Born in Chile, Jena Lee was adopted by a French family at the age of nine months. She grew up in Oloron-Sainte-Marie in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and has been passionate about music since the age of 4. She recorded her first songs on a tape recorder. One of those pieces, Banalité (Banality), found its way to an editor in Paris. In 2007, Jena Lee met Sulee B Wax, who was interested in her work. When the fourth season of Popstars starts, he asked Jena to write the instrumentals as a test of her abilities.