Richmond, VA — As an internationally acclaimed Recording Artist based in Los Angeles, JAVEN has the dynamic talents of Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Speaker, and Producer. With more than 10 years in the industry, he has won multiple awards for his outstanding work and gained notable recognition across the country and around the world.
Building both his music and film careers on a foundation of integrity and individualized style has earned him critical praise and audience approval. JAVEN began his TV career as a co-host on the “Paula White Show” on BET from 2001-2002. He has since become a frequent guest soloist appearing on many networks including BET, TBN, FOX, NBC, GMC, and more.
His impeccable stage presence led him to star in numerous productions. He was a lead in the theatrical production of “A Raisin in the Sun.” From 2002-2003, he starred in the off Broadway musical “The Rock and the Rabbi.” He then moved to the big screen in 2005 starring in the movie “The Sixth,” and in “One Night with the King” with Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole in 2006. Continuing with his passion for acting, JAVEN landed a role in the adopted screenplay “Mwen Solé” in 2007. In 2010, he had a supporting role as “Garrett” in the “Preacher’s Kid” starring Clifton Powell, Tank, and former Destiny’s Child LaToya Luckett; a supporting role in the film “Abandoned” starring Britney Murphy; and several other independent films. As a songwriter, JAVEN wrote and recorded the hit single “One Step” which was featured in the film “The Cross” released in 2010.
While balancing an acting career, JAVEN actively produced and delivered attention garnering music that his fans could enjoy and appreciate. While signed with Crowne/Word Records of Nashville, TN in 2002, his first single, “Never Give Up on Love” from the self-titled CD “Javen” soared to the top 10 CCM charts. In 2003, he released his first independent CD, “Change,” on his production label jRock Entertainment. “Change” was widely received on gospel radio around the country and nominated for several awards topping the charts.
With a proven track record, JAVEN was recognized with numerous nominations from prestigious award platforms. In 2004, he was nominated for the Marlin Awards Best Male Contemporary Solo, Best Male Artist, Best Song, and Best Gospel Performance of the Year. JAVEN won two of the four award nominations. He later won the 2007 En Sound Music Award for “Best Urban Soul Album of the Year.”
In 2009, JAVEN released the “Keeping the Faith” CD, which includes both passionate ballads as well as household favorites like the hit single, “None Like You,” which received award nominations such as Best Contemporary Video from GMC and a Dove Award nomination. This dynamic CD features the talents of Recording Artist Israel Houghton, Gospel Recording Artist Deitrick Haddon, Recording Artist Damita Haddon, and industry favorite, Peter Mokran.
This multi-talented recording artist was once a full-time worship leader at a mega-church for many years. He leveraged his talent while hosting a weekly one-hour radio show drawing over 6 million hits and reaching over 250,000 listeners. He now travels doing over 130 dates per year singing and speaking across the country and around the world in countries like Africa, Indonesia, Europe, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, and more.
His most recent promotional tour is moving him up the East Coast, where he included a stop at Praise 104.7FM to see The Belle.