Z107.3 wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.
This week we put the artist spotlight on Jawsh 685.
REAL NAME: Joshua Christian Nanai
BIRTH DATE: unknown
WHERE FROM: Auckland, New Zealand
CONNECTIONS: Jason Derulo
TO THE POINT POINTS:
- Jawsh 685 is a music producer
- He is also known as Joshua Stylah, an alternative name
- He is signed to Columbia Records
- He focuses on a music style called 'Siren Jams'
- There isn't a lot of information about Jawsh 685 due to the infancy of his career
- He is a highschool student at Manurewa High School in New Zealand
- His hit with Jason Derulo, 'Savage Love', has gone #1 in several countries so far, including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland
- According to his Wikipedia page, he is half Samoan and half Cook Island descent
- The number in his name is a reference to the calling code for Samoa.
- His reach to #1 with 'Savage Love' is a historic one since he is the first Pasifika person, that is of Pacific Island decent, and only the third New Zealander to ever top the UK Singles Chart
- As of mid August 2020, 'Savage Love' has gone platinum with the Australian Recording Industry Association, Silver with the British Phonographic Industry, gold with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, and Platinum with Recorded Music NZ
All information obtained by Wikipedia.
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