J.ournal is the stage name of Jeremy Nelson. He is a spoken word poet / artist and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Originally from Montana, Jeremy now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. His work falls into an interesting category that doesn’t quite have an official name yet. He even says that “If you can figure out what it is that J.ournal does, please let him know – he’s still trying to figure out what to call it,” since there’s no official name for a genre that combines poetry with musical backdrops.
The musical backdrops range from hip hop to cinematic music scores and creates a visual experience for the lyrics J.ournal puts together. One of his most popular videos was viewed over 13 million times. He says he doesn’t believe that he will necessarily change the world, but it’s important to share human experiences.