John Mandeville / Biography
After several years of silence, 2009 marked the beginning of a solid new relationship with radio and the music scene for solo artist/songwriter/producer John Mandeville, and his I.P.O. Records indie imprint. Mandeville found a strong show of support at radio for his debut single "Glorify". In the States, this first single from his solo debut titled We Belong To Heaven spent 14 weeks in the Top 10, climbing to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Soft A/C charts. "Glorify" ended the year as one of Christian Music Weekly’s Inspirational Top 10 songs in 2009. "Glorify" also found a solid home in the Top 5 on the 2009 Latin CCM charts, where it stayed for more than four months – in English. Go figure. The video single for "Glorify" also aired on all major Christian Music video shows including JCTV, Gospel Music Channel and Daystar TV.
As the 2009 year closed, Mandeville’s debut project We Belong To Heaven was honored with an Independent Music Awards nomination for Contemporary Christian Album of the year, which he later won at the turn of 2010. The 2009 Holiday season brought John another unexpected gift – his second Top 5 single for the year. Mandeville’s first Christmas single, "Christmas Is You", found immediate support, climbing to #3 in only four weeks on Christian Music Weekly’s 2009 Christmas Chart; soaring among 200+ current Christmas singles.
With all of this in motion at the close of 2011, Mandeville’s I.P.O. Records imprint will be offering the Artist Map process to a growing number of artists and bands in development, through the launch of The Artist Map Community on 11.1.11. It looks like this might be his busiest year yet. Whether you're an emerging artist or positive music fan, get your Free Account during the Beta Launch this month at www.theartistmap.net.
To find out more about John Mandeville, visit his website at http://johnmandeville.com/