ARTIST NAME: Jovanie
SONG TITLE: Addicted
RELEASE DATE: 2/22/19
Jovanie Vitale, who goes by his first name only, is an energetic pop-oriented R&B vocalist and occasional rapper reminiscent of a young Chris Brown.
The Brooklyn native built a fan base through uploads of cover versions and made his proper recorded debut at the age of 12 with the single “Heartbreaker.”
He signed to major-label Atlantic in 2015, a year in which he released three singles (“Whip,” “Ooh Girl,” and “What’s the Move”) as well as his debut album, What’s the Move, Pt. 2, and performed as Ne-Yo’s opening act for a handful of dates. A couple of years later, Jovanie returned with another single, “Two Seater,” featuring a guest verse from Lil Yachty.
Tell us your history.
He expressed a desire to sing and dance when he was nine years old and secure a major record deal at the age of 14.
He was raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. His father took notice of Jovanie’s innate musical ability and allowed him to pursue music as long as he did well in school. He grew up with two siblings.
Describe yourself as an artist.
Most compare me to a young Chris Brown, but I only compare myself to a young Jovanie Vital.
Tell us the genre of your music.
Tell us the story behind your song.
Highlights and overwhelming infatuation with a special someone.
Tell us the problems you are facing as an artist.
In the past: The dilemma of being viewed as so talented but too young.
Discuss the recording and production of the song.
Recorded in Atlanta with collaborative writing and production of Deafh Beats.
Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
My life experiences and who I aspire to be.
Tell the advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Don’t ever let anyone douse your creative flame.
Discuss at length your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition, or awards you might have received.
Former Atlantic recording artist, who has toured with Ne-Yo by the time he was 14 years old as well as Jeremih and Party Next Door.
Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
I write in the studio and try to collaborate whenever possible. The creative process is something I think that should be shared.
Name your favorite artists for collaboration.
Chris Brown, Khalid, Post Malone, and Travis Scott.
Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
Jordans, Jordans and more Jordans LMAO.
Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.
I thank God for my wonderful team.
State your name.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
Addicted – Enthusiastically devoted to a special someone.