As her debut single “Reasons” ascends on the Country radio airplay charts, Big Loud Records singer-songwriter JILLIAN JACQUELINE is spotlighted as Billboard‘s Chartbreaker in the issue dated March 24. An all-genre monthly franchise highlighting rising artists currently climbing the charts, previous Chartbreakers include Cardi B, Khalid and Carly Pearce. Bold and bright in the full-page feature on stands now, Jacqueline makes her honest introduction to music fans with details of her first gigs and “no guts, no glory” outlook on songwriting.
As she candidly recounts to Billboard that releasing the razor-sharp tell-all “felt like jumping off a cliff naked,” Jacqueline added “I want the songs that I write to feel like journal entries.” Read the Chartbreaker profile and watch Jacqueline in Billboard’s “You Should Know” video series.
Exclusively bringing PEOPLE.com on the set of the “Reasons” music video, Jacqueline and her co-director Patrick Tracy open up about the creative process behind the retro-chic clip. View the behind-the-scenes content and PEOPLE’s 5 things you need to know about the newly-engaged rising star – including dreamy details of her Paris proposal.
Named the first-ever Country artist for Vevo’s elite dscvr Artists To Watch program, Jacqueline has been deemed one of the genre’s most promising new talents by Pandora, Amazon Music, Rolling Stone, CMT, AXS, Taste Of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, Whiskey Riff and more. Her buzzed-about EP SIDE A, available now, gives a glimpse into her forthcoming full-length debut expected later this year.
Jacqueline has established an “easy intimacy with fans” (AXS) in her breakout 2018 with high-profile performances at Sundance Film Festival, London’s C2C Festival, her Grand Ole Opry debut and first-ever late night TV appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Fresh off her run as a special guest on Jordan Davis’ WHITE WINE AND WHISKEY TOUR, the “cool country upstart” (Vevo) kicks off a string of dates on Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR in Tulsa, OK on April 5 and then hits the road opening for Brett Eldredge on THE LONG WAY TOUR beginning April 19 in Louisville, KY.