The 18-year-old Def Jam Signee Has Got His Finger on the Pulse of R&B.

YK Osiris has been on a mission to secure his spot. With 40K followers in March his dedication has his latest count approaching 1 million. The Jacksonville, FL native doesn’t want to be classified as a rapper or a singer, but rather a true artist dedicated to his craft.

Real life heartbreak fueled his debut single, “Valentine”, which generated over 2.4 million views on youtube and over 10 million audio streams to date.  After being featured as YouTube’s “Artist on the Rise”, Osiris spoke to Genius about the relationship that inspired the hit track. Valentine has also received nods from artist such as Future, Chris Brown, and Lil Uzi Vert, who is featured on the remix.

Osiris’ name originates from a Greek god meaning powerful, smart, intelligent, strength and knowledge. If these attributes hold true, I’m sure this is only the beginning of YK Osiris’ career. His second single, Timing, has gone even further than its predecessor. The RellyMade produced track received a visual treatment from Fernando Lugo that generated over 2 million views in the first week! With an aggressive presence on Florida airwaves, YK landed placements on some of Spotify & Apple Music’s most popular playlists.

Currently on Lil Baby’s HARDER THAN EVER TOUR, YK Osiris’ fan based continues to expand rapidly. A pure love for the art provides discipline as he puts in the time required to create a unique album. Most recently he released the Kiwi produced track, Run It Up.  Does YK Osiris have the potential necessary to see his coming album ride the charts?

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