Jada, Boston's Own Pop Group Makes Time for 'The Jimmy Fund'
I've been eagerly awaiting new material from the Boston-based pop/R&B girl group Jada, and so far no news. Their last single "Breakup Song" (written and produced by Andrew Frampton, JuN!oR Da K!d, Wayne Wilkins and Savan Kotecha) was released digitally in September of 2009, following the release of their debut single, the RedOne-produced, Akon-written "American Cowboy." Between then and now the girls have been working on their yet-to-be-released debut album as well as making a series of public appearances, mostly in their native Boston (including singing at a Celtics game during the exciting 2010 playoffs.)
Signed to Motown/Universal Records, Jada has clocked studio time with many talents including J. R. Rotem, Dallas Austin, Swizz Beats, RedOne, Akon, Ryan Tedder, Toby Gad and Wyclef Jean among others. The girls also stepped out on tour last year with The Plain White T's, Lloyd and Brooke Hogan, not to mention being featured on the soundtrack to Bring It On: In It To Win It. Hopefully we get some new Jada material before the year is over. I think these girls are talented and beautiful and if they keep putting out slick tracks like "American Cowboy" (check out the video below) they really could make an impact. We just need to keep the momentum going and not wait so long between singles.
Check out promotional photos below (by Drea Catalano) of Jada's appearance at this summer's Scooper Bowl, the "nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. Proceeds for the event support The Jimmy Fund's fight against cancer at Dana Farber.