Fusing the old school with a love for reggae melodies. Jamaican-Canadian recording artist J. YOUNG rocks that perfect blend of classic live instrumentation and modern synths to make infectious summer anthems all year round.
J.YOUNG is the son of Lloyd Young, who produced Glenn Rickett’s. (Glenn Rickett’s is recognized as the voice of Jamaica and is also the father of Juno Award winner for R&B Soul “Glenn Lewis”).
His passion to turn his life-long dream of music into a thriving career was born when he first got the buzz for performing while appearing with Boyz II Men, and then went on to get a record deal in Australia. While in Australia his entrepreneurial spirit had him be the brainchild of DJCentral.
J.YOUNG returned to his home country of Canada to work with award winning Producer and International Hit maker ADAM H. (Ne-Yo, Ray J, Def Leppard, Elise Estrada, George Clinton, James Reid, and the #1 Selling Album of 2015 in Asia, Sarah Geronimo), Grammy Award Winning Mixer: Orlando Calzada (Destiny’s Child, Lady Gaga, One Direction, J-Lo, Prince Royce), and NYC Mastering legend Larry Lachmann (Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, John Legend).
His debut single “OXYGEN” landed as high as #10 CANCON on the Canadian MediaBase Top 40 Charts, #19 on Billboard, and has already reached an audience of over 48.86 Million according to MediaBase and had over 9,604 Reporter station spins in Canada alone.
Hot off the heels of headlining the AMP RADIO JunoFest Concert for the Canadian JUNO AWARDS (Canada’s Grammy’s, which celebrated the who’s who of Canadian Music including, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Alessia Cara), J.YOUNG has also been busy internationally, signing to the powerhouse label, VIVA Entertainment in Southeast Asia, where his debut video for “OXYGEN” received an Instant Add into international power rotation on MTV Asia, and ruled the charts for several weeks.
Currently, J.YOUNG is in the studio with Adam H. putting the finishing touches on his upcoming EP to be released in August of 2016 on XOXO Entertainment Corp./EOne Entertainment in North America, VIVA Records SE Asia, and Universal Music Vietnam.
Look forward to more from J. YOUNG as he grows his empire in the music Industry.