Former R&B superstar Montell Jordan, 47, was one of the most popular artists on the planet when he released his This Is How We Do It LP in 1995. After dropping six additional R&B albums, in 2010 he stepped away from his career in mainstream music.
Candidly addressing his promiscuous lifestyle and extramarital affairs as part of the reason he decided to walk away from his R&B music career, Jordan was featured in a recent episode of TV One’s hit documentary series Unsung. Having grown up a church kid, he was drawn back into ministry to become a worship minister at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia, once he decided to step away from the music business.
Now he’s back with a new book titled Becoming Unfamous: The Journey of ‘How We Do It’ To How He Do It.
“I moved completely away from R&B for a season because I did not transition from R&B to Gospel, but from the music business into ministry. My journey transcended genre change as I embraced full-time ministry,” he told AlwaysAList.com.
After dedicating five years solely to Jesus and the scriptures, Jordan is also selectively taking performance dates again.
“In 2015, I returned to performing some of my hit songs to have access to longtime Montell fans in efforts to reintroduce them to the new Montell,” he explained.
The talented 6’8” singer/songwriter/producer looks at the music industry differently now that he’s committed his life to ministry.
“Music doesn’t define me; I define music. Music doesn’t make me; I make music. I now know who I am because I know whose I am,” he acknowledged.
Jordan opens up about his journey from sinner to saint, what led to his new insight about the music business, and his rollercoaster ride through fame. He also shares his advice on maintaining success in the industry, and dishes tips to readers of his book on how to walk their own path with clarity and purpose.