Joji is a singer, songwriter, comedian, and former Internet personality, and YouTuber who has both Japanese and Australian roots as his mother was Japanese and his father an Australian. Joji successfully transformed his YouTube notoriety into Billboard conquering chart stardom after switching to music.
Joji’s birth name is George Kusunoki Miller, but he is popularly known by his stage name Joji and is also formerly referred to as Filthy Frank and Pink Guy online. After years of entertaining people on the internet through his YouTube accounts, Joji decided to leave the internet space to do music. What do you know about Joji?
George Kusunoki Miller was born in Osaka, Japan, on September 18, 1992.
He is of Japanese and Australian descent.
Miller is a Japanese singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer.
Joji’s parents are from different ethnic backgrounds.
His father is Australian while his mother is Japanese.
Joji educational background
Miller attended an international school, Canadian Academy, in Kobe, Japan, where he graduated in 2012.
At age 18, he left Japan and traveled to the United States.
Miller made attempts to maintain his privacy, such as deleting the video “Filthy Frank Exposes Himself?”, where he revealed himself to be a college student in Brooklyn, New York City, and that he did not want to reveal personal information for fear of not being able to get a job later on due to the nature of his show.
Joji YouTube career
Joji’s career has taken different turns until he is now into full-time music.
He began his career as an entertainer through his many YouTube channels, which are now non-existent, the most popular of these being TVFilthyFrank.
They consisted of rap songs, rants, extreme challenges, ukulele performances, and a shock humor show titled The Filthy Frank Show.
He played most of the main characters, including the titular character of Filthy Frank himself.
Joji retires from YouTube
Joji, after spending several years doing YouTube, decided that he needed a different career path as he was always passionate about music, this led him to start doing music in 2014.
He had retired from YouTube with his channels no longer having fresh content for people to enjoy.
He stated, upon retiring from YouTube, that he was suffering from serious health conditions and lacked interest in going forward with the series.
Joji Music career
In December 2017, Miller stated he had retired the channel to focus on his music career, under the name Joji, producing more nuanced and serious music, releasing the EP In Tongues, which peaked at number 58 on the Billboard 200, and his debut studio album Ballads 1, which reached number 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in November 2018.
With this, Miller became the first Asian-born artist to do so.
Miller’s music has been described as a mix between R&B, lo-fi, and trip hop.
Miller has released many songs under the name Joji.
His album, Nectar, was slated to be released in 2020 but it got delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joji’s music is a blend of trap, folk, electronic and R&B genres.
Many have characterized his songs as possessing melancholic themes and soulful vocals.
This uniqueness is what has allowed him to create a great reputation in the music industry even better than his YouTube content creation days.
Is Joji married?
Despite being a star known out there by many, he is a somewhat very private person when it comes to information about his life.
Information about his love life is scanty, as such, it is not known whom Joji is dating if indeed he is dating anyone.
Joji’s medical condition
Miller, who is popularly known as Joji in the entertainment industry, has a medical condition.
The neurological disorder causes him to undergo stress-induced seizures, which is one of the main reasons that he stopped doing YouTube videos.
Joji net worth
Joji has made quite a lot of money from his YouTube channels before switching to music where he made some more money.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Joji’s net worth stands at $8 Million in 2021.