June 16, 1988
|Television||The Glee Project|
Bryce Ross-Johnson (born June 16, 1988), known by his stage name Bryce Vine is an American rapper and singer from New York City, New York. Bryce showed his interest in music at the age of 13, and ventured into a career of music in 2011 where he auditioned for The Glee Project. A year later he signed with record label Kiva House Lambroza and released an EP titled Lazy Fair to critical acclaim. Two years later, he would release another EP titled Night Circus, also to critical acclaim.
Life and career
1988–2011: Early life
Bryce Ross-Johnson was born on June 16, 1988, in New York City, New York to Tracey Ross and Brad Johnson. He and his mother had lived in a small apartment in New York City where he had a humble lifestyle. In 1989, when Bryce was 1, his mother moved them both to Los Angeles, California so she could pursue a career as an actress. In which a year later she got a part on the hit soap opera Passions. This allowed Bryce to spend the majority of his youth in Westlake Village. Some of his childhood friendships were solidified on his mom's party boat named Laissez-Faire. Bryce found a love for music and entertainment by spending time with his mother on set. Because of this Bryce kept developing his voice and his love for music. 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, and kept developing his talent as a musician.
2011: The Glee Project
A friend of Bryce's mother suggested that Bryce 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 for but was the first contestant to leave the show. He later stated that he was thankful, saying it "was not the right place for me."
2011-2017: Music career
After The Glee Project, Bryce went to the Berklee College of Music. It was there where he met his now producer Nolan Lambroza. Nolan signed Bryce to his label Kiva House Lambroza and two made music. On April 22, 2014, Bryce released his debut EP, Lazy Fair (the title was a play on the French phrase "laissez-faire," which was also the name of a boat owned by his parents) to disappointing[according to whom?] results, although the EP spawned two online hits, "Sour Patch Kids" and "Guilty Pleasure", which respectively racked up over 11 million and five million plays on streaming services. On July 13, 2015, he released a single called "Thug Song", which was a satire song about being a thug, which was panned critically.
Another EP, Night Circus, was released on March 21, 2016, and in 2017 Bryce released the single, "Drew Barrymore", which was met with critical acclaim. He is currently working on his debut album, which is yet to be titled.
Despite being a hip hop artist, Bryce is heavily influenced by Third Eye Blind. He says that they write the type of music he aspires to write: intelligent and honest lyrics with an infectious chorus. 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.
As lead artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Take Me Home"||2013||—||—||—||—||Lazy Fair|
|"Where the Wild Things Are"||—||—||—||—|
|"Sour Patch Kids"||2014||—||—||—||—|
|"Thug Song"||2015||—||—||—||—||Non-album singles|
As featured artist
(G-Eazy featuring Bryce Vine)
(Zak Downtown featuring Bryce Vine)
(The Johnsons featuring Bryce Vine)
(Crankdat featuring Bryce Vine)
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