Calvin “Joonie” Gary, Jr., better known by his stage name ‘Joonie’ is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and self-taught musician, specializing in Soul, R&B and Popular Music. His sound, lyrics and musicianship are often compared to the great R&B vocalists of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s who emoted smooth vocals across infectious rhythms and melodies.
Joonie’s debut album “Acoustic Love” released as an Independent in 2010 achieved global critical acclaim, garnering radio airplay in the US, sold out performances and charting in the UK, the Netherlands and Japan.
Joonie’s sophomore album, “€ontrast” continues to tell stories about love, but from several different points of view. €ontrast picks up where Acoustic Love left off on Joonie’s climb to success.
JOONIE was named “One of BET’s Top 5 R&B Up & Comers” on Bet.com. He was also nominated as Soultracks.com’s “New Artist of the Year,” and he was names “Favorite Artist of the Year” at middlechildproductions.com. His debut album Acoustic Love was the best-selling title at BreakingArtist Distribution - London’s #1 Independent Soul Music Distribution Company for over three weeks, and his music has been featured in many blogs, magazines, TV shows, films, and internet & mainstream radio stations.