Justin nozuka dating
Justin nozuka dating
He has licensed the album to indie label Coalition Entertainment Records, distributed by Warner Music in Canada, Outcaste Records in the UK/EU distributed by EMI and Glassnote Records in the US distributed by RED.Just two years ago, Justin Nozuka was recording an album, performing in Europe, and…being a teenager? this past April, and his first single, “After Tonight” has quickly sold over 125,000 downloads.
We move into the lounge area of the venue, where we jump right into talking about his first album, Holly.
“I try to write from a different point of view and put myself in situations that I may not have ever been in.
I try to tell a story that hasn’t been told before, write a song that hasn’t been done before.
Born in New York City and raised in Toronto, the 20- year-old singer/songwriter has already accomplished what many simply dream. What’s more, his music video for the single was the most played video for nine weeks straight on VH1, where he has also been named a You Oughta Know: Artist On The Rise.
He has been nominated for a Best New Artist JUNO award (similar to a Grammy, but Canadian) and won the Emerging Artist Award this past summer from the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities: Campus Entertainment Awards.
Justin saunters into the room wearing a baseball cap, a green t-shirt, and shorts.
He carries such an easygoing, down-to-earth presence that one could almost mistake him for any other guy at the venue.
“I think it helps,” he says of his Japanese heritage.
“It’s cool, and I think a lot more artists are coming out that are Asian, half-Asian, and multi-cultured because I think society accepts that.” He speaks of what it was like being brought up both Japanese and American. I went to Japanese school when I was really young, but my parents divorced when I was really young, too. Sometimes, I’ll look in the mirror and I’ll be like—,” he gives a confused frown and chuckles.
VH1 got it right when they said he was an artist you oughta know.
It’s a sunny day in California as I wait in the Glass House — a live music venue in Pomona.
“It’s like saying I’m with someone and then something comes by that’s—,” he stops to think of the right word. And, let’s just say it’s a guy – and it’s a strong guy – and he’s handsome as hell,” he says with a grin, “and he’s got a lot of money and he can sing better than me and write songs better than me.