Justin Nozuka gives it his all and people are starting to pay attention. Combining the spunk of Jason Mraz and the soulful vibe of Justin Timberlake, Justin Nozuka makes fun, funky pop you must check out.
The burgeoning crooner is moving to the top of the Billboard Heatseeker chart now that his single "After Tonight" is starting to get major airplay on VH-1. His debut LP "Holly" was recorded when the singer/songwriter was only 17 years old and has sold over 11,000 copies to date, with over 53,000 digital tracks sold. Yes. That's impressive.
The Canadian crooner, now 19, is the son of a Japanese father, Hiromitsu, and an American mother, Holly Sedgwick who is the sister of actress Kyra Sedgwick. While attending the Etobicoke School of the Arts as a teenager, he met fellow Canadian artist, Damhnait Doyle, who introduced him to Universal Records talent scout, Allan Reid. But instead of signing with the big and mighty label, Nozuka decided to go indie to maintain his artistic freedom.
Listen to his new single "After Tonight," but also stream an excellent live version of "Criminal" that he performed in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago. (Click here to download "After Tonight" in Amazon's MP3 store.)