We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Betts and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success and brand is hardwork and determination. Never giving up and never giving in. Believing in myself and believing that all things are possible. I trust my gift.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Originally from Chicago, Singer/Songwriter/Actor Jessica Betts is a thrilling electric/acoustic Rock&Soul Artist who loves to write her own original music as well as soulful renditions of past and contemporary hits spanning multiple musical genres and artists from gospel, reggae, rock, pop and r&B. Betts’ incredibly soulful voice will take the audience on an amazing journey blending genres and generations organically. Jessica started singing early and at 16 years old got signed to Stone Creek Records, “BOYZ 2 MEN’s” label in 1998.
In 2000, Her single”Get Up” released from Big Mommas House Soundtrack starring Martin Lawrence.
In 2005, Jessica Betts is perhaps best known as the winner of the “Road to Stardom” reality television show where she beat out thousands of contestants and captured the hearts and admiration of judges such as Teena Marie, Dallas Austin, Madonna, Mona Scott-Young and Missy Elliot with her amazing voice.
In 2011, inducted as a BET Music Matters artists. She closed the BET Honors pre- show in February of 2014.
Betts recorded a fan appreciation Full mix EP titled “LLCoolJess” released in June 2015.
“Earthquake” mix Ep released in May 2016.
“So Hot” released in 2017.
“Catch Me” released in August of 2018.
2020, Jessica married actress Niecy Nash and released a stunning visual to Catch Me, which was the song that ultimately brought these 2 hearts together.
2021 “Catch Me” has since made its way to Premiering on Good Morning America, Claws on TNT and hit show Queen Sugar!
Jessica release her new single “We Drip” and gave us a fun and vibrant music video directed by Niecy.. Jessica also made a guest appearance in hit show P Valley on Starz and it looks like her acting path is making its way to mainstream.
The buzz around her music has grown as insiders are experiencing her new and innovative direction bringing back true soul with a contemporary and edgy twist
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spot is a restaurant my wife and I go to Sol Y Luna. It’s an amazing Mexican restaurant that I absolutely love. Love hanging out at the Cinepolis Movie Theater and roller skating on the weekends.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to my Lovely and Beautiful wife, Niecy Nash/Betts