Friday, 8 November 2019

Jasmine Thompson


                          Jasmine Thompson



English singer-songwriter Jasmine Thompson is someone who you'd call a precocious talent. At the age of 16, she has established herself as a seasoned and accomplished artist with millions of fans around the world. Three years into what promises to be a long-lived and illustrious music career, her discography includes two studio albums, three extended plays and numerous singles.

Beyond Fame:

In late 2013, Jasmine released 'Under the Willow Tree', the first EP of her career. This was followed by her second album, 'Another Bundle of Tantrums', which peaked at No.126 on UK Albums Chart upon its release in April 2014. Her cover of R.E.M's 'Everybody Hurts' was used in the trailer of BBC's ‘EastEnders.’ With her rising popularity came high-profile collaborations and tours; notable collaborations include the 2014 EDM hit 'Sun Goes Down', with German musician Robin Schulz.
A major milestone in Jasmine's budding career came in 2015, when she signed with Atlantic Records. In the same year, she released her first single on the label, 'Adore', which became a huge hit, especially in Europe. Hot on the heels of the 'Adore' EP came the collaboration with German producer Felix Jaehn for a remix of Chaka Khan's 'Ain't Nobody', which became a worldwide hit. Besides topping the charts in Germany, Israel, Austria, Netherlands and Hungary, the remix peaked within the top ten charts in Finland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania, Sweden and Denmark. If anything, this was a testimony to the fact that in a matter of just three years, Jasmine Thompson had gone from being an internet star to an international star!


Thompson was born on 8 November 2000 in London, England, to an English father and a Chinese mother. In 2017, Thompson opened up about the divorce of her parents, which has inspired her, at an interview about Wonderland, her latest EP at that time.

Behind the Curtains:

Born and brought up in Central London, Jasmine was encouraged by her parents from a young age to pursue music. Along with her brother Jed, she took to piano and attended music lessons from early on. Credit goes to her parents for identifying her potential very early on; in fact, it was under her mother's guidance that she started posting videos on YouTube, when she was just ten years old.
The fame has not been without its downsides. Jasmine had to be home-schooled, but according to the singer, this was not much of a disadvantage - she had already had friends whom she remains close to till this day. Travelling around the world at such a young age has made Jasmine wiser than her years, and this is evident in the way she carries herself. She enjoys travelling and meeting new people - experiences that have proved beneficial in developing herself as a song-writer.
As of now, Jasmine is focusing on doing more original music, and confesses that her busy schedule has kept her from having some of the more 'normal' things that most girls her age seek. She confesses that she has never been in a serious relationship before and 'Adore', her hit single, is about the ultimate love of her life - music. Now, that's a rare thing - a love letter to music by an artist in an age where most chart-toppers are essentially break-up songs! It's no surprise that music loves Jasmine Thompson back with equal ardour - and will continue to do so for years to come.


2013: Bundle of Tantrums

In July 2013, Thompson self-released a cover of Naughty Boy's single "La La La". In August, she released 3 different covers: a cover of Taylor Swift's "Everything Has Changed" (as a duet with Gerald Ko), a cover of Passenger's "Let Her Go", and a cover of David Guetta's "Titanium". In September the same year, she self-released her debut album Bundle of Tantrums, which included the singles "La La La", "Let Her Go", and "Titanium".

In September 2013, Thompson released a cover of Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody". The song featured in an advert for UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's for their by Sainsbury's range. The song has peaked at number thirty two on the UK Singles Chart. In October 2013, she released the extended play Under the Willow Tree. One of the songs, named "Run", enjoyed moderate success in Europe and the United States.
2014: Another Bundle of Tantrums

On 20 April 2014, Thompson released her second album, Another Bundle of Tantrums. The album peaked at number 126 on the UK Albums Chart. In September 2014, Thompson's cover of "Everybody Hurts" was used in the BBC autumn trailer for EastEnders. The trailer showed characters Kat Moon, Sharon Watts, and Linda Carter repeating Thompson's lyrics.
2015-2016: Adore EP

On 12 June 2015, Thompson released her first single on Atlantic Records's label, entitled "Adore". Later that year, on 18 September, Thompson released her third extended play, Adore. It included 5 songs: "Adore", "Do It Now", "Great Escape", "Let Myself Try", and "Crystal Heart".

In 2015, German music producer and DJ Felix Jaehn released a remix of "Ain't Nobody", originally released by Thompson in 2013 titled "Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)". The song became a worldwide hit, topping the charts in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Israel, and the Netherlands, and peaking within the top ten of the charts in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Romania, Sweden, and Switzerland.

In 2016, her cover of "Mad World" was used in the trailer for Ewan McGregor’s film American Pastoral. In the same year, her cover of ″Mad World″ also was used in the French movie, Ares. It is played at the end of the movie leading to the credits.
2017: Wonderland EP

On 19 May 2017, Thompson released her fourth extended play, Wonderland.


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