J.R. (musician)

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Birth nameCourtney Orlando Peebles
Born (1979-03-04) March 4, 1979 (age 41)
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
GenresChristian, R&B, hip hop soul, pop, alternative, experimental
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, producer
Years active2003–present
LabelsCross Movement (2003–2009) / High Society Collective (2011–present)
Associated actsThe Cross Movement, FLAME, Da' T.R.U.T.H., Lecrae, Sho Baraka, Tedashii, Jai, Double Edge, High Society

Courtney Orlando Peebles (born March 4, 1979), better known as J.R., is a Christian singer and producer formerly signed to Cross Movement Records. He is also half of the So Hot Productions team along with N.A.B. His debut album was Metamorphosis, released in 2005. J.R. often appears on the hooks of songs by fellow labelmates, such as FLAME and Da' T.R.U.T.H. He was expected to release his second album, Life by Stereo, in September 2007; however, it was pushed back to December. In 2009, J.R. left Cross Movement Records and went indie to work on a new sound.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album
2005 Metamorphosis
  • Released: November 15, 2005
2007 Life by Stereo
  • Released: December 26, 2007


  • "Murray's Grammar: New Rules"
  • Released: April 2011


  • "Lights So Bright"
  • "Always"

Music videos[edit]

  • "Not a Slave"
  • "Love"

With High Society[edit]

  • Circa MMXI: The Collective (2012)

Guest appearances[edit]

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