Claudette Ortiz was born on July21, 1981, in Willingboro, New Jersey. She is an American singer of African-American and Puerto-Rican descent and is most famous as the female in the R&B group City High although she has built somewhat of a name for herself as a solo artist.Claudette was featured on Wyclef Jean’s track “Dance Like This” on the Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights soundtrack. This soundtrack was later remade by Shakira named as “Hips Don’t Lie” in 2006, which was a big hit. Other artists she has worked with include Nas, Ja Rule and rapper Mase. Maxim ranked Ortiz as the 99th most beautiful woman in the world in 2002.