Possessing a smooth soulful voice and a raspy, honey-soaked delivery, J-Shin has already forged his timeless musical legacy. Born Johnathan Shinhoster in Liberty City, Florida, Johnathan forwent a football path to pursue his musical aspirations as he discovered his passion while singing in middle school. The latter quickly came to fruition as fresh from High School graduation, his singing and writing skills rendered him a record deal with renowned Slip & Slide Records.
Adopting the moniker of J-Shin ( An acronym of his first and last name), his writing prowess translated in his first International hit record “One Night Stand” featuring Latasha Scott of Escape to sell over one million copies worldwide. This feature combined with opening up in concerts for acts like Xscape, Jagged Edge, Chico Debarge, and Ginuwine to name a few gave J-Shin recognition and affirmation. Drawing from life experiences, he describes his music as real lyrical content aimed to inspire, his blend of R&B and Hip Hop makes him stand out amongst the rest.
After his positive experience with Slip & Slide, J-Shin went on to a full career where he toured the world, while writing and producing various hits for himself and other artists. His talents were recognized by Terry Elliott Sr. of Supa T Records, who promptly signed the artist. “I believe in the saying Team Work Makes the Dream Work. I am grateful for all that I learned at my previous label, and I am thankful and humbled that Mr. Elliott sees and shares my vision. I’m home at Supa T Records”.
Where are you from?
Miami Dade County
How long have you been making music?
I’ve Been Making Music over 15 years
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
I Released over 10 singles And 5 Albums To Date. MY BIGGEST SINGLE “ONE NIGHT STAND” SOLD OVER 1 MILLION WORLD WIDE
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
My Latest Single Welcome To The MIA Was Inspired By The City Of Miami.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
I got in the music business right after high school.
What do you think of the music industry in 2016?
What I love about the industry today is that you can have your independence, which gives you a better chance of making money.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
MICHEAL JACKSON, R-KELLY, AND JOHN P. KEE THE GOSPEL GREAT
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
I COLLABORATED WITH TRICK DADDY, TRINA, RICK ROSS, COOL & DRE, BRIAN MICHAEL COX, PIT BULL, T-PAIN, JAZZE PHA, AND MORE.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
I don’t. It’s all music to inspire he mind.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
What was the first album you bought?
The Boyz To Men album
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
“End OF The Road”
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
J-Shin “My Soul My Life”
What is your favourite saying?
Do onto others as you would want them to do to you.
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
Sports, movies and traveling.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Tattoos and ear piercings
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
I have a new song titled “Lips”
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
To continue to drop singles for the world to hear. Hoping to change lives with music.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
Thank you to everyone who supports my music, and for those of you who don’t know me, just go ahead and click play!