The youngest of 13 children, Jonathan Butler grew up in Cape Town, South Africa…at the time, a country ruled by apartheid and segregation. His humble beginnings fueled and informed his meteoric rise, and with his sheer infectious energy and talent, he has become a huge star the world over. He began his singing career at age seven, released his first album in 1973, then won the Best New Artist Grammy in South Africa the following year at age 12 and made history by being the first black artist played on white South African radio. In 2013, he launched the Jonathan Butler Foundation in his native country to fund music education programs that give children the purpose to overcome a life of drugs and poverty, just as he did. Jonathan’s career has carried him far, with a new Burt Bacharach tribute album coming, he is truly living his dream.