From the XXL Freshman List to a nomination for "Best New Artist" at this year's Grammys, the insurmountable rise of YK Osiris just can't stop gaining momentum. Songs like his latest - "Shakira" - pair with Osiris' magnetic character to create earworm singles, and the fans always respond, reminding the world why the Florida representative has become one of today's most compelling young hitmakers.
Today, acting as a preview for the Grammy's, HITS Daily Double had the chance to sit down with Osiris for an informative new interview, speaking about his fans, the hit song "Worth It," Osiris' "lead by example" mindset, and so much more. Below are a few key excerpts:
On "Worth It":
To be completely honest, the moment I heard the song, I knew it was a hit. I recorded, wrote and produced that record in my home city of Jacksonville. I’m very proud of that, because not a lot of artists can say that they recorded a double-platinum record in their very own city. It’s very organic, to say the least.
On moving smart:
'Moving smart' means I understand that I’m being watched and admired by millions of young people who listen to my music. I want to be a positive example for the youth and let them know that you don’t have to do drugs and alcohol to achieve your dreams.
On Grammy nomination:
Winning a Grammy would be a life-changing moment for my family and myself. I never thought that I would even be considered for a Grammy, because I understand that it is the highest honor an artist can receive in their career. Even if I don’t win one, being nominated is a very big accomplishment.