“Roy Hamilton is not only a musical genius but a great man and leader..he has been very instrumental in my career great energy and great role model.”
Highlights & Current Status
Singer The son of a gospel vocalist, CJ Hilton (born Charles Hilton Jr.) has been singing and playing instruments since he was a child growing up in Baltimore. Roy Hamilton III signed CJ to his 1st recording contract at Capitol Records when CJ was only 16. His talent, oft-described as prodigious, earned him a meeting with future mentor Raphael Saddiq. They went on to collaborate on the 2009 Grammy-nominated single “Never Give You Up” (which included a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder). In 2010, the J Records artist released The Package Mixtape, a sampler of unreleased material hosted by friend Idris Elba under his alias DJ Driis. Hilton’s debut album is expected soon. He is currently signed to J Records with a debut ablum due to release in 2012.