Known on her behalf dual career like a vocal trainer and maker who operates her personal eponymous production firm Jan Smith Studios, Inc. Such performers to been employed by with her consist of Drake, Ciara, and Justin Bieber. She started her profession in music like a singer-songwriter at age group 15. In 1995, she released the single album Rainfall. She was inducted in to the Georgia Music Hall of Popularity in Sept 2011. She gained a Grammy nomination in 2012 on her behalf focus on the track “Born TO BECOME Somebody.” She was created and elevated in Atlanta, Georgia. She gained her nickname “Mama Jan” from her customer and R&B celebrity Usher.