Junior Tucker

Artist Name: Junior Tucker Birth Name: Birth Place and Date: Official Bio Only God can get the credit for all that has taken place in the extraordinary life of Junior Tucker. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he began singing at the age of 5. At age 7 he became a household name in his country performing his first #1 song “Happy” and also began traveling internationally. Without a shadow of doubt everyone knew being on stage was what he was born to do. With tremendous success, he navigated his way through three international recording contracts which have literally taken him across the world. He has toured throughout the United States, UK, Japan, Mexico and the Caribbean. At 12 years he was signed to Island Records and at 14 he had a recording contract with Geffen Records USA. At 23 he signed to Virgin Records UK. In 1991 Junior was released from Virgin and returned to his roots to pursue a career in Jamaican Dancehall Music. Dancehall brought its accolades, number one songs, singer of the year titles and a high profile lifestyle. As time progressed his life became far from “Happy”. Despite so called fortune and fame, behind the scenes his life was in pieces, spent chasing the next hit song to stay on top and fill the void in his life. The death of his father and the birth of his first child; lead to a period of searching for answers to a deeper meaning to life. He investigated various religions but still no answers. He penned songs like “I pray” and “Praise His Name”, having no true knowledge of the God he was singing about. Bombarded by religion, a distorted childhood and being plagued by nightmares, he cried out one night “God if you are real, allow me to sleep?” God answered, he slept as never before. He woke up completely delivered, knowing that he was a Christian. He publicly confessed Jesus at his Lord and Savior that week at a gospel concert in Kingston and soon after was baptized. It has been 9 years and he has never returned his secular career. He states, “There is nothing to go back to”. Coming into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ has brought clarity to his once hazed purpose and destiny. To his life God has given direction, and to his gift God has given purpose. Junior, his wife Trudy and there 3 girls, Chyna, Zoe and Paige now reside in Clewiston, Florida. For the past 5 years he has submitted his life to his pastors, Pastors Chuck and Karen Pelham and his bishops, Bishops Tony and Kathy Miller, whom God has used to mold and shape first the man and then his ministry. Through Junior Tucker Ministries, Junior not only sings but preaches the Gospel and conducts praise and worship workshops. God has taken him back to many of the nations where he performed as a secular artiste to now win souls for the Kingdom. God has even given him new territories to take the gospel and to set the captives free. His fourth Reggae Gospel Album titled “Victory – Worship from the Islands II” is definitely a reflection of his growth and maturity in Christ. Not only are there great foot stomping beats but also powerful praise and worship songs designed to usher in the presence of the Lord. To God Be the Glory! Exclusive Interview with GospelReggae.com Ministry To God Be the Glory! Discography Junior Tucker, Victory - Worship from the islands II Junior Tucker, Sold Out - Worship from the Islands I Junior Tucker, Ready for the Rapture Junior Tucker, Brand New Various Artists, Soldiers of Jesus Christ Called To Serve Various Artists, Reggae Sunsplash '98, Gospel Night, High Praise Various Artists, YOW Chapter 1 Various Artists, YOW Chapter 2 Various Artists, Reggae Sunday Service Vol. 1 Various Artists, Reggae Redemption Songs Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.