Fame does not usually come easy for so many mainstream acts in California. It always takes talent and patience to reach the top. Just like American R&B singer and songwriter Giveon Dezmann Evans, aka GIVEON.
On February 21st, 1995, in California, Giveon was born and raised by a single mother who prepared him for musicianship. He achieved his love for music at a very tender through regularly singing at birthday parties. At the age of 18, he decided to take a music education program offered by the Grammy Museum. While at this stage in his life, the singer/songwriter fell in love with the incredible voice of Frank Sinatra. (an influential musician from the 20th century).
Music Career of GIVEON
With over 2.3 million streams on Spotify and an EP that debuted at number 93 on the Billboard 200, you may think the artist has not seen any hurdles in his career. Before Giveon had even a single track to his name, the R&B sensation toured with Snoh Aalegra. With whom he traveled to so many cities of the world as he opened up for her.
Not so long ago, before making his breakthrough into mainstream music, Giveon released his debut single in 2018. The song “Garden Kisses” is a love song that introduced his vocal ability to the R&B world. No sooner had he settled with this single than he let out another single. “Like I want You,” in late 2019. He released this song not so long ago before serving as an open act for Snoh Aaalegra during her “Ugh” mini-tour around Europe and North America.
With the world in a state of anarchy because of a virus (COVID19) that never revealed its coming. Giveon was instead moving so much closer to his dream. In February 2020, he featured on Drake’s songs “When to say When” and “Chicago Freestyle.” This feature for him was the first time many of his fans first heard about him.
“The Drake feature was amazing for me. I don’t think it will ever sink into me,” Giveon alleged in one of his interviews.
Since Giveon made his breakthrough into the radio airwaves through his R&B and soul style. The singer released his debut EP “Take time” in March of 2020 under Epic Records. This EP featured as number one on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.
While attending Long Beach Polytechnic High School, the gifted artist had so many famous acts that inspired his style of music. Frank Ocean and Miguel are the main contributors to his work. Giveon learned so much just from listening to Frank Ocean’s way of how he always approaches music from film angles. Every song tells a complete story. With Miguel, the artist admired how he always tried his best to be highly talented by portraying raw vocals in all his releases.
Giveon’s mom’s love for black women in R&B was an addition to his love for music while growing up. Because of this, he always delivers with a lot of discreet lyrics and production that makes all his songs just as good as his previous tracks. Today he has a whole album released on all his socials, “When it’s all said and done…Take Time”. You might also check out some of his latest craft on this album as we watch out for more that is yet to come from the talented songbird. For more R&B music news and information, do check out our website – DLK Soul.
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