Jaci Velasquez

Born Oct 15, 1979

Jacquelyn "Jaci" Davette Velasquez is an American Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer—in both English and Spanish languages. Velasquez has sold almost five million albums around the world, recorded three Platinum and three Gold albums, and recorded 16 singles that hit No. 1 plus six more that hit the top-10. She has received seven Dove Awards including Best New Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year.… Read More

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1979 Birth Born on October 15, 1979.


1996 16 Years Old Velasquez released her national debut album Heavenly Place in 1996; five of its songs became No. 1 hits. … Read More
1998 18 Years Old In 1998, she signed to Sony Discos and was introduced to Rudy Pérez, who produced her first Spanish-language crossover album Llegar a Ti. … Read More


2001 21 Years Old In 2001, she released her second Spanish effort, Mi Corazón. … Read More
2002 22 Years Old Velasquez made her acting debut in the 2002 film Chasing Papi, which also featured Sofia Vergara, Roselyn Sanchez, and Eduardo Verastegui, as well as Nicole Scherzinger in a cameo role. … Read More
2003 23 Years Old Velasquez married Darren Potuck, of the band AutoVaughn, on August 16, 2003. They were divorced in 2005.
2006 26 Years Old On December 17, 2006, she married Nic Gonzales in a private ceremony in Austin, Texas. … Read More


2010 30 Years Old In 2010, she recorded her first Spanish project since 2003 with Juan Carlos Rodriguez, from the Christian Latin pop duo Tercer Cielo.
2011 31 Years Old In August 2011, Velasquez signed with a new label, Inpop Records, and her album, Diamond, was released on February 7, 2012.
2013 33 Years Old Velasquez released her first Spanish-language lullaby album, Buenas noches mi sol, in 2013 with Fisher-Price.
2014 34 Years Old Velasquez and her husband were featured in an episode of the home remodeling reality TV show Renovation Realities which aired December 6, 2014 on the DIY Network.
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