Caleb Perry Johnson is an American singer who won the thirteenth season of American Idol. Johnson auditioned for American Idol three times in four years. He first auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in 2011.
He was put through to Hollywood Week and was in a Hollywood group with James Durbin. In 2012, Johnson auditioned for the eleventh season and made it to the Top 42. He had difficulties in his performance of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and was cut at the Top 24 selection.
He took the following year off from auditioning to improve on his stage presence. Johnson auditioned again in 2014 for the thirteenth season and made it to the top 20. In the semifinal round, he was voted by America into the top five male contestants, giving him a spot in the season"s top 13.
Johnson got positive feedback from the judges every week, had strong performances, and became the only finalist in the season to never land in the bottom 3 prior to reaching the finale. That season, Johnson was declared the winner.
Soon after Johnson won American Idol he started working on his debut album. The album was recorded in three weeks and Johnson collaborated with musicians such as Howard Benson, Aloe Blacc, Brian Howes, Blair Daly and James Michael.
Testify was released on August 12, 2014. It is the quickest an American Idol winner has released a debut album. After parting ways with his record label in late 2015, Johnson began working on his second album independently.
The album will be released in 2016, and the lead single, "Holding On," was released on February 9, 2016. Johnson is now self-releasing as Big Johnson Records. A second single, "Hanging with the Band," was released on April 7, 2016.
After a Pledge Music campaign, Johnson released a new EP, "Born from Southern Ground".
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