We all know Timberlake, and of course we know Bieber, but now it's time to know the next Justin on the pop scene, Baton Rouge's own Justin Garner. The vibrant, Plaquemine-born professional pop star-in-the-making has been crafting his talent since 2004. Armed with a set of pipes, polished R&B pop tracks in the vein of Usher & Bruno Mars and a marketing degree from Southern University, Garner has been able to launch himself into career-changing opportunities. Fans and music lovers alike are touting Justin as the new voice of this generation.
From the small town of Plaquemine, Louisiana, Justin is no stranger to hard work and adversity. At a very young age he dealt with the tragedy of losing his father. Following in his father’s footsteps, Justin discovered that he too had the gift of music. He honed his talents by singing in the church and studying the harmonies of Earth, Wind and Fire as well as the vocal performances of Michael Jackson. He was also greatly influenced by the music of Lionel Richie, Maroon 5 and Usher.
This singer, songwriter and scholar began sharing his talents with the world through a series of covers, re-writes, and remixes of chart toppers Rihanna, Beyonce’, and more; in addition to multiple self-written and co-produced originals. After capturing the attention of millions through YouTube and other social media outlets, listeners worldwide are projecting his imminent success in the music industry.
After a wave of notable accomplishments, including being selected as an Artist on the Rise by Amazon.com, featured new artist on Myspace and reaching the #8 spot on iTunes (Japan) R&B/Soul charts, Justin began working on his album I Am (released in July of 2012). The lead single "Cherry Bomb" became a viral success and was heavily requested at radio. The album quickly caught the attention of music enthusiasts and industry heavyweights, leading to a meeting with a major record label. Concerned with protecting his individuality and musical sound, Justin decided to further develop his craft and pursue other opportunities.
Upon returning home, Justin was immediately enlisted as a supporting act for Trey Songz Anticipation Tour. Garner’s performance was well received and led to him performing concerts around the United States alongside Big Sean, Keri Hilson and other established recording artists. Continuing to perfect his talent, Justin entered the studio to create Year One, a new project that marked the return to his original R&B Pop sound, bringing soul stirring vocals and emotion back to the forefront. The EP was praised for having incredible songwriting, vocal prowess and received recognition from iTunes editorial staff as New & Noteworthy R&B/Soul.
With no intention of slowing down, Justin passionately records and performs with only one priority – his fans. Justin’s evolution as an artist, songwriter and vocal arranger is remarkable. His drive and ambition for creating music is unrelenting.
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