Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones's Biography

Over the course of their career, All-4-One received a Grammy in 1994 for "I Swear" (Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group); and Grammy nominations in 1995 for "I Can Love You Like That" and "I'm Your Man." In 1994, All-4-One also received an American Music Award for "So Much in Love" (Favorite New Artist Soul/Rhythm and Blues) and was nominated several times for an AMA in the categories of Favorite New Artist, and Favorite Single for "I Swear." In 1996, the quartet received a Blockbuster Award for Favorite R&B Duo or Group for the album "And The Music Speaks."

Though the group enjoyed great success commercially, Jamie always remained rooted to his spiritual foundation. He never allowed his newfound status as a celebrity to distract him from his commitment to his faith in and love for God. With this as his spiritual underpinning, created JAMIE JONES, his solo release that he describes as "a very personal project I want to share with the world. It's my testimony. It is my hope that this project will reach millions of people not for my own vanity but for God's glory and purposes."

This album, with roots in traditional soul and R&B, was co-written and co-produced by Jamie, Jason Pennock and Jack Kugell (aka "The Heavyweights") and Monty Neuble. The album is layered with deft songwriting skill, propulsive beats, and perhaps most important, a thought-provoking message of hope.

JAMIE JONES renders an unbridled passion and desire to foster a relationship between people and God and to encourage listeners to 'run the race set before them.' Nowhere is this more evident than with the smash ballad "Rise," which features his All-4-One mates. "Rise" is a 'call-to-arms' for listeners, wearied by the disappointments and challenges of life, to keep going despite the obstacles that may cause them to stumble but to take control, continue to rise despite it all, and win the victory.

Jamie says, "This album encapsulates my personal walk in life and all that I've learned during it. "Many of us need to hear Don't Stop Believing he adds so I was inspired to write the song "Don't Stop". The single features Wayne Brady and William Cartwright and is currently getting phenomenal response from urban ac radio.

On the strength of his commitment and passion to fulfill the vision and run the race set before him, Jamie has launched an independent record label, Genesis Entertainment, along with his wife Hanna and his production partner Jason Pennock. JAMIE JONES is the first release from Genesis that is to be distributed by Image Entertainment. As CEO of Genesis Entertainment, Jamie is developing new talent such as neo-soul vocalist William Cartwright who is featured on "Don't Stop" with Jamie and his good friend, Wayne Brady.

With hard work, persistence and a vision, Jamie has diversified his career into other areas. Together with long-time friends, Jason Pennock and Jack Kugell, he has formed a production company called The Heavyweights. As a collective, The Heavyweights have delivered a number of notable hits for recording artists such Tupac, Martina McBride, No Secrets, O-Town, Carnie Wilson, Wilson Philips, Jim Brickman, Dream and Guy Sebastian, among others. Together, the Heavyweights have amassed more than 30 million units in record sales. In addition to writing and producing for other artists, Jamie has recently embarked upon a sideline of television and film scoring.

While Jamie maintains a busy professional life in the studio and on the road, his role as a husband and father to three children is a priority that comes second to none. As a couple, Jamie and his wife Hanna "never tire of doing good works," and it is with this in mind that they have become involved in working with organizations devoted to ultimately eradicating homelessness. Jamie and Hanna are currently developing plans whereby the homeless will have an address where they can receive mail, communal phones, and a facility where they can shower, rest and change clothes. "If each of us can do our share, helping one person at a time, we can make a big difference." "Hanna and I are committed to this project, and we believe that our community will be stronger as a result."

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