Unlike many aspiring artists, Jessica Rae came to California out of necessity. Leaving behind a broken home in Texas, she moved to the San Fernando Valley to live with family at the age of ten. She always had a natural aptitude for singing and soon discovered an outlet in music. She never saw herself doing anything that did not involve this passion that would become deeply instilled in her. Despite not coming from a family of privilege, Jessica Rae did all she could to nurture her talents, including performing the lead role in school musicals, taking voice lessons with a professional coach, and spending all four years of high school on the cheerleading team. She has always been a performer. "The greatest thrill for me in life is to perform. The energy that you get from the crowd when up on stage is exhilarating enough for me to want to do it for the rest of my life".
Jessica Rae got her first taste of touring with her friends and fellow musicians Shane Gelinas and Jason Byrnes of The Divine during the early stage of their musical career. She was featured in one of their songs "XOXO Your Best Boy" and appeared in their music video "Behind Closed Doors", which was produced by Stage 25 Productions. She tried working with a few rock bands and even joined an all girl group that had a similar vibe to that of the Pussycat Dolls but she quit because it did not project an image she wanted for herself, so she decided to focus on going solo.
Due to her great appreciation for music, Jessica Rae incorporates multiple genres into her songs, giving a pop approach to R&B/Hip hop and Rock. She has soul like the late Aailyah and a free, edgy spirit like pop artist Pink. She chose to focus on a solo career because it would allow her greater flexibility in the direction she wants to go with her music. However, Jessica Rae realized that she would not be able to rise to fame solely on her own, so she began pooling her resources, finding talent in her friends and close acquaintances. A family friend introduced her to producer G Black, who has worked with various artists including Snoop Dogg. Through G Black she met rapper, lyricist, and producer Jesse James for her first demo when she was 15 years old. Jessica Rae worked with both producers, writing many songs for her first album, such as "Round and Round" and "Bankroll". She first collaborated with her best friend Matthew Gomberg, DJ and musical engineer, for her song "Until You Get There", which was the first R&B/Hip hop song that she wrote completely on her own. Due to the musical chemistry between the two artists, they plan on continuing to work together. She has also recently linked up with Dream Urban, a clothing company and team of talented individuals from the valley.
Jessica Rae is currently working on recording her first album with Jesse James, G Black, and Matt Gomberg, getting it ready to be released to the public. "I'm a perfectionist," says Jessica Rae, "I won't release it unless it's completely flawless." To help jumpstart her musical career, she is working on filming a reality TV show featuring her and her closest friends called "Jessica Rae's Blondetourage". The show will depict her daily life and all the work she does to create her music. It will serve as a sort of documentary of her rise to fame. It would be no surprise to hear the name "Jessica Rae" all over the radio in the near future, as the young artist was once told by Venus Brown, CEO of Buddha Brown Entertainment, "You have everything. If you want this, you're gonna get it."