Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Jeannie Ortega found solace in music. Ortega is a natural. With years of practice under her belt, she is the total package: singer, songwriter, dancer, and more. While attending the Brooklyn High School of the Performing Arts, Ortega had her 1st single,”Got What It Takes,” placed on the soundtrack of the 2003 teen romantic comedy Love Don’t Cost a Thing.
Jeannie signed a major recording deal with Hollywood Records the Disney subsidiary that released the film soundtrack. Jeannie spent several years on the tween-pop Radio Disney circuit of radio interviews, live mall shows, and other promotional activities as she recorded her debut album, No Place Like Brooklyn, with a series of producers including Stargate,
Soul Shock and Karlin, Dr. Luke and Sluggo. Her 1st single “Crowded” produced by Stargate and written by Jeannie yielded a top 25 single on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Hollywood then followed up by releasing her debut album “No Place Like Brooklyn” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Ever so eager to share her talents Ortega wrote 11 of the 12 on her debut album. With top 40 success came opportunity and Jeannie spent the summer of 2006 as the only opening act for Pop Star Rihanna on her nationwide tour.
Immediately following that tour Jeannie joined the “Lo Maximo de la Musica National Tour” along side Latino notables. In tandem with her budding pop music career, the multi-talented Ortega also began a second career as an actress, appearing in the teen romantic drama Step up. She also appeared on the soap opera “One Life to Live” and even got to perform on the show. Jeannie landed her first major acting role alongside Tristan Wilds (Beverly Hills 90210) in the indie film “Indelible” scheduled for release next year. Ortega has begun to garner acclaim as a talented Songwriter/Vocal Producer. She signed a worldwide music publishing deal Universal Music Publishing.
Sounds Like: Natasha Bedingfield, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Francesca Battistelli, Darlene Zschech
Label: AIC Records