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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson


Famous as :

Musician, rock singer, songwriter, surfer

Birth Name :

Jack Hody Johnson

Birth Date :

May 18, 1975

Birth Place :

Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Spouse :

Kim Johnson (since 2000)

Claim to fame :

Album "Brushfire Fairytales" (2001)


Born in Hawaii, notorious for its sandy beaches and surfing culture, Jack Hody Johnson could not hold back the his passion to take the surf board and go out for a few rides on the waves. Having a surfer father, Jeff Johnson, made it easier for the May 18, 1975 born singer to adapt to the culture since a very early age. By 10, Johnson had been sponsored by Quicksilver and was going pro when he entered the prestigious competition for surfers, Pipeline. He made it into the finals and became the youngest contestant listed then. In between his 'wet' time, Johnson also spared time exploring his other talent, playing guitar. He first picked the instrument at the age of 14 but never thought he would go serious in the music field. It took an accident to bent Johnson from, surfing, the career he thought he would go through, to playing music, the career that eventually got his name heard internationally.

When he was 17, Johnson joined the Pipeline Masters competition that almost took his life. He crashed to a reef, lost his front teeth, broke his nose and almost drowned from the shock. "I was conscious, then I'd start to doze off. It was like when you keep pushing snooze on your alarm clock," he recalled later on. "All of a sudden I said, 'Wait a minute, I pushed snooze too many times here, I'm gonna die if I don't start swimming." Upon recovering, Johnson who received more than 150 stitches, wrote songs in bed but still was not planning to become a musician. Instead, he chose to study film making when he enrolled at University of California and graduated with the title. In 1999, he along with some friends released a surfing documentary titled "Thicker Than Water" and followed it up with another one, "The September Session" the next year. Johnson however, never left his passion in music for beside sitting as the director, he also contributed the score to the films.

Latest News

Jack Johnson's 'From Here to Now to You' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

September 26, 2013 02:38:31 GMT

has scored another No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with his "". Nielsen SoundScan reports that the Hawaiian singer's latest release lands at the chart's top spot after selling 117,000 sold in its first week.

Video: Jack Johnson Dedicates Bonnaroo Set to Mumford and Sons

June 17, 2013 02:58:16 GMT

gave a shout-out during his set at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee on Saturday, June 15. Johnson, who headlined the festival following the British band's withdrawal, told the crowd that he dedicated his performance to "Ted Dwane and all of Mumford & Sons."

Jack Johnson Replaces Mumford and Sons at Bonnaroo Music Festival

June 15, 2013 03:51:14 GMT

is set to replace at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee on Saturday, June 15. "In Mumford & Sons' place, festival organizers are pleased to announce that Jack Johnson will now headline Bonnaroo on Saturday night," read a statement posted on Bonnaroo's website.

Jack Johnson Scraps Japan Tour

April 15, 2011 18:05:00 GMT

was in Osaka when the earthquake and tsunami hit the Japanese coast last month, March 11.

Jack Johnson Offers 50,000 Dollars for Japan

March 17, 2011 08:23:38 GMT

Surfer dude-turned-singer-and-songwriter has donated $50,000 to GlobalGiving's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund after escaping the chaos in the Far East. The "To The Sea" hitmaker was in Osaka, Japan, preparing for a concert in the city, when the quake hit last week, March 11.

Pearl Jam, Maroon 5 and More Donate Tracks for Green Cause

March 02, 2011 04:04:47 GMT

and are among the bands who have donated tracks to a new music initiative to benefit eco-friendly causes. The rockers join , and the in lending exclusive music to the Patagonia Music Collective website, which will offer fans more than 20 songs for $0.99.

New 'Thor' Official Photo Shows Odin and Loki, Film Confirmed to Be 3-D

July 15, 2010 02:21:52 GMT

A second official photo from "" has been released, bringing more characters from the movie. Putting ' Odin at the front row, the picture also gives the first look at as Loki. Meanwhile, 's Thor who has been unveiled before is captured holding his iconic hammer Mjolnir in this new still.

Eminem Reigns Hot 200 for Three Straight Weeks

July 15, 2010 02:16:13 GMT

still stays at the No. 1 position on Billboard Hot 200 with his latest effort "" this week. This makes the album the first set to lead the chart for three consecutive weeks since did so with "" back in March this year.

AMC Reportedly Considering 'Law and Order'

July 08, 2010 02:45:18 GMT

"" may get to be the longest running American drama series of all time after all. There is reportedly a talk between NBC Universal who owns the franchise and AMC to revive the show which had been running for 20 seasons before NBC decided to cancel it in May.

Eminem Goes Platinum With 'Recovery', Staying Strong Atop Hot 200

July 08, 2010 02:23:31 GMT

's latest studio installment "" adds 313,000 copies this week, passing a 1 million mark and earning a Platinum certification. Although the album suffers a 58 percent decline in sale number, it still manages to nab the first place on Billboard Hot 200.

Zac Efron's 'Charlie St. Cloud' Gets New Trailer

July 01, 2010 02:28:18 GMT

Yahoo! Movies has got its hand on the second full trailer for "" starring . Though most of the early scenes are the ones which have been included in the first trailer, a lot of fresh footage can be seen in the second half of the newly-debuted video. It particularly highlights the moment when Efron's Charlie St. Cloud sails to find his new girlfriend who is lost during her trip.

Eminem Leads Hot 200 With Strong Number, Knocking Drake

July 01, 2010 02:18:42 GMT

After ruling Billboard Hot 200 with "" in 2009, once again sits at No. 1 position on the chart, making it his sixth straight No. 1 debut. This time around, he makes it to the top with "" which has sold around 741,000 copies in its first week.

Second Wave of 2010 Teen Choice Awards Nominees in Music

June 29, 2010 03:01:47 GMT

The second wave of 2010 Teen Choice Awards nominees has arrived. In music field, and lead with four nods each, while the likes of , , , and follow with three each.

Drake Makes History With No. 1 Debut on Hot 200

June 24, 2010 02:30:15 GMT

is this week's Billboard Hot 200 champion with "". His first album bowed around 447,000 copies, becoming the third-best chart debut of the year so far behind 's "" which arrived with 502,000 in February and 's "" which debuted 481,000 in January.

'Glee' Rules Hot 200, Blocking 'Eclipse' and Christina Aguilera

June 17, 2010 06:35:21 GMT

The sale number for albums this week is in and latest "" soundtrack arrives atop Billboard Hot 200. The six-song mini album "Glee: The Music - Journey to Regionals" prevents "" theme songs compilation and 's fourth studio album "" from taking the top spot.

Jack Johnson Debuts Atop Billboard Hot 200

June 10, 2010 06:39:28 GMT

enters Billboard Hot 200 at the first place this week with his new release "" and scores his third No. 1 album. It has sold around 243,000 copies, breaking record of an eight-week long streak of chart toppers selling less than 200,000.

Jack Johnson's Tour Profits Will Go to Charities

March 16, 2010 08:10:53 GMT

Surfer dude-turned-singer/songwriter will be touring North America without pay in summer - 100 per cent of profits will go to charity. The "All at Once" singer has announced a 34-date tour between July and October in support of his new album, "", and he won't make a cent from the trek.

Jack Johnson Will Use Sun's Rays to Make a New Album

February 02, 2010 10:06:34 GMT

Eco-warrior is to record his new album using nothing but the sun's rays. The mellow Hawaiian has started work on the project at his solar powered Mango Tree studio and expects to have it ready for release in June.

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