Canadian Country Artist Jade Elizabeth Naraine, of Finnish, Jamaican and Russian descent – from Southern Ontario, ON, always knew she wanted to be a singer.
It started at just 5 years old, when she went to see
Christina Aguilera for a mall signing for her first album. She says she was
just blown away. From that moment on she knew she was supposed to be a star
just like her.
Growing up with traditional country roots, from her grandmother, Jade started
performing at weddings, banquettes and doing tons of musical theatre in the
Country music genre; however, it wasn’t until the end of high school when she
started looking for a music producer to begin recording her own songs.
In 2015, due to her producers musical influence, a pop single to radio called
“Cause I Can’t Take Missing, which made the top 70 on media base in the
USA, peaking at just 7 spots below Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams. Shortly after
that, she released a self titled pop EP; Jade, which received a lot of praise
from media and music critics.
After that, she hit a career halt due to an unlawful seizure of her passport,
which caused her the inability to travel for or finance her career, but she
still kept focused on honing her craft. Jade began working on more music,
recording over 50 demos in the Country genre, where she felt most at
In June 2019, Jade released a second EP; “Country Music Took Me Back”
after a severe life changing event, where she was subject to a sexual assault,
impacted her emotional ability to pursue a career in Country music for a short
time. She went back to Country, believing that she wasn’t going to let a person
who can hurt women, interfere with her dreams and was determined to use her
experience to inspire and help others, through her ongoing women’s rights
activism and involvement in the legal system.
Jade’s song; Princess was a track on the EP. The single
garnered national media attention for it’s uplifting message and vulnerable
lyrics about her journey going from a weak, broken woman to a strong
Jade says that her favourite part about being a singer is writing. She loves to tell stories through her music and use meaningful lyrics and rich instrumentation, to move her listeners. Her sound is both traditional to country roots, and new.