James Worthy is a globally acclaimed artist, producer, songwriter, and certified audio engineer. James is undoubtedly a generational talent having sold over 50 million records worldwide. He is also a Grammy awarded, multi-platinum producer. James has played a huge role on projects of superstars such as Justin Bieber, Future, Dr.Dre, Fetty Wap, Jaden Smith, Asian Doll, and several other icons. As an artist, James is an iTunes #1 charting artist and a Shazam #1 charting artist. He is also a top 10 Billboard charting artist. James is also a well-respected TV personality who has been featured on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, BET’s From The Bottom Up, Chrisley Knows Best, Access Hollywood, Growing Up Hip Hop ATL, Khon 2 News, ABC and more. Moreover, he is verified on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook (Meta), and other social media platforms under the name @kingjamesworthy and has millions of followers on social media.
Today you have vast accolades and credentials as Grammy awarded, multi-platinum, and college-educated producer. What direct advice would you share with aspiring artists based on your wealth of experience in the music industry & life in general?
“Charles I love that question. It’s difficult to narrow it down to just one thing. Obviously, it’s a cliche to say that you should follow your dreams and believe in yourself but if you don’t do it, who will do it for you? I think it’s incumbent for everyone to follow their purpose in life or to be specific to musicians, your purpose in the music industry. The challenging part is discovering and purpose and nurturing it while keeping a strong mindset. I had several people who did not expect me to be half of what I am and at times it was discouraging to be around such people but I had to keep my mindset strong and intact. So those things I mentioned are really important for musicians or aspiring musicians to consider”.
Tell us a little more about what inspired you to deviate from your usual genre and venture into EDM with your latest hit “See It My Way”?
“Well, Charles I’ve always worked with artists from diverging genres such as Justin Beiber, Future, Dr. Dre, Jaden Smith, Asian Doll, Fetty Wap, and many others. So as a producer and an audio engineer I had experience in almost every genre but it’s as a performing artist that I’m mostly known for RnB and rap. So it was just a case of being inspired by the right track and message for me to choose to showcase another genre. I just loved the message that “See It My Way” brings. Everyone who is trying to achieve something wants people to see things their way and in some cases, you have to achieve those goals before people can see it your way. I truly hope you enjoy the track because I had fun making it”.
During this interview, nearly 100 people from our audience preordered your song “See It My Way” from Apple Music. How does that make you feel and could you let them know what special surprise you have in store for them?
“Firstly thanks to you Charles for organizing this and thank you to everyone in the room who has supported this new track. This particular track means so much more to me because It’s my first time doing a track that is so different from my normal genre. So I am very grateful to the many people that have pre-ordered “See It My Way. Charles and I have organized something to just bless everyone who supported us. I will be taking my time to individually promote and post your social media accounts on my Instagram account for 24 full hours. That means all 700K of my followers on Instagram will have a chance to support all of you as well.
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