U-Jean

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U-Jean
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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.

Biography[edit]

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..

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

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
GER
[1]
AUT
[2]
FRA
[3]
NL
[4]
SWI
[5]
UK
[6]
2011 "Turn This Club Around"
(R.I.O. featuring U-Jean)
3 5 96 43 1 36 Turn This Club Around
"Animal"
(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)
27
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
GER
[1]
AUT
[2]
2013 "House Party"
(DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark featuring B-Case & U-Jean)
44 22 Sky Is the Limit

References[edit]

  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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