Jason Nelson (musician)

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Jason Nelson
Birth nameJason Albert Nelson
Born (1974-11-10) November 10, 1974 (age 45)
Baltimore, Maryland
Genresblack gospel, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter
Years active2005–present
LabelsRCA Inspiration, Verity
Websitejnelsononline.com

Bishop Jason Albert Nelson (born November 10, 1974) is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician. He started his music career, in 2005, with the release of, I Shall Live, by Jaelyn Son Records. His second album, Place of Worship, was released in 2008. The first album with a major label, Shifting the Atmosphere, with Verity Records, was released in 2012, and this charted on two Billboard charts The Billboard 200 and the Top Gospel Albums. His second album with a major label, Jesus Revealed, with RCA Inspiration, was released in 2015, which this charted on the two aforementioned charts.

Early life[edit]

Nelson was born on November 10, 1974,[1] as Jason Aaron Nelson,[2] in Baltimore, Maryland,[3] to Bishop James D. Nelson, Sr., who was the pastor at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Church from 1977 until 2007, and Sister Bessie,[4] and he was born just moments after his twin brother Jonathan Nelson.[5] He has an older brother, who is Reverend James D. Nelson, Jr.,[6] and he has an older sister.[4]

Music career[edit]

His music career got started in 2005, with the release of I Shall Live on August 10, 2005 by Jaelyn Son Records.[7] The second album would come out on September 9, 2008, Place of Worship, that was released independently.[8] His first major label release, Shifting the Atmosphere, came out on May 22, 2012, with Verity Records.[9] This album would be his breakthrough release on the Billboard charts, and it would place at No. 79 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the Top Gospel Albums chart.[10] Ben Ratliff, writes for The New York Times that this was his preference for Tunes for the Road back in 2012.[11] The album would receive a three and a half star review from New Release Tuesday,[12] while Cross Rhythms rated it an eight out of ten,[13] and Andy Kellman at AllMusic says it is "a bright live recording".[9] He released, Jesus Revealed, on January 20, 2015, with RCA Inspiration.[14] The album would chart on The Billboard 200 at No. 141, while it attained the top position on the Top Gospel Albums chart.[10] This album would be awarded a four and a half star review by New Release Tuesday,[15] while Kellman at AllMusic recognizes, "This is another live recording from Jason Nelson, who once again keeps his fellow worshippers engaged through his contagious conviction, interactions, and deeper than standard lyrical content."[14]

Personal life[edit]

Nelson resides in the Baltimore, Maryland area, with his wife Tonya. The couple joined in matrimony on May 10, 1997.[16] He has a daughter, Jaelyn Paris Nelson, and a son, Jason Christopher Nelson. Nelson is the pastor of his father's church, The Tabernacle at Greater Bethlehem Temple (formerly Greater Bethlehem Temple), and was elevated to that position on July 7, 2007.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US[17] US
Gos
[18]
I Shall Live
Place of Worship
Shifting the Atmosphere 79 3
Jesus Revealed 141 1
The Answer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, Jason (November 10, 2014). "#ThankYouLord for 40 years". Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  2. ^ American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. "I Shall Work ID No. 391184191 ISWC No. T0718866682". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2015. Work ID No. 391184191 ISWC No. T0718866682
  3. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Jason Nelson : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Greater Bethlehem Temple. "Greater Bethlehem Temple : Our History". Greater Bethlehem Temple. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Nelson, Jason (November 10, 2013). "Happy Birthday to my slightly older twin, Jonathan Nelson! HAHAHA LOVE YA BRO!!! Let's have a great day,". Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Nelson, Jason (October 13, 2014). "This dude @pasjamesnelson is celebrating his birthday today. Help me wish my bro a HAPPY Birthday". Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  7. ^ AllMusic (August 10, 2005). "I Shall Live : Jason Nelson". AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  8. ^ AllMusic (September 9, 2008). "Place of Worship : Jason Nelson". AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  9. ^ a b Kellman, Andy (May 22, 2012). "Shifting the Atmosphere : Jason Nelson". AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  10. ^ a b Billboard. "Jason Nelson : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  11. ^ Ratliff, Ben (May 18, 2012). "Tunes for the Road". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  12. ^ Lacy, Dwayne (June 14, 2013). "A Pleasant Shift". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  13. ^ Cordle, Matthew (September 30, 2013). "Review: Shifting The Atmosphere – Jason Nelson". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  14. ^ a b Kellman, Andy (January 20, 2015). "Jesus Revealed : Jason Nelson". AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  15. ^ Lacy, Dwayne (January 3, 2015). "Jason Nelson aims to make Jesus more famous". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  16. ^ Nelson, Jason (May 10, 2014). "We started from the bottom now we're here. #HappyAnniversary 17 years strong! I Love you Tonya Nelson!". Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  17. ^ "Jason Nelson – Chart History : Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  18. ^ "Jason Nelson – Chart History : Gospel Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 13, 2015.

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