Cassie has recently released her album Cassie after the tremendous success of her single "Me & U," which was leaked and circulated widely over the Internet. The music video for her next single, "Long Way 2 Go," is complete and is awaiting release. Other songs from the album that have been leaked are "Can't Do it Without You," "Miss Ur Touch," and "Just One Nite."
Born to multi-ethnic parents, Cassandra Ventura became a singer quite by accident. Cassie recorded "Me & U" for her mother as a birthday gift. She then approached Ryan Leslie to produce the song. They recorded the duet "Kiss Me," which record mogul Tom Motolla (responsible for the careers of JLo, Mariah Carey and Jessica Simpson) liked immensely. Motolla offered her a management deal, while Ryan agreed to produce her album 'Cassie'. She then struck a deal with P.Diddy's record label Bad Boy Recordings after he heard "Me & U" played in a club.
Cassie was a model for the Wilhelimina modeling agency before she became a singer. She worked with Adidas, Abercrombie & Fitch, Complex magazine, Seventeen magazine, Delia's fashion catalogue and other local department stores.
"Me & U" has two music videos. The first is the low-budget video, which was leaked to the Internet not long after its release, much to Cassie's distress. The other high-budget video was made later and is being regularly played on the music channels. What's interesting about Cassie's success is that the single rose to the #6 slot on the Billboard Hot 100, without an official video being released. One week after the official release of the video, the video reached the number 4 slot and then the number 3 the week after. Because of the leakage of the video of "Me & U," Cassie's popularity grew internationally, especially in the clubs. She was later invited to Germany for a promotional tour of "Me & U."
"Me & U," like all other popular songs, has been remixed various times. The three official urban remixes are the "YoungBlaze Remixes," the remix produced by Ryan Leslie, and of course the "Bad Boy Remix," which features Diddy and new rap star Yung Joc. Of course, there are various other unofficial remixes available online as well.
2006 sure seems to belong to Cassie, with her album becoming as popular and as infectious as her songs. She has topped charts nationwide, on radio and on TV, and her new video is awaited impatiently by her fans.
There are two bands/artists with this name: 1. An American model, R&B singer, and occasional actress
2. A Finnish dream-pop/shoegaze/post-rock band 1. Cassandra Ventura (born on August 26, 1986) is an American model, R&B singer, and occasional actress. She is best known for her single Me & U, which became a hit in the summer of 2006. Cassie was born in New London, Connecticut, United States and moved to New York City and continued modeling; she attended classes at the Broadway Dance Center. Meanwhile, music producer Ryan Leslie spotted her at clubs and parties in late 2004.
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Cassandra Ventura (born August 26, 1986), known by her stage name Cassie, is an American singer, model, dancer. After being introduced to music producer Ryan Leslie, she was signed to his music-media company, NextSelection. Leslie wrote and produced Cassie's first single, "Me & U", which became a major hit in 2006. He convinced Sean "Diddy" Combs to partner his Bad Boy Records with Leslie's NextSelection imprint for the release of her debut album. Cassie, was released in August 2006.