bristolstudios.com/news/summer05.html
Other Top 40 radio station interviews and appearances include:

East: WXKS KISS108 (Boston, MA), WFHN (New Bedford, MA), WKCI (New Haven, CT), WFLY (Albany, NY) , WKKF (Albany, NY), WWHT (Syracuse, NY), WPXY (Rochester, NY), WKGS (Rochester, NY), WKSE (Buffalo, NY), WBHT (Wilkes-Barre, PA), WKRZ (Wilkes-Barre, PA), WHKF (Harrisburg, PA), and WSTW (Wilminton, PA)

West: KIIS (Los Angeles, CA), KDND (Sacramento, CA), KSXY (Santa Rosa, CA), KWYL 102.9 (Reno, NV), KHOP 95.1 (Modesto, CA), KWNZ 93.7 (Reno, NV), KHTS (San Diego, CA), KZZP (Phoenix, AZ), KRQQ (Tucson, AZ), KSME (Denver, CO), KKMG (Denver, CO), KVUU (Denver, CO), KPTT (Denver, CO), KONN (Denver, CO), KZHT (Salt Lake City, UT), KYMV (Salt Lake City, UT), and KUDD (Salt Lake City, UT)

South: WFLZ (Tampa, FL), WXXL (Orlando, FL), WBVD (Melbourne, FL), WHYI (Miami, FL), WPOW (Miami, FL), WBZW (Pittsburg, PA), WKST (Pittsburg, PA), WAKS (Independence, OH), WNCI (Columbus, OH), WDJX (Louisville, KY), and WZKF (Louisville, KY).

Set List

Our set list can vary from shows lasting 20 mins to one hour depending on the venue. We have a few songs listed in our EPK . If you would like further info on our setlist you may contact us.

Sample Set List:
Mercy Killing
Problem with Love
It Aint Like that
Hold On
Anybody But You
No Diggity
This Party (Rio Remix)
If You Wanna
Oh Darlin
American Cowboy (Rio Remix)