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DJ K-Dance, 2014
|Birth name||Jennette Cadence Williams|
November 5, 1991|
Club Penguin, USA
|Origin||United States of Antarctica|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, EDM|
|Occupations||Disc-jockey, dancer, singer-songwriter, model, businesswoman, television judge, party planner|
|Labels||Club Penguin Music Records|
|Associated acts||DJ Crow, Meaghan, Peng Guin, Nyninyne, Penguin Band, Young Wade, Omar Grest, Gary the Gaget Dude, Tay Tay|
Jennette Williams, better known by her middle and stage name, Cadence (/ˈkeɪ.dn̩s/ KAY-dens) is an Antarctican dance-pop and hip hop singer and dancer from Club Penguin. Cadence started her career off as a local disc-jockey and dancer at the Night Club, who then started being mentored by Terrain rapper and dancer DJ Crow from 2004 onwards. Crow tutored Cadence in singing, stardom and dancing, and acquired Cadence a recording contract with Club Penguin Music Records in 2008. Crow served as executive producer of Cadence's debut album, Cadence: The Beginning in 2009, which peaked at number 1 in the USA, Club Penguin, UnitedTerra and other charts, serving first-week sales of 500,000 in Antarctica. For her second studio album, Causing Mayhem, Crow was removed as executive producer and so was not in charge. The album managed to peak at number 1 in the main charts but didn't outperform the debut album, selling 250,000 in its first week and peaking for two weeks. Cadence's third studio album, Tempo, was released in October 2012, with Crow resuming place as executive producer. It sold above expectations is considered Cadence's best album of her career.
Following a three-year hiatus, Cadence returned to the musical scene with the release of her fourth album, 4th Note, in summer 2015, a more pop-orientated compared to her previous servings. Her fifth album, Prima Donna (2017) returned back to the styles of Tempo after the material of 4th Note was considered a step down by fans and critics. Then ten-track Prima Donna was entirely produced by DJ Crow and emerged as another chart-topping album for Cadence and was critically acclaimed.
As of 2017, Cadence is the best-selling female artist in Antarctica, selling millions of albums and singles nationwide.
Besides from her musical and dancing careers, Cadence is a judge on the musical reality television show Antarctican Idol and is also producer for Club Penguin: The TV Series. In August 2012, Cadence began her modelling career for the Penguin Style. In 2013, she became a party planner in Club Penguin. Cadence also composed four songs for the Club Penguin: The TV Series - Greatest Hits Soundtrack. She has a sister named Tapestrea, and two brothers named Metronome and Peng Guin.
Cadence, originally born as Jennette Cadence Williams, was born on November 5, 1991 on an island just to the left of Club Penguin. She was brought up by both of her parents, and was a good chick. By the age of 4, she had an immediate interest in music after she started tapping some stalactite in a cave. She understood rhythm, and soon wanted to get into a musical career. By the time she was twelve in 2004, she was brought her own set of drums, and she learned how to play them by herself. She and her parents then moved to Club Penguin in 2004. She then got interested in dance after she heard a boom-box being played, and a dozen teenage penguins were having a dance-off. She was invited in by a penguin called Crow, who was playing the turntables, and then started her first career of music. She and Crow became close friends. She was also invited to Crow's radio station, "Crow FM", with him. She is also the cousin of DJ Beetle. They hang out every once in a while.
In May 2005, the Penguin Band sold their igloo and moved on to bigger and better things. The Igloo was snapped up immediately by Cadence's parents - who had big ideas for the place. The Igloo was torn down, and a new, hip building, named the "Night Club" was built in it's place. At first, penguins stayed away from the Night Club, nervous of what their friends would think. It was bad for business, and Cadence's parents lost 1000 coins in the first two months. But after, Cadence's parents asked a penguin called DJ Crow, not knowing that he was a friend of Cadence, to perform at the Night Club. Then, local penguins that listened to his radio station were told that he was at the Night Club, and then the Night Club gained popular, and Crow did this weekly. They then moved to a location in the Town, and rebuilt the Night Club in the middle of the Coffee Shop and Gift Shop. The second week, Rockhopper, fresh from sea voyages, visited the Night Club and started dancing in the middle of the dance floor, doing The Dance, or as he called it, the "Rockhopper Jig". The result was fantastic, and together the Night Club became very big. Then Cadence found out that Crow worked there, and performed together. Penguins from all over flocked to the Night Club to dance and party. Business was booming. At the same time, DJ Crow had got a gig there, and Cadence met up with him after many months.
Eventually, in summer 2008 (when she was 16), Cadence's parents sold the Night Club to the government, and became millionaires. They asked if their daughter, Cadence, could take over and teach penguins to dance. The government gladly agreed, and set up a table in the corner of the room, entitled "Dance Contest". You can usually find Cadence supervising the Dance Contest. The government gives any earnings from the Night Club to charity. She co-works with DJ Crow at the Night Club now.
2007-09: Cadence: The Beginning
After she started managing the Night Club, Cadence soon stuck to her stage name, Cadence (her middle name), and lost the full name, Jennette Williams. She started coming regularly and danced, gave out autographs, and also got private singing lessons by DJ Crow, who was soon working on his debut album, which was due for release in 2007. So her music career took off just in April 2009, when she sung on a Friday DJ Digital Nyt, and then DJ Crow took her to the record label, Music Industry, and signed her up to the label. After buying DJ Crow's debut album, Crow - The Hard Times - she heard his rapping and singing, and decided to make her own debut album.
She started recording for the album in August 2009, and finished in November. The album consists of 9 songs by her, and she released three of them as singles. One of the singles features a duet with DJ Crow. She released her album on November 14, 2009, and caused a rave of digital downloads & sales. All over Antarctica & UnitedTerra, penguins were buying her album, and soon enough her album even reached #1 on the Penguin Official Music Charts in the two countries, and stayed there for a ramming 16 weeks.
It was a big success for her, and her first single, "To the Dancefloor" released on August 8, 2009. It reached number 1, and stayed on top for 3 weeks, then slipped down to number 2 on the Antarctica Top 40, and then to number 9, where it stayed as a non-mover for 2 weeks. Then in the UnitedTerra Singles Chart, it stayed #1 for more weeks, six. Then moved down to number 3, which it stayed in the Top 10 for 4 weeks, then slowly went down in the Top 20, then slipped off. Her second single, "Feeling to Dance", featured DJ Crow, and included ad libs in the chorus, and had his own verse in the song. The single reached number 3 in Club Penguin, number 5 in UnitedTerra and number 1 in the USA. The last single was "Could've Been You" and released in February 2010.
2009-10: Causing Mayhem
In December 2009, a month after the release of Cadence: The Beginning, she was invited to talk to "TBC Radio 1" because of her second single ("Feeling to Dance") which was charting on that day. She gave the show an exclusive interview after they called her up when her single charted at number 1 in UnitedTerra. She was asked about her next work. "Well, no singles are planned until Summer of next year, but I can exclusively tell you that I am currently working on my second album. We are in the stage of hookin' up with producers and gettin' the music done. There's no name for it yet, but I will reveal it all next year. I am proper buzzin' for this album, it's gonna rock!"
After the interview many reporters tried getting a scoop out of her, but she said nothing until August 2010, when she said in an interview: "I have three singles releasing in these last few months, and they got some well-good features on 'em!" Soon after on October 5, 2010, she cheeted: "Ayooo guys! I'm only stopping by to give you some EXCLUSIVE news..." and talked about her next three singles; what they were called, when they were releasing and the features. And she then said "And the album is called "Causing Mayhem" and releases December 8, 2010!", revealing the release date and album name of her second studio album. There were many news articles about her album.
In an interview in September, she said: "I want this album to be bigger and better than The Beginning. I think I didn't put much work into it. It was short and only had nine tracks. I think that many people were disappointed because they expected more, but now I am going to make this album my best yet! Just you lot wait until December. Charts, here I come!"
On October 5, 2010, the same day she revealed her album name and release date on Chitter, she said that her next single is "Around the World" and features Meaghan, then said that it would release on September 13, 2010. She then said the single after that is "Causing Mayhem" which features Nyninyne, and the last single will be "Chaos and Commotion (Crazy)" which will feature "Loony Scoundrel". Two or three more singles will be released for the album in 2011.
2011-13: Antarctican Idol & Tempo
In late 2011, Cadence became a judge on Antarctican Idol. DJ Crow helped her become one, as he was good friends with the creator of the show. In June 2012, she was hired by Penguin Network to create the opening theme, "The Party Starts Now", for her brother's new show Club Penguin: The TV Series. She was also promoted to producer. Around the time she became a judge, she formed a strong bond with her younger brother Peng Guin. She began taking him to the Beach and movies every day, and they always played games together with cousin Beetle.
In August 2012, Tay Tay, the penguin in charge of the Penguin Style catalog, met with Cadence and offered to hire her as a fashion designer for the catalog since Cadence was experienced with making clothes (such as her own) and enjoyed doing it. Tay Tay told Cadence it would be a good opportunity to share her sense of style with the citizens of Club Penguin. So, Cadence accepted, and everything she has designed for Penguin Style has been branded under the "Cadence Collection", including all sorts of clothing and swimwear. She also occasionally models items from the Collection for the Clothes Shop.
Due to her rising fame, the party committee hired her as a part-time planner. Cadence hosted the Hollywood Party on Club Penguin Island in February 2013, in which she helped film episodes of Club Penguin: The TV Series, and the upcoming film Penguin High 3. In April 2013, she appeared in television commercials to promote the Clothes Shop and the Cadence Collection. At the same time, Darth Herbert was securing his grip on the galaxy. While most penguins partied and had fun in the sun, some were recruited into the Rebel Alliance to defeat the Dark Side. Cadence was forced to disguise as a princess to avoid capture. The plan was a success. That August, she was craving more paradise. With that notion in mind, Cadence hosted the Summer Jam, and she invited her surfer friends McKenzie and Brady to teach penguins to surf.
2014-15: 4th Note
After not releasing an album for three years, Cadence put out her fourth album 4th Note in summer 2015. In general the album was considered to be relatively weak for Cadence's standards, although it did receive credit for containing some of her catchiest material. Many felt that executive producer DJ Crow was losing his touch when producing this one. This was because the artists were taking a much more simplistic and mainstream approach to the record. Cadence promised for her next album to be much more polished.
2016–present: Prima Donna
Cadence planned to put out another album during 2016, however it was delayed until an early 2017 release due to other commitments. Towards the end of 2016 the album was rumoured to be titled Replay, but was renamed to Prima Donna as Cadence went for a savvy, diva-themed persona for the album.
In terms of composition, Cadence and DJ Crow ensured that they returned to the multi-genre style that made Tempo (2012) so successful and likeable. Thus, Cadence took her time recording Prima Donna, beginning a month after the release of 4th Note in July 2015 and finishing up in December 2016. Towards the end of 2016, rumours began circulating that Cadence would be surprise-releasing an album, and would be unveiling the first single as a New Years gift. The lead single release turned out to be true, with the title track "Prima Donna" being releasing on January 1. But, no other details were given about an album coming out soon. However, fans put two and two together and then the release of the second single "Neon Lights" in early February proved the rumours. Cadence announced the album a week before its release, ditching the conventional album campaign of announcing it months before and giving it a massive build-up. During numerous points of the album, Cadence gets really personal, introducing lyrical themes and compositions that she's never touched upon before. For example, Prima Donna features the joint-interlude "Piano by Cadence", a 1 minute and 32 second interlude that features an emotional piano piece played by Cadence herself. Crow included this as he thought it stood out from the rest of the tracks and it is something that Cadence has never done before.
Her singes "Prima Donna" and the emotional "Yes, I'm Changing" reached number 1 in the USA. Upon release, Prima Donna comfortably entered the main Antarctican charts with no competition. It became Cadence's fifth consecutive number 1 album in the USA, Club Penguin and UnitedTerra. It became Cadence's first number 1 album in Shops Island and was a top 5 album in every other country. In her homeland, Prima Donna sold 563,000 copies in its first week of charting, while selling out as predicted in Club Penguin and selling over 400,000 copies in UnitedTerra. It was yet another commercially successful album for the biggest pop star of Antarctica.
Critics were won over by Prima Donna. Based on an average of 44 professional reviews, Prima Donna received a score of 82 / 100, which indicates widespread acclaim. Besides a couple mixed reviews, it received no totally negative reviews. Most critics praised Cadence's return to the styles of Tempo, appreciating its short and concise run length and leaving no space for filler tracks. As well as that, it was compared heavily to 4th Note, with many considering that Cadence bounced back brilliantly from the "mediocrity" and "genericness" of her mainstream pop sound.
After releasing Prima Donna, she states she wouldn't release another solo album for at least 2-3 years, due to the Prima Donna's success.
Cadence has the personality of an average young adult trying to fit into society and happy she's finally finished going through her "awkward years". She tries to be kind to everyone she meets, and put a smile on their face. She is also known to be a hip penguin, known by her use of slang words. She was very nervous during her earliest performances, but overcame her fear, and now she is one of the most popular icons in the whole of Antarctica.
Cadence doesn't reveal much about her personal life, but in her family, the public knows her parents, grandparents, aunties & uncles and some of her cousins, and her three siblings. Though in her actual personal life, there wasn't much to be revealed until 2010. In January, she had wanted to ask out DJ Crow, but didn't have the courage, though she'd had a crush on him since he became her producer. She has still never asked him. On February 14, 2010, she was invited to the Valentines Party that was happening around her neighborhood. There, Dancing Penguin, an old friend, had come over to her when she was at the snack table, and asked her out. At first, she had hesitated, thinking about it clearly, but then said yes. In early 2013, they broke up due to other interests. In March 2013, Cadence started dating Stompin' Bob of the Penguin Band and they are still in a relationship.
Cadence and Tapestrea have a bitter sibling rivalry. Tapestrea is often considered her "polar opposite", while Peng Guin and Cadence have a really close sibling relationship. She helped her youngest sibling Peng Guin by contributing the opening theme for his new show, Club Penguin: The TV Series on Penguin Network. She also became producer of the show. "He's the most amazing little brother I could ever have." Cadence commented. Cadence takes Peng and Metronome to the Beach and the movies often. Cadence and her cousin Beetle are very close as well, with Cadence being DJ Beetles' inspiration. They hang out a lot and play games in their spare time, but their favorite thing to do together is have a dance contest. There is not a usual person who wins. (sometimes Cadence wins, sometimes Beetle wins).
She planned and hosted the Hollywood Party. At the same time, a galactic war against the Empire was happening, and she had to disguise as a princess to avoid getting caught by Darth Herbert. Cadence planned a Summer Jam for August of the same year, and that was a hit, as well. She invited her friends McKenzie and Brady, which were from "far away", apparently.
- Main article: Cadence discography
- Studio albums
Cadence on the set at the 2013 Hollywood Party.
"Help me, Club Penguin, you are my only hope!"
Cadence in the 2015 McDonalds City Summer Festival Photo Shoot.
Cadence talks a lot, and has memorable quotes.
- To her Fan Base
- Lets go upstairs PENGUINS!
- I'm dancing to your GROOVES!
- You can REALLY break it down!
- Lets RAISE the ROOF!
- I will SPIN beets and you show me your moves!
- You got the MOVES!
- Look at these penguins go!
- Show me your MOVES!
- I'm gonna REALLY break it down!
- Great job dancers!
- Looks like you've got the MOVES!
- This is a RAD party!
- Dance like the iceberg is tipping!!!
- Let me hear ya HOLA!!
- That's ICE!
- Check this groove.
- Wick ee wick ee wah wah! (This phrase was also used by another penguin in 2007)
- Turtles are awesome!
- Move to the right! Move to the left! Waddle to the north! Waddle to the south!
- Tails6000 you are the MAN! GO TAILS!
- woah, look at the stars in the ocean (She was tired and dizzy at this time)
- That's a great pattern!
- I can't wait to try it on!
- I love sharing my style with Club Penguin!
- Ha ha... yeah.
- I love it!
- To her brother, Peng Guin
- WAZ UP BRO?
- That episode was great!
- Remind me to never say that again...
- You're the best!
- You make me laugh so hard, Peng! Seriously, I'm dying!
- Should I eat the fishsticks or noodles? Neither?
- Bath time for you, Mr. Dirty Guin!
- PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER MAN!
- To her sister, Tapestrea
- What's up with your CONSERVATIVE clothes and strict manner?
- Our GRANDMA didn't wear that.
- Turntables are pure ICE! Harpsichords and pianos... yeesh!
- I CAN CARRY MY INSTURMENT!
- What, you can't HANDLE phat beats?
- NO, I DON'T KNOW WHAT A BEETHOVEN IS!
- WHY DO I HAVE TO BE RELATED TO YOU?
- Classical music is SO Olde Antarctica.
- To her cousin Beetle
- Nice moves!
- I'm gonna get ya this time!
- YA I WON!
- DON'T Backsass me boy!
- Let's Get OUR GROOVE ON!
- TRICKED YA!
- She has a pet purple puffle named Lolz.
- Cadence makes all of her own clothes, including her scarf and shirt.
- She sort of babies her brother Peng Guin despite him being a teen now and able to care for himself.
- She is extremely polite, except to her sister. Cadence pulled the famous Tapestrea Gets Cadence Rolled on her sister, Tapestrea. This created far more rivalry between the two sisters than before - if that was even possible.
- She is also known as DJ K-Dance.
- Her notably famous dance moves are the "Headphone", "Airplane", "Breakdancer" and "Penguin Slide".
- She was seen a couple times beat boxing, and has specialized in it. She can also dance hip-hop, as well as mastered break-dancing.
- Cadence became famous because of her Night Club success and because of her best friend, DJ Crow. She quoted; "Without my bud Crow, I don't know if I would have been this successful."
- Her favorite phrase is "Epic win!". She likes to call herself the "Dance Machine" and "Mix Master", though is not chosen by her fans to address her as so. They prefer to call her as K-Dance.
- Her stage name was chosen by her parents, referencing to a harmonic cadence, which is related to music, hence the fact Cadence is a DJ. Her parents chose the name after discovering her talent.
- She is a part-time back-up singer, DJ, and key-tar in Tails Underground.
- Her parents were the first owners of the Night Club.
- Flywish is in love with Cadence and he even knows the Moonwalk.
- She became Dancing Penguin's girlfriend after Valentines Day 2010 but they've later broke up in early 2013.
- Meaghan was her background dancer, and Cadence cooperated with her in a track in her album "Camouflage".
- She liked Reality Check so much, that she recorded it in her laptop! Her whole family saw the film, and soon, they told Penguin Productions to make a sequel to it.
- Green Ninja hoped that Dancing Penguin and Cadence would break up so that he could date her. He has a HUGE crush on her, revealing his soft side, despite having the cold heart of a ninja most of the time. He heard that they broke up but shortly after that she had a new boyfriend (Stompin' Bob).
- She has a hidden fashion studio in her bedroom. You would have to open a steel vault, enter a password, jump over a pool of sharks, swing across hot lava on a rope, and enter down a ladder, again requiring a password to enter, though she has a much easier more hidden entrance. Inside, she has a sewing machine, flat screen television, jacuzzi, master bathroom, coffee table, couches, a closet chock full of clothes of all kinds, and a changing room behind a curtain. The only other penguin who is allowed to go in there, is Peng.
- She is afraid of bugs.
- Club Penguin Island
- Dancing Penguin
- Night Club
- United States of Antarctica
- DJ Crow
- Peng Guin
- Stompin' Bob
- Penguin Band