Jennifer Paige

Posted in MusicWorld on August 27, 2001 by

Paige's endearing 1998 single "Crush" seemed to surface from nowhere to become a Top 10 global hit. Success thrust Paige from a quiet existence in Georgia into the international spotlight. Before she knew it, the 20-year-old chanteuse was singing for the Pope at the Vatican, and sitting with Prince Albert of Monaco following her performance at the World Music Awards. Critics lauded her impeccable phrasing and unerring pitch. "Paige succeeds in the nearly impossible task of oozing smoldering sensuality without resorting to typical groans and moans," Billboard magazine wrote in an effusive review.

Now, with the release of her sophomore Hollywood Records album, Paige displays an impressive musical maturity. Due in stores Sept. 18, Positively Somewhere reveals the glimmering facets of Paige's talents - from the danceable strains of "The Edge," to the hip-hop swagger of "Way of the World" and the pop-rock textures of the album's first single, "These Days." Soulful and assured, Positively Somewhere proves Jennifer Paige is a talent of global proportion.

"After the success of 'Crush,' I wanted to come back with something that was really fresh," Paige says. "I needed to take risks and do something with a little more bite. I've changed a lot over the past couple of years. I wanted this album to reflect that growth and to show people where I am right now."

Now, with two masterful recordings to her credit, Paige's charmed ascent to stardom continues. She is slated to make her feature film debut in the 2002 Disney movie The Country Bears, starring Christopher Walken and fellow musicians Elton John, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and Don Henley.