Life for Jason Champion is no coincidence. The Cleveland, Ohio native husband and father of two sons, has spent over a decade honoring his faith and following a path to his destiny. Music was present in the Champion household, primarily from Jason’s father, an elder in the church. Although he spent weekends with his father involved with church, it was a New Edition concert that sparked Champion’s desire to perform. He aspired to share in the experience of being on stage. Soon after, accompanied to the show by his friend David Tolliver (nephew of then famed Cleveland radio programmer Lynn Tolliver) the duo would continue singing as teenagers until being discovered by Gerald Levert.
By the 11th grade Jason and David became the R&B group Men At Large. Their self-titled debut album and their follow up recording, One Size Fits All catapulted the young duo to the stratosphere singing, traveling the world and enjoying all the perks that being young recording stars afforded them. In 1996 the duo parted ways professionally allowing Champion to pursue a solo career in Gospel Music eventually connecting with Gospel trailblazer Kirk Franklin, with whom he was previously acquainted during the Men At Large era, Champion contributed to Franklin’s Hero album and tour in March 2005.
After two years on the road, touring and singing with Franklin Champion connected with former road manager, Leonard Brooks (Brooks Entertainment Group) who vowed to create new opportunities with him as a solo artist. Champion embraced the new challenge and drew upon his relationship with Grammy Award winning producer Warryn Campbell. Campbell produced Champion, alongside his wife Erica, Eric Dawkins, and Gerald Haddon Champion’s personal testimony into a complete body of work titled, Reflections.
In 2009 Champion’s first solo album received industry recognition by the recording academy earning his first Grammy Nomination for Best Gospel Album of the year. Champion’s single went on to reach #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Single Charts. The album later released in Japan expanding his ministry with the success of two tours in Osaka and Tokyo including performances at Billboard Live.
Jason Champion prepares for this next chapter in his life, Champion has since signed with MyBlock Records and is now preparing for the initial offering entitled Until Forever. Until its release which is scheduled for Summer 2017, Champion is continuing to be faithful and obedient to the God he serves.
“I want to be known as a man that lives with integrity, loves fearlessly, laughs profusely & honors God faithfully.” ~ Jason Champion