Jon Jonsson (singer)

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Jon Jonsson
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Background information
Origin Hafnarfjörður, Iceland[1]
Genres Pop[2] & Blues
Labels Epic Records
Website Jon Jonsson Music

Jon Jonsson (Jón Ragnar Jónsson) is a singer and songwriter originally from Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. He began his career after graduating from college. He was signed by Epic Records after he was said to impress record producer L.A. Reid.[3] Jonsson’s first four singles were in the top 30 on Iceland music charts[4] and he was also received a People's Choice Award as the Best New Artist from Iceland’s FM 957. His songs are heard in regular rotation on radio and some have reached top 10 on Bylgjan and Rás 2 radio as well as the Icelandic Billboard.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Jonsson has been a performer since the age of 10. He is a native of Iceland and went to Boston University on a soccer scholarship. While in college, he pursued acting while writing, recording, and performing his own music.[6]

Music style[edit]

Jonsson has been referred to as the European version of Jack Jonson, John Mayer, and Gavin DeGraw.[4][6] His music contains a mix of pop and R&B with undertones of R&B. His songs range from romantic lyric ballads to piano and guitar driven pop.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2011, Wait For Fate[6]

Singles[edit]

Jonsson's first four singles from the album Wait For Fate were in the top 30 on Iceland radio music charts.[5]

  • 2011, Sooner or Later
  • 2011, When You’re Around
  • 2011, Kiss In The Morning
  • 2011, Lately

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jon Jonsson Exclusive Interview". Smokin Charlie Brown. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Zaccarini, Jon (1 June 2012). "Jon Jonsson Wait For Fate Review". Blues Rock Review. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jon Jonsson Signs To Epic Records". Iceland Music Export. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Jon Jonsson Is Artist Of The Week". Smokin Charlie Brown. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Jon Jonsson Performs In New York". Iceland Naturally. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Militello, Joseph (4 October 2012). "CD Review of Wait for Fate by Jon Jonsson". Yahoo. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 

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