Jaguar Wright

Jaguar Wright

Artist

Jaguar Wright is a Philadelphia soul singer who’s released two albums, several singles, and collaborated with artists like Jay-Z and The Roots.

She debuted in 1999 as a featured artist on fellow Philly artist The Roots' single “What You Want.” In December 2001, she garnered attention as one of the backing vocalists on Jay-Z’s MTV Unplugged.

After a series of delays, Wright’s debut album, Denials, Delusions, and Decisions, was released on January 29, 2002. It earned rave reviews from critics, gave Wright a top 75 album (#56 Billboard 200, #16 R&B/Hip-Hop), and spawned three singles, the last of which — “The What-If’s” — became a hit following its use in a Coca-Cola ad.

Wright’s second album was to be titled …And Your Point Is? and released in 2003, but her label folded before its release. She finally released the album independently in 2005, as Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul. Since then, Wright has released singles sporadically, as well as guesting on albums by artists like Terri Lyne Carrington and Mike Watts.