The Billboard Top Ten songs chart for 1995 contains the following names: Coolio, TLC, Seal, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Madonna and a man named Montell Jordan. This Is How We Do It was a breakout new jack-swing song that topped the Hot 100 for seven weeks and R&B charts for eight. Jordan, tall and handsome with a silky-smooth voice, established himself as a powerful presence in music, brimming with talent, savvy and charm. Over his nearly twenty-year career in music, Jordan has released seven studio albums, fourteen singles, and is a Grammy-nominated artist selling more than 10 million records worldwide.

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Montell always knew he was destined for something big. As a kid, Montell wasn’t blessed with the athletic gene, but he was born with music in his soul. As a student at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, his main focus at the time was law school. A current professor of his made a statement at the time that would change the course of his life for the next two decades. When the professor mentioned that one of his biggest regrets in life was missing the chance to pursue music, Montell immediately recognized that if he was ever going to take a shot in this field now was the time. He put together a demo which eventually landed in the hands of Def Jam Records and Russell Simmons.


When he first started out, Montell’s style was undefined, as he borrowed from the musical qualities of Michael Jackson, Prince, LionelRichie, and the like. Knowing he had to develop his own style — to sound like somebody who didn’t exist yet—Montell started sampling blues records, singing melodies, and writing rap lyrics in a “straight-outta Los Angeles” way, eventually combining these features with his earlier influences to create the sound that would define him. Little did he know, but he would come to be the pioneer of the type of combined Rap/R&B ballads heavily taking over the charts today and influencing artists such as Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, Trey Songzandmanymore.


A jack of all trades, Jordan has also graced the big screen introducing his acting chops in various projects. The singer had a comedic supporting role in the film The Fighting Temptations as Mr. Johnson, an aggressive convict who is self-conscious about his high-pitched voice. He made a cameo appearance in The Nutty Professor, and he performed in the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Montell most recently played the role of Brian Mullenax in the 2015 motion picture The List.

Marriage Masterpeace

Montell and Kristin Jordan know the hardships a marriage can face better than most. After years in the music industry their marriage faced infidelity, financial stress, loss of a child, and a loss of faith. Despite all of this, Montell and Kristin were able to re-establish their marriage and grow in love by devoting themselves to God. Today, they are on a journey to see 1 million marriages transformed by the power of Jesus Christ just like theirs was.