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Adored for his cool, mellow style, folk singer Jack Johnson has sold millions of records since his 2001 debut release, Brushfire Fairytales.
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He eventually signed with Universal, and in 2001 Johnson released his first album, Brushfire Fairytales, which went platinum. Similar success followed with 2002's On and On.
His 2005 album, In Between Dreams, peaked at No. 2 on the charts and went on to sell more than 2 million records. A year later, Johnson achieved even more success with the Curious George film soundtrack Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies, which debuted at No. 1 and sold more than 149,
000 copies in its first week. By 2008, Johnson, whose hits include "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing," "Upside Down," "If I Had Eyes" and "Better Together," among others, had sold more than 15 million album copies.
In all, Johnson has released six solo albums, the last five of which have all been recorded at his Mango Tree Studio in Hawaii.
In addition to his music, Johnson is a committed supporter of environmental causes. For several years he and his wife Kim organized the Kokua Festival, a fund-raising Earth Day concert that featured a number of headline performers, from Willie Nelson to Eddie Vedder.
Johnson lives with his family in Oahu.
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