Job: Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Actor, Model
Location: NYC, and Texas USA
Genre: POP - EDM
Influences: Bob Marley, Backstreet Boys, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Sting, Usher, Etc.
With traditional roots in the Caribbean nation of Jamaica and his Birthright in Staten Island, New York, Matt U brings a new and improved flavor to the music industry. His lyrical singing style is unique blending solid elements of Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Reggae ,The sounds are dynamically irresistible creating an atmosphere of get up jump, move your body and feet or sit back and relax allowing the conscious lyrics to transcend and take you to another place. Matt U’s, eclectic and extensive musical background with experience, combined with his overwhelming determination for performing has led to his truly promising, up and rising career as an artist that can’t and won’t be stopped musically.
This college educated youth on two continents, with a B.A. in Music and the advance knowledge of the ins and outs of the music industry has the desire and passion to succeed in creating music that will grow and build throughout the 21ft century.Matt U’s, hometown of Staten Island, New York Council of the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, presented him with a Excellence in the Arts grant in February 2009 and another one that summer for a significant free summer concert. Due to this public exposure The Staten Island Advance (The only borough in New York City to have its own major daily Newspaper) published a piece about him and the extraordinary accomplishments this young man has achieved so far, His love for God, family and the combination of his Jamaican/ American roots that is deeply portrayed in all his music to date.
Matt U has done both musical and modeling shows in New York City, the South West, United States and in various countries in Europe; He has walked down the runways for the legendary Wilhelmina modeling agency at the Mercedes-Benz fashion show on Fashion Week 2012. He has had an interview with R&B singer Ashanti. Also being interviewed by New York 1 News channel, New York Rocks television show, as well as been in the pioneer showcase of CTV a local cable television network in New York. Matt U has made appearances at such venues as the Madison square garden film festival, the Apollo Theater in Har- lem and MTV’s total request live show, and the world famous Sugar bar. And also has opened for Def Jam artist Mann and Cash out.
He has also shared the stage with acts such as Reggae Super Stars Buju Banton, I- Wayne; He appeared in the Grammy – Award Winning band Steel Pulse music video “The Door of No Return” in a cameo scene. Matt U also dabbled in the acting genre. He has acted in The Sophomore which starred motion picture star Bruce Willis, the mov- ie “Fighting”, the W.B.’s TV show –“Gossip Girl”, daytime televisions “One Life to Live”, and the film “Nights of Prosperity” doing minor roles as an extra and walk-on. Recently, Matt U has done recruitment commercials for the United States Army that will be shown nationwide in 2015.
In March 2015, Matt U Johnson releases the new EP "Never Give Up", while his new single "Reflect" is out on April, 22, 2016 and it is in rotation on Radio Djamar
MATT U JOHNSON - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:
.2009 - Jumping - [Inner V Music]
.2010 - Be Cool - [Inner V Music]
.2011 - Baby Wanna Run - [Inner V Music]
.2012 - Baby Wanna Run (Dance Mix Dj Nova) - [Inner V Music]
.2013 - Anything Is Possible - [Inner V Music]
.2013 - Reflection (Matt U Johnson feat. Kadeve) - [Inner V Music]
.2014 - My Life - [Mathew Johnson]
.2014 - Reflection Balkans (Dj Nove Mix) - [Matt U Johnson]
.2014 - No Way (Feat. Dark Dust) - [Inner V Music]
.2015 - Don't Know Me - [Inner V Music]
.2015 - New Way Reloaded - [Famous Records]
.2016 - Reflect (Matt U Johnson feat. Kadeve and Shkelqim) - [Inner V Music]
.2007 - Matt-U - EP
.2015 - Never Give Up - EP
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Matt U Johnson ft Kadeve & Shkelqim Mavraj - "Reflect" 2016
Matt U Johnson "Don't Know Me" 2015