Raised in Queens, the singer/songwriter/producer (born Josh Xantus) initially honed his musical chops as a classical pianist at the age of 6. “My mom being originally from Haiti, the thing she loved the most was classical music. My first influences were Mozart, Chopin, Bach, Beethoven,” he says.
The success of the smash single, “I MISS YOU” from accomplished singer-songwriter-producer and musician, JOSH X, securing the #20 slot as the #20 Billboard R&B Song in the country this week. JOSH X can also be seen on the new Amazon Prime series, “Sister’s Keeper“, playing the role of Derrick.
Although he’s trained in the Western canon, when he got around to listening to r&b, he fell in love with Brian McKnight. “He was a piano player and a singer. I wanted to learn his songs so I could do it too.”
“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. “Thank you to every radio station, dj, blogger, magazines and all the fans for contributing to this monumental moment in my career,” he adds.
Now Josh is taking his talents from the stage to the big screen on Amazon Prime’s “Sister’s Keeper.” The film surrounds Tiffany and Jay struggle with the pain of quickly losing their mother to cancer. Jay faces his own battles. Tiffany wants to finally 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.
On February 19th, JOSH X will be releasing the anticipated new single, “Goin Dummi” featuring Fivio Foreign.