contemporary R&B needs a little more romance. "People don't like talking about love songs no more," he says. The 20-year-old has taken it upon himself to fill that void, delivering some of the most heartfelt crooning to hit he charts since Usher's dominant run in the early 2000s.
typically packed with screaming teenage girls, attest to the strategy's success. He's used to the environment, having grown up with six sisters. "I had to be the man of the house," says the artist, born Osiris Williams.
Earned his nickname
when a math teacher who heard his raspy-voiced singing in class dubbed him "young king." He'd eventually channel his talents into 2018's I'm Next (Freestyle)," which combined tender wordless vocals with crude sexual boasts, and quickly racked up millions of streams.
the song's realease, he signed with Def Jam. Now he's being managed by Jas Prince, the same man who helped make Drake a megastar.
Osiris tweeted a photo of himself standing next to the Toronto rapper, but he hesitates to draw any easy parallels between them. "Nobody can put people in Drake's position -- if it happens, it happens for you," he says. "I know that I'm raw."
The Golden Child is the debut studio album by American rartist YK Osiris from Jacksonville, Florida. It was released on October 11, 2019 through Def Jam Recordings. It features guest appearances from Jah Vinci, Kehlani, Russ, Tory Lanez and Ty Dolla $ign. The album charted at #90 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States, with under 10,000 units sold first week.
Its lead single, Kiwi-produced song "Valentine" was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on April 25, 2019. Its second single, "Worth It", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 30, 2019, and became the artist's first song to hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart.