CJ Hilton’s Biography
CJ Hilton is a Grammy-nominated producer, writer, and singer whose music can be best described as a blend of soul and R&B music. CJ Hilton is also a talented multi-instrumentalist in his own right – most of this, in addition to his singing skills, was learned from his days in church. CJ wrote most of his own music and refined his singing talent in the church. Being in love with music his whole life, CJ joined the entertainment industry and never looked back.
CJ met Raphael Saadiq during his days at Capitol Records, and they became close friends even after he departed from the record label. And this led to them working on a couple of projects. He appeared and produced, and wrote credit on the topping track “Never Give You Up.” The song was included on Raphael Saadiq’s 2008 album: “The Way I See It,” featuring Stevie Wonder. The Way I See It was later nominated for the 2008 Grammy Award as the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.
CJ’s debut album, the Cold Summer, was executive produced by Salaam Remi. The project featured the title track and collaborations like the Nas-assisted “So Fresh.” which delivers a nostalgic hip-hop touch over a piano-led track capturing youthful energy. CJ performs many of these tracks during The-Dream’s current Kill the Lights tour, which he’s a guest performer on. The Cold Summer (EP) Album includes: So Fresh, She’s a Problem, We Can Set It In, and It Ain’t Easy.