Casandra Elizabeth Ventura (born August 26, 1986), known mononymously as Cassie, is an American recording artist, dancer, actress and model.
Born in New London, Connecticut, she began her career as a result of meeting record producer Ryan Leslie in late 2002, who later signed her to Next Selection Lifestyle Group.
Cassie also refers to herself as a “die-hard Janet Jackson fan”, continuing to say “I’d love to emulate Janet Jackson’s career—totally, Janet Jackson is an incredible and fantastic, from her moves to her voice”.
Cassie debut album was R&B and pop rock with urban and contemporary R&B styles, the album contained "looming synthesizer patterns" and "ice-cream-truck melody to give it a slightly twisted and threatening edge", as well as containing "flippant playfulness".
Apart from music, Cassie is signed to modeling agency Wilhelmina Models and One Management.
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Rapper/designer Sean 'Diddy' Combs arrives with singer Cassie backstage at the Sean John Fall 2008 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at Cipriani, 42nd Street on February 8, 2008 in New York City.
The song was released on November 13, 2007, Three singles have been released from the album; "Official Girl" featuring Lil Wayne in August 2008, "Must Be Love" featuring Diddy in April 2009, and "Let's Get Crazy" featuring Akon in August 2009.
All three singles failed to chart in the United States.
MTV News reported in June 2007 that contrary to rumors, Cassie had not been dropped from Bad Boy Records after releasing two singles from her self-titled debut album.
Diddy said that she was in the studio working with producers Kanye West and Pharrell Williams on her second album.
Once they arrived, it was their time to shine—a mogul and his songstress turning the biggest soiree in fashion into a dressed-up date night.