Jeremy Jordan (singer, born 1973)

Jeremy Jordan (born September 19, 1973) is an American singer and actor from Hammond, Indiana.

Jeremy Jordan
Birth nameJeremy Jordan
Born (1973-09-19) September 19, 1973 (age 46)
Hammond, Indiana, USA
GenresPop, new jack swing, R&B, soul, dance-pop
Occupation(s)Actor, singer
Years active1992–present
LabelsGiant Records

BiographyEdit

Jordan's real name is Don Henson.[1] He was born September 19, 1973[1] and his mother gave custody of him to his father, who later married another woman and had four more children, all of whom he placed in Mooseheart Child City (an orphanage) after his wife abandoned them.[1] Once they got to the orphanage, he and his brothers and sisters were separated and every year there, from the third to eleventh grade, he had a different set of houseparents, some of them very violent.[1][2] Jordan wanted to get involved in movies and sign with a talent agency in Chicago, but was forbidden since the orphanage was in Mooseheart, (near North Aurora ), forty miles away.[1] When he was seventeen, before Thanksgiving 1991, he moved in Chicago to a friend's parents' house. After a fight he was expelled from the house where he was living and ended up homeless,[1] living in the subway until he met his manager Peter Schivarelli. He then signed a record deal with his record company.[1]

In 1993, Jordan released Try My Love on Giant Records. The album yielded the international hit singles, "The Right Kind of Love" (#5 Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, #14 Billboard Hot 100 Singles, #4 Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, #22 Billboard Rhythmic Top 40), produced and written by Lotti Golden, Tommy Faragher & Robbie Nevil, and "Wannagirl" (#11 Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, #24 Billboard Rhythmic Top 40, #28 Billboard Hot 100). "The Right Kind of Love" peaked just inside the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.[3] Jordan's debut album and "Wannagirl" had great success in USA charts.[4][5]

Additionally, "My Love is Good Enough" and "Try My Love" were featured in the film Airborne. "The Right Kind of Love" music video was featured during the end credits of Beverly Hills, 90210 and was also on the television series' soundtrack. His popularity, music wise, peaked with concerts around the globe.

A remix album, Jeremy The Remix, was released to overseas markets in late 1993. Since 1994, Jordan has transitioned into acting and has appeared in a number of films including Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore, Falling Sky with Brittany Murphy, television films like Twisted Desire with Melissa Joan Hart as well as independent films Leaving Las Vegas with Nicolas Cage, Julian Po with Christian Slater, and Nowhere directed by Gregg Araki. In 2009, Jordan released a new song entitled "Forgotten People." The song and video are about homeless people.

Films and televisionEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[6]
US
Heat

[7]
AUS
[8]
JPN
[9]
Try My Love 176 9 29 31
Where Do We Go From Here[10]
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: none
  • Format: CD-R

Compilation albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[6]
US
Heat

[7]
AUS
[8]
JPN
[9]
Jeremy The Remix 70

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[11]
US Pop
[7]
US Radio
[12]
US Rhyt.
[13]
AUS
[8]
CAN
[14]
1992 "The Right Kind of Love" 14 4 11 22 5 70 Try My Love
1993 "Wannagirl" 28 11 20 24 22 42
"Try My Love" 72
1994 "My Love is Good Enough"
1999 "A Girl Named Happiness (Never Been Kissed)" Never Been Kissed: Music From The Motion Picture
  • Singles release dates:
  • "The Right Kind of Love" – November 5, 1992[15]
  • "Wannagirl" – April 24, 1993[16]
  • "My Love is Good Enough" – May 12, 1994[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Rogers, Ray (February 1994). "The New Teen Heart Throb - Jeremy Jordan". Interview. New York, NY: Jason Nikic. p. 69. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ Bell, Jeff (April 18, 1999). "Never Say Never". The Times of Northwest Indiana. Chris White. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (13 March 1993). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  4. ^ Jeremy Jordan. allmusic.com
  5. ^ Jeremy Jordan Biography – Yahoo! Movies. Movies.yahoo.com (2011-04-20). Retrieved on 2012-04-11.
  6. ^ a b "Billboard 200 - Jeremy Jordan". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "Jeremy Jordan Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b c Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  9. ^ a b c d Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  10. ^ Jeremy Jordan – Where Do We Go From Here Discogs.com. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 - Jeremy Jordan". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Hot 100 Airplay - Jeremy Jordan". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Billboard Rhythmic Songs - Jeremy Jordan". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  14. ^ Peak positions for Canada:
  15. ^ Right Kind of Love: Jeremy Jordan: Music. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-11.
  16. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
  17. ^ My Love Is Good Enough (Single). Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-11.

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