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Originally from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, Antonia Jenae’, a singer-songwriter first made her mark as a background singer for Joss Stone since 2003. She has shared the stage providing Backup Vocals for Common, Choklate, Raphael Saadiq and Jeff Beck. Not one to fade into the background, she is fueled by her ability to capture listeners with her charm and soulful voice. Antonia worked hard writing and recording her debut, "For Medicinal Purposes" (FMP). With her first full-length project completed, Antonia Jenae’ is preparing for the release of her second full-length project called DIVA SMOKE, a collection of her poetry turned into melody. Some of which is backed by Antonia’s production skills.
Antonia Jenae' had such an opportunity to showcase her talent and shine, and shine she did. Antonia Jenae', with pizzazz and charisma, took The World Famous Apollo Theater by storm! Antonia Jenae' withstood the infamous Apollo Theatres' rowdy crowd and was selected from a group of twenty to return for a standoff. Singing an original song entitled "Freedom", Antonia Jenae' garnered a great deal of respect. "We strongly advise our participants to do a standard, because 98% of the performers that do original songs have a difficult time," commented Vanessa Brown, the Talent Coordinator at The Apollo Theater. "Antonia Jenae's performance was an exception to the rule." Antonia Jenae' is the ONLY person in History to win at the Apollo with an original song.