Born in Gary, Indiana, birth place to Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 she began to sing and play piano around the house at the age of three. After attending Indiana University School of Music, in 2003, Stephani went to Harlem, New York where she appeared twice on “Showtime At The Apollo”.
Stephani also entered and won Chicago Idol where the prize was a single produced by Grammy award winning producer Kanye West. She has worked with many different artists such as Michael Jackson, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jamie Foxx, Faith Evans, Mo’Nique, Johnny Gill, Eric Benet, Al Green, Chaka Khan, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, and Yolanda Adams to name a few.
Stephani was also cast as a lead production singer for Princess Cruises performing for packed theatres every night. Whittemore also arranged and produced the vocals for Princess Cruises brand new R&B Production show “Sweet Soul Music” to be performed on their new ship The Royal Princess.
Many people compare her powerhouse voice to that of the late Whitney Houston.