Willow Smith Biography

Willow Camille Reign Smith (born October 31, 2000), who has released a recording as Willow, is an American child actress and singer who is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. She 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.

Apart from her acting she launched a music career in the fall of 2010 with the release of her single "Whip My Hair" and signing to Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation. The single peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Smith one of the youngest solo artists in history to do so.

She is the daughter of musician-actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett-Smith. Her older brothers are Jaden Smith and Trey Smith, also child actors. In conjunction with Hasbro, she and her brothers are youth ambassadors for Project Zambia, which helps children orphaned by AIDS in Zambia.

Smith presented an award at the Kid's Choice Awards. She 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.

It was announced on January 20, 2011 that Will Smith is planning to produce a remake of famous comic strip, Little Orphan Annie starring Willow in the title role. Jay-Z is also in talks to provide the music for the film and possibly create brand new songs.

In June 2010, Smith's mother Jada Pinkett Smith announced in an interview on Lopez Tonight that Smith would be releasing an album. Her first single, "Whip My Hair" leaked on September 7, 2010. She is now signed with Jay-Z's label, Roc Nation. Miss Smith performed the song, "Whip My Hair", on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31st, 2010. On 25th January 2011, Willow released a 15-second preview of "21st Century Girl", her new single.
Source: wikipedia.org
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