Matt U Johnson

Bio Matt U Johnson :

Matt U has 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 at best, blending solid elements of Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Reggae along with EDM. 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 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 Harlem and MTV’s total request live show, and the world famous Sugar bar.

He has opened up for Reggae Super Stars Buju Banton, Iil Wayne, Hip Hop artist’s Mann, Cash Out, and Pop/EDM group the Cataracs & latin grammy nominee Christina Eustace at minerpalooza in front of 35k of people. 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 movie “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 a walk-on. Recently, Matt U has done recruitment commercials for the United States Army that will be shown nationwide in 2013-2015.

This strongly driven artist has worked with music producers such as computer Paul Henton, whom has produced for established musical talents Akon, Inner Circle and others. Dj Nova an Swedish producer, who produced Matt’s single “Anything is possible”, which has well over 100,000 views on YouTube and has a following internationally. Currently Matt U is working on his first album which has a new single called “My Life” and second single “No Way”.

Matt U works diligently everyday striving to make it to “the top”. He is an internationally conscientious recording artist ready to take the world by storm using his musical talent, and charisma in the arts.