MEET JESS SUILENROC

Jess Suilenroc is a cover artist and singer residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Her viral singing career began in October 2016, when her cover of “Silly”, by Deniece Williams was uploaded and received 4 million views in two days, 10 million views in it's first week and over 25 million views to date. 

Jessmine Cornelius, known as “Jess Suilenroc" found her gift of singing at the age of six. At the constant push of her grandmother, the late Jo Ann Perkins, Jess easily became a standout in every choir she participated in during her grade school years.


Over the course of the last six years, Jess has maintained that momentum by posting videos that regularly reach over 1 million views. Jess believes it is important she manages her own social media in order to reach and engage genuinely with her fans.


In terms of influence, she credits Anita Baker, Lailah Hathaway, Lauryn Hill and H.E.R. as pivotal inspirations. Subsequently, she likes to describe herself as a free spirit with vibes like Lauryn Hill and a spirit like Erykah Badu.


Education has always been her number one priority but she has learned, through time, that her gift is necessary to reach, fuel and motivate others. She is a proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in African-American Studies and is currently a Master of Arts in History candidate at Jackson State University. Her goal is to obtain her graduate degree before diving nose deep into the music industry as she believes that a backup plan is always necessary.


Jess enjoys finding and learning songs from the past, to bring new
life to them. She grew up on old school R&B and gospel songs from the 70s and 80s, and enjoys
singing these the most. Jessmine loves that her fans come from different generations – her older fans that grew up on this music, and her younger fans that are discovering it for the first
time. For Jess, she enjoys sharing music authentically for her many followers. She sings all day, every day, and enjoys sharing those moments with her fans and followers.

Her philosophy of life is Luke 12:48, "For unto whom much is given, much is required."

 

JESS COVERS "SILLY" BY DENIECE WILLIAMS