John Lawrence Givens, better known by his stage name John Givez was born in Oceanside, California – where he grew up the son of John Sr. and Ann Givens. His parents are originally from Columbia, South Carolina. John Givez uses his music to encourage and uplift his audience rather than write lyrics about violence, drugs, etc.
John Givez music career started in 2013, with the release of studio album “Four Seasons.” The album was his breakthrough release which climbed to No. 46 on the Gospel Albums chart of Billboard magazine. In 2015 he released his second studio album, “Soul Rebel.” The album charted on three Billboard magazine charts, where it placed on the Christian Albums chart at No. 7, Independent Albums chart at No. 19, and Rap Albums at No. 10.