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Jade Ewen

Background information
Birth name Jade Almarie Louise Ewen
Born 24 January 1987 (1987-01-24) (age 23)
Origin Plaistow, London,
England, United Kingdom
Genres pop, R&B
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress
Instruments vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels Sony BMG, Make Noise, Polydor, Island, Roc Nation
Associated acts Trinity Stone, Sugababes
Website www.jadeewen.com

Jade Almarie Louise Ewen (born 24 January 1987) is an English singer, songwriter, actress and member of the Sugababes after replacing Keisha Buchanan in September 2009. Ewen had represented the UK at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest performing the Andrew Lloyd-Webber penned "It's My Time". She achieved fifth place, cementing her as the most successful British Eurovision act since 2002.

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Life and career

1987-2009: Early life and career beginnings

Ewen was born and brought up in Plaistow, London, to a Jamaican mother, Carol and a Scottish/Sicilian father, Trevor. Trevor is blind and partially deaf, while Carol is partially blind. Because of her parents' disabilities, Ewen is a carer to both her parents and two younger siblings, Shereen and Kiel.[1][2] After being spotted by a drama school, she was enrolled and subsequently received a scholarship to the Sylvia Young Theatre School. As a student at Sylvia, she appeared in The Bill, Casualty and Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle.[1][2] Ewen also auditioned for and won the part of Nala in The Lion King at the West End at the age of twelve.[1]

Ewen featured briefly in the video for Busted's "What I Go to School For". Between 2003 and 2004, Ewen appeared in the Australian series Out There.[3] In 2005, Ewen became a member of the girl group Trinity Stone[1] which was signed to Sony BMG.[2] The group disbanded in 2007.[3] She later went solo and was soon recording with Kwamé, who was impressed with her work on MySpace.[1] She released a digital single, "Got You" in 2008[3] under Kwame's Make Noise label. Ewen had co-written the song "A Little Bit" for the girl group Booty Luv and also "Let Me Be Me" for Jessica Mauboy. In early 2009, Ewen acted in the first episode of the series, Myths.

In January 2009, Ewen was approached[1] and participated in the UK national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.[3] She was eventually selected to represent the UK with the song "It's My Time" composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber who accompanied her on piano onstage.[1] Ewen was signed with Polydor Records in February and began working on her debut album.[3] In May Ewen finished in fifth place, the highest placing for the United Kingdom since 2002.[4]

2009-present: Sugababes

In September 2009, it was announced that Ewen had joined the Sugababes as the replacement for Keisha Buchanan.[5] While her second single, "My Man" had been released in the same week, promotional activities for the single were cancelled.[6] In an interview with the BBC, Ewen confirmed her commitment to the Sugababes as her main priority and that her solo album was put on hold. It was also revealed Ewen had not met the remaining members of the Sugababes until two days before the video shoot for their single "About a Girl" in Los Angeles. She had been flown there without being notified that she would be replacing Buchanan.[7] "About a Girl" later debuted at number eight in the UK.[8]

Personal life

Since 2009, Ewen has been in a relationship with actor Ricky Norwood.[9]

Discography

Singles

Year Single Peak positions
UK
[10]
GER
[10]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[10]
2009 "It's My Time" 27 75 34 75
"My Man" 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Music videos

Year Single Director
2009 "It's My Time" Pop Club[11]
"My Man" Urban Strom[12]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2003–2004 Out There Aggie Thackery
2005 Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle Donna
Casualty Carrie Fletcher 1 episode
The Bill Shanti Das 2 episodes
2009 Myths Athene 1 episode

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "About Jade Ewen", Eurovision (EBU), http://www.eurovision.tv/event/artistdetail?song=24713&event=1482, retrieved 2009-12-04 
  2. ^ a b c Eurovision Acts - Jade, BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/eurovision/ycny/acts/jade.shtml, retrieved 2009-12-02 
  3. ^ a b c d e Klier, Marcus (24 April 2009). "Part thirty-seven Introducing the 2009 entries: United Kingdom". esctoday.com. http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/13789. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  4. ^ "London's Jade Ewen grabs fifth place for the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest", thelondonpaper (NI Free Newspapers Ltd), 17 May 2009, http://www.thelondonpaper.com/thelondonpaper/news/london/news/londons-jade-ewen-grabs-fifth-place-for-the-uk-at-the-eurovision-son, retrieved 2009-12-04 
  5. ^ Sugababes Statement, 21 September 2009, http://www.sugababes.com/news-detail.php?id=152, retrieved 2009-12-02 
  6. ^ Davies, Russell (21 September 2009), Official confirmation UK: Jade joins the Sugababes, esctoday.com, http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/14340?id=14340&offset=54, retrieved 2009-12-04 
  7. ^ Sugababes deny Keisha pushed out, BBC, 25 September 2009, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8275750.stm, retrieved 2009-12-04 
  8. ^ TOP 40 SINGLES ARCHIVE, The Official UK Charts Company, http://theofficialcharts.com/top40_singles_archive.php, retrieved 2009-11-29  Week 47 : 15/11/2009 - 21/11/2009
  9. ^ Piper, Dean (20 December 2009). "Sugababes' Jade Ewen bags new boyfriend in EastEnders Ricky Norwood". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/showbiz-dean-piper/2009/12/sugababes-jade-ewan-bags-new-b.html. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c d Jade Ewen - Music Charts, αCharts.us, http://acharts.us/performer/jade_ewen, retrieved 2009-12-04 
  11. ^ Knight, David (21 April 2009). "Jade Ewen’s It’s My Time by Pop Club". Promo News. http://www.promonews.tv/2009/04/21/jade-ewen%e2%80%99s-it%e2%80%99s-my-time-by-pop-club/. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  12. ^ Knight, David (14 September 2009). "Jade Ewen’s My Man by Urban Strom". Promo News. http://www.promonews.tv/2009/09/14/jade-ewen%e2%80%99s-my-man-by-urban-strom/. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 

External links

Official website

Preceded by
Andy Abraham
with "Even If"
UK in the Eurovision Song Contest
2009
Succeeded by
Josh Dubovie
with "That Sounds Good to Me"

Simple English


Jade Ewen (born January 24, 1988, in London) is an English singer and actress. Ewen started her career when she got the role as Nala in the West End production of The Lion King, she has then been seen in many TV-series in both the United Kingdom and Australia. In 2005 she joined the R&B group Trinity Stone which reached moderate success in the UK, Ireland and Russia. In early 2009 she was selected by Andrew Lloyd Webber to participate in the UK national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia.[1] Ewen is as of September, 2009 a member of the girlband Sugababes.

Filmography

  • The Bill
  • Casualty
  • Out There
  • Mr Harvey Lights Candles
  • Myths

References








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