Bryce Vine

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Bryce Vine
Bryce Vine at the B96 Pepsi SummerBash in 2019
Bryce Ross-Johnson

(1988-06-16) June 16, 1988 (age 32)
  • Rapper
  • singer
Years active2011–present
TelevisionThe Glee Project
Musical career
Producer - Jack M. Felinczak
Associated acts

Bryce Ross-Johnson (born June 16, 1988),[1][2][3] known by his stage name Bryce Vine is an American rapper and singer from Westlake Village, California. He ventured into a career of music in 2011 when he auditioned for The Glee Project. A year later, he signed with record label Kiva House Lambroza and released an EP titled Lazy Fair. Two years later, Night Circus, another EP, was released. His debut album, Carnival, was released on July 26, 2019, featuring the tracks Drew Barrymore and La La Land, his first two songs to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Life and career[edit]

1988–2011: Early life[edit]

Bryce Ross-Johnson was born on June 16, 1988, in New York City, New York to Tracey Ross and Brad Johnson. In 1989, when Ross-Johnson was one, his mother moved them both to Los Angeles, California so she could pursue a career as an actress. 11 years later, she got a part on the hit soap opera Passions, which allowed Ross-Johnson to spend the majority of his youth in Westlake Village. When his father introduced him to '90s R&B, he convinced his mother to buy him a guitar at the age of 13. He taught himself how to play the guitar.[1][4]

2011: The Glee Project[edit]

A friend of Ross-Johnson's mother suggested that he send an audition tape to the Oxygen show, The Glee Project, a reality series that served as an audition for the Fox show, Glee. He became one of the twelve finalists, but was the first contestant to be eliminated from the show. He later stated that he was thankful, saying it "was not the right place for me."[1]

2011—present: Music career[edit]

After The Glee Project, Ross-Johnson left Berklee College of Music. It was at Berklee that he adopted his stage name, choosing Vine because it was short for vinyl.[3] After meeting his now producer, Nolan Lambroza, Nolan signed Ross-Johnson to his label Kiva House Lambroza. On April 22, 2014, Ross-Johnson released his debut EP, Lazy Fair (a play on the French phrase "laissez-faire," this also being the name of a boat owned by his parents) which spawned two minor online hits, "Sour Patch Kids" and "Guilty Pleasure."

Another EP, Night Circus, was released on March 21, 2016, and in 2017, Ross-Johnson released the single, "Drew Barrymore." The song peaked at 46 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[5] He released his debut album, Carnival, on July 26, 2019.[6] "La La Land," the second single from the album, peaked at 75 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7]


Ross-Johnson is heavily influenced by Third Eye Blind, saying that they write the type of music he aspires to write - "intelligent and honest lyrics with an infectious chorus."[1] Another heavy influence is rapper J. Cole. He says that he '"likes the storyteller aspect of him, as well as having a loud and clear message for listeners. Yet, he never takes himself too seriously."[8]



Title Details Peak chart positions
Carnival 99

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Lazy Fair
  • Released: April 22, 2014 (rereleased June 1, 2018)
  • Label: Sire/Warner Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
Lazier Fair: Acoustic
  • Released: October 23, 2015
  • Label: Kiva House Lambroza
  • Format: CD, digital download
Night Circus
  • Released: March 21, 2016
  • Label: Kiva House Lambroza
  • Format: Digital download
  • Released: August 21, 2020
  • Label: Sire
  • Format: Digital download


As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Rhy.
US Pop
"Take Me Home" 2013 Lazy Fair
"Where the Wild Things Are"
"Sour Patch Kids" 2014
"Thug Song" 2015 Non-album singles
"Sunflower Seeds" 2016
"The Fall"
(featuring Emma Zander)
"Drew Barrymore" 2018 46 16 16 89 Carnival
"La La Land"
(featuring YG)
2019 75 17 18
"I'm Not Alright"[15]
(with Loud Luxury)
35 13
"Baby Girl"
(solo or featuring Jeremih)
2020 32 Non-album single
(featuring Grady)[16]
"Life Goes On"[17]
(with Cheat Codes)[18]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Coming Home"
(G-Eazy featuring Bryce Vine)
2010 Big
"Cool Off"
(Zak Downtown featuring Bryce Vine)
2016 Non-album singles
(The Johnsons featuring Bryce Vine)
(Crankdat featuring Bryce Vine)
(Feder featuring Bryce Vine and Dan Caplen)


  1. ^ a b c d Jena Ardell (21 March 2016). "Don't Call Bryce Vine an L.A. Rapper — Even Though He Grew Up Here". LA Weekly. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Bryce Vine". Twitter. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b Arnold, Chuck (2019-07-25). "Bryce Vine hopes crush Drew Barrymore will slide into his DMs". New York Post. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  4. ^ "Bryce Vine Bio | Bryce Vine Career". MTV. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b Aniftos, Rania (June 5, 2019). "Bryce Vine Announces Debut Album 'Carnival' Release Date". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  7. ^
  8. ^ Caitlyn Hitt (14 July 2015). "Bryce Vine Tackles Serious Issues With A Comedic Spin In New Video For 'The Thug Song'". International Business Times. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 | September 8, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Rhythmic Songs | September 8, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Mainstream Top 40 | October 20, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: October 20, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "American certifications – Bryce Vine". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  15. ^ "I'm Not Alright - Single by Loud Luxury & Bryce Vine on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  16. ^ "Problems (feat. Grady) - Single by Bryce Vine", Apple Music, retrieved May 10, 2020
  17. ^ "Life Goes On - Single by Bryce Vine", Apple Music, retrieved July 31, 2020
  18. ^ "Stay - Single by Cheat Codes & Bryce Vine", Apple Music, retrieved October 8, 2020

External links[edit]

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