Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Pop Singer

Jack Hody Johnson is an American singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the soft rock and acoustic pop genres. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales.

Full Name
Mar 24, 1996
Net Worth


Jack Johnson was born on May 18, 1975 in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. He grew up in a musical family and began playing guitar at the age of 14. He also attended the University of California Santa Barbara before he started his career as a professional musician.

Johnson's career was launched when he released his debut album “Brushfire Fairytales” in 2001. The album was an immediate success, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and staying there for several weeks. It eventually went platinum and launched two popular singles, “Flake” and “Inaudible Melodies”.

In 2003 he released his second album “On and On” which again debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart, reaching number 3 and staying on the chart for over two years. This album spawned two hit singles, “The Horizon Has Been Defeated” and “Taylor”. In 2005 he released his third album entitled “In Between Dreams” which is considered by many to be his best work yet. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold over four million copies worldwide since then. The lead single from this album, “Sitting Waiting Wishing”, reached number 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 list.

Jack Johnson has continued to release music throughout his career with five more albums being released since 2005. Along with being a successful musician, Johnson is also an avid surfer and environmentalist who founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation which works to promote environmental education in Hawaii's schools.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jack Johnson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 18, 1975, Jack Johnson was born in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Johnson Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Johnson releases his debut album Brushfire Fairytales to critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Nomination for On and On</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Johnson's single On and On is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">In Between Dreams Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Johnson releases his third studio album In Between Dreams, which goes on to become one of his most successful albums.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Johnson Curates Music Festival</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Johnson curates and headlines the 2006 Kokua Festival, an annual music festival held in Honolulu, Hawaii.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">All At Once Music Video Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Johnson releases the official music video for All at Once, a single off his fourth studio album Sleep Through the Static.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">From Here To Now To You Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Johnson releases his fifth studio album From Here To Now To You, which debuts at number one on Billboard's 200 Chart.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Music is Uplifting</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jack Johnson's music is uplifting and inspiring to listen to. His songs are full of positivity and hope, which can be a great source of comfort in tough times. His lyrics often focus on the beauty of life, making it easy to find solace in his music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Environmental Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jack Johnson is an environmental activist and uses his platform to spread awareness and inspire action around climate change and other environmental issues. His activism has helped raise awareness about these important issues and encourage people to take action.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Gives Back</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jack Johnson is also committed to giving back. He has set up the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, which donates money to causes such as ocean conservation, social justice, and education. He also hosts annual benefit concerts that raise money for charities.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First African American Heavyweight Champion</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jack Johnson was the first African American heavyweight champion of the world. He won the title on December 26, 1908 after defeating Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Controversial Figure</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jack Johnson was a controversial figure during his lifetime, he was known for his outspokenness and flamboyant lifestyle which made him unpopular with both white and black communities.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Released Three Albums</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jack Johnson released three studio albums - Brushfire Fairytales, On and On and In Between Dreams - all of which reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was the Subject of a Movie</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jack Johnson was the subject of a movie titled 'Unforgivable Blackness', directed by Ken Burns and released in 2005. The movie depicted his rise to fame and struggles against racism.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jack Johnson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, becoming the first African American to be honored with this prestigious award.</p></div>


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