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Jaci Velasquez

Biography

Modern Christian and Latin singer whose has released multiple Platinum and Platinum-certified albums. She started hosting a morning hours radio show this year 2010. She started carrying out with her dad when she was nine years of age. She made an appearance in the film Chasing Papi with . She wedded Nic Gonzales in 2006. They possess two sons, Zealand and Soren. She was nominated for any Latin Grammy but dropped to Shakira.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jaci Velasquez
Date Of Birth October 15, 1979
Place Of Birth Houston, TX
Profession Rock Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Nick Gonzales, Darren Potuck
Children Soren Arthur Gonzáles, Zealand David Gonzalez
Parents David Velasquez, Diana Velasquez
Siblings Mario Velasquez, Dion Velasquez, Julian Velasquez, Mindy Velasquez
Awards GMA Dove Award for Spanish Language Album of the Year
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album, ALMA Award for Spanish Language Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist, Latin Grammy Award for Best Christian Album (Spanish Language), ALMA Award for Favorite Female Music Artist, ALMA Award for Breakthrough Artist/Group of the Year
Movies A Question of Faith, I'm Not Ashamed, Rumors of Wars, Jerusalem Countdown, The Encounter, Chasing Papi
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Second son, Soren Arthur Gonzáles, born February 20, 2009. He weighed 8 lbs.
2Son, Zealand David Gonzalez, born 3 November 2007.
3Married Nic Gonzalez, lead singer of Christian/Latino Jam band Salvador, on December 17, 2006.
4Although she performs Latin music, she does not speak Spanish fluently.
5Has 4 siblings: Mario, Julian, Mindy and Dion
6Hobbies include rock climbing, photography, shopping and driving her car
7The first album she remembers buying is U2's "The Joshua Tree"
8Performed both the U.S. and Mexico national anthems at World Cup soccer match in 2002
9Invited by President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush to perform in Washington, D.C. at the 2002 White House Salute to Gospel Music
10International spokesmodel for Frizz-Ease hair care products by John Frieda
11Performed at the 2001 Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies
12Was a guest columnist for Campus Life Magazine
13Was the first artist to represent the Nashville music community and the Gospel music industry in the Best Latin Pop Performance category at the Grammy Awards
14'Como Se Cura Una Herida' was the most played song of 2001 on Latin radio
15'Llegar A Ti' reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart and the Latin Pop chart
16With 'Llegar A Ti,' Jaci became the first Christian artist to go to #1 on any Billboard Latin chart
17'Llegar A Ti' was the only debut single from any new artist to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart in 1999
18First solo artist in the history of Christian music to reach Gold status with a debut album prior to the release of a sophomore project
19Recognized as the fastest selling solo debut recording artist in her genre
20'God So Loved' was the first single to achieve #1 status on all of Christian Research Report's radio charts
21Has released 16 #1 singles
22Wrote an inspirational book ("A Heavenly Place"; "Un Lugar Celestial") that was available in both English and Spanish
23Her parents divorced in 2000; this deeply affected her.
24Father David Velasquez is part of the Christian trio The Galileans.
25She's been nominated for 1 Grammy, 1 Latin Grammy, 3 Latin Billboard Music Awards, and has been nominated and won many Dove Awards.
26She's a spokesperson for the Spanish portion of John Frieda ads.
27Has released 5 English language albums, and 4 Spanish ones.
28Mysteriously lost her hearing at age 9, but quickly recovered.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Question of Faith2017post-productionKate Hernandez
In Stranger Company2017filmingLuisa
11 Secondspost-productionJennie Blackwell
Run the Racepost-productionSophia
Sweet Sweet Summertime2017Maria Burns
I'm Not Ashamed2016Mrs. Diaz
Let the Lion Roar2014Christian 3
Rumors of Wars2014Beth
Miracle at Gate 2132013TV MovieFlight Attendant Elena Craig
Jerusalem Countdown2011Angie
The Encounter2010/IMelissa
Doc2004TV SeriesPenelope
Los reyes magos2003English version, voice
Chasing Papi2003Patricia

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Left Behind III: World at War2005performer: "With All My Soul" / writer: "With All My Soul"
Chasing Papi2003performer: "I Don't Need an Hombre" / writer: "I Don't Need an Hombre"
Joshua2002/Iperformer: "Innocence", "God So Loved the World"
Pobre diabla2000TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lifestyle Magazine2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Renovation Realities2014TV SeriesHerself - Renovator
The Drop2004TV SeriesHerself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Taina2002TV SeriesHerself
2002 Billboard Latin Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHerself
The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
1999 ALMA Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
WOW Hits: The Videos 19991998VideoHerself
CCM-TV1997TV SeriesHerself

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