Hailing from San Rafael, California, Jamillions shared his youth between sunny Northern California and the cold of Anchorage, Alaska. Between the two very diverse and varied environments is where Jamillions honed his R&B/Pop talents.
“I grew up listening to R&B greats like the Temptations and Marvin Gaye and it always made me want to sing. It wasn’t until I met my friend Maajid and formed a R&B group called Versatile that inspired me to follow the music [career] fully.”
Pursuing music when his peers were not became a big challenge for Jamillions. It forced him to go outside of his comfort zone and find the other musicians and producers to help him along his career. Some of those musicians and music industry affiliates include people like Eric Hudson (Kanye West, Leona Lewis), Too Short, Traxamillion (Keak Da Sneak, E-40), Mistah FAB, and many others. Two of Jamillions songs have received spins on 94.9 KYLD, 106.1 KMEL in San Francisco and several college and independent stations throughout the Northern California area.
“Learning the business was probably the biggest hurdle for me; You can write and produce all the songs you want but understanding the business side of music is probably the most vital.”
The business acumen Jamillions has embodied has lead to a myriad of achievements and accolades with music played on Radio stations from the Bay Area to Japan and all over the world which lead to Jamillions releasing two albums in Japan that reached the top 5 in the Japanese R&B charts, while his single single “Love you like I do” stayed at #1 for 4 weeks toping Ne-Yo’s single ‘Beautiful Monster’.
Additionally, Jamillions signed to a label in Japan called Starbase Entertainment who had licensed his albums “Almost Famous” and “9”. Jamillions has also had his music play on TV stations like MTV, VH-1, and E True Hollywood. His song “Time Machine” aired as the theme song for the reality show: ‘T.I. and Tiny: A family Hustle seasons 1, 2, & 3.’ ‘Basketball Wives’, ‘The Real World: Washington Heights’, ‘Single Ladies’, ‘The Kardasians’ and many other hit Reality Shows have all played songs written or recorded by Jamillions.
“My goal is to influence many other artist and other people who have dreams and goals and are afraid to reach out for them. My goal is to encourage them to not be afraid. You can achieve anything you set your mind to.”
Currently writing for the The Legion, Joël Angelo Margolis, and Rob-E, Jamillions is working on a new album set to come out Nov 5th of 2013 called "The Rebirth". Additionally, Jamillions aims to release new music videos, whilst finishing up the album and servicing his fans locally and internationally with major marketing campaigns and potential chart-topping tracks with in the next 12 months.