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.
Jeannie Ortega was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York and is of Puerto Rican descent. While attending Brooklyn's High School of the Performing Arts, Ortega's song "Got What It Takes," was placed on the soundtrack for the 2003 comedy Love Don't Cost a Thing, and the song "Future Is Clear" appeared on the TV show soundtrack for That's So Raven!, she was quickly signed with Hollywood Records in 2004 and released her debut single "It's R Time" in October 2005. The song later appeared on the Freedom Writers soundtrack in 2007.
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Jeannette "Jeannie" Ortega (born November 19, 1986) is a Christian singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 2006 with the album No Place Like BKLYN at the age of 19. The album featured the hit single "Crowded", which reached the Billboard Hot 100.