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Javier Colon Biography

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Birth Name: Javier Colón
Birth Place: Stratford, Connecticut
Years Active: 1999-present
Genres: R&B, Neo Soul, Soul, Acoustic, Acoustic Soul

Javier Colon (born 1978) is an American singer and songwriter of Dominican and Puerto Rican origin, born in Stratford, Connecticut. He was a member of EmcQ, The Derek Trucks Band and worked with many musicians before going solo. In 2011, he was the winner of the inaugural season of the U.S. television show on NBC, “The Voice,” receiving $100,000 and signing a recording contract with Universal Republic Records.

From 2002 to 2006, Colon was signed to Capitol Records, and known simply as Javier. He went on to release two albums with Capitol, first the self-titled “Javier” in 2003 and the second entitled “Left of Center” in 2006.

The first single from his debut album, “Crazy” peaked at #95 on Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and reached #42 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album reached #91 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and #18 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Three singles were released from “Left of Center,” in “Indecent Proposal,” “Dance for Me” and “The Answer is Yes.” None of them had any major chart success and the album only reached #37 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

In 2006, Colon became an independent artist with his own label, Javier Colon Music. In 2010 he released the EP, “The Truth” via the label.

While competing on “The Voice” in 2011, Colon sang an original song titled “Stitch by Stitch.” The song was produced by himself, his coach Adam Levine and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.