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26 year-old Johnta (pronounced zhan-tay) Austin is a Grammy-winning songwriter who made a name for himself penning hits such as Mariah Carey’s mega-hit “We Belong Together” (2005) and one of the biggest hits of 2006, Mary J Blige’s “Be Without You.”
Austin’s debut Ocean Drive is due December 26 and offers lovers of R&B a soulful classic vibe that belies his youthful age.
We caught up with the prolific singer/songwriter (listen) who talked freely about his journey as an artist, working with Jermaine Dupri and his love for Alicia Keys.
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