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|Name||Casandra Elizabeth Ventura|
|Born||August 26, 1986|
New London, Connecticut, United States
|Genres||R&B, hip hop, dance|
|Labels||NextSelection, Bad Boy, Interscope|
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Casandra Elizabeth Ventura (born August 26, 1986), known professionally as Cassie, is an American recording artist, model, dancer and actress. After being introduced to music producer Ryan Leslie, she was signed to his music-media company, NextSelection Lifestyle Group. Leslie wrote and produced Cassie's first single, "Me & U", which became a major hit in 2006 then long way to goin the same year. She convinced Sean "Diddy" Combs to partner his Bad Boy Records with Leslie's NextSelection imprint for the release of her debut album, Cassie, which was released in August 2006. Her second album will be released in 2012.