Iyaz, did the unthinkable. Historically, artists from the Caribbean who have had world-wide success, have been from one of the larger islands in the Caribbean. Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados all lay claim to internationally successful artists.
Iyaz experienced wonderful childhood complete with a large family and loving parents on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. After high school Iyaz decided to spread his wings and attend college in the United States. He had big dreams of becoming an audio engineer and music video director. Within a few years, his wish would be granted… Sort of!
As the story goes, pop star Sean Kingston messaged Iyaz via Myspace several times. Thinking the messages were fake, Iyaz initially ignored them. Finally, after some time, he responded and as the saying goes the rest was history.
Iyaz signed to Kingston’s Time is Money Entertainment, an imprint of the Warner Brothers Group. He then recorded and released a slew of singles, guided by Sean Kingston, his manager Steve Lobel and the Baluga Heights team headed by the legendary J.R. Rotem.
Ten years on, Iyaz has toured the world and performed to audiences in some of the most iconic venues. His songs have sold millions of copies and his music videos have racked up hundreds of millions of views.
Iyaz was preparing for a career behind the camera. Life however had other plans. He ended up in front of the camera. With appearances on top TV shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, he has had a charmed career thus far. At present, he is assisting with the development of new artists. Selflessly ensuring that others benefit from his knowledge. But he is no where near finished. In addition to working on a new project due in 2021, he has enough experience in the business to tell a funny story or two as well as offer sound advice to aspiring artists.
This is the story… thus far… Of Iyaz.