On Sunday July 9th we have the pleasure of speaking our friend the amazing Jamar Rogers. Most of you will recognize Jamar from his time as a contestant on The Voice a few years ago. Jamar first shared his story with us when he appeared on The Voice and then again after he was eliminated from the show.
On March 1st, 1982 in New Orleans, Jamar was born to a single mother. Not knowing his father affected Jamar in ways no one imagined. His mother re-married, and moved them to California where his mom and step-father were very active in church fostering Jamar's love of music. He sang throughout school, but began to have emotional problems during his teenaged years. It was while his family lived in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that he ran away from home several times, finally staying away at 17.
The next 6 years were a drug induced haze, his main demon being crystal meth. Jamar bounced around the country, living in Kansas City, Dallas, and Atlanta finding meth in all of those places. It was becoming infected with HIV that opened Jamar’s eyes and convinced him he needed to make a change, once and for all.
He moved to New York, where he signed a development deal with Phil Ramone. He began to perform on the East Coast, while developing an ambition he never knew he had. Feeling like he needed to live for something greater than himself, Jamar volunteered with a variety of churches and charities, with a focus on the HIV/AIDS community. One month after being dropped from his development deal with Phil Ramone, he auditioned for the second season of The Voice and told millions around the world his story.
After being a semi-finalist on The Voice, he appeared on The Ellen Show, and was also seen on a host of TV shows and media outlets such as E! Entertainment News, The Today Show, Rolling Stone Online, USA Today, US Weekly, People Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, CNN, HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, Billboard, POZ I AM Radio, POZ Magazine, MTV News, Popcrush, Sway In The Morning, BET, The Root Top 100, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show and many more social projects such as the World AIDS Conference and The Clinton Global Initiative. He is signed to Tommy Boy Entertainment and has announced a July 2017 release for his debut album "Lazarus".
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