Willow Smith Best Known For Her single Whip My Hair and being a daughter of actor-musician Will Smith.
Born Name: Willow Camille Reign Smith
Nick Name: Will
Occupation: Singer, dancer, actress
Years active: 2007–present
Born: October 31, 2000, 20, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Light Brown
Measurements: 30-20-28 in – 76-51-71 cm
Bra size: 32AA
Genre: R&B, PBR&B (also called alternative R&B), neo-soul, pop
Labels: Roc Nation
Smith attended elementary school at New Village Leadership Academy (founded by Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith. The school is not operational now.) in Calabasas, California. She subsequently went to Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California.
Father – Will Smith (Musician, Actor)
Mother – Jada Pinkett Smith (Actress)
Siblings – Trey Smith (Older Half-Brother) (DJ), Jaden Smith (Older Brother) (Actor)
Willow Camille Reign Smith (born October 31, 2000), also known mononymously as Willow, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. She is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and the younger sister of Jaden Smith. Smith made her acting debut in 2007 in the film I Am Legend and later appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl alongside Abigail Breslin. She received a Young Artist Award for her performance.
Smith launched her music career in the autumn of 2010 with the release of the singles “Whip My Hair” in 2010 and “21st Century Girl” in 2011, and signed to her current mentor Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation in 2010, becoming the youngest artist signed to the label. “Whip My Hair” peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video was nominated for Video of the Year at the BET Awards of 2011. She released her debut album, Ardipithecus, on December 11, 2015.
Willow Smith was born Halloween of 2000 Los Angeles the daughter of actress-musician Jada Pinkett Smith and actor-musician Will Smith. She has two older brothers, actor/DJ Trey Smith and actor-musician Jaden Smith. Smith and her brothers are youth ambassadors for Project Zambi, which, in conjunction with Hasbro, provides assistance for Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.
2007–2013: Acting and music endeavors
Smith made her acting debut in I Am Legend alongside her father. Her next film, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, was released on July 2, 2008. In 2008, she voiced the character of young Gloria in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, alongside her mother as older Gloria.
In June 2009, Smith’s mother Jada Pinkett Smith announced in an interview on Lopez Tonight that Smith would be releasing an album. Smith then released her first single, “Whip My Hair”, which went platinum in the US and peaked at number 11. In the UK the single peaked at number two. Smith soon after announced her next single, “21st Century Girl”. After she performed the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she released it the next day on February 3, 2011. The video was released March 9, 2011. On January 20, 2011, Will Smith announced he was planning to produce a contemporary remake of the Broadway musical Annie starring Smith in the title role. However, Smith was deemed too old and the title role was given to Quvenzhané Wallis in February 2013.
On October 6, 2011, “Fireball”, a collaboration between Smith and rapper Nicki Minaj, was released. “Fireball” was a commercial failure, failing to chart in any type of music market, except the US R&B chart, charting at 121. It was her first song to miss the Billboard Hot 100. Smith’s producer announced that they were almost finished working on her debut album, and that it would be done soon. He also said it has a similar style to “Whip My Hair”. The title of the album was later announced to be Knees and Elbows. It was scheduled to be released around April 2012, but was later announced that it would be postponed for release later in the year. On May 1, 2012, she released a music video for “Do it Like Me (Rockstar)”, saying that it was her “first video ever”. On July 2, 2012, Smith released the “I Am Me” music video at the BET Awards. On July 17, she released her fourth single, “I Am Me” via iTunes and Amazon.
Knees and Elbows has still not been released and has most likely been abandoned and scrapped. In the summer of 2013, Smith and DJ Fabrega started a duo titled “Melodic Chaotic”.”The Intro” was released as the first work, “Summer Fling” was released as the second work of the two on July 6, 2013. The music video was directed by Smith and Mike Vargas who previously directed her single “I Am Me”. The song has been widely criticized for its mature tone, the use of the word “fling”, and the fake English accent she incorporates. On September 16, 2013, Smith performed “Summer Fling” on the series premiere of The Queen Latifah Show. During the performance, she said: “Just for clarity, the word fling means something that’s short lived…And this song is dedicated to all the kids around the world whose summer is never long enough.”
2014–2018: 3 EP, Ardipithecus and The 1st
It was announced on October 24, 2014 by Smith and FADER that she would be releasing her debut EP titled “3” on October 31, 2014 for free via Google Play for limited time and November 10, 2014 but was later pushed to November 17, 2014 via iTunes. The same day, she held a concert in New York City at The FADER Fort where she performed select tracks from her new EP including “8” and 9 with SZA. She also performed “5” with her brother, “Summer Fling”, and a new rendition of her famous hit, “Whip My Hair”.
Smith released a new single titled “F Q-C #7” on May 7, 2015. An accompanying music video was released the same day on Vevo. After release, on September, a video to the track “Why Don’t You Cry” on i-D, Willow surprise-released her first album, Ardipithecus, on December 11. About her debut’s title album, Willow said “Ardipithecus Ramidus Sahelanthropus tchadensis is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth. I wanted to name my musical compilation after it because, while I was making these songs, I was in such a transitional state. Digging deep in the soil of my heart and finding bits and pieces of my ancient self that tell stories, which end up being the lyrics to the songs.”
On her birthday, October 31, 2017, she released her second album The 1st which is praised for its musical development, particularly Willow’s ability to create music following her 1990s R&B predecessors, despite not having been alive during the time. She toured the album with Jhene Aiko alongside St. Beauty, Kodie Shane, and Kitty Cash through the end of 2017.
Along with her mother and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Smith hosts Red Table Talk, a web television talk show.
On June 24, 2019, Willow Smith announced her third studio album, Willow. The album was released on July 19, 2019, and was co-produced by herself and Tyler Cole.
In June 2019, Smith came out as bisexual, stating “I love men and women equally”. She also mentioned her support of polyamorous relationships and her desire to be in one.
Different colored hair
She is signed with these agencies –
Overbrook Entertainment, Inc.
Paradigm Talent Agency
She has appeared in commercials for Hyundai Veloster, Kmart and others.
Along with her brothers, Willow is also the youth ambassador for Project Zambi and provides help to AIDS infected Zambian children.
In 2016, she was announced as Chanel’s brand ambassador.
As a Singer
She has released several singles such as “Whip My Hair” (2010), “21st Century Girl” (2011), and others.
“Whip My Hair” was certified as Platinum in USA and Australia. It charted at #11 in U.S.
On October 31, 2014, Willow released her debut EP titled “3” via Roc Nation Records. It was only released in the “music download” format and was offered free for a limited time online.
She appeared in the 2007 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film I Am Legend for her role as Marley Neville. Her dad Will Smith starred in this film.
First TV Show
In 2009 and 2010, she appeared in 2 episodes of Nickelodeon’s sitcom True Jackson, VP for her role as Young True.
She does yoga to stay lean. After a yoga session, she was picked by her mom Jada Pinkett Smith.
Willow Smith Favorite Things
Food – Pepperoni
Willow Smith Facts
She signed with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation music label in 2010.
She started acting at the age of 7 with the film “I Am Legend.”
Willow was born on Halloween’s day.
Willow and Will Smith’s movies, Hancock and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl had opened on the same day, i.e. July 2, 2008.
Willow is the niece of Caleeb Pinkett.
Willow, who is a singer, got her singing ability from her mom and got her flow from dad. But, she learned the camera part from both parents.
She likes eating cheese every day.
Willow will dress up the way, she wants. If she desires to don a pair of Converse with a pencil stuck through them, she will definitely do that.
Visit her official website @ willowsmith.com.