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Javier Colon Had Some High-Profile Gigs Prior to ‘The Voice’

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Javier Colon delivered a stunning version of Cyndi Lauper‘s ‘Time After Time’ on the series premiere of ‘The Voice,’ but his remarkable performance should come as no surprise to those who know him. Colon is a seasoned pro who has already had some high-profile gigs in the music industry.

Colon, who grew up and still lives in Connecticut, had a promising start to his music career. He was the lead vocalist for the Derek Trucks Band for almost two years before leaving the group to pursue a solo career when he was signed to Capitol Records. His first album, 2003′s ‘Javier,’ peaked at No. 91 on the Billboard 200 chart and yielded a modest R&B hit called ‘Crazy.’ His second disc, 2006′s ‘Left of Center,’ failed to produce a hit single.

Despite not finding success as a major-label artist, Colon continues to soldier on in his music career. He released an independent EP called ‘The Truth-Acoustic’ last year, but admits he’s having difficulty supporting his wife and two daughters. In his pre-audition interview on ‘The Voice,’ he talked about his struggles. “When you become a father, nothing really matters but taking care of your kids,” he explained. “As a musician you work from week to week and month to month, and some months are OK and some are not.”

Now things are looking up for Colon, as he blew away the coaches on ‘The Voice’ with his beautiful performance of ‘Time After Time.’ With Adam Levine as his coach, he’s hoping that the show will provide the platform for him to break through as an artist and be able to support his family.

Watch the Javier Colon ‘Crazy’ Video

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