( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Musician Josh X Lands His First Billboard Top 20 R&B Single W/ His Smash, “I Miss You” and Co-Stars on Amazon Prime’s “Sister’s Keeper”
ENSPIRE Contributor: Anastasia Hanna
“I am beyond honored and thankful to see that my single, “I Miss You” is literally the Top 20 R&B song in the country. It has been lots of hard work, but we are getting there,” mentions Josh X. “Thank you to every radio station, DJ, blogger, magazine, and all the fans for contributing to this monumental moment in my career,” he adds.
“I Miss You” was written by Josh X and co-written and produced by J. White Did It (Cardi B., Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage) and is available now on all streaming platforms via the KSR/EPIC Records label imprint. The music video for “I Miss You” is currently receiving airplay on BET Jams, Music Choice, MTV Europe, BET Africa, and several other video platforms.
“I Miss You was inspired by me wanting that special person to know that I needed one more hug and one more touch before they walked away. You realize that you never know what you have until it’s gone,” shares Josh. “Unfortunately, while in love, it happens like that sometimes.”
A few weeks back, JOSH X released the sexy Kompa-influenced, “Creole Love” part 2, featuring international Haitian sensation Mickael Guirand and songstress Saskya to rave reviews. On February 19, JOSH X will be releasing the anticipated new single, “Goin Dummi,” featuring Fivio Foreign. The trained classical pianist is in the studio adding finishing touches to his upcoming KSR/EPIC Records album release. The anticipated “The X Project“ is scheduled to be released later this summer.
Raised in Queens, the singer/songwriter/producer (born Josh Xantus) initially honed his musical chops as a classical pianist at the age of 6. Josh studied at the prestigious summer program at The Juilliard School and graduated from Five Towns College. Realizing that classical music just wasn’t in his heart, nor getting him attention from the ladies, he decided to pivot. By college, he knew he wanted to be an R&B singer. The wunderkind began to sneak away to late-night studio sessions, eventually meeting rapper Jadakiss. By 2008, he was making the rounds as an independent artist.
As a result, JOSH X has worked with the likes of Cardi B., Rick Ross (see his comments on both collaborations here), Lil Wayne, and Swizz Beatz and is one of Stevie Wonder’s longtime proteges. He has also collaborated with fellow label mates HoodCelebrityy and Sammy Wilk, to name a few.
In the all-new Amazon Prime series, Sister’s Keeper, JOSH X co-stars in the role of Derrick. In the series, Tiffany and Jay struggle with the pain of quickly losing their mother to cancer. While Jay faces his own battles, Tiffany wants to go after her own dreams. Sister’s Keeper is more than just a tale of brotherly/sisterly love but a tale of two individuals forced to find a path that they can take with no regrets!
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