Music Lounge Jonathas

Published on August 11th, 2019 | by Guest Editor

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Jonathas – All Done For Now (Feat. Mistah F.A.B.)

Jonathas

When the world describes the phrase “Nothing to Something”, one talented artist comes to mind and that would be Jonathas. The Austin, TX-Based, Rio De Janeiro- Born R&B singer/songwriter has immensely placed a heightened energy force back into the Rhythm and Blues world.

At the age of four, Jonathas alongside his mother and 2 brothers migrated to the United States into Houston, Texas. For several years he traveled back and forth from Houston to Austin as his mother made ends meet. He had to learn the struggle & grind at a young age as his family lived in a car and meals were leftovers from customers at his mother’s place of employment at a local restaurant. To make time pass, Jonathas would listen/study music and found an endless passion for the art.
“I grew up imitating, wanting to be with the greats, artists like Usher, Boyz II Men, and Ginuwine; these musicians taught me English” Around his teenage years, Jonathas discovered his gift as he became on of the top south voices bringing his middle school choir to multiple University Interscholastic League titles, as well as the leader of his church choir. At the age of 15, he began to shape his craft by writing and recording his first LP “History in the Making”.

By the age of 24, Jonathas worked and performed alongside many of the most renown R&B recording artists such as Ne-Yo, The Dream, Pleasure P, Lyfe Jennings, to name a few. He also worked with many Hip Hop legends like Snoop Dogg, Bun-B, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, and Dorrough. He worked behind the scenes penning for multiple production teams such as Grammy Award Winning J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Khaled’s We The Best Producers, The Renegades, and Atlanta hit maker KE.

By 2010, Jonathas was featured as the only R&B act on the SXSW ‘Best of Texas’ Showcase. Two years later, he was featured on season 2 of NBC’s The Voice as a member of Christina Aguilera’s Team. By 2014, he released The Foreigner 3 (TF3) Hosted by DEF JAMs A&R VP Don Cannon. In 2015, Jonathas took a hiatus after he suffered the loss of his sister, but decided to come back even stronger than ever.

In the past year, Jonathas released his “L.i.F.e.” EP which was written and produced by Kydd Jones. The duo came together to simply make something fresh.  After a long acquaintance, the two started collaborating and then decided to make a joint project.  The process was fluid in exchange in ideas and creative direction, and thus “L.i.F.e.” was born.

Jonathas shows how adaptable he is in showing many different styles while using his pin-point lyricism in order to give insight into his views as well as bestowing words of wisdom to those in need.


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