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About Canton Jones

Born in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Canton Jones began singing at the age of 5 in a vocal group founded by his father. By the age of 16, he was writing for and producing records for friends in his hometown.  While attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, Canton joined the school's renowned Glee Club. The club performed for celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Dr. Bobby Jones, and Ray Charles, as well as performing at high profile events such as the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games and at the first gospel concert ever held at the US Pentagon.

Between 1998 and 1999, he joined World Changers Church International, under the pastorship of Creflo & Taffi Dollar and in his own words, grew as a Christian under their stewardship: "My wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, took me to World Changers and I started getting the word. I was going to that church for like three years before I really rededicated my life to Christ. I was there from probably like 1998 or 1999 until 2001 before I really started getting on track."


In 2001, Jones launched his own gospel record label, CAJO Entertainment and independently released his first album, 2002's 20 Years, 3 Months & 12 Days, which chronicled his journey to salvation.


He released his second independent album in 2004, The Password.  It wasn't long after that, while he was a member of the choir of World Changers International Church that he was signed to the church's Arrow Records label, an affiliate of EMI.  His major label debut, Love Jones, was released in the summer of 2005.  Named after his daughter, Love, it debuted at number 11 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart.

Due to the overwhelming response, the Password was re-released nationally at the end of 2005 as The Password: Access Granted and earned him two Grammy nominations. His success in 2005 saw him listed in The Atlanta Business Journal at number 19 in their 40 Under 40 chart of Atlanta 's rising stars.

In February 2008, he released Kingdom Business. The disc shot all the way to the No. 3 slot on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart.




Defining a new genre of music, Canton Jones is one of the most versatile vocalists of our time.  Self-styled with remnants of urban, contemporary, traditional gospel and "old school" flavor, Jones is fast becoming the rhythm & praise mega-force for a new generation.  He regularly performs alongside the Hip Hop industry's top names at events like David Banner's "Heal the Hood" Concert, Vibe Music Fest, and Radio One's Miami Spring Fest. He held his own alongside Kirk Franklin and secular performers Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris, and David Banner just to name a few. Canton 's popularity lies in the fact that he is versatile in his stage performance and his music has an edginess that is savvy and street-smart yet keeps the message clear - to bridge the gap between the church and the streets.