Jonathan Perry ,June 4, 1988 Port-au-Prince, Haiti
As a child, Perry began composing music at the age of six. Perry would have already played back the songs he heard before he learned musical notes. To further develop his musical talents, his mother enrolled him in piano lessons after school. At the age of eleven, he played in several concerts, recitals, contests, and in a Dominican orchestra. In June 2009, Perry decided to concentrate on finishing his debut album. Perry has written and produced songs for numerous Haitian artists while working with Baoli Records’ CEO and owner, Carl Fred Behrmann. Perry’s own music career has been pushed by Baoli Records.
After releasing his first single, “Staring at your body”, J. Perry and Baoli Records approached multi-award-winning producer Power Surge of XO Management to produce his debut album. This producing company is known for songs such as “Look What I Did” of Interscope Records, Mosley Music Group (Timbaland) & Konvict Music’s (Akon & T-Pain) artist Billy Blue featuring Brisco of Cash Money Records (Lil Wayne) & Trick Daddy of Poe Boy Music Group (Rick Ross) for DJ Khaled’s album “Live from the 305”, as well as Shifta’s “Do it” featuring Flo Rida. A remix of “Starin at your Body” was done with the hit artist “Black Dada” (known for his hit song “I’m a Zoe”).
Perry’s debut album, “On Life’s Live”, was released in Haiti in November 2011 and distributed online through iTunes and Rhapsody. Haiti was taken by storm by his first song on the album Dekole. On local Haitian radio stations, it was aired 765 times in one week, a never-before-heard number. It was chosen as the “theme song” for the 2012 Haitian Carnival after winning hit song of the year. Interestingly, this song has even made its way to Brazilian airwaves via Claudia Leitte, one of the most famous Axé singers in Brazil, with a remix featuring Perry.