Jonathan Davis was born January 18, 1971 in Bakersfield, California.
Most famous for being the vocalist of the nu-metal band Korn. Started singing in bands during high school. Played with the band “SexArt”. Was discovered by James 'Munky' Shaffer and Brian 'Head' Welch when he was playing with Sexart. Joined “L.A.P.D.” as lead vocalist renaming the band Korn. Replaced singer Richard Morill.
Davis has frequently been a guest musician in various other bands. As of 2007, he also has his own solo-project, “Jonathan Davis And The Simply Fucking Amazings”. Their acoustic performances contain seldom-played Korn tracks, as well as tracks he helped producing but could not play with Korn. Davis also started performing as a DJ as of 2009 under the name “J Devil”.
Davis also had a fairly small acting career.
Davis has displayed a wide variety of vocal styles over the years. He is well-known for putting his emotions in his songs. His scat, or incredibly fast and gibberish-style singing, is very prominent in Korn. It is known as korn-jabber. He screams, whispers, grunts, wails, he even weeps during songs. As a child, Davis was sexually abused by a close friend of his family. The song Daddy is about this abuse and the fact that his parents didn't believe it was happening. As well as being Korn's lead singer, he has also plays drums and bagpipes. Davis writes songs on guitar and other various instruments, such as glass harmonica and bagpipes.
Davis suffered from idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, making him unable to perform several weeks in 2006. Davis has been sober from drugs and alcohol since August 22, 1998.