Jacquelyn Davette Velasquez (born October 15, 1979) is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-nominated, Dove Award-winning American Contemporary Christian and pop singer.
Velasquez grew up an Evangelical attending church and her parents were singers. She is of Mexican, Spanish and French ancestry. When she was ten years old, her parents leased their Houston home and dedicated themselves to touring the United States with their Christian music. It was while on the road that she was discovered by a representative of Myrrh Records.
Velasquez released her first CD album in 1996, and five of the songs on that CD became #1 hits. The album was later certified Platinum. She has since released six English-language albums, two of which were certified Gold. She has produced 16 #1 Christian radio hits and six other top 10 singles. She has won 7 Dove awards including New Artist of the Year and 2 Female Vocalist of the Year nods.
In 1998, she signed to Sony Latin and was introduced to Rudy...
Chasing Papi is a 2003 film starring Roselyn Sanchez, Sofía Vergara, Jaci Velasquez, and Eduardo Verástegui. The three women discover that their boyfriend, played by Verástegui, has been dating all three of them at the same time -- a discovery that leads them on a fast-paced adventure throughout Los Angeles, California.
The movie features several cameo appearances, including Univision's Primer Impacto fortune teller Walter Mercado, singers Carlos Ponce and Sheila E., and Primer Impacto news reporter Barbara Bermudo.
Other entertainers who act in the film include singer Joy Enriquez, Christina Vidal, ex-Eden's Crush member Ivette Sosa, Lisa Vidal, Maria Conchita Alonso, Carlos Ponce and ex-Eden's Crush and current Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger.