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New London, Connecticut, USA
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Me & U
Pop/Rock, Urban, Contemporary R&B, Pop
Sensual, Romantic, Sweet, Sexy, Stylish, Intimate, Sexual, Sentimental, Reflective, Passionate, Producer
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Cassandra Elizabeth Ventura (born August 26, 1986), known by her stage name Cassie, is an American model, R&B and pop singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and occasional music video actress. She is best known for her single "Me & U" , which became a hit in 2006.
Cassie was born in New London, Connecticut, to a Filipino father and an African American/Mexican/WestIndian mother which she confirmed in August/September 08` issue of Complex magazine. Cassie graduated from The Williams School, a preparatory school in New London, Connecticut. When she completed high school in 2004, she announced that she would pursue her career in modeling and singing, foregoing college. 
 Modeling career
At age nineteen, Cassie began her career as a model. Represented by Wilhelmina Models, she appeared in print ads for Delia`s, Adidas, Abercrombie & Fitch, Seventeen and appeared in a commercial for Clean and Clear, in a swimsuit spread; and was on the prime billboard space in Times Square for the Target Corporation. Cassie is also a spokesmodel for the Sean John women`s collection, along with Lauren London; which Diddy said would be released in July 2007. She is also signed to 1/One Management in New York City.
 Music career
After high school, she moved to New York City and continued modelling; as well attending classes at the Broadway Dance Center. Meanwhile, music producer Ryan Leslie spotted her at clubs and parties in late 2004 frequently. Shortly after a formal introduction to Ryan Leslie, Cassie became the focus of NextSelection. The two wrote a duet called "Kiss Me" and after recording the track, NextSelection made a management move to play the song for music executive Tommy Mottola. Leslie also co-wrote and produced Cassie`s first single, "Me & U". Cassie was introduced to Sean "Diddy" Combs by a make-up artist from one of her modeling assignments which helped her to get a shot at a music career.
Before signing with Bad Boy, Cassie`s first single, "Me & U", had already hit the airwaves and was a major hit in dance clubs. On its official release, "Me & U" proved to be a hit song. It reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number four on the Billboard Pop 100. Her follow up single, "Long Way 2 Go" was far less successful, peaking at ninety-seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Cassie`s debut album, Cassie, was released on August 8, 2006 and sold 321,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. In contrast to her album sales, Cassie`s hit single, "Me & U", sold over 1 million digital downloads. To promote her album, Cassie performed on Total Request Live and 106 & Park: BET`s Top 10 Live. Her performances were described as "rocky" and "less-than-stellar", but Diddy said that it was due to her inexperience. He said that he would be "with her through her development", and that he has no "question on her ability [to sing]". Cassie addressed the events on her MySpace page, saying that she is aware that her performances were "pretty bad," and that she was "still getting over stage fright".
MTV News reported in June 2007 that contrary to rumors, Cassie had not been dropped from Bad Boy Records after only releasing two singles from her album, and would be working with producers Kanye West and Pharrell Williams on her second album. In January 2008, Billboard magazine reported that her album is scheduled for release in June 2008, and includes production work from Ryan Leslie, Swizz Beatz, Bryan Michael Cox, Rodney Jerkins and Kanye West. Cassie`s album has been confirmed to be released in early 2009 by Bad Boy Records.. The first single from the album, "Official Girl", has a video and digital release with rapper, Lil Wayne on August 5, 2008 and was released to radio on September 16th, 2008. Cassie has said that her new album will demonstrate more "independence"; there will be a "difference in vocals, a little bit more personality. And it`s definitely a sensual album." She said that she was able "to work with different people and [learn] what their habits were and what works well with me."
Cassie made an appearance in Jay-Z`s music video for "Roc Boys" from his album American Gangster, and provided background vocals. She also made a cameo appearance in Kanye West`s music video for "Stronger" from his album Graduation. In October 2008, after it was confirmed that girl pop group Danity Kane had lost two of its five members, Aubrey O`Day and D. Woods, Cassie was rumored to become the new member of the group. This was denied, and Cassie has stated that she is still working on her sophomore album to be released in spring of 2009.
 Acting career
In February 12, 2008 Cassie made her acting debut as Sophie Donovan in the sequel to the 2006 drama/dance film Step Up, ti
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Cassandra Elizabeth Ventura
Roddrick Ventura Jr.
Cassie Scerbo, Missy Elliot, Lauren London
Casandra Elizabeth Ventura (born August 26, 1986), known mononymously as Cassie, is an American singer, dancer, actress and model. Born in New London, Connecticut, she began her career as a result of meeting record producer Ryan Leslie in late 2002, who later signed her to NextSelection Lifestyle Group. During this time, Diddy heard "Me & U" in a club, and Leslie convinced him to partner his Bad Boy Records with Leslie's NextSelection imprint for the release of Cassie's debut album.
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Singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, model
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Wilhelmina Models, One Management
Long dark hair, Edgy style
Aaliyah, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Stevie Wonder
Bad Boy, Interscope
Broadway Dance Center
Sean Combs, Jay Z, Ryan Leslie, Fabolous
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R&b, Pop, Hip Hop
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