Jonathan Andreas Thulin (born May 7, 1988) is a Swedish recording artist and songwriter. He is best known for his two #1 hit singles "Dead Come to Life", featuring Australian artist Charmaine and "Architecture". He has been applauded for his creative approach to Christian music, through cinematic and theatrical recordings and music videos. His recently released music videos for "Bombs Away", featuring artist Rachael Lampa and "Dead Come to Life", were a success among critics and audiences alike. He was a member of the chart topping band Press Play from 2010 - 2013. His solo albums "The Anatomy of a Heartflow" and "The White Room" were released on Dream Records, EMI CMG distribution. His new album "Science Fiction" is set to release in March, 2015 which features cameos from Royal Tailor, Group 1 Crew, Rapture Ruckus, Derek Minor, Kevin Max, Shine Bright Baby and Moriah Peters. Jonathan recently featured on the top 10 single "Volcano" with New Zealand band Rapture Ruckus.
Thulin was born in Kalmar, Sweden. His parents, Morgan and Helene Thulin, are both Swedish. He is the youngest of four children, with older brothers David and Samuel, and sister Jeanette. His parents were traveling evangelists all over Scandinavia. Jonathan began singing at the age of one and recorded his first album with his family at age six.
Thulin and his family traveled full-time across America where they sang in over five hundred churches and performed with Carman and The Gaither Vocal Band. After releasing six albums with his family, Jonathan began his solo career at sixteen, releasing his first album "Immovable", which was a local success in his home town at the time, Minneapolis. He went on to release another album "The Epiphany Guide" in 2008.
In January, 2010, Thulin and his wife Anna moved to Los Angeles and began attending The Dream Center. He subsequently moved to Lake Forest and began attending a Mission Viejo church, Mount of Olives, where he sang on the worship/praise team. He began touring with Press Play in November, 2010, and went on to co-write and record their successful albums "World Anthem" and "#LITO". He got signed as a solo artist to Dream Records in 2011. In April, 2011, Thulin, along with Press Play, went on tour with Rachael Lampa, Australian artist Charmaine and Ryan Stevenson.
In July 2011, Thulin travelled to Moscow, Idaho, to record his first music video "Babylon" with Neumann Films. After it released, the video created a buzz because of its cinematic approach, an approach which is very unusual in Christian music.
After releasing his first solo album "The Anatomy of a Heartflow" on Dream Records in late 2011, Thulin began touring with Charmaine on "The Love/War Tour."
In February, 2012 Thulin began work on his sophomore effort "The White Room", which would feature Rachael Lampa, Charmaine and the folk band Elden. The album released on Oct 19, 2012, to major critical success.
On January 15, 2013, Thulin teamed up with Neumann Films again and released his music video for "Bombs Away", which featured and was co-written by Rachael Lampa. The YouTube video went viral and also received a tremendous amount of support from fans and critics alike.
Late summer 2013, after finishing a 2-month tour in Sweden, Jonathan's single "Dead Come to Life (feat. Charmaine)", became a #1 CHR/Hot AC radio hit. It stayed at #1 for 3 weeks and was also a huge hit on Air1 Radio.
In 2014, Jonathan toured the U.S doing living room shows and festivals. He spent a good amount of time in Australia and New Zealand touring. Jonathan finished the Air 1 Radio Positive Hits Tour with Jamie Grace, Royal Tailor, Rapture Ruckus, Moriah Peters and OBB Music in September 2014.
In 2015, Jonathan started off his year Touring in New Zealand and Australia.
In 2014, Jonathan was nominated for 4 We Love Christian Music Awards, including "Best Male Artist," "Best Collaboration" with Charmaine and "Best Music Video" for "Bombs Away (feat. Rachael Lampa)" and "Dead Come to Life (feat. Charmaine)".
Thulin attended North Central University for a year in 2005 before he dropped out to pursue a music career full-time. He married his wife Anna Thulin on March 21, 2009. The couple moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in September 2013. Jonathan is very close with a lot of Christian artists. His social media pages show him hanging out frequently with OBB, Rapture Ruckus, Charmaine and many others. Jonathan also directs music videos, including the upcoming video for "Volcano" by Rapture Ruckus, which he is featured on.
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