Grammy Award-nominated American singer, Jacquelyn Velasquez is also an actress who worked in several movies and TV series. She is famously known for her contemporary Christian and Latin pop songs. The singer who can sing in both English and Spanish sold almost 5 million albums and songs worldwide.
Regarding her personal life, she is married to her boyfriend with whom she shares two children.
Early Life And Education Of Jaci Velasquez
Jaci Velasquez was born on October 15, 1979, as Jacquelyn "Jaci" Davette Velasquez in Houston, Texas under the birth sign Libra. She is American by nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is of Mexican, Spanish, French, Scottish, and Arab ancestry. Jaci Velasquez ancestry.
Her singer parents, Diana Velasquez and David Valesquez raised her with her siblings, two sisters Dion Velasquez & Mindy Velasquez and two brothers Mario Velasquez & Julian Velasquez in an evangelical church. Her parents divorced in 2000, which affected her deeply.
She began traveling with her father at the age of nine. She began by singing backup to her parents, and then later sang solo, releasing two independent records.
Jaci Velasquez's Career
Her Music Career, And Songs
Jaci Velasquez is the First solo artist in the history of Christian music to reach Gold status with a debut album prior to the release of a soph 0re project. Velasquez released her national debut album Heavenly Place in 1996 and five of the songs on that CD became super hit. The album was later certified Platinum. The album became one of the fastest selling albums in her genre.
Velasquez signed a four-album recording deal with Sony discos in 1998. Although she performs Latin music, she does not speak Spanish fluently. The same year, she released her first Spanish-language crossover album, Llegar a Ti which. Her first single from the album, Llegar a Ti hit the Billboard Hot Lato Tracks Chart. She was also nominated for Latin Grammy Award for her single.
She released her second Spanish album, Mi Corazon which also hit the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. The songs of the albums became the highest selling singles of the year. She also won a Grammy Award nomination for her album.
After getting success from her albums. She signed with In pop records and her album named Diamond was released.
Besides, in the year 2002, Jaci Velasquez got nominated for American music award in the category of Favorite Latin artist. Similarly, again she got a nomination for Billboard Latin Music Award in the year 2007. In this way, she got many Dove awards in her life.
Not only is music, Valesquez has also played in several movies. She made her acting debut in 2003 as Patricia in a comedy film, Chasing Papi. The movie starred Roselyn Sanchez, Sofia Vergara, and Eduardo Verastegui. The year, the movie reached no.11 at the box office with a collection of $12.6 million worldwide.
She then worked in several movies and TV series including Doc, Los Reyes Magos, The Encounter, and I'm Not Ashamed. Her latest work includes 2017's American Christian drama film, A Question of Faith where she worked with Richard T. Jones and Kim Fields.
Jaci Velasquez's Net Worth
Jaci Velasquez has an estimated net worth of $8.5 Million as per some sources, but, the amount is still under review. Velasquez earns a good amount from her both acting and music career.
Here is the list of her albums with its sales:
- Heavenly Place (1996) = 1 million copies sold.
- Jaci Velasquez (1998) = 500k copies sold.
- Llegar A Ti (1999) = 200k copies sold.
- Crystal Clear (2000) = 500k copies sold.
- Mi Corazon (2001) = 100k.
With such earning, she is maintaining her lavish lifestyle. Moreover, she owns a Chevy Tahoe costs $48,600 - $67,535.
Jaci Velasquez's Personal Life And Boyfriend
Jaci Velasquez is a married woman who tied the knot to her boyfriend, Nic Gonzales (a member of Salvador)on December 17, 2006, in a private ceremony in Austin, Texas attended by their families and friends. The couple dated for months before exchanging the vows.
The pair shares two children together. Velasquez gave birth to her first son named Zealand David Gonzalez on 3rd November 2007 whereas she welcomes her second son Soren Arthur Gonzálesborn on February 20, 2009.
Previously, Velasquez dated Darren Potuck, the band member of AutoVaugh. Velasquez got married to Darren Potuck on August 16, 2003. The relation between the couple did not last long and got a divorce in 2005 for some undisclosed reasons.
Jaci Velasquez's Body Measurement
- Height = Jaci Velasquez has the height of 5 feet 6 inches.
- Weight = Velasquez weighs 54 kg.
- Body Measurement = Her body measurement is 32-28-30.
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by arogya, 04 Apr, 2014