Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Frankie J, Enrico Iglesias, Usher, Omarion, Justin Timberlake, Mario, Elan
- MySpace page · Jan. 14, 2008
Influences: Frankie J, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Brian Littrell of Backstreet Boys, JC Chasez of N'Sync, Usher, Babyface, Gavin Degraw, John Legend
Born in 1985, Marlon Dane studied piano and saxophone while growing up. At age 11, he began singing for the church choir, performing in church events, family gatherings, celebrations, and eventually middle school and high school talent shows. While in high school, he also performed leading roles in the musicals Westside Story and Footloose.
After performing with a vocal group from 1997 to 2001, Dane began writing and producing pop and rhythm and blues music.