Jade Starling is an American singer/songwriter, and the lead vocalist for 1980s band Pretty Poison. She lives in New Jersey. Starling is a gay-rights activist and an avid supporter of same-sex marriage. She also speaks phonetic Spanish and often records songs in both Spanish and English.
Starling has worked very much as a gay-rights activist, performing on behalf of many gay-rights benefits including gay-rights parades and GLBT benefits. In 1997, her song "Let Freedom Ring" was used to help further the concept of legalizing gay marriage. She has also been active in the "Ball Community" through her work with Jay Blahnik.
Starling has appeared on various Billboard Charts 9 times since 1984. Topping the Dance/Club chart 3 times with 2 of those club hits crossing over to both the Pop and R&B Chart. 1984 - Nightime - #13 Dance Svengali Records 1987- Catch Me I'm Falling - #1 Dance, #8 Pop, #13 R&B - Svengali/Virgin 1988 - Nightime- #1 Dance,#36 Pop, #64 R&B 1997-Let Freedom Ring #17 Dance 1998 - Catch Me 98 - #43 Dance 1998 - My Heart Will Go On - #37 Dance 1998 - Honey Brown -#41Dance 2013 - Insomniak - #31 Dance 2014 - Think About U - #14 Dance She has released 4 LPS since 1988. 1988- Catch Me I'm Falling 1995 - Sex In Violets - Deflowered 1997 - Pretty Poison's Greatest Hits Vol. 1 1998 - Euphoria -very rare as it was recalled shortly after its release. 2014 - Captive Jade Starling solo LP
In 2009, "Catch Me I'm Falling" was sampled by English singer Joss Stone who released it under the name "Proper Nice".
Starling has received numerous awards along with Pretty Poison founder and long time co-writer Whey Cooler.