Jessica Betts (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Jessica Betts (born 1982 emerged in 2000 with a recording deal at Restless Records and a debut album titled You Can't Resist). The lead single "Get Up" has been picked up to be featured in the hit movie Big Mama and became a moderate hit. Even though, Jessica wasn't happy with the situation at the record company where they wanted her to be someone she says she wasn't. The recording deal was soon brought to end and Jessica had to think on a second coming. It happened in 2005 on Missy Elliott's UPN reality show, The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott. She went on to win the competition, being a favorite throughout despite having previously released an album before Missy's show. The show did not garner huge ratings. During a Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes concert in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, she performed the song "Killing Me Softly".
In a recent blurb from BET.com, Jessica is finishing the final touches on her yet-to-be-titled album, which features production from Timbaland, Vidal & Dre, Walter Millsap, Missy Elliott, 9th Wonder, Warryn Campbell, Brian Michael Cox, Mike City, Nisan Stewart, and The Avila Brothers (of Usher/Toni Braxton fame), set to be released in February 2007, with a single/video release in December 2006. The album also includes collaborations with American Idol winner Fantasia, Missy Elliott, Tweet, Karen Clark Sheard, Kelly Price and Faith Evans. The last three artists mentioned all join together with Jessica on the gospel-themed "Stand By Me", a track dedicated to Hurricane Katrina victims.