Houston R&B singer JaeRene killed in wrong-way crash

Jaelyn “JaeRene” Chapman was identified as the woman killed in the wrong-way crash by an intoxicated driver on the Westpark Tollway in Houston early Wednesday morning.

Chapman, 19, was self-proclaimed Houston’s “R&B Princess,” according to her publicist.

Lemon-Lime Light Media released the following statement on the passing of Chapman:

“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the tragic passing of our vibrant Jaelyn “JaeRene” Chapman. We will always remember Jae’s smile, love for her music, talents, community involvement, bubbly personality, and a huge heart. During this time, we ask that you keep her family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers. She will truly be missed by all of us. In the coming days, we will release additional information on how you can pay your respects to our beloved JaeRene.”


WATCH: JaeRene speaks with BSM at her listening party in Houston.

Chapman was also known as the host of Kidz Jams on 953 Jamz and often hosted “Baddie Bootcamps” to promote self-esteem and body positivity among girls between the ages of 5 and 18.

The singer released a self-titled album in 2019 and the single “Fallback” in 2020. She was featured on a very popular Houston song, “H-Town For Real (Remix),” which featured Houston rap legends Kiotti, Paul Wall, Lil Flip, and ZRo.

The suspected intoxicated driver has been identified as 32-year-old Bobby James Brown. The crash happened around 2 a.m, injuring four others, including Brown, who investigators say is charged with intoxication manslaughter and is expected to survive his injuries.

There has been a GoFundMe page set up for Chapman. The page speaks about Chapman’s angelic voice and bubbly and loving personality.


“At the tender age of 19 years old, JaeRene had already blessed the world with her angelic voice, being recognized across the globe for her melodic tones and impeccable talent at such a young age. Her bubbly and loving personality was infectious and drew people close to her wherever she went.”


Chapman was known for her contribution to the city of Houston (born and raised) more recently singing “A Change Will Come” at the George Floyd march in 2020.

If you would like to donate to Chapman’s GoFundMe, click here.

Photo Credit:Houston R&B singer JaeRene (courtesy)