Johnta Austin (born June 28, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, who is signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings. He is commonly known for collaborating with producers Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri & The Production Team StarGate. Austin was awarded two Grammy Awards for his work on the songs "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey and "Be Without You" by Mary J. Blige. Austin produced and was featured on the songs "Shortie Like Mine" and "Outta My System," both singles by rapper Bow Wow off his album The Price of Fame. Both of the songs were successful, "Shortie Like Mine" reaching #9, and "Outta My System" reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Austin has confirmed on his Twitter that he is working on Love, Sex & Religion again. Austin also recently worked on albums by Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, and Whitney Houston.
He co-wrote "Still" by Tamia, found on her 2004 release, More. He also co-wrote "My Heart" on Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut album Jennifer Hudson (2008).
In 2012, Austin announced the upcoming release of the "Love" EP, part 1 of a three-part release with the subsequent "Sex" and "Religion" EPs to follow.