Claudette Ortiz was born in 1982 in Willingboro, NJ United States and she is a singer.
Biography and Career :
When Claudette Ortiz reached Willingboro High School, she met up with her future City High bandmates Toby Ryan and Robby Pardlo. The three began writing and performing music at any school function that would let them play. Any time the group took the stage, the audience was treated to a seamless mix of hip-hop, R&B and Latin music. City High's intermingling of these sounds coupled with their lineup (two men and one gorgeous woman) seemed to beg for comparisons to the Fugees, a comparison with more to it than meets the eye.
When bandmate Toby Ryan, a former child actor, was working on the film Sister Act 2, he befriended female co-star Lauryn Hill. The two were asp
iring musicians and became immediate friends. Soon after the movie's release, Lauryn became an international superstar with the Fugees and their chart-topping album, The Score. Despite all her success, Lauryn and Toby remained friends, and when fellow Fugee Wyclef Jean began seeking out new acts to produce and manage, Lauryn was quick to offer a recommendation. After a very short audition, Wyclef was sold and began work on City High.
Wyclef Jean's latest proteges City High have been tearing up the charts with their hit single "What Would You Do." The heart touching song focuses on a young woman who decides to become a stripper in order to feed her child. Comprised of male vocalists Robby Pardlo and Ryan Toby as well as siren Claudette Ortiz, the group recently described their music saying, "Our music is something totally different.
Claudette Ortiz's formal introduction to listeners was thanks to the song "Caramel" released in late 2001, which was essentially a solo song for Claudette. In the accompanying video Claudette Ortiz showed the world she had arrived as a singer, as a sex symbol and as a member of the Spanish speaking community.
- "The guys create me on the computer. I come out the door in a cloud of smoke."
1. "My Wife and Kids"
- Jr.'s Dating Dilemma (2002) TV Episode .... Claire
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