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Jaci Velasquez


Jacquelyn Davette Velasquez, given birth to in the first ’80s, began singing at age 10 and performed on the Light House just 3 years afterwards. It’s hardly astonishing, after that, that after many more years executing and documenting with her family’s worship ministry, she obtained a record agreement on her very own. By past due 1995, Jaci Velasquez agreed upon using the Christian saving label Myrrh and discovered lots one strike (in the CCM graphs) with her Spanish-tinged one, “If This Globe.” Her debut record, Heavenly Place, made by Tag Heimermann, continuing the Spanish motivation and made TOP on the Religious graphs for several a few months following its May 1996 launch. A self-titled follow-up made an appearance in 1998, along with a yr later on Velasquez resurfaced with Llegar a Ti. Released in 2000, SUPERIOR emphasized the Latin and pop components in her design while keeping her CCM origins, and Mi Corazon made an appearance in springtime 2001. But she was simply starting out. With 2003’s Unspoken, Velasquez fallen an album which was steeped in pop consistency, but nonetheless unabashedly Christian-themed. Her 5th foray in to the English-language marketplace, the recording also used songwriters beyond the CCM group (including Senator Orrin Hatch, who co-wrote the name song), presented big-name makers (Emilio Estefan), and designated Velasquez’s debut like a songwriter. With Unspoken, Velasquez managed to get obvious that she wasn’t simply little Jaci any longer. After that in 2005, Velasquez relocated even more afield of her teenager pop origins with the choice rock affected Beauty Offers Grace

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Full Name Jaci Velasquez
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Voice Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Nick Gonzales, Darren Potuck
Children Soren Arthur Gonzáles, Zealand David Gonzalez
Parents David Velasquez, Diana Velasquez
Siblings Mario Velasquez, Dion Velasquez, Julian Velasquez, Mindy Velasquez
Music Songs On My Knees, Imagine Me Without You, Como se cura una herida, Llegar a Ti, Flower in the Rain, Un Lugar Celestial, I Will Rest in You, De creer en ti, Just a Prayer Away, If This World, No hace falta un hombre, We Can Make a Difference, Every Time I Fall, God So Loved, Fuego de Amor, Déjame Quererte Para Siempre, Bendito Amor, I Promise, God Loves You, Look What Love Has Done, Al Munda Dios Amó, Mira lo que has hecho en mi, God Who Moves the Mountains, Perdida sin ti, Mi vida no es nada sin ti, Lay It Down, He's My Savior, Unspoken, A un paso de mi amor, You're My God, La Que Nunca Cambiaría, Baptize Me
Albums Heavenly Place, Mi Corazón, Llegar A Ti, Crystal Clear, Milagro, Beauty Has Grace, Unspoken, Diamond, Buenas Noches Mi Sol, Love Out Loud, Jaci Velasquez, Navidad, Trust, Mi Historia Musical, Open House, Christmas, Keep the Fire Burning, Help Me, Diamond (Deluxe Edition), On My Knees: The Best of Jaci Velasquez, Jaci Velasquez: Acoustic Favorites EP, 6 Picks: Essential Radio Hits, Top Ten, Greatest Hits
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album, ALMA Award for Spanish Language Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist, ALMA Award for Favorite Female Music Artist, GMA Dove Award for Spanish Language Album of the Year, ALMA Award for Breakthrough Artist/Group of the Year
Movies A Question of Faith, I'm Not Ashamed, Rumors of Wars, Jerusalem Countdown, The Encounter, Chasing Papi

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1 Second son, Soren Arthur Gonzáles, born February 20, 2009. He weighed 8 lbs.
2 Son, Zealand David Gonzalez, born 3 November 2007.
3 Married Nic Gonzalez, lead singer of Christian/Latino Jam band Salvador, on December 17, 2006.
4 Although she performs Latin music, she does not speak Spanish fluently.
5 Has 4 siblings: Mario, Julian, Mindy and Dion
6 Hobbies include rock climbing, photography, shopping and driving her car
7 The first album she remembers buying is U2's "The Joshua Tree"
8 Performed both the U.S. and Mexico national anthems at World Cup soccer match in 2002
9 Invited by President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush to perform in Washington, D.C. at the 2002 White House Salute to Gospel Music
10 International spokesmodel for Frizz-Ease hair care products by John Frieda
11 Performed at the 2001 Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies
12 Was a guest columnist for Campus Life Magazine
13 Was the first artist to represent the Nashville music community and the Gospel music industry in the Best Latin Pop Performance category at the Grammy Awards
14 'Como Se Cura Una Herida' was the most played song of 2001 on Latin radio
15 'Llegar A Ti' reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart and the Latin Pop chart
16 With 'Llegar A Ti,' Jaci became the first Christian artist to go to #1 on any Billboard Latin chart
17 'Llegar A Ti' was the only debut single from any new artist to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart in 1999
18 First solo artist in the history of Christian music to reach Gold status with a debut album prior to the release of a sophomore project
19 Recognized as the fastest selling solo debut recording artist in her genre
20 'God So Loved' was the first single to achieve #1 status on all of Christian Research Report's radio charts
21 Has released 16 #1 singles
22 Wrote an inspirational book ("A Heavenly Place"; "Un Lugar Celestial") that was available in both English and Spanish
23 Her parents divorced in 2000; this deeply affected her.
24 Father David Velasquez is part of the Christian trio The Galileans.
25 She's been nominated for 1 Grammy, 1 Latin Grammy, 3 Latin Billboard Music Awards, and has been nominated and won many Dove Awards.
26 She's a spokesperson for the Spanish portion of John Frieda ads.
27 Has released 5 English language albums, and 4 Spanish ones.
28 Mysteriously lost her hearing at age 9, but quickly recovered.



A Question of Faith 2017 post-production Kate Hernandez
In Stranger Company 2017 filming Luisa
11 Seconds post-production Jennie Blackwell
Run the Race post-production Sophia
Sweet Sweet Summertime 2017 Maria Burns
I'm Not Ashamed 2016 Mrs. Diaz
Let the Lion Roar 2014 Christian 3
Rumors of Wars 2014 Beth
Miracle at Gate 213 2013 TV Movie Flight Attendant Elena Craig
Jerusalem Countdown 2011 Angie
The Encounter 2010/I Melissa
Doc 2004 TV Series Penelope
Los reyes magos 2003 English version, voice
Chasing Papi 2003 Patricia



Left Behind III: World at War 2005 performer: "With All My Soul" / writer: "With All My Soul"
Chasing Papi 2003 performer: "I Don't Need an Hombre" / writer: "I Don't Need an Hombre"
Joshua 2002/I performer: "Innocence", "God So Loved the World"
Pobre diabla 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode



Lifestyle Magazine 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Renovation Realities 2014 TV Series Herself - Renovator
The Drop 2004 TV Series Herself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
Taina 2002 TV Series Herself
2002 Billboard Latin Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
Hollywood Squares 2000 TV Series Herself
The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter
1999 ALMA Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
WOW Hits: The Videos 1999 1998 Video Herself
CCM-TV 1997 TV Series Herself

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