J-Hen is an R&B/Pop Billboard recording artist from the Dallas metroplex area. J-Hen’s passion for music first began at an early age. During his middle school years, he taught himself how to write his own songs and in less than a few months had formed a rap group with a couple of friends. Soon after this time he fused the concept of rapping with singing and began to write, produce, and record music! While still in high school he and his friends released their first LP which included tracks of J-Hen singing. It was after this LP that J-Hen decided to switch over to R&B and he has been singing, writing and producing music ever since.
J-Hen, a Grammy member, has had success on the Billboard Charts with his Single, Sex Instructor, which was on the chart for a total of 10 weeks and peaked at #2 on the Hot R&B/HipHop Single Sales Billboard chart in 2012 and also the Hot Single Sales Billboard chart at #8 for 13 weeks. His album, Envision, which was produced by local producer Demetrius “DBizzy” Smith, peaked at #46 and was on the Billboard chart for two weeks as Heatseekers Album in 2014. His latest album, “On To The Next”, peaked at #8 and was on the Billboard chart for 1 week under Heatseekers – South Central in 2017. As referenced under Charts for Artist J-Hen on Billboard.biz
J-Hen’s latest project is the video to his single, ‘Gypsy Girl’, was directed by Jeff Adair of Jeff Adair Films. It's about a guy whose car breaks down on a dirt road and he goes to an isolated house to use the phone. He finds the girl there to be enchanting like a gypsy and she appears to cast a spell on him. J-Hen later wakes up in class to find that it was only a dream and the girl sitting next to him is the gypsy girl. The single was written by James Henry Jr. aka J-Hen and produced by Christopher Billik. Also features Katherine Moran as the gypsy girl. This visual brings to life mystery and charm.
J-Hen grew up listening to such idols as Michael Jackson, Timbaland, Usher, and Prince to name a few and has developed his own style that is very different with gripping vocals and shredding lyrics that are the heart and soul of his music. J-Hen creates his music from his heart about what he feels and from experiences he has gained from those feelings. He eases listeners into the sensual and hot soulful grooves of his music that will without fail arouse in audiences the sultry images the R&B singer has provided in his vocals. The contagious hooks and playful lyrics will stay etched in the listener’s mind long after the tracks have stopped spinning. With a soulful suavity, the slow, smooth flow of his songs and the fast hyped dance tones will have clubbers gravitating to the dance floors. Listeners will definitely be pulled in by J-Hen's track’s sassy style and tenacious lyrics.
J-Hen has performed at several major events such as being an Official Showcase Artist for SXSW in 2016, provided entertainment at the Arlington Improv, performed in Toronto, Canada for an All White Yacht Party, performed at the 12th Annual Dallas Music Festival and the Dallas Harambe Festival to name a few. J-Hen is also an advocate for the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital where he has helped with a fundraiser to donate toys and even sung Christmas carols to the kids at the hospital this past Christmas. He has also had numerous press articles written about him and his music which can be found on his website at www.j-hen.com.
J-Hen says having a strong faith in God, integrity, and a willingness to not accept defeat is what helps him stay grounded. And with the backing of his management team, HipStars Entertainment, big things are on the horizon. J-Hen is showing the world that he is on his way with his incredible writing skills and vocal talent. Follow J-Hen on his musical journey as he will not disappoint.