Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jae’s father exposed her to the blues – the likes of B.B. King and Bobby “Blue” Bland, balanced out with greats like Shirley Caesar and Michael Jackson. Jae also shared her mother’s love of contemporary pop and soul music, admiringthe music of Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, and Michael Bolton. Today, Jae is inspired by legends like Angelique Kidjo, Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, and Sade. It’s no wonder her music sounds the way it does.
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Franklin is well on her way to cementing herself among the soul and pop greats that have influenced her. Her forthcoming album, “CHEERS TO LIFE,” will be released in 2016 and feature production by Charles LaMont and WaxMantic. Featuring the lead single, ‘Higher,’ Jae Franklin is set for an impressive year.
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“Cheers to Life” is out February 2nd featuring lead single ‘Higher’.