Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Jessi Malay is an American pop/R&B singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Singing and dancing since the age of 2 Jessi has always had a passion for the stage and the art of performance. At the age of fifteen she joined a girl group, No Secrets. Jessi sang as one of the lead vocalist, with Angel Faith as the other.
She signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2005 and recorded and released a number of songs with them, including a duet with Trey Songz. Majority of the tracks were written and produced by songwriting/production team TOJ (Andy Goldmark and Bruce Roberts), who have worked with artists such as Cher, Whitney Houston, ‘N Sync, Donna Summer, and Elton John. Her other producers include Jonathan "JR" Rotem, Oak, and Stargate., she was also a former member of Jive Records' No Secrets, and has since pursued a solo career in music.
Jessi’s first single was "Gimme," featuring Lil Scrappy in 2006. Then in 2007, her new single, "Booty Bangs," featuring Yung Joc, was released. After a sudden leg injury, her tour was cancelled and she decided to go back to school. Jessi, after four years with Warner Bros. Group, took a hiatus to go back to college and finish her studies. After finishing her studies at UCLA, Jessi co-founded and signed with Wolfiskin Productions and got busy writing and recording new music for her comeback!
She began her musical comeback by planning the release of 2 back to back singles. "Role Play" and "Like You" both were recorded and shot with music videos in late 2010. Over the spring of 2011, Malay put her two new singles on pause. She was casted as a co-host for the first season of Fox’s TV show, Dish Nation on the L.A station. After four years with Warner Brothers Group. Malay hosted several different events for Wolfiskin, including covering the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and fashion week in New York.
By late October 2012, Jessi had made much progress on her new album, and she also announced her 7th overall single "Bougie". It was released along with lyric video and four comedic skits "Jessi Malay in Bougie Afternoons". The Song quickly gained attention on many Dance stations in L.A and in the east coast. Check out her latest music video "Bougie."
Published on Aug 14, 2013