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BIOGRAPHY

Born in San Francisco, California, Jocelyn Enriquez has been widely regarded as a music pioneer, becoming the first Filipino-American artist to find success in the mainstream industry.  Emerging from the Freestyle movement of the time, Enriquez was the first artist to sign with Classified Records and was quickly deemed by some as the “Queen of Freestyle”.  

Her 1994 debut album “Lovely" features the dance hits “I’ve Been Thinking About You” and “Make It Last Forever”.  Enriquez’s smash hit single “Do You Miss Me?” was released in 1996, peaking at #17 on the Rhythmic Top 40, #14 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart, #8 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, and #49 on the Billboard Hot 100.  The song was the lead single on her second album “Jocelyn”, released the following year by Tommy Boy Records.  Along with “Do You Miss Me?”, the album would feature the radio and sales hit “A Little Bit Of Ecstasy” which reached #1 on the Billboard’s Dance sales chart for 6 weeks straight and would solidify her position in the Dance genre.

At twenty-one years old, Jocelyn Enriquez had already conquered the national airwaves during her first two years in the music industry. Her first album, Lovely, includes the dance hits "I've Been Thinking About You" (achieving position on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and many industry awards), "Make This Last Forever", ballad "You Are The One", Hi Energy club anthem "Big Love", and Freestyle slammer "Only". She went on to release two more albums, spawning the hits "Do You Miss Me" and "A Little Bit of Ecstasy", reaching #1 on Billboard's Dance Maxi-Singles Sales chart. Discovered by Classified Records in late 1993, this Filipina-American has been singing since she was three. She started singing at small family gatherings and in Church. When producers Glenn Gutierrez, Elvin Reyes, and Mario Agustin Jr. first heard her sing, they were impressed with her versatility. She was back in the studio a couple of weeks later recording her smash debut single. Writers/producers of "I've Been Thinking About You", Glenn and Mario agreed that this was the beginning of something big. Her powerful voice is a result of her ten year extensive formal training with the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Through her rigid and disciplined schedule with the Chorus and the San Francisco Opera Company, she developed a voice that can accommodate many different music genres. The results are positive reviews from key industry magazines such as Billboard, BAM and Dance Music Authority, along with guest appearances on several television shows like MTV's Beach Party and NBC's First Cut. A veteran to the industry, she has performed alongside artists Jon Secada, Real McCoy, Ce Ce Peniston, Crystal Waters and many more. She has toured cities throughout the United States, including San Diego, Dallas, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Orlando, and the San Francisco Bay area. Larry Flick of Billboard writes, "Her vocal is sure and passionate...lots of promise for a major top 40 breakthrough." 

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In 1998, she collaborated with label mate Amber and Strictly Rhythm artist, Ultra Natè, remaking the Gordon Lightfoot classic “If You Could Read My Mind” for the major motion picture “54”. Her third album “All My Life” was released in 2003 by her own record label JEM Entertainment and includes the hit singles “No Way No How” and “Why”.  Along with success in the United States, Enriquez also found international success where she has toured in places like Canada, Brazil, Singapore, Guam, and the Philippines.  Known favorably for her live performances, Jocelyn has shared the stage with such artists as N ‘Sync, Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J, Brandy, CeCe Peniston, Jon Secada, Backstreet Boys, Color Me Badd, and Wyclef.  

 

Today, Jocelyn resides in San Antonio, Texas with husband, Pastor Alain Macasadia, where they serve alongside their four children in full time ministry.  Music remains a key part of her path and she eagerly anticipates her return to the music industry. Jocelyn is currently in the studio creating new music.