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Deejay Young Biography – Deejay Young Wiki
Deejay Young is an American independent recording artist from Tampa, Florida. He is a contestant in season 24 of The Voice.
Young is a Blake High School graduate. He goes on tour as a standby for five of the seven male roles in “Hamilton.”
After getting his start at the young age of 5 on the national tour of the hit gospel-theatrical stage play, “Daddy Please Don’t Leave”, he continued performing at many prestigious and historic venues across the world, such as Radio City Music Hall and Kobe world hall in japan.
His most recent theatrical credits include Hamilton (1st National Tour), “hairspray” (Broadway World Award – Best Actor in a Musical, Tampa Bay Theatre Award- Best Featured Actor in a Musical) rent (Broadway World Award – best-featured Actor in a Musical), & ain’t misbehavin’ (orlando sentinel best of 2019 – featured actor in a musical).
Young has also been highly received in the gospel arena, and has worked with Grammy winners: Yolanda Adams, The Winans, and superstar duo, Mary Mary, who hand-chose him (courtesy of Wetv) to perform at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans as the 2014 raise your voice contest honoree.
His debut album, “The Rebirth” was released in 2013 and was well-received. His ep, “Unplugged” debuted at the top 100 r&b/soul us albums chart for iTunes in the fall of 2016, featuring his award-winning single, “bøx”. The latest project, and debut holiday album, “An Unplugged Christmas” was an Amazon music top holiday album seller upon its release.
In the Discography category: “The Rebirth” (2013), “Unplugged” (2016), “An unplugged Christmas” (2017), and primitive (2020).
Deejay Young Age
Deejay Young was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He is 33 years old as of 2023. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida.
Deejay Young The Voice
He is a contestant on Season 24 of The Voice. Singer Young sang a rendition of Kate Bush’s pop classic “This Woman’s Work.” during The Voice blind auditions.
Three judges turned their chairs for Young during his audition, just 30 seconds into his performance.
“I was just focused on just trying to get the song out, but when I did realize that, I was in awe,” Young said in an interview with News Channel 8.
Young chose John Legend as his coach.
“It was tough,” he said. “I respect and admire each of them in their own ways. Reba is an icon that I never thought in my life I would have the opportunity to show my gift to. So it was an incredibly hard decision, but I had to go with John. I grew up singing in church, so I’m a songwriter, he’s a songwriter. I thought I made the right choice.”
Young said Reba is a “bundle of joy” and called Legend “chill.”
“It’s been beyond my wildest dreams,” he said. “I’ve learned so much, I’ve experienced so much, I’m still learning and I can’t wait for the battles, that’s the next part. I’m just grateful to be able to share my gift and just show who I am as an artist, not a character. I get to really show who I am and show the light and the gift that god’s blessed me with.”
Deejay Young Parents
Young’s parents have supported him in his music career tremendously. Both his parents were present from behind the stage during the 2023 The Voice Blind auditions. They were cheering him on as he performed on stage.
Deejay Young Nationality
Young is American. He was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida.
The artist’s Instagram handle is @whoizdeejayyoung.