When you take rhythm and blues, pop, funk, electronic music, some good old soul, hip-hop, and put them all together, what you’ll get is a perfect blend of contemporary R&B. This form of music is more diverse and has been able to exert a greater influence and presence in the music industry than the early R&B genre. It dates back to the early ‘80s in America and today, so many American artists (and others) have gotten on with the flow. Jessica Ashley Karpov is one of such musicians who has managed to create a niche and gain popularity from doing this genre of music.
Who Is Jessica Ashley?
So many years ago, on the 10th of July 1992, a little baby girl was brought forth to the family of the Karpovs in Queens, the largest borough of New York City, United States of America. The girl, named Ashley, had her high school education also in New York, at the Lynbrook High School.
Now in her late 20s, Jessica Ashley has established herself as a multitalented music figure. She quintuples as a singer, guitarist, pianist, songwriter, and even as a music producer. Let’s learn more about this Jessica, shall we?
Things To Know About The American Singer
1. How Her Music Career Began
In 2009, Ashley took up public singing, performance, and dancing. The next year (2010), following this huge love for performing and theatrical arts, she enrolled at NYU Clive Davis School of Recorded Music, New York.
Her first extended play titled Prelude released in 2012. It had three singles – souvenir, 24 Hours, and Neverland. They were all extremely successful on the airwaves, receiving millions of views online. The beautiful looking actor and model, Justin Gaston, made an appearance on the video of Neverland.
As far as record deals go, Ashley’s first was with the Los Angeles based MGMT Company in 2013. The following year, the musician was taken on by Epic Records, a record label under Sony Music Entertainment. She remains there till date and is said to be making a debut album. This album will feature Evan Bogart (a Grammy Awards winner) and Emanuel ‘Eman’ Kiriakou, a Los Angeles based music figure.
Jessica Ashley has written songs for such artists like MKTO and Madison Beer in 2014, Deborah Cox, Britney Spears, and Charli XCX in 2015, Olivia Holt and Serayah in 2016, and for Kelly Clarkson in 2017.
Well, as famous as she is now, it didn’t all start out rosy. The young music producer had to make cover videos of songs and post them on YouTube for some years. Over these years, her fame grew as well as her following. Rome, after all, wasn’t built in a day!
2. Jessica Ashley’s Familly
The Karpovs hail from Romanian and Russian descent. Anatoli Karpov was a world champion at the game of chess for 10 years (1975 – 1985) but no, he isn’t her father. Jessica’s father’s name is Igor Karpov and her mum is Laura Karpov.
The famous elegant Opera soprano singer, Suzanne Karpov, is Jessica’s sister. Suzanne graduated from the Maryland Opera Studio and bagged a degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University. The sisters are close and interestingly, will be performing together with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony in Holiday Joy, Angelic Sisters, a special concert set up for later this season.
3. Who’s Karpov’s Husband?
For an extremely lovely singer as Jessica Karpov, one thing people want to know is if she is married. There is no information about this open to the public. The musician seems to be a private person and has managed to stay that way despite the rising fame. Anyway, we do hope we get to see pictures of her boo someday.
4. Her Height, Weight, and Other Body Facts
Jessica Ashley stands at a height of 1.75 m and has quite an athletic body build. She has a beautiful head full of long brown colored hair. Her eyes are also brown in color.
5. Jessica Ashley’s Net Worth
Jessica is amazing at all she does and highly successful too. She is known for her singles and the songs she has written for various artists. At present, a lot of music enthusiasts and her fans have their fingers crossed in anticipation of her debut album.
From all indications, this promises to be great as well. As her popularity increases, more questions are thrown at the internet daily about her. One interesting one is “what is Jessica Karpov’s net worth”?
Well, there’s no exact figure regarding this but it should be safe to assume that she is worth a cool figure, isn’t it?