The Academy, Dublin: Friday 4th October, 2019.
Tickets €25 Incl. booking fee.
Doors 7pm | Over 14's.
Young King Osiris is the new vanguard for teenage love and hip-hop – and he did it his way.
To get here, YK Osiris will tell you that his popularity came from his unexpected growth on Instagram and Facebook, uploading videos of him singing his heart out when he was 14 years old. A very Gen Z approach to connecting with his fans, it showcased early on his savviness of using social media to blow up. “I knew my voice was very powerful and you can relate to it,” he says. “You be like, ‘Damn, I could feel him. I could feel his pain.’ What he went through. My veins be popping out. You can just see me and my expression.”
One of the best examples of YK Osiris’ star quality is “Valentine,” a break-up-to-make-up song he made when he was going through it with his girlfriend at the time. In an attempt to win her back for Valentine’s Day, he poured all his emotions into producer Kiwi’s sweet and dreamy instrumental, singing all the ways he was her ride-or-die. Within weeks of its release in February 2018, the song amassed millions of plays on YouTube. Off the strength of his viral hit, he signed to Def Jam in March and released a video for “Valentine” in May, which blew up with over four million views to date.
In 2019, YK Osiris wants to continue building his momentum in hopes to take his career to the next level. With co-signs from Drake and Chris Brown, YK Osiris is looking to make a name for himself through major collaborations with the likes of NBA Youngboy and A Boogie wit Da Hoodie. What’s more, his latest single “Worth It” recently scored his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, and its accompanying music video has over five million views on YouTube. It’s all positive growth towards his debut album, tentatively titled Love Hate, as well as his appearance on Def Jam’s Undisputed compilation among “kings and queens,” he says, for “Blessing” with YFL Kelvin.
“I want to see my fans happy,” he says of his upcoming Worth It Tour. “I want you to see me go out on tour. Hard work. Dedication. I’m ready to show my music, perform, and let them see how much I want this.”