THANK YOU TO THE FANS!!!

You have been with me on such a crazy, wacky, wonderful journey all these years. 

 I really do relate to my roles on JEM. 

I'm Jerrica Benton, business woman, creating and running all that goes on behind the scenes, wearing a million and one hats and pretending like I know what I'm doing. 

Then I get to put on my makeup and hair, roll out my swagger in some sparkly heels, throw some glitter, crank the music and walk out on stage, much like Jem!! 

As many in entertainment will tell you, this is a journey of huge peaks and valleys, feast and famine. It's not an industry for the faint of heart and you have to be in it for the long run.

You will encounter a ton of in your face rejection of your talent In a business that offers no real formula for success. You'll meet magical peers, your tribe who are walking the same path but also many Misfits and Eric Raymonds along the way who would just love to see you fail. Be ready to leap into the void, and take huge risks. It will require a ton of courage or crazy, maybe a little of both because you never know what is over the next horizon. 

Be boundlessly in love with what you do like the deepest  most beautiful breath in your lungs, something "You literally CAN'T NOT do".

It is true for me and the one thing that has sustained me

and then there are YOU GUYS!!

I can't even begin to tell you what your love and encouragement has meant to me over the years, I'm so honored and grateful. My heart could burst sometimes, I'm incredibly humbled. It inspires me to wake up every day and keep creating, growing and sharing my gifts.

 

I wanted to have the following galleries on my website of some of my Truly Outrageous adventures over the last few years. I hope you may find yourself in some of the photos here and the ones yet to come.

Thank you, 

You have my heart!! 

 

Love always, Sam xo

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  • Donnie

    Donnie Dallas, Texas

    It's so cool to see the voice behind one of the most influential memories of my childhood, in fact Jem was one of the factors that inspired me to make music my career - you kick ass Sam and your voice is awesome - I can't wait til your CD is released!! :)

    It's so cool to see the voice behind one of the most influential memories of my childhood, in fact Jem was one of the factors that inspired me to make music my career - you kick ass Sam and your voice is awesome - I can't wait til your CD is released!! smile

  • Chantel

    Chantel Red Deer, Alberta Canada

    Hey Samantha, I love your voice it's amazing. I have been a fan since I was three when the show came out. I hope they bring Jem back to t.v. in Canada and you do her voice again. They could never find anyone else to be Jem!! Thanks a bunch.- Chantel :love:

    Hey Samantha, I love your voice it's amazing. I have been a fan since I was three when the show came out. I hope they bring Jem back to t.v. in Canada and you do her voice again. They could never find anyone else to be Jem!! Thanks a bunch.- Chantel love

  • A J n Rene

    A J n Rene Chino, CA

    We just love Jem and Project AKO, you're absolutly gorgeous and you have a great voice! can't wait to get your new album, and that makes you a Superstar!!

    We just love Jem and Project AKO, you're absolutly gorgeous and you have a great voice! can't wait to get your new album, and that makes you a Superstar!!

  • Scottie

    Scottie Portland, Or

    Love ya, love your music, be beautiful, as if you had a choice! :)

    Love ya, love your music, be beautiful, as if you had a choice! smile

  • Mia

    Mia Ny, ny

    Samantha you are a doll brought to life. I have the JEM DVD's and have watched them all the way through many times. I just wish you and Britta Phillips the singing voice of Jem would collaberate on something together. You both can sing!!! and why did the production of JEM hire someone else to sing when they knew you could sing?? Anyway you have touched my life by being Jerrica/Jem for these many years. You really gave little girls something to dream and strive for. ThankYou ANgelle :love::)

    Samantha you are a doll brought to life. I have the JEM DVD's and have watched them all the way through many times. I just wish you and Britta Phillips the singing voice of Jem would collaberate on something together. You both can sing!!! and why did the production of JEM hire someone else to sing when they knew you could sing?? Anyway you have touched my life by being Jerrica/Jem for these many years. You really gave little girls something to dream and strive for. ThankYou ANgelle lovesmile

  • Anne

    Anne San Francisco, CA

    I just wanted to tell you how much I loved JEM as a child and at 31 years old, I still love it!! Your voice as Jem is so distinct. It's a sound of my childhood and watching the episodes again it just brings me back to those happy childhood days. It must be amzing to be a part of something that so many people remember as a happy time of their childhoods. I can't wait to watch the JEM episodes with my nieces when I visit them. I've heard some of your music, You have an amazing voice!!

    I just wanted to tell you how much I loved JEM as a child and at 31 years old, I still love it!! Your voice as Jem is so distinct. It's a sound of my childhood and watching the episodes again it just brings me back to those happy childhood days. It must be amzing to be a part of something that so many people remember as a happy time of their childhoods. I can't wait to watch the JEM episodes with my nieces when I visit them. I've heard some of your music, You have an amazing voice!!

  • Dan

    Dan Las Vegas, NV

    Hey Samantha I'm really happy to find your website and see the face behind the iconic voices of Jem and Jerrica. Really wonderful work on that cartoon and my kids are enjoying it now on The Hub channel. It's really stood the test of time, great stories and great values for my children. I see you are releasing a record soon, I will be first in line to buy one. Thank you for being such a talent and for being Jem.

    Hey Samantha I'm really happy to find your website and see the face behind the iconic voices of Jem and Jerrica. Really wonderful work on that cartoon and my kids are enjoying it now on The Hub channel. It's really stood the test of time, great stories and great values for my children. I see you are releasing a record soon, I will be first in line to buy one. Thank you for being such a talent and for being Jem.

  • stephon

    stephon atlanta georgia

    i was born in 1996 way before jem was made and i went over my friends house and i saw her watching it and i was like this looks lame but she told me about it and i became a huge fan i know all the songs by heart and i sing them everyday:)

    i was born in 1996 way before jem was made and i went over my friends house and i saw her watching it and i was like this looks lame but she told me about it and i became a huge fan i know all the songs by heart and i sing them everydaysmile

  • Alyrenee

    Alyrenee Streamwood, IL

    Samantha! I was a huge Jem fan growing up (still have my doll sitting on my shelf) I will be ordering the new DVD set! Thanks so much for the many fond memories and I look forward to getting some of your new music. :love:

    Samantha! I was a huge Jem fan growing up (still have my doll sitting on my shelf) I will be ordering the new DVD set! Thanks so much for the many fond memories and I look forward to getting some of your new music.
    love

  • ROB

    ROB USA

    WUSSUP SAW YR POST ON PINKS WEBSITE, THOUGHT ID CHECK OUT YR ADDRESS AND WHEN I REALISED THAT U WERE JEM I HAD 2 LAUGH. AS A LITTLE BOY I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE JEM, I USED 2 LOVE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BUT NEVER SAW THE SERIES ALL I HAD WAS THIS JEM NOTEBOOK, PENCILCASE AND COLOURING PENS AND HAVE TO TELL U THAT WAS SUCH A HAPPY MEMORIE OF MINE!!! IM NOW A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST(SINGERWRITERPRODUCER) AND THAT WAS A VERY ASPIRATIONAL PART OF MY DEVELOPMENT SO IM GOING TO LEAVE THIS ANONYMOUS!!!!X

    WUSSUP SAW YR POST ON PINKS WEBSITE, THOUGHT ID CHECK OUT YR ADDRESS AND WHEN I REALISED THAT U WERE JEM I HAD 2 LAUGH. AS A LITTLE BOY I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE JEM, I USED 2 LOVE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BUT NEVER SAW THE SERIES ALL I HAD WAS THIS JEM NOTEBOOK, PENCILCASE AND COLOURING PENS AND HAVE TO TELL U THAT WAS SUCH A HAPPY MEMORIE OF MINE!!! IM NOW A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST(SINGERWRITERPRODUCER) AND THAT WAS A VERY ASPIRATIONAL PART OF MY DEVELOPMENT SO IM GOING TO LEAVE THIS ANONYMOUS!!!!X