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U-Jean (2012)
Background information
Birth name Alex Hutson
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Dance-pop, R&B
Years active 2010 - present
Labels Zooland Records
Associated acts R.I.O., Carlprit
Website www.u-jean.com/fr_home.cfm

U-Jean is an American born-German pop, R&B and hip-hop artist. He is most known for featuring on the songs "Turn This Club Around" and "Animal" by German dance band R.I.O.. His debut single "Heaven Is a Place on Earth", a cover of the Belinda Carlisle song, was released on 17 June 2011. The song features vocals from Carlprit.


He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was raised by his father, a gifted Gospel singer. U-Jean has been singing ever since. Performing arts has always been his niche in life.

After his schooling, he decided to move to Germany as a U.S. Soldier. Shortly after settling in Darmstadt, Germany, he decided to audition for the U.S. Europe Soldier Show based in Schwetzingen, Germany. After being accepted into the Soldier Show, U-Jean began his professional career as a singer, and immediately began traveling all over Europe, performing over 200 consecutive shows a year, as well as being an ambassador of American music, culture and professionalism in Europe.

U-Jean fell in love with European life and in June 2008, he completed his time and left the army to pursue a life and career in Germany as a singer. He succeeded in starting his career as a professional singer, becoming a member of one of the leading bands in the region, Sweet Soul Music Revue, and has performed at some of the most prestigious and high-profile performances in the world. U-Jean is on the campaign trail for soul, new style, hip-hop and R&B, not only as a singer, but also as a producer and songwriter. U-Jean also performs with The King Kamehameha Band from Frankfurt, Germany. In 2009, he debuted the U-Jean band in Fuerta, Ventura and Jandia, Playa, which he has been involved with for four years and counting, delivering the sweet velvety vocals of a decade that defines not only a genre, but also a culture and a way of life.

During the Spring of 2009, U-Jean and his producer partners founded Whazz Crackin, a music production company, which since late 2010 alone has created 15 fully mastered and ready to print modern hip-hop and dance tracks with 4 dynamic artists. U-Jean has written and recorded songs with and for some of the most well-known and sought after recording companies in Europe.

Music career[edit]

2011-present: Breakthrough[edit]

On 17 June 2011 he released his debut single "Heaven is a Place On Earth", the song features vocals from Carlprit. U-Jean linked up with renowned music producers and masterminds behind Cascada, Yann Peifer & DJ Manuel Reuter of Zooland Records. Spiraling up the radio charts are with club tracks "Turn This Club Around" and "Animal" by R.I.O..



As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Album
2011 "Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
(feat. Carlprit)
Non-album singles
2012 "Flying"
(Ilhama & U-Jean feat. DJ OGB)

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
2011 "Turn This Club Around"
(R.I.O. featuring U-Jean)
3 5 96 43 1 36 Turn This Club Around
(R.I.O. featuring U-Jean)
48 33 52 51
2012 "That Girl"
(Mischa Daniels featuring U-Jean)
95 N/A
"Summer Jam"
(R.I.O. featuring U-Jean)
7 2 39 2 Turn This Club Around (Deluxe Edition)
2013 "Ready or Not"
(R.I.O. featuring U-Jean)
54 40 64 Ready or Not
"Komodo (Hard Nights)"
(R.I.O. featuring U-Jean)
58 45 45 N/A
2014 "One in a Million"
(R.I.O. featuring U-Jean)
51 62 62
2015 "Paradise"
(Mike Candys featuring U-Jean)
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
2013 "House Party"
(DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark featuring B-Case & U-Jean)
44 22 Sky Is the Limit


  1. ^ a b "U-Jean - German Charts". charts.de/ Hung Medien. 
  2. ^ a b "U-Jean - Austrian Charts". austriancharts.at/ Hung Medien. 
  3. ^ "U-Jean - French Charts". lescharts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  4. ^ "U-Jean. - Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl/ Hung Medien. 
  5. ^ "U-Jean. - Swiss Charts". hitparade.ch/ Hung Medien. 
  6. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:

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