Chris Jamison

Chris Jamison

Chris Jamison
Background information
Birth name Christopher Franklin Jamison
Born (1994-06-06) June 6, 1994
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008 – present
Associated acts Adam Levine
Website .comiamchrisjamison

Chris Jamison (born June 6, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his appearance in season 7 of NBC's reality TV singing competition The Voice on Adam Levine's team.[1]

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
    • Early days 2.1
    • 2014: The Voice 2.2
    • 2015: The Voice 2.3
  • Discography 3
    • Singles 3.1
    • Releases from The Voice 3.2
      • Albums 3.2.1
      • Singles 3.2.2
  • Artistry 4
    • Influences 4.1
  • References 5

Early life

Jamison was born a triplet with sisters Emily and Samantha, born to Michelle and Bryan Jamison. Jamison grew up in the North Hills of Pittsburgh and went to North Hills High School.[2] Chris was a member of the Pittsburgh CLO Academy and CLO Mini Stars.[3] Jamison was a student at Capital University, where he pursued a degree in business marketing. Due to his success on The Voice, Chris has taken a break from school to pursue a music career.[4] Chris is also the lead vocalist of his rock band, The Chris Jamison Band, and performs frequently with Spencer Saylor. Chris is also a Brother of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.[5]

Career

Early days

Jamison was in his high school musical, “Beauty and the Beast”. He stated, "As for the role of a pepper, you think you’re not good enough to get that lead role, but it gave me time to focus on the music I want to create as a solo artist".[6]

2014: The Voice

On September 4, 2014, it was announced that Jamison would compete in Sugar" by Maroon 5 and "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars and was voted through to the finale.

On December 3, 2014, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald presented Jamison with the keys to Pittsburgh and declared Dec. 3 'Chris Jamison Day'.[9] As part of the Pittsburgh Pirates' Home Opening Day, Jamison sang the National Anthem on April 13, 2015. [10]

2015: The Voice

In Season 7 Alum in Episode 16 On April 8, 2015 Chris Jamison join Wiz Khalifa to sing "See You Again" from the movie "Furious 7."

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "Gravity" John Mayer September 30, 2014 N/A All four chairs turned

Joined Team Adam

Battle Rounds (Top 48) "Young Girls" (vs. Jonathan Wyndham) Bruno Mars October 13, 2014 N/A Saved by Coach
Knockout Rounds (Top 32) "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" (vs. Blessing Offor) Otis Redding November 3, 2014 N/A Saved by Coach
Live Playoffs (Top 20) "Don't" Ed Sheeran November 10, 2014 2 Saved by Coach
Live Top 12 "Jealous" Nick Jonas November 17, 2014 11 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 10 "Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson November 24, 2014 10 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 8 "Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye December 1, 2014 5 Saved by Instant Save
Live Top 5 (Semi-Finals) "Sugar" Maroon 5 December 8, 2014 5 Saved by Public Vote
"When I Was Your Man" Bruno Mars 10
Live Finale "Lost Without U" (with Adam Levine) Robin Thicke December 15, 2014 3 Third Place
"Velvet" (Original song) Chris Jamison 7
"Cry Me a River" Justin Timberlake 11

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions
US CAN
"Velvet" 2014 53 77

Releases from The Voice

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US
The Voice: The Complete Season 7 Collection
  • Release date: December 16, 2014
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Formats: Digital download
48

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US CAN
"Gravity" 2014 The Voice:
The Complete
Season 7
Collection
"Young Girls"
(with Jonathan Wyndham)
non-album single
"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" The Voice:
The Complete
Season 7
Collection
"Don't"
"Jealous"
"Uptown Funk"
"Sexual Healing"
"Sugar"
"When I Was Your Man" 98
"Lost Without U"
(with Adam Levine)
63 84
"Cry Me a River"
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

Artistry

Influences

Jamison stated that he is open to any style of music, but his diverse style is heavily influenced by Allen Stone, Justin Timberlake, and John Mayer.[11]

References

  1. ^ http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/artists/season-7/chris-jamison
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/chris.jamison.524/about?section=education
  3. ^ http://www.broadwayworld.com/philadelphia/article/Pittsburgh-CLO-Mini-Stars-Announced-20081022
  4. ^ http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2015/03/12/1-musician-seeking-to-further-voice-rise.html
  5. ^ http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2014/11/03/a-contestant-by-suggestion.html
  6. ^ http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/north-hills-native-chris-jamison-hopes-win-knockou/nhyqw/
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/chrisjamisonmusician/photos/a.505260299610291.1073741827.206208656182125/505259759610345/?type=1&theater
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbmNwftjQyU
  9. ^ http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/north-hills-native-chris-jamison-hopes-win-knockou/nhyqw/
  10. ^ http://www.timesonline.com/sports/pirates/pirates-face-red-hot-tigers-in-home-opener/article_b32a2904-e15a-11e4-a6c3-af292addc4e9.html
  11. ^ http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/artists/season-7/chris-jamison