Chevy J (born Sharveal Johnson in Chicago, December 6, 1991) is a natural singer, rapper, actor, model and inspirational writer. An emerging artist who encompasses all genres, Chevy J has opened up for E-40 at his album release, was featured in Macy Grey’s “Smoke Two Joints” video and recent Gwen Stefani “Settle Down”video.
The eldest child three siblings, Chevy J was raised by a 14 year old single mother. Lacking a father and present mother, he was raised by his great-grandmother who introduced him to his voice, and he quickly began to carve out his identity as a performer, beginning at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist church. His voice, soul and swagger dazzled audiences no matter the venue.
Despite notoriety as a promising Basketball star, Chevy J’s natural talent and passion for entertaining remained his focus, to use music to survive and thrive in a cut-throat world. South Beach, Miami saw Chevy organizing high-energy performances, and word of mouth about his first hit track “Bout It Booty Bangle Berry” (2009) spread to internet buzz, receiving over 5,000 MySpace hits in its first week.
He turned down a deal in late 2009 from Atlantic records to prioritize school, and returned to Chicago to formY2Phresh?, and Moneystepz ENT. Sex appeal and classic charm sparked a large, vibrant fan base from Chicago to Miami. Chevy J’ s 2012 solo project in Los Angeles frew from a partnership with producer and mentor “Life.” Through his help and the visionary work of entrepreneur and philanthropist Cairos Heinen, Chevy J branded his publishing company and increasingly popular motto “PhreshnBlessed: Blessed To Be Phresh”. , Chevy J strives daily for the betterment of himself and others; a bright light destined for far-reaching illumination.