Johhny Kemp

Biography

Bahamaian Performing & Recording Artists

From: Bahamas
Best Known for: Friday Night Just Got Paid

Bio: Johnny Kemp began singing in nightclubs in Nassau at the age of 13. He moved to Harlem New York in 1979 and developed his other talents as a dancer, songwriter and actor. In the early 80’s Kemp worked as a session vocalist and songwriter for artists such as Millie Jackson, Glenn Jones, and Change. "Just Another Lover," a song written by Kemp for the group Kashif became a hit in the 1980’s and encouraged Columbia records to sign Kemp.

Kemp’s self-titled debut album Johnny Kemp was released in 1986 to little fanfare. In 1988 Kemp scored a top ten hit with the dance floor anthem “Just got paid” (Friday night) from his sophomore release “Secrets of Flying”. Kemp failed to chart again however the song covered by boy band N’Sync in 2001 remains extremely popular to this day.

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