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The turning point came for K’Jon while writing music in a Los Angeles hotel room. After years of putting out independent releases while working a day job to support his family in Detroit, he had to figure out his future in the music industry.

Singing from the age of eight, K’JON had been dabbling in the business for years. What started out as a hobby was beginning to morph into a career. In 2004, he had the honor of having his song, “Miami,” featured on the soundtrack for 2Fast 2Furious. He opened for everyone from Ludacris and Ne-Yo to Raheem DeVaughn. He released a few independent albums that became popular in his hometown. Things were coming together.

“On The Ocean” is now on its way to becoming a classic. And the warm reception he received from the song convinced K’JON that his destiny was to entertain as a singer-songwriter.

What separates K’JON from his contemporaries, besides his lilting vocals, are the production values on I Get Around. You can hear acoustic guitar on the sweeping “Feels Like Love,” and the grandeur of a theatrical ballad on “I’ll Never Forget.”

The music, handled in-house by K’JON’s production team, is real soul music—the kind that speaks to an earlier time in our music history. From lively instrumentation to lush vocal arrangements, K’JON does the Motor City proud with his approach to classic rhythm and blues.

On the intensive ballads, K’JON’s vocals are seamlessly blended together to achieve a choir-like harmony sound. And while he’s a natural balladeer, K’JON also knows how to make a crowd move on his midtempo tracks.

When asked about his personal favorites on his upcoming release, K’JON can’t choose one. K’JON’s dedication to his craft is helping him to amass a legion of fans of all ages. “A woman left a comment on a website,” says K’JON. “She said she was 58 and she loved my music. And then of course, I perform in the clubs and there are teenagers and young adults singing along. In this industry, they want you to pick a demographic. But sometimes, your audience chooses you. And that’s a great feeling.”

K’JON, who counts Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan and John Mayer among his own favorites, is poised to take his rightful places in the canon of legendary R&B singers and songwriters.

And while it has been a long journey, it’s been worth the wait.

“I’m humbled by the support I’ve received. I’m honored to be able to do what I love. And I’m grateful for all the blessings I’ve received thus far,” says K’JON. “I can’t wait to see what happens next.”