He Hustles: Meet JRDN

JRDN, born and raised in Nova Scotia, earned his place at the table of Canadian R&B with his debut album, “IAMJRDN.”  The album earned him two Gold- certified hits,” U Can Have It All” and “Like Magic,” the latter earning him a SOCAN Urban Music Award, reaching #1 on the Much Music video charts.  JRDN also received the Juno’s New Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year awards.  He went on to release another hit single, “Rumors.”   

After hitting the ground running, constantly in the studio and on tour, JRDN decided to take a step back. He wanted to be in complete control of both his personal life and his music, to give respect to both.  After down time & much truth searching, peace has come to JRDN.  Heis back and has put his heart & soul into “Call My Name.”  Together with 4X Platinum producer Eastbound, the collaboration produced a modern take on traditional R&B.  JRDN also worked with Joel Stouffer of Dragonette, and Jenson Vaughn to complete the new sound.  “Call My Name” which released May 9th followed by an upcoming tour with fellow Canadian artist Classified.  JRDN will take the stage with new unreleased music along with his gold certified hits. Stay tuned for dates and get ready to be reminded why the popular R&B artist sold out concerts and topped the charts.     

 Get ready to feel the power and the passion that is…… JRDN.   

What has been the inspiration behind your music?

The inspiration behind my career has been the environment I came up in and the music that was being played in my neighbourhood and at home. Soul Hip Hop and R&B. 

What challenges did you have to overcome to get where you are today?

The most challenging part of my journey has been navigating through the business side of the music industry. 

 What has been the most rewarding part of your journey?

 the most rewarding part of my journey has been knowing the affect it has on so many people. And being able to help someone through good or hard times. 

If you could tribute your career to one person or thing who would be and why?

if I could tribute my career to anyone it would be my brother Geoffrey. His cd collection really shaped the music I love to make. 

What tips do you have for aspiring artists looking to break into the music industry?

To any aspiring artist looking to make it in music I would suggest that you outwork anyone you know and become so good at what you do that you make yourself proud with your art. 

What does success look like for you?

Success to me is being healthy, happy and having peace of mind. 

 What is next for you?

I plan to continue releasing music consistently while working on some other writing projects that I have been working on over the years. 

Follow JRDN: 

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/jrdnonline 

INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/jrdnmusic/ 

TWITTER https://twitter.com/JRDNmusic 

SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/artist/2YVjMQPHJLrs0zA0ILNoEs?si=JSj6PJCxS-2lLZnDh7we2Q 

YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCveAWYF2cA0OCgKefejExQ 

Jakia Cheatham - Myles

CEO/Founder of Pretty Women Hustle Magazine

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