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July 28 2011 5 28 /07 /July /2011 07:19

J Shin is an American R & B singer. He is best known for the 1999 hit single, 'One Night Stand.' This article will attempt at providing a biography of J-Shin.

Jonathan Shinhoster

Early life

J Shin was born Jonathan Shinhoster in Liberty City in the state of Florida in 1978. Shinhoster went to Miami Northwestern and Edison High Schools and he planned to pursue a career in American football before he was seriously injured in a car accident.

From football to music

It was at this point that Shinhoster turned his attention to music. He began by selling tapes out of the boot of his car to make a bit of money and also to raise his profile. His initial break came when he was asked to appear on the artist Trick Daddy's single, Hold on.'

Shinhoster was noticed by a few record companies and in 1998, he signed to Slip-N-Slide records and began work on his stage performing and on his very first professional music album.

His music

My Soul, My Life

Shinhoster took on the stage name of J Shin and released his debut album, entitled 'My Soul, My Life' in 1999 along with two singles. The first of these singles, 'One Night Stand' is J Shin's most well-known record and sold over 450,000 copies and featured Latocha Scott from Xscape.

I Treat You Better

The second single that was released from the album was entitled, 'I Treat You Better.' Shin released music videos for both of these videos.

Shin became known for his natural vocal gifts and for using his gritty real life experiences as a part of his music. He has a unique sounding voice which makes his music his own.

Present day

As of 2006, J Shin signed to South Beat records and released his second album in September 2006 entitled, 'All I Got is Love.' In 2009, Shin released his first mix tape entitled, 'The R & B General Volume. 1' and it was released for free.

J Shin as actor

Despite releasing this new music, J Shin has stepped away from the music industry in recent years and has taken up acting. In 2005, he co- starred in the movie 'Crossbones' which also contains one of his earlier tracks, 'Candy Licker.'

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