Big Gates Records recording artist Chris J of Memphis 10 in the new song "Don't Need No Man" featuring Plies. Chris J is currently prepping for his first studio album on Big Gates Records slated for a 2009 release.
Chris J - Don't Need No Man
Chris J - Don't Need No Man (radio)
Born and raised in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, Christopher "Chris J" Johnson, singer/songwriter was a young prodigy destined for greatness. Chris J began his musical career traveling the world as one of the lead singers of his older brothers cover band. His experiences not only introduced him to the sultry world of R&B and soul, but it allowed him to master its technique. Chris J's style and delivery garnished rave reviews for the band and the young prodigy. In an effort to express himself more creatively he later left the band and began writing, producing and performing his own songs. Embodying the essence of soul with every performance Chris J was quickly coined "R&B sensation of the south."
In 2008, Chris J signed with Big Gates Records after several successful performances on BET’s 106th & Parks Wild Out Wednesday competition series. His record deal lead to his first national placement on Slip N Slide artist Trina hit song "I Got A Problem" also featuring Big Gates/Slip N Slide/Atlantic artist Plies from her 4th album “Still Da Baddest. Deemed “The future of R&B/Soul” for his sultry musical renditions and no stranger to hard work, Chris J. quickly landed his 2nd national feature that same year on label mate Plies first official single from his 3rd album “Da REAList” on the radio hit “Put It On Ya.”
With a new record deal and a resume that has proven steadfast, Chris J remains humble and grateful for his "God-given gift of song." When asked about his music, Chris J passionately states "I make feel good music that people can feel from beginning to end." Bringing the essence back to R&B/Soul while introducing a new style of music, singer/songwriter/producer Chris J is undoubtedly impacting the music industry.
Chris J. is currently in the studio preparing for his first studio album on Big Gates Records slated for a 2009 release.