New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Today, Osaka-born Joji, is happy to announce that his album BALLADS 1 has debuted at #3 on this week's Billboard 200 albums and #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart with over 57,000 units earned. This makes Joji the first Asian-born artist to top Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Click here to listen to it now. Upon release, the album immediately hit #1 on the iTunes R&B charts and has quickly amassed over 250 million global streams since it dropped on October 26.
Regarding his chart placements, Joji had the following to say, "I was eating a thin slice of cheese when I received this news. I smiled and swallowed the cheese. A big thank you to the fans who constantly support. Take care of the environment."
Watch the video for Joji's "SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK" here now:
Watch the video for Joji's "CAN'T GET OVER YOU" here now:
Watch the video for Joji's "TEST DRIVE" here now:
A master of multiple mediums, Joji is the Osaka, Japan-born singer and producer capturing a following from every corner of the Internet. The multi-talented visionary defies convention -- his songs are characterized by down tempo, melancholic themes and soulful vocals, layered over lush grimy textures, blending elements of trap, folk, electronic, and R&B. Featured everywhere from Nylon
to Billboard to VICE News (HBO) to Hypebeast and beyond, Joji is one of the most interesting and promising new artists in the digital age.
BALLADS 1 is a collection of ballads and songs dedicated to the theme of change. Each song deals with the struggle of change - leaving toxic environments, grappling with temptations, or refusing to change. The album is told from multiple perspectives, based on both people in Joji's life and imagined. BALLADS 1 also reflects Joji's evolution as an artist since the release of his debut EP In Tongues in November 2017. Through the recording process, Joji has unlocked an ambitious new sound and style that's uniquely his own. The album is predominantly self- produced, yet features notable collaborations with producers Shlohmo, Clams Casino, RL Grime, Patrick Wimberly, and Jam City. BALLADS 1 also sees Joji and Trippie Redd
follow up on their "18" collaboration from earlier this year with a highly anticipated new song called "R.I.P.
Listen to BALLADS 1: https://88rising.lnk.to/BALLADS1