Teenage singer Jeannie Ortega terms her music "hip-pop," a blend of straightforward chart pop in the manner of Christina Aguilera or Natasha Bedingfield with hip-hop, reggaeton, and Latin influences. Born Jeannette Ortega in the tough Bushwick section of Brooklyn on November 19, 1986, Ortega devoted herself to a career in show business at an early age, busking as part of an adolescent song and dance duo called Sugar and Spice by the turn of the millennium. While attending the Brooklyn High School of the Performing Arts, Ortega had her first single, "Got What It Takes," placed on the soundtrack of the 2003 Nick Cannon teen romantic comedy Love Don't Cost a Thing. Signed to Hollywood Records.
Jeannette Ortega (born November 19, 1986 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York) is an American recording artist who calls herself a hip-pop performer. She is also an actress, dancer, and songwriter.
She was born to Puerto Rican parents.Jeannie Ortega was a member of the first graduating class of Brooklyn's High School of The Arts. In her youth, she performed at local parks as "Spice," (one half of a kiddie singing group she called "Sugar & Spice") and numerous times throughout her school years. At age 16, she had her first real recording and it was placed on the soundtrack for the movie "Love Don't Cost a Thing." Jeannie later received a major recording deal with Hollywood Records. She is now prepared to release her debut album, "No Place Like Brooklyn." Her debut single is the hip-hop influenced "Crowded," which features Papoose. She has also finished work on a film called Step Up starring Mario and Channing Tatum.
Jeannette Ortega (born November 19, 1986) is an American recording artist, actress, dancer, and songwriter.