Adam Joseph

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Adam Joseph
Birth name Adam Joseph Hodges
Born (1982-01-10) January 10, 1982 (age 35)
Years active 2002-present
  • Gomination
  • Jah Records
Associated acts

Adam Joseph[1] (born Adam Joseph Hodges; January 10, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter, and music producer. Joseph has released two albums and sixteen singles during his career. He is also the president of his own recording label, Jah Records. Joseph has also composed and written songs for many singers including Jonny McGovern, Ari Gold, Lea Lorien, Alex Kassel, and many other recording artists and musicians.

Following the establishment of his record label, he released his debut studio album How I Seem to Be, which spawned two singles: "Flow With My Soul" and "You're Mine". He released a single, Faggoty Attention, in 2007 which generated international attention. The song was also featured in the film A Four Letter Word. Joseph later went on to record with several other singers and make album appearances. In 2012, he signed with Gomination Records and released a single "Turn Me Out". Joseph released "What's A Lover to Do" in 2013 from his second album, Love Philosophy, which was released in February 2014.

Early life[edit]

In 1993, he attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2000, Joseph attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2003, he graduated with intense training in Music Production and Engineering, Vocal Performance, and Music Business.

Music career[edit]

2003-2007: How I Seem To Be[edit]

In 2003, Joseph established his self-owned record label "Jah Records". In December 2003, he released his first album "How I Seem To Be".[2] Joseph wrote, arranged, and produced the entire album.[3] The music video for album's first single "Flow With My Soul" received heavy rotation on MTV's Logo Network. In 2004, he moved to New York City where he created "Elegant Children Productions", his own production company. The music video for the second single "You're Mine" aired on Logo Network in 2007.

In 2006, Joseph joined electronica-pop-rap crossover group Team Pimp. The group consists of Jonny McGovern, Linda James, Maxi J, Ericka Toure Aviance, and Adam Joseph. As Team Pimp, the group recorded several songs including "Somethin' for the Fellas (That Like The Fellas)", "Bossy Bottom", and "Dick Swang Out!", which appeared on Jonny McGovern's second album "Gays Gone Wild".

2007-2012: Faggoty Attention and TransporTour[edit]

In 2007, Joseph released a single entitled "Faggoty Attention". The song began getting play around the NYC club scene and Adam began to incorporate this far departure from his original musical style into his act. The music video (directed by Francis Legge) received heavy rotation on MTV's LOGO Network. In the same year, Joseph began producing records for Ari Gold, Jason Walker, and Jonny McGovern.[4]

In 2008, Joseph released a maxi-single for "Faggoty Attention". Joseph also toured with Ari Gold and Kelly King on the "TransporTour". In 2009, Joseph released a covered CeCe Peniston's 1990s dance hit called "Finally". In November 2009, Joseph released a single entitled "Takin' You Home (for Christmas)". In 2010, Joseph was featured on Bob Sinclar's album "Born in 69" on the song "The Way I Feel". The music video for the song "Can't Stop" (written by Duane Harden and produced by Noel G.) was featured on MTV Europe and was named Top 10 Dance songs of 2010 on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. In July 2011, Joseph began recording sessions with DJ/producer Alex Kassel. In 2012, Kassel released his first album, Along the Way. The album featured song recorded and written with Joseph. Also during that year, Joseph released a series of single-only releases.

2013-present: Love Philosophy[edit]

In 2013, Joseph released the first single 'What's a Lover to Do' from his forthcoming album. The music video aired on YouTube in March 2014. In February 2014, he released his second album "Love Philosophy". Shortly after, Joseph began his worldwide tour. In April 2017, Joseph managed to get a viral hit with "Linda Evangelista", made as a remix of RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Aja's famous sarcastic rant towards fellow contestant Valentina ("You're perfect, you're beautiful, you look like Linda Evangelista, you're a model").

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Joseph identifies himself as a gay man.


  • 2003: How I Seem To Be
  • 2014: Love Philosophy
  • 2003: Flow With My Soul
  • 2003: You're Mine
  • 2006: Faggoty Attention
  • 2009: Takin' You Home (for Christmas)
  • 2009: Finally
  • 2010: Can't Stop (Noel G. featuring Adam Joseph)
  • 2011: Chasing the Dream (with Alex Kassel)
  • 2012: No Sleep Tonight
  • 2012: Racing After Love (Mafia Mike featuring Adam Joseph)
  • 2012: All For You (Plastik Funk featuring Adam Joseph)
  • 2012: Music Sounds Better With You (Wet Fingers featuring Adam Joseph)
  • 2012: Turn Me Out
  • 2012: Turn Me Out (Remix)
  • 2013: One
  • 2013: Believe
  • 2013: What's A Lover to Do
  • 2015: Radiant (with DJ Inox)
  • 2015: Sinner
  • 2016: Home (Dzeko & Torres featuring Adam Joseph)
  • 2017: Linda Evangelista (featuring Aja)
Album appearances
Year Song Album
2007 "Girl, I Fucked Yo' Boyfriend" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph and Erickatoure Aviance) Gays Gone Wild
"Bossy Bottom" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph, Linda James, and Erickatoure Aviance)
"Afterhours" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph)
"Gayboy Mansion" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph)
"I Likes to Have Funz" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph, Steve Alexander, and Nic)
"We Like to Freak" (Jonny McGovern featuring Mother Flawless Sabrina and Adam Joseph)
"Somethin' for the Fellas (That Like the Fellas)" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph, Linda James, and Erickatoure Aviance)
"Dick Swang Out!" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph, Linda James, and Erickatoure Aviance)
"Somethin' for the Fellas (5am TEAM Work Remix)" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph, Linda James, and Erickatoure Aviance)
"Overture (Feels Like Gold)" (Ari Gold featuring Adam Joseph) Transport Systems
2008 "Bossy Bottom (Booty House Mix)" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph, Linda James, and Erickatoure Aviance) Keep It Faggity: The Gay Pimp Remix Project
"Dick Swang Out! (Team Work Runway Mix)" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph, Linda James, and Erickatoure Aviance)
"Somethin' for the Fellas (5am TEAM Work Remix)" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph, Linda James, and Erickatoure Aviance)
2009 "A Song for the Hookers (Get Laid, Get Paid)" (Jonny McGovern featuring Adam Joseph, Linda James, and Erickatoure Aviance) The East Village Mixtape Volume 2: The Legends Ball
2010 "Little Bit of Feel Good" (Something a La Mode featuring Adam Joseph) Something a La Mode
"Can't Stop" (Noel G. featuring Adam Joseph) Born in 69
2011 "Out Dancing" (Ari Gold featuring Adam Joseph and Kelly King) Between the Spirit and the Flesh
"Bandoozle" (Jipsta featuring Adam Joseph) Bandoozle
2012 "No Love Left" (with Alex Kassel) Along the Way[5]
"Turn It Up" (with Alex Kassel)
"Chasing the Dream" (with Alex Kassel)
"Live Love" (with Alex Kassel)
"All My People" (with Alex Kassel)
"The Feeling" (The Ones featuring Adam Joseph) Blast from the Past[6]
2014 "Losing Game" (Something a La Mode featuring Adam Joseph) Endless Stairs[7]
2015 "Back in High School" (GoldNation featuring Adam Joseph) Soundtrack to Freedom

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2003 "Flow With My Soul" George Lyter
2007 "You're Mine" George Lyter & Aaron Cobbett
"Faggoty Attention" Francis Legge
2010 "Finally" Adam Joseph and Josh Kesner
"Can't Stop" (Noel G. featuring Adam Joseph) Freddy Esposito
2011 "Sexy Nerd" (Jonny McGovern) Michael Serrato
2013 "Music Sounds Better With You"[8]
"What's A Lover to Do"[9] Adam Joseph, Josh Kesner
2015 "Radiant"[10]
"Radiant (Inox Future Remix)"[11]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 A Four Letter Word Club Singer Cameo

Awards and nominations[edit]

Glammy Awards
  • 2008: Best Vocalist - Winner
  • 2009: Best Male Performer - Nominated
  • 2009: Best Vocalist - Winner
  • 2010: Best Vocalist - Winner
  • 2010: Best Male Performer - Nominated
  • 2011: Best Male Performer - Nominated
  • 2012: Best Male Performer - Nominated
OutMusic Awards
  • 2004: Outstanding New Recording - Male for "How I Seem to Be" - Nominated
  • 2004: Outstanding Debut Recording - Male for "How I Seem to Be" - Nominated
  • 2004: Out Song of the Year for "Flow With My Soul" - Nominated


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