Band Name: K'Jon
Album Name: Without A Woman
Year Released: 2016
Music Style: R&B
Performing Rights Society: BMI (USA)
Label Affiliation: Independent Label
One of the most impressive artists to breakout in the R&B field in the most recent years, is no other than Detroit's native K'Jon. Many remember when the soul singing crooner broke through the radio waves with "On The Ocean”, a song that caught the attention of many including comedian/radio and t.v. host Steve Harvey, who help propel the song. K'Jon's 2009 CD, “I GET AROUND”, debuted #1 on the Billboard's Hip Hop/R&B Album Chart and his lead single, “On The Ocean” catapulted to the to the #1 spot on Urban AC radio for six consecutive weeks. "On The Ocean" spent over 75 weeks on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs Chart, matching Mary J. Blige's “Live Without You” and Usher's “You Make Me Wanna”; making K'Jon's splash all the more impressive, since it was his independent efforts (Up&Up Records) and others that created the song's initial momentum. Fast forward and we find “The Ocean Man” presenting his latest independent album release entitled, “Man”. The album has attracted international exposure and landed his latest creation on the U.K. Soul's Top 30 list, peaking at #2. The current CD “Man”, embodies the style of music that spans over five decades featuring a Motown / “Big Band” style. Groundwork is underway to release a revised edition of "Man" in the United States featuring a remake of Marvin Gaye's “Come Get To This”. Throughout the collection of vintage sounds, you will still find the voice many fell in love with. The well respected source for top independent artists worldwide, Soultracks.com has also highly recommended his latest works, describing the U.K. release CD as such: “Man” is like running into an old buddy from back in the day and finding him more polished, more purposeful and with a little extra pep in his step!” - Soultracks.com.
While presenting a very artistic side with a vintage sound, kjonmusic has also managed to satisfy his original fan base with the consensus #1 stepping song in the country for most of 2015 in "A Beautiful Thing". The song was added to iHeart Radio early in 2015; getting added to Chicago Radio as well (WSRB, WVAZ). The popularity of the song enabled K'Jon to travel frequently throughout the Midwest and also throughout the country opening up for such artist's like Jeffrey Osborn, Mint Condition, Eric Benet and many more.
Now, we find K'Jon gearing up for yet another commercial release with "Come Get To This", which looks to do very well on the Billboard Top 100 singles Chart (currently at #9 in only its 2nd week); also showcased at iHeart Radio. After inspiring so many people with countless of uplifting songs (Will You Be There, This Time, Marathon) the past few years, his latest single and upcoming album release, without a doubt makes K'Jon one of the industry's “best kept secret” and gifted songwriters / producers.
After selling a million singles and over 500,000 physical copies of the album “I Get Around”, “On The Ocean” which still receives national air play is sure to attract original fans in support of his latest creations. He's determined, he's focused..., he's back!!!