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Jenna Rose - Wikipedia

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Jenna Rose
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Jenna Rose Swerdlow (born September 28, 1998) is an American singer, actress, and dancer who gained media attention with her single "My Jeans". After the video went viral on YouTube and received 14 million views, Swerdlow is considered a semi-"viral star".[1][2][3][4][5][6]


* 1 Background
* 2 Career
o 2.1 Music
o 2.2 Acting
* 3 Recognition
* 4 Discography
o 4.1 Singles
* 5 Filmography
* 6 See also
* 7 References
o 7.1 Addititional references
* 8 External links


Jenna Rose Swerdlow was born September 28, 1998, in Long Island, New York.[7] She was raised in Baldwin, New York and relocted with her family to Dix Hills, New York in 2005.[5] She began performing at age 2,[5][3] and received private vocal training at age 8[1] Starting with community theater and moving on to regional productions and Off-Broadway, she has performed in over 18 plays, including principal roles in “Ragtime” and “The Miracle Worker”, as well as the title role in the new Off-Broadway play, “The Odella Williams Show”.[1] She was a finalist in Got Talent?, A Long Island talent competition, as well as the NY Knicks Kids Talent Search.[1]


In a 2009 , it was reported that Swerdlow was being coached by Billy Joel's sax player Richie Cannata,[8] and that Richie's son Eren Cannata wrote and produced three singles for her: Sweet Melody, The Remedy, and Spotlight[citation needed]. Since then, Swerdlow has collaborated with different songwriters, producers and choreographers, to record songs and music videos.

When a 12-year-old 7th grader at West Hollow Middle School in October of 2010, Swerdlow's first music video, My Jeans, which features a rap by Baby Triggy,[9] was posted on YouTube.[3] The video became a viral video, garnering over a million views and bring Swerdlow media attention.[2] My Jeans was panned by Youtube viewers,[10] earning her as of September 8th, 2011 26,355 "likes" and 295,189 "dislikes" for the video.[3] Detractors find fault not only with Swerdlow's song, but with her clothes, the shape of her mouth, and the video's production values.[5] The video nevertheless continues to be the center of various Internet jokes and parodoy videos,,ref name="Herald"/> with the original video reaching over 14 million views as of early September,2011.

Despite negative reviews of My Jeans, Swerdlow followed up with songs O.M.G in March 2011,[11] and recorded the song Don’t Give Up, dealing with "haters",[6] in April 2011.[6] Swerdlow and her parents claim the song O.M.G. deals with cybercritics and cyberbullying,[3] Though covered by media, these subsequent songs failed to meet the levels of interest that her original viral video, however both display similar negative ratings, and have been panned by critics.[6] Toward the video O.M.G., stated [sic] "The video is hyper-sexualized, uber-creepy and if you really want to talk about jacking swag, not one dance move wasn't pulled from another video circa 1998."[12]

Swerdlow has made several film and television appearances. The most recent of these following upon her internet music releases. She was featured in the recent documentary Actor, directed by Roberto Serrini, as well as the film Mouse House and the TV pilots for Family Practice and Which Way. She has also appeared in television, radio & Internet commercials for Sketchers, Jello and Canon.


In February 2009, the town board of Huntington, New York recognized Jenna Rose Swerdlow for her contributions to the performing arts community.[13]

Subsequent to the release of "My Jeans" Swerdlow has been interviewed by news networks, has been written of in several newspapers, and has performed live in concert at the Westbury Music Fair.[6]

A comparison is made between Swerdlow and Rebecca Black,[9] as both teens produce videos that fall into the same genre of bubblegum pop, are "slammed by critics as being too provocative", and both receive less-than-favorable feedback from the public.[6][5]


2009 "Sweet Melody"
"The Remedy"
2010 "Spotlight"
2011 "My Jeans"
"Don't Give Up"

Year Title Role Note
2010 Family Practice Child Patient TV series - Episode: "Hood Cat"
Mouse House Jessica
Which Way Lilith TV series
2011 Caroline of Virginia Young Caroline
Actor Herself documentary

See also
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1. ^ a b c d Forman, Karen (March 3, 2011). "Jenna Rose Swerdlow Making a Name for Herself". Patch. Retrieved October 09, 2011.
2. ^ a b Rachel Senatore (March 21, 2011). "Dix Hill teen's music vid joins the list of LI's viral videos". Newsday. Retrieved October 09, 2011.
3. ^ a b c d e Whitehouse, Beth (March 22, 2011). "Dix Hills girl's YouTube music video a hit". Newsday.
4. ^ Glenn Gamboa (March 22, 2011). "The Jenna Rose / "My Jeans" phenomenon grows". Newsday. Retrieved October 09, 2011.
5. ^ a b c d e Chris Connolly (May 19, 2011). "Love me, hate me, know my name". Herald.,32878. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
6. ^ a b c d e f Ryan Bonner (April 22, 2011). "Jenna Rose to Play Westbury, Releases New Song". Patch. Retrieved October 09, 2011.
7. ^ "Resume". Jenna Rose website.
8. ^ Jenna Rose & Richie Cannata - News 12 interview. [Television news]. Long Island, New York: News 12.
9. ^ a b Daphne Livingston (April 26th, 2011). "Jenna Rose: Long Island’s Rebecca Black “My Jeans” “O.M.G.” [Video"]. Long Island Press. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
10. ^ Glenn Gamboa (March 22, 2011). "Dix Hills girl's 'My Jeans' spawns videos". Newsday. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
11. ^ staff (March 24, 2011). "Dix Hills girl to debut new song". Newsday. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
12. ^ Perez Hilton (March 28, 2011). "O.M.G…Jenna Rose Is Back!". Retrieved October 12, 2011.
13. ^ "Councilman Cuthbertson Recognizes an Up and Coming Star". City of Huntington. February 26, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2011.

Addititional references
* Bonner, Ryan (April 22, 2011). "April 22: Earth Day, Good Friday, Jenna Rose". Patch.
* Lindner, Amanda (July 12, 2011). "Fireman Fair, Graduate School And Jenna Rose". Patch.
* Forman, Karen (March 26, 2011). "Here is Jenna Rose's Newest Video: OMG". Patch.
* "'She Got Talent' Contest 2009". Leisure & Sports Review. March 28, 2009.

External links

* Official website
* Fan website
* Jenna Rose Swerdlow at the Internet Movie Database

* 1998 births
* Living people
* People from Long Island

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