Ja'Nae was born in Los Angeles home to the City of the Angels. At the tender age of 3, Ja'Nae began singing and her family recognized she had talent. At the age of 9 she moved to the Windy City, and settled on the Southside of Chicago. The mean urban streets of Chicago was a harsh reality to Ja'Nae reality that music would be her pathway to a better life. It was there on in the Windy City where she continued to expounded on her vocal abilities with the world renowned Soul Children of Chicago. She began traveling with the famous gospel choir performing abroad in Norway, Israel, Spain and France. This led to several opportunities for Ja'Nae to open up for artist like R. Kelly, Mindless Behavior, Syleena Johnson and Fantasia. Ja'Nae is influenced by several artist such as Aaliyah, Minnie Riperton, Chris Brown, Rhianna and Jhene Aiko.
At the age of 14, Ja'Nae moved back to Los Angeles with her family to attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). It was there where she became vocally training in Opera and Jazz.