Montell Jordan (born December 3, 1968) is a former American R&B
singer-songwriter and record producer. Jordan became the main solo
male artist on its Def Soul imprint until leaving the label in 2003.
As of 2010, Jordan has left the music business to become a Minister.
Jordan attended Pepperdine University in California, where he received
a bachelor's degree in communications and became a member of Kappa
Alpha Psi fraternity. Jordan graduated summa cum laude and was a
state finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.
Jordan's first single was the 1995 #1 hit "This Is How We Do
It," which sampled Slick Rick's earlier Def Jam hit "Children's
Story". Jordan followed up his success with "Somethin'
4 Da Honeyz", which peaked at #21. Later hits would include "Let's
Ride" with Master P and "Talk Show" with Shae Jones
in 1998 and "Get It on Tonite" in 1999.
Besides crafting his own material, Jordan has written and produced
for other artists, including Christina Milian, 98 Degrees, Shae Jones,
Deborah Cox ("Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," 1998), and
Sisqó (the number-one hit "Incomplete," 2000). The
singer appears in the film The Fighting Temptations as "Mr.
Johnson", an angry convict who is very sensitive about his high-pitched
voice. He also had a cameo appearance in The Nutty Professor, and
he performed on the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
In 2003 Jordan left Def Soul and released the album Life After Def
on Koch Records and also appeared on the album of popular Croatian
singer Nina Badric in duet "Ne dam te nikom" ("I'm
Not Giving You to Anyone").
Jordan released his seventh LP - Let It Rain - on October 21, 2008.
Jordan's song "This Is How We Do It" is used as the opening
theme to Howie Mandel's hidden camera show, Howie Do It. The song
also states his unusually tall height of 6'8".
He is now a born-again Christian and can be seen at Victory World
Church in Atlanta, GA performing with the church band. In late 2010,
Jordan announced that he was officially leaving his music career
behind to become a Worship Minister at Victory World Church.
Main article: Montell Jordan discography
* This Is How We Do It (1995)
* More… (1996)
* Let's Ride (1998)
* Get It On…Tonite (1999)
* Montell Jordan (2002)
* Life After Def (2003)
* Let It Rain (2008)
 Awards and nominations
* 1995 MTV Video Music Award nominations for Best Dance Video ("This
Is How We Do It") and Best Rhythm & Blues Video ("This
Is How We Do It")
* 1995 Grammy Award nomination for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance
- Male ("This Is How We Do It")