JOHNTA AUSTIN

 

 

His career began when he was a mere eight years old, hosting the daily television show, “Kid’s Beat” on CNN. Covering current events, sports and the entertainment world, the young Austin went on to become the Atlanta Bureau Chief for the CNN weekly news program, “Real News for Kids” and the reporter for the TBS half hour weekly, “Feed Your Mind. He is recently engaged to Angel Carter.


He was originally signed in the mid-late 90s to RCA Records before being dropped in favor of R&B singer Tyrese Gibson. However, he ended up writing a few songs for him (including the hit "Sweet Lady") as well as a few other artists instead. Austin has been extremely busy and extremely successful in the last several years. He co-wrote Mariah Carey's hit 2005 singles, "We Belong Together", "Don't Forget About Us", "It's Like That", and "Shake It Off" from her album "The Emancipation of Mimi".

Johnta Austin also co wrote Mary J Blige's single "Be Without You" from her #1 selling CD "The Breakthrough" and Monica's single "Everytime Tha Beat Drop" from her lastest album"The Makings of Me". He is also featured as a guest artist on Jermaine Dupri's 2005 single, Gotta Getcha and has co-written a few songs on Chris Brown's self-titled debut album in 2005, as well as "Can I Call You" from Marques Houston's Debut Album in 2003 MH. Austin produced Shortie Like Mine and Outta My System, both singles by rapper Bow Wow off his album The Price of Fame. Both of the songs were successful, Shortie Like Mine reaching 9th, and Outta My System reaching 22nd on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

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In 2005, he returned to his singing career with his first single "Lil' More Love". The single failed to become a hit, although a few songs he wrote for other artists were more successful.
Ocean Drive, his debut album is scheduled to be released December 26, 2007, after a series of delays due to his record label, So So Def, leaving its affiliation with Virgin Music to Island Records.. Originally, the album was to be released on December 26, 2006, then was pushed to February 6, 2007 September 4, and then November 6 before landing on its current release date. Five album tracks have since been leaked online, the aforementioned Jermaine Dupri-featured track " Turn It Up", a Jazze Pha-produced track "Make Her The One", "Joy," another self-penned track "Dope Fiend," and the newest single "Video," featuring Unk

 

 

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Austin grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1989, at the age of eight, Austin hosted the daily television show, Kid's Beat on CNN. Covering current events, sports and the entertainment world, Austin went on to become the Atlanta Bureau Chief for the CNN weekly news program, Real News for Kids and the reporter for the TBS half hour weekly, Feed Your Mind. Austin grew up singing in church choirs and wanted to become an actor, and he interviewed such celebrities as Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan, among others, and in 1993, made his television debut on The Arsenio Hall Show, where he admitted he loved singing and was offered to sing with Arsenio Hall's band.

 

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