Johnny Mathis, born on September 30, 1935, in Gilmer, Texas, is an iconic American singer known for his velvety smooth voice and romantic ballads. With a career spanning over seven decades, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry and the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.
Mathis’s journey to fame began in his late teens when he was discovered by Helen Noga, a club owner, and subsequently signed to Columbia Records in 1956. His debut album, “Johnny Mathis: A New Sound in Popular Song,” launched him into stardom with hits like “Wonderful! Wonderful!” and “It’s Not for Me to Say.”
Throughout his illustrious career, Mathis has released over 80 albums, many of which have achieved platinum and gold status. He is best known for his romantic ballads, including “Chances Are,” “Misty,” and “The Twelfth of Never,” which have become timeless classics.
Beyond his incredible musical achievements, Johnny Mathis is admired for his warm and humble personality, endearing him to both fans and fellow musicians alike. He has received numerous accolades and honors, including Grammy Awards, recognition from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Despite the changing landscape of the music industry, Johnny Mathis continues to captivate audiences with his soulful voice and timeless charm. His influence on the world of music and his status as a true American legend will undoubtedly endure for generations to come.
- Real Name: John Royce Mathis
- Profession: Singer
- Date of Birth: 30 September 1935
- Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Height: 5 feet 7 inch (170 cm)
- Weight: 67 kg (147.7 lbs)
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Brown
- Father: Clem Mathis
- Mother: Mildred Boyd
- Brother: Ralph Mathis, Michael Mathis, Clem L. Mathis, Jr.
- Sister: Elizabeth Mathis, Marguerite McMillian, Linda Mathis
- Spouse: Not Known
- Son: Not Known
- Daughter: Not Known