MY FRIENDS CALL ME HJ
HillaryJane chose music because it “actually works.”
Growing up in Houston, TX, HJ saw the way music affects every listener. Affects their mood, their desires, their attitudes, which meant… their soul. This realization is what pushed her to pursue a career in Christian Music. 17-year-old HJ asked herself, “If people can write songs that make you feel sad, why can’t I write music that brings you closer to Jesus?” And that is what she did. While rapping in a trio and performing in churches around Texas, which began as a hobby, it wasn’t until she started leading worship for her youth group that pushed her to singing ambitions. Flash-forward to 2014, a 19-year-old HillaryJane just released her debut EP under a record label and ‘Stix and Stones’ charted number three on iTunes R&B, behind Trey Songz and PARTYNEXTDOOR. The EP has been spotlighted for Amazon Music and iTunes as well. HillaryJane was a nominee for “New Artist of the Year,” next to Lauren Daigle, and “Hip-Hop artist of the Year,” next to Lecrae and Andy Mineo, for the 2014 We Love Christian Music Awards.
HillaryJane’s released 4 singles independently in 2018. The deeply personal ‘Replay’ quickly became a fan-favorite. Other recent singles include the upbeat, pop track L.O.V.E., groovy remix, Replay (Chris Howland Remix), the heartfelt and encouraging ‘With Me Now,’ and all-rap track, ‘Deja Vu.” These songs were co-written with and produced by Josh Zegan aka Yesh, writer/producer of #1 Christian hits like, ‘You Are Loved’ and ‘Pieces’ by Stars Go Dim, also ‘What If’ by Blanca.
HJ's main goal in the music industry is to give young Christians dope, upbeat and encouraging music where she feels there is a lack. "We need more godly music that Christians aren't afraid to share with their unsaved friends or jam with the windows down." Her overarching goal is simple, “Help Girls Live For God.”
Aside from singing and rapping, HillaryJane has used multiple media platforms to share her love for the Lord with her audience. HJ is passionate about Youtube. This platform is where she takes the mission of “Helping Girls Live for God,” beyond the music. Multiple times a week HJ posts biblical content helping her subscribers deeper understand God’s Word and how it should impact the way they live out their faith.
Lastly, HillaryJane serves her church faithfully with biblical discipleship and opening her home weekly to lead her churches College Ministry alongside her husband, Roman Flores. “While I am so grateful for traveling and speaking into people’s lives through a screen, my first priority are the souls in my city. I believe The Great Commission is first to be fulfilled with the people God has physically placed around us.”