Willow Smith is a child of Hollywood aristocracy who has built a reputation for herself in pop, R&B, and rock, as well as appearing on the chat program ‘Red Table Talk’ with her mother and grandmother.
Who is Willow Smith?
Willow Smith, the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, grew up in the spotlight. Smith recorded a song called “Whip My Hair,” which became a big single in 2010, after appearing in a few films. The rigors of celebrity, on the other hand, finally wore Smith down to the point that she stopped performing. WILLOW was Smith’s stage name when he began creating songs.
Lately, I Feel Everything was released after she overcome personal fears and embraced her longtime passion for rock (2021). In doing so, she claimed ownership of a musical genre with deep links to the African-American community. Smith, together with her mother and grandmother, co-hosts the famous chat program Red Table Talk.
|Celebrity Name||Willow Smith|
|Real Name/Full Name||Willow Camille Reign Smith|
|Age||21 years old
|Birth Date||31 October 2000|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Profession||American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress|
|Net Worth in 2022||$5 million|
|Last Updated||13th February 2022|
Age, Height, and Weight
Willow Smith was born on October 31, 2000, and as of today, February 13, 2022, she is 21 years old. She is 1.7 m tall and weight 54 kg.
Early Acting and Music
Smith appeared in the film I Am Legend with her father in 2007. She then starred with her mother in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) and voiced a character in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008). She also appeared in the TV sitcom True Jackson, VP. Smith was a vocalist in Neo Yokio and Adventure Time as a teen.
“Whip My Hair,” Smith’s first pop record, was released when she was nine years old. The song became a smash, earning platinum and peaking at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Smith secured a recording deal with Jay-Roc Z’s Nation in 2010.
Smith had some success after that, with songs like “21st Century Girl” in 2011, but nothing compared to “Whip My Hair.” She also grew to despise the high-stress lifestyle that comes with being a performer. Smith shaved her head as a protest against continuing her “Whip My Hair” tour in 2012. She also decided she didn’t want to play the lead role in her father’s upcoming film adaptation of the musical Annie. Smith has stated that in an effort to cope with her mental agony, she began cutting herself.
In 2018, Smith informed Pinkett Smith “That entire ‘Whip My Hair’ incident has to be forgiven by you and Daddy. Because Daddy was so tough at times, it was largely him.” “I was extremely young, and I had a goal,” she told People magazine in 2019, “but all I really wanted to do was sing, and I didn’t associate it with all the business and the stress that ended up coming with it.”
Smith continued to make music despite her opposition to the expectations placed on her. Ardipithecus, her first album, was published in 2015. The 1st and Willow, her next two albums, were released in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
Childhood & Early Life
Willow Smith was born Willow Camille Reign Smith in Los Angeles, California, to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on October 31, 2000. Trey Smith and Jaden Smith are her older brothers.
Willow was up in a household of performers, so she was surrounded by it from the start. She often accompanied her parents to film sets, where she got up close and personal with the process of filming and performing. She, like her older brothers, decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps and seek a career in the entertainment industry.
Willow Smith Career
Willow Smith made her acting debut in the blockbuster film ‘I Am Legend (2007), with her celebrity father Will Smith, when she was just seven years old. Willow Smith, despite being Will Smith’s daughter, auditioned like any other actress and was cast on her own merits. She embodied the character with maximum conviction and assurance.
She received a part in the 2008 film ‘Kit Kittredge: An American Girl’ after a great debut. Both reviewers and audiences praised the picture when it first came out. Willow Smith was also nominated for a ‘Young Artist Award’ for ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film.’ In the same year, she voiced ‘Young Gloria’ in the film ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.’
Smith tried her hand at the television after appearing in a handful of feature films, playing a cameo part in the Nickelodeon sitcom ‘True Jackson, VP.’ Despite the fact that it was merely a guest appearance, she enjoyed her time on the show. She also believed that working on television was significantly more pleasurable since it enabled her to have fun while doing her job.
She joined the music business in 2010, much to the astonishment of her parents and admirers, after establishing herself as an actor. ‘Whip My Hair,’ her debut R&B hit, earned platinum in the United States and peaked at number 11 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’ The single reached number two in the United Kingdom.
Willow Smith joined the Roc Nation family in September 2010, signing to hip-hop icon Jay-record Z’s label. When Jay Z first heard her voice, he had no idea how old she was or who her parents were!
She released her second song, ’21st Century Girl,’ on February 3, 2011, after the success of her first track. Willow Smith performed the song on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ the day before it was released. On March 9, 2011, the video was released.
She teamed with rapper Nicki Minaj on the song “Fireball” towards the end of 2011. The song was not a commercial success. It failed to chart in the United States, with the exception of the US R&B chart, where it reached number 121. Willow Smith’s first single that did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100 was this one.
In April 2012, she announced the release of her first album, ‘Knees and Elbows,’ although it was eventually pushed out until the end of the year. Meanwhile, on May 1, 2012, she released her debut music video, ‘Do It Like Me (Rockstar)’. At the ‘BET Awards,’ she debuted her next video, ‘I Am Me,’ almost two months later. ‘I Am Me,’ her fourth single, was released a few weeks later. ‘Knees and Elbows’ is still a work in progress.
Willow Smith and DJ Fabrega formed the ‘Melodic Chaotic’ partnership in the summer of 2013. ‘The Intro,’ their first collaboration, was followed by ‘Summer Fling,’ their second collaboration. The adult tones of ‘Summer Fling,’ as well as Smith’s phony English accent, drew much criticism.
Willow Smith stated in 2014 that her first EP ‘3’ will be released on October 31, 2014. The release date was eventually pushed back to November 17, 2014.
Willow Smith released a new song named ‘F Q-C #7’ in May 2015. On the same day, the music video for the song was published on ‘Vevo.’ Her first studio album, ‘Ardipithecus,’ was released on December 11 as a follow-up. Her first album is named after the scientific designation for the earliest hominid bones discovered on the planet. Smith claimed to have been at a period of change in her life, and that most of her songs helped her reconnect with her ancient self!
On October 31, 2017, she released her second album, named “The 1st.” The album’s musical progression was lauded. She released her third album, ‘Willow,’ on July 19, 2019, which she co-produced with Tyler Cole.
Willow Smith Major Works
The acting was Willow Smith’s first foray into the entertainment industry. When she tried her hand at singing, though, she gained popularity and notoriety. When she burst into the music industry, she catapulted her career to new heights. ‘Whip My Hair,’ Smith’s first song, earned platinum in the United States, peaking at number 11 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’ The single reached number two in the United Kingdom. Her R&B hit was so successful that reviewers and fans labeled her “young Rihanna in the making.”
Awards & Achievements
- Willow Smith has received acclaim for her work as a singer and actor. For her film ‘Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,’ she received her first award, a ‘Young Artist Award’ for ‘Best Ensemble Cast.’
- She received the ‘NAACP Award’ for ‘Outstanding New Artist’ in 2011. She got the ‘BET YoungStar Award’ for her track ‘Whip My Hair’ the same year.
- Smith was awarded the ‘VEVO Certified Award’ in 2014 when her first track, ‘Whip My Hair,’ surpassed 100 million views on ‘VEVO.’
- At the 2016 ‘Fashion Awards,’ she and her brother Jaden Smith got the ‘New Fashion Icon’ award.
Personal Life & Legacy
Willow Smith is an active humanitarian in addition to being a skilled actor and singer. She is a Youth Ambassador for Hasbro’s ‘Project Zambi,’ with her brother Jaden. As project ambassadors, the brother-sister pair participate in fundraising and outreach activities to raise awareness for children orphaned by the worldwide AIDS pandemic.
In June of this year, Smith came out as bisexual. “I love men and women equally,” she said. She has expressed her wish to be in a polyamorous relationship and her support for them.
Willow Smith has a remarkable ability to imitate her father’s voice. She often imitates her father’s encouragement to try her best in front of the camera.