“If you're not really having fun then there's no point of really trying.”
“I get my flow from Daddy, my singing ability from Mommy, the camera stuff from both. That's just what happens when you hang out with the Smiths.”
“When I first got into the entertainment industry, I would always watch Rihanna and all those people, so I was like, 'Ooh, I have to be this.' So my mom was like, 'Just be yourself.'”
Willow Smith (born Willow Camille Reign Smith on October 31, 2000 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer, actress and dancer. Born to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, she grew up in the tight-knit Hollywood family. She often accompanied her family on film sets. She decided to take a shot at the family business, making her acting debut alongside her father in 2007’s I Am Legend. She appeared in Kit Kittedge: An American Girl the next year, and added her voice to 2008’s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. In 2010, Willow began her career as a singer. At age 10, she became a hip-hop star with the single, “Whip My Hair.” It went platinum in the US and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Music Charts. The song won her a BET YoungStar Award. She followed it up with “21st Century Girl” and her collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Fireball.” Though Willow announced her album, Knees and Elbows, would drop on April 2012, it has yet to be released. She released her first EP, 3, in Nov 2014, which included a song that features her brother, Jaden Smith. In June 2015, she was named as one of the faces of Marc Jabob’s Fall 2015 line.
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Willow Smith is best known as the singer of “Whip My Hair’ and as the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Willow is sister to Jaden Smith and half-sister to Trey Smith. She and her brothers are youth ambassadors for Project Zambi, a humanitarian effort to provide assistance to Zambian children orphaned by AIDS.