THE B-SIDE
Joji (88Rising)
2/22/19

WHAT IT IS: This Japanese singer and producer with a cult following from every corner of the Internet released his first studio album, BALLADS 1, in the fall. He made history as the first-ever Asian-born artist to top the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts, debuting at #3 overall. The set has since surpassed 300m global audio streams. He defies convention. His songs are characterized by down-tempo, melancholic themes and soulful vocals, layered over lush but grimy textures, as he blends elements of trap, folk, electronic and R&B. 2018 was a landmark year for Joji, and he’s just getting started
ALBUM: BALLADS 1
RELEASE DATE: 10/26/18
SINGLE: “YEAH RIGHT”
LIVE: Ballads 1 Tour 1/29-2/23; each date on this tour leg sold out within an hour of its public on-sale
INTERNET: 895k Spotify followers, 5.8m monthly listeners; 29m+ official video views on YouTube for single, 2.6m+ 88Rising YouTube
subscribers; 242k Facebook likes, 688k Twitter followers, 2.5m Instagram followers; 490k SoundCloud
PRESS: Forbes (“Intensely introspective, Joji’s new 12-track album evocatively grapples with the reality of life, love, and everything in between”), Pitchfork, more
BOOKING: UTA
MANAGEMENT: 88Rising

HITS LIST:
HOME RUN DERBY
Going yard (7/11a)
SONG REVENUE:
SCHLEMIEL, SHABOOZEY
Th epitome of new country (7/11a)
GRAMMY PRE-CHEW:
THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIG 4
On your Marks, get set, go. (7/8a)
TOWARD A FRUITFUL GRAMMY SEASON
Our editurr in chief has something on his mined. (7/10a)
SABRINA TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS WITH TOUR MERCH?
Her table's stacked. (7/10a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
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