At the recently held Miss World Pageant in Sanya, China, the world was introduced to an unfamiliar face, that of Bahamian-born Julien ‘Believe’ Thompson. The singer performed his infectious single, "Caribbean Slide" with the contestants during the live show,
Julien Believe is Julien Thompson
Julien has been singing since the age of eleven, he has been entertaining professionally since 1998 with the group EDJ. The group disbanded after a few years and in 2005, he launched his career as a solo artist. His dream did not come to fruition without his share of rejection, but he had angels, persons who chose to believe with him and continued to push him towards success. The Believe Project is Julien’s way of informing the youth around the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the World, that you must believe in yourself even when no one else will. You must seek out the passion for your life and believe you can do it. No matter what, you should never give up. Young People are stars the world hasn’t met yet.
The Bahamian Entertainment Ambassador
Julien had the opportunity to travel and perform throughout the Bahamas and the United States including but not limited to New York, California, Atlanta, New Jersey, Philadelphia and North Carolina.
Julien Believe has opened for major artists such as John Legend, Boys II Men, Baby Face, Brian McKnight, Sean Paul, Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Tank, Crisette Michelle, Fantasia, Ginuwine, Johnny Gill, Melonie Fiona and Shontell.
Major Bahamian Exposure
With his innate ability to network with the best, he has been exposed to the BET Awards as well as the NAACP Awards. He has become very good friends with Mo’Nique, the Queens of Comedy comedian. She is one of the most influential angels in the launch and stability of his career along with Suzanne Depasse. Their words to him in strategic moments have catapulted him to the place he stands today. He has also had the opportunity to sit and learn from the likes of Lil John, Robert Carnes and Jerry Wonder.
Julien is a singer and a songwriter. His group EDJ has utilized this gift. He has also been afforded studio exposure with McFadden Productions, Hush Productions, Rockwilder’s Muzik Park, Stargate, Truth Music and Bulldog Productions. He has written with and for John Legend, Crisette Michelle, Shontell, Ryan Beatty and continues to write for up and coming Caribbean sensation Angelique Sabrina.
The Caribbean Slide Project
The Caribbean Slide is a high-energy line dance song that is being taught to people of all ages throughout The Bahamas and the United States. The vision is to have people learn the dance, record themselves performing the dance, and post it to YouTube!