Discover & Download - Joji

March 9, 2020

Osaka, Japan-born singer and producer Joji is a multi-talented visionary, with a cult following from every corner of the internet. Joji defies convention--his songs characterized by down tempo, melancholic themes and soulful vocals, layered over lush grimy textures, blending elements of trap, folk, electronic, and R&B. Featured everywhere from Nylon to Billboard to VICE News (HBO) to Hypebeast and beyond, Joji is one of the most inimitable and enthralling new artists in the Internet age. Joji’s first full project In Tongues, released November 2017 has been streamed over 550M+ million times.

Joji’s first full-length album BALLADS 1 was released in October of 2018 and has 2.2B+ streams to date. The album debuted number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart making him the first artists from Asia to do so. The album intimates a spectrum of conflicts and experiences in romantic relationships — from desire, unattainable love, torment, to self-loathing. BALLADS 1 also represents Joji's evolution as an artist since the release of his debut EP In Tongues in November 2017. The album is mostly self-produced, with notable collaborations from producers Shlohmo, Clams Casino, Thundercat, RL Grime, Patrick Wimberly, and Jam City. “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK,” the standout single from BALLADS 1, has become a global sensation. With over 600M+ streams to date, “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” is a phenomenon, inspiring hundreds of covers and thousands of pieces of user generated content. In March of 2019, “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” became the the soundtrack of the “Microwave Challenge,” a viral TikTok challenge that has has been viewed over 205M+ times. The challenge catapulted “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” into the 69th position in the Billboard Hot 100, nearly 5 months after being released.