Born: 9th of july 1975; place: Taby, an area in Stockholm Sweden;
Colour hair/eyes: brown; height: 175 cm; weight: 60 kg;
Family: mother (Annette), father (Louis) and a brother (Isac);
Favourite school subjects: sports and music;
Favourite artist as a child: Abba and Ace of Base;
Hobbies: eating, movies, being with family and friends, shopping;
Persons who she admires: her mother, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Prince;
Favourite song on her debut album: “How Will I Know Who You Are”;
Favourite food: Italian; Favourite drink: redwine, water, whisky;
If she would be a vegetable: she would be a celery;
If she wasn´t a popstar: she would be a chef in a restaurant or maybe owner of the restaurant;
Dreams: open a little restaurant with Italian food and entertainment in the evenings, a house on the countryside with a nice husband and children, have her own animals and make her own food.
Born in Stockholm on the 9th of july 1975, to a Senegalese father and Swedish mother, Jessica now follows a lineage of great Swedish popstars that includes Abba and Ace of Bace.Not content to just listen to music, Jessica always wanted to perform it and to be centerstage, and soon joined a music school where she spent 6 years learning her craft. Leaving at 17, Jessica walked into a job as a backing singer for Swedish superstars, Ace of Base and Dr. Alban.
Today, Jessica is well on her way to becoming big, really big. Discovered by the late Swedish producer Denniz Pop, Jessica was introduced to Jive Records, who signed her without a moment´s hesitation.
Jessica´s self-titled debut album is a well-crafted piece of work with a poppy, soulful and sensual feel. Most of the songs on the album were written and produced by Denniz Pop and Max Martin at Cheiron Studios in Stockholm. Other tracks have been produced by Cutfather & Joe(Mark Morrison, Shola Ama), Timmy Allen & Larry Campbell(R. Kelly, Backstreet Boys) in New York.
In November 1999 Jessica started working on a new album. A year later, in October 2000, her fifth single came out called “To Be Able To Love”. Shortly after that Jessica´s 2nd album called “DINO” was released (Dino was a nickname of the late Denniz Pop, the producer who discovered Jessica).
Jessica´s goal was not only Europe and Asia, but also the USA. That´s why Jessica added her surname, because there are more Jessica´s in the USA. But she deleted the “c” in her surname, Folcker became Folker. The reason for that is that some people pronounced Jessica´s name the wrong way, like “Focker”. Well, to prevent that she deleted the “c”.
The release of “To Be Able To Love” in the USA was postponed for a promotional tour in Europe and Asia. But in summer 2001 “To Be Able To Love” was released in the USA and thanks to a remix of DJ Jonathan Peters, the “jonathan Peters remix”, it became a big hit in the USA. In October and November 2001 Jessica did a clubtour in New York and New Jersey. The mix of this song can also be found on the soundtrack for “On the Line”, starring *NSYNC-ers Lance Bass and Joey Fatone.
In Korea Jessica´s rendition of “Lost Without Your Love” became the theme tune to a new Korean movie called 'Indian Summer'. It became number 1 in the Airplay charts, following in the footsteps of 'Goodbye', (from her first album, 'Jessica').Thanks to the success of 'Lost Without Your Love', 'Goodbye' was enjoying a massive revival and was the number 2 song in Korea's Airplay charts! Also, in April 2001, Jessica´s song “Miracles” became the theme tune for a Dutch show called “Starmaker”, a TV show where young people try to make it as a popstar. “Miracles” became Jessica´s 2nd single, first in Holland and later in the rest of Europe and Asia. Jessica´s last single taken from “DINO” was “Crash Like A Wrecking Ball”.
And now the fans are waiting for Jessica´s 3rd album!!!!!