Jon Bellion Biography
Bellion's first mixtape, Scattered Thoughts Vol. 1 was released in early 2011 via his Facebook page and reached over 11,000 downloads. Bellion composes and produces all of his own music. Jon Bellion signed with Visionary Music Group in 2012 and released a cover of Drake's "The Motto" on VMG's YouTube page.
In 2013, Bellion wrote the chorus to the song "The Monster" by Eminem featuring Rihanna. This song also won a grammy in the 2015 Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Bellion also co-wrote and produced the song "Trumpets" by Jason Derulo in 2012, which was not released until 2013 in the UK and 2014 in the US.
Jon Bellion released his fourth free project, titled The Definition, under Visionary Music Group on September 23, 2014. Bellion headlined his first national tour called The Beautiful Mind Tour in October 2014.
Bellion released three singles in early 2015, including "Woodstock (Psychedelic Fiction)", "All Time Low", which featured additional vocals from Travis Mendes, and "Woke the F*ck Up" through Capitol Records. On March 31, 2015, Bellion announced his second national tour, The Definition Tour. The tour began on May 26 and concluded on July 2. Bellion was also featured on "Beautiful Now", a song on Zedd's album True Colors, which was released on May 15, 2015. Bellion was also featured on American rapper B.o.B's album Psycadelik Thoughtz on the song "Violence".
Bellion released several acoustic versions of his songs from The Definition album. He released "All Time Low (Acoustic)" on February 26, 2016. As well as releasing "Human (Acoustic)" on March 4, 2016.
Bellion confirmed that his debut album The Human Condition is set to be released on June 10, 2016. He released three singles from the new album: "Guillotine", on April 22, 2016, "80's Films", on May 27, 2016, and "Maybe IDK" on June 2, 2016. On June 10, The Human Condition was officially released. Bellion states that the album is simply about being human, explaining, “Us as humans all have the same problems. We struggle with pride and tons of different issues that nobody really wants to talk about. So I figured if I’m the honest one showing how human I am, it will make people feel better about themselves.” Jon Bellion also says the sonics and album artwork for The Human Condition is all to get the attention of Disney/Pixar, saying, "It's like a giant business plan for Disney Pixar because it’s always been my dream to score a movie for them. So basically if my debut album blows up, John Lasseter [of Disney Pixar] and these guys will hopefully see these images and be like 'Wait a second this is not one of our movies, what is this?'" The artwork for the album was created by visual development artist David Ardinaryas Lojaya.