BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - Nahum Grymes, 33, better known by his stage name, J.Holiday, is an African-American R&B singer who peaked at number five on the U.S Billboard Hot 200 with his second single, Bed, released from his debut album Back of My Lac. The album, Back of My Lac, was released on October 2, 2007 in a joint-venture with Music line group and Capitol Records. The album was supported by three singles; Be With Me, Bed, and Suffocate. The song debuted on BET's 106 & Park countdown at number 9 on Tuesday July 31, 2007, and peaked at number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for nearly five weeks in a row. J.Holiday's debut album, Back of My Lac, sold over 100,000 copies in its first week. J.Holiday released his second album, Round 2 on March 10, 2009, and his third album, Guilty Conscience, on January 2014. He owes his success to his mother, Frances Wellington, also known as, Mama Holiday, a godly woman and book author, who supported his musical ambitions.
"My husband, Wilton Leon Grymes, passed away when Nahum was 11-years-old. I prayed to God to help me raise, Nahum, and his two sisters. I had no idea, Nahum, would be a singer, let alone, be famous. He entered a talent show when he was 14 and that inspired him to become an entertainer. A lot of people don't know this, but, he was a member of two different musical groups, Takir, and 295, named after the highway. After sitting before many record labels with no luck, he decided to become a solo artist. He graduated from high school, and headed straight to the studio to record his demo tape. I supported his aspirations! I did! I prayed about it, and let God do his thing. Nahum wasn't an over night success, but, he made it. Now, J.Holiday is a star!" Said Frances Wellington, author of Raising J. Holiday: A Mother's Untold Story.
Her novel, Raising J.Holiday: A Mother's Untold Story, is a 184-page published by April Rain Publications, and is available worldwide, including Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.
Shawn W. Anderson