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Jasmine Kara’s career started as a shot in the dark. At the age of 18, she left Sweden and her troubled past behind to become a performing artist. The dream of a recording contract led Jasmine to New York where she started to knock door at every record label on Manhattan. Despite close calls and promises, the contract kept eluding her. Therefore, Jasmine decided to try another route. She started to perform at different soul clubs around the city and one night, the legendary r’n’b producer Marshall Chess was in the audience. Chess recognized her powerful voice and decided to sign her to the new independent label Tri-Sound (Cosmos Music Group).

Marshall Chess ended up as the Executive Producer for Jasmines debut album “Blues Aint Nothing But A Good Woman Gone Bad” (2010). The album was a collection of classic soul pieces from the enriched Chess catalogue and was recorded in Cosmos Studios in less than 48 hours. Blues Aint Nothing But A Good Woman Gone Bad was nominated in two categories on P3 Guld Radio Awards and became the most sold blues record in Sweden, 2010.

Ever since her early teens, Jasmine Kara has been writing diary to document her roller coaster journey. In conjunction with the release of her album, she also launched the autobiographical novel “Hälsa henne att hon ska dö” (Tell her that she will die”). The novel is an open and exposed story about a relationship that caused her some troubled years. What Jasmine though would be an innocent teenage love affair turned out to a really abusive and destructive relationship that almost cost her life. The book has been published in Swedish and will be translated into English for international publication.

The album “Blues Aint Nothing But A Good Woman Gone Bad” was released in the UK in March 2010 and the single “In the Basement” was placed number one on iTunes blues list. Several of Jasmines songs were play listed on BBC and she performed live in UK radio shows such as “Robert Elms Show”, Sir Terry Wogan’s show “Weekend Wogan”, and Chris Evans breakfast show. The clothing company M&Co picked up the single “Try My Love Again” for their TV advertisement aired in UK, Ireland, and Wales. After the UK release, Jasmine went on tour in Sweden. She performed live in all the biggest TV shows such as “Allsång på Skansen” and at the Swedish Crown Princess royal wedding. She was seen in the biggest newspapers in Sweden and media reported widely about the new Swedish talent. Shortly thereafter, Jasmine Kara went on live tour in UK followed by a launch and breakthrough in Japan. She received radio listings at Tokyo FM and J-wave.

 

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