Alexis Jordan is an American singer-songwriter and actress from Columbia, South Carolina. Her father is of Puerto Rican heritage and her mother has African American, Native American and European ancestry. Alexis's family relocated to Santa Clarita, California when she was 11, which is when she began writing songs to accompany her singing ability.
Her big break came in 2006, when aged 14, she reached the semi-finals of the reality contest show America's Got Talent
. Despite not reaching the final, Alexis began to expand on her musical career and started uploading her songs on YouTube while submitting demos and by 2008 her YouTube page was racking up millions of views. This exposure lead Alexis to the attention of the production and writing team, Stargate (Miss Independent
, Only Girl (In The World)
) who contacted her. They flew the teenage singer out to New York for a meeting and recording session with rapper/music executive Jay-Z, who signed her to his Roc Nation-imprint spin-off Star Roc and became her mentor. This is her debut single release.