Artist Biography Jillian Rose Banks (born June 15, 1988), known simply as Banks (often stylized as BANKS), is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She releases music under Harvest Records, Good Years Recordings and IAMSOUND Records imprints of the major label Universal Music Group.
She has toured internationally with The Weeknd and was also nominated for the Sound of 2014 award by the BBC and an MTV Brand New Nominee in 2014. On 3 May 2014, Banks was dubbed as an "Artist to Watch" by FoxWeekly.
Jillian Rose Banks was born in Orange County, California. Banks started writing songs at the age of 15. She taught herself piano when she received a keyboard from a friend to help her through her parents' divorce. She says she "felt very alone and helpless. I didn't know how to express what I was feeling or who to talk to."