Rodriquez Jacquees Broadnax, better known by his stage name Jacquees, is an American singer from Atlanta, Georgia signed to Cash Money Records and Rich Gang management. Jacquees has recorded songs with T.I., Jagged Edge, Travis Porter, Rich Homie Quan, ...
Rodriquez Jacquees Broadnax, better known by his stage name Jacquees, is an American singer from Atlanta, Georgia signed to Cash Money Records and Rich Gang management. Jacquees has recorded songs with T.I., Jagged Edge, Travis Porter, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Trinidad James, August Alsina, and Chris Brown.
Jacquees found his passion for both singing and dancing at the age of 9 with influences from The Jackson's: An American Dream and The Temptations movies; imitating no less than the greatest. Jacquees participated in his first talent show in fifth grade at Canby Lane Elementary School performing the Jackson 5′s, "I Want You Back," winning 1st place. He successfully matriculated to Mary McCleod Bethune Middle School where he continued to compete in talent shows winning every year; two at Bethune Middle and one at the Dekalb County Middle School Talent Show.
In 2007, Jacquees was introduced to his manager, Orlando Grind, by Dexx Lee. After years of performing in local talent shows, Orlando soon introduced him to Russell "Block" Spencer, founder and CEO of Block Entertainment. When Jacquees started going to the studio he merely blended with the team and wasn't given the opportunity to express his true talents. "When you see work being done around you but not for you, you tend to get discouraged," says Jacquees. At that time, Block's focus was only rap, not R&B. It wasn't until summer of 2009 when Block witnessed how talented Jacquees was and shifted his vision. Jacquees began to work closely with Block Entertainment recording and gaining more exposure with the release of his first single "Krazy" featuring Grand Hustle's own, T.I..
On March 25, 2014, Jacquees released his EP "19" independently and it reached #3 on the iTunes R&B Soul charts and debuted at #15 on the Billboard charts for R&B Albums. The 11 track EP featured Chris Brown, Rich Homie Quan, Lloyd, and Trinidad James. On October 1, 2014 Jacquees took it to Instagram to announce to his fans that he had been signed to Cash Money.
Jacquees' song Feel It feat. Lloyd & Rich Homie Quan from his EP, entitled 19 was featured in 2015 movie Magic Mike XXL.