- Full Name: Jonathan Daniel Klaasen
- Born on: 10th January 1998
- Place of Birth: Greenwood, Indiana
- Star Sign: Capricon
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Pop Singer, Songwriter
- Net worth: $8 Million
- Marital Status: Married to Elyssa Joy
Jonathan is a singer who participated in three famous singing competitions. He took part in The X Factor in 2013, he sang at the American Idol contest in 2016, and he was one of the contestants in ABC’s Boy Band. He is also a songwriter and a social media personality with close to 200,000 subscribers on YouTube.
His Family Background
He was born on 10th January 1998 in Greenwood, Indiana. His parents are Karen and Bob Klaasen. He has one brother – Joey Klaasen, and the two create some social media content together.
When Jonathan turned nine years old, he was given a guitar as a birthday present, and he became hooked to it ever since. He learned how to play the guitar, and he would take every opportunity offered to play or join a band.
His Musical Career
Jonathan is one of the few singers who have appeared in several singing contests during their music careers. After participating in The X Factor boot camp round, in 2013, Simon Cowell, the competition’s judge, asked him to join two other contestants to form the group Forever in Your Mind. The other group members were Emery Kelly and Ricky Garcia, and this team made it to the last elimination before the judges selected the final 16 participants. The trio’s debut music video came out in 2013. However, Jonathan left the group in 2014.
In 2016, he went as far as the showcase round during the American Idol show, where he sang an original composition titled Irreplaceable. The following year, he took part in Boy Band, on ABC, where he was eliminated in the last round when the architects (judges) chose the top 16 contestants.
In 2018, Jonathan joined On The Outside band to work with other renowned artists like Devin Hayes and Andrew Bloom. Though he has sung in music bands for the longest time, he has also worked as a solo artist. His first single came out in 2017, and it was titled Coming Back. He released nine singles that year, and his 10th single came out in 2018 featuring Elyssa Joy.
His Social Media Prominence
Jonathan started his YouTube channel in 2013. In the first few years, he posted his rendition of famous songs alone or featuring Elyssa Joy, Mackenzie Sol, and Sam and River Jenkins, among other singers. In 2018, he incorporated new ideas in his content, such as reaction videos and vlogs.
As of 2021, Jonathan has over 430,000 followers on Instagram and 17 million TikTok fans. On YouTube, his channel has 187,000 subscribers. He is part of TikTok’s Shluv House, a squad of influencers who collaborate in content creation.
His Other Interests
Jonathan is an actor too. He played the role of Noah in the Web series Royal Crush in 2016. The following year, he starred in a television series called Chat Like Love, and played David Bowie in the musical This is Me in 2018.
His Personal Life
Jonathan got married to Elyssa Joy in July 2020, just a month after their engagement. He renamed his YouTube channel soon after their wedding and now it is called The Klaasens. They have done most of the videos together since then: they cook, play social media challenges, and vlog.
In conclusion, Jonathan is not only a talented singer and songwriter, but he also produces and edits the music videos on his YouTube channel. Additionally, he directed the official video for his song Bench by the Water.
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